JOURNAL

Tagging Bambi (for wildlife research)

How many people do you know that are a Professor of Biology (Fort Lewis College) and a respected Colorado Rancher? Tom Compton and his wife, Penni, will share their Durango Native Story on June 20 at the historic Henry Strater Theater. This is a program not to be...

Mary Jane Clark – June 20 Storyteller

Mary Jane was born at home at her father's trading post.  She is a WWII nurse trainee, hunter, skier, and founder of Toh-Atin Gallery (est. 1957). Mary Jane Clark will share her Durango Native Story on June 20 at the historic Henry Strater Theater. Purchase Tickets.

On Location – Durango Native Media Services

and... ACTION! Our Team provided Location Management services to production crews for a PSA to promote the outdoors to kids. Specific details are top secret for the moment but there will be a big reveal sometime in July. Big shout out to Laurel Turner Waller, David...

Iron Horse Week!

Thousands of riders converge on Durango for the Iron Horse Classic bicycle race – 50 miles of mountain highway, 2 passes, and 5,700 feet in elevation gain. With record snows we had this winter, we predict a chilly ride.

Landing the Mary Jane

The Mary Jane arrived in 1939 by train and is now on display in the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum (479 Main Ave.).  She's a 1939 Century Sea Maid runabout build from Philippine mahogany.  The Mary Jane called Electra Lake (22 mi. north of...

Old West Traditions

The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering happens every September. The Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at The Strater Theater,...

Our first story

The first version of Durango Native Stories was told by Rod Turner (b. 1931) and his daughter, Laurel Turner Waller, on June 8, 2017 at the Henry Strater Theatre. Click here to see Rod's story for an example of the history and humor of shared by our storytellers....