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Two degrees of separation

Yep.  That’s me with two dogs in vests.  Down vests to be exact.   Dogs need down vests when you’re chillin’ outside in two-degree weather.   A group of friends decided to ring in the new decade by skiing out to Andrews Lake and watching the full moon rise over the San Juans.  Not a bad way to spend a night, but I have yet to adjust to the slap-you-in-the-face, bone-cracking, soul-crunching cold of Colorado.  Jeff and I went along for the trek anyway.  We dragged Mona along for fun.

Skiing keeps you warm

The only time I felt like my toes weren’t about to break right off of my damned feet was when I was out cross-country skiing. The rest of the time was spent as close to the fire as was safe and/or in a dog pile with Mona and her little boyfriend (the other dog donning a vest).

Put it in the cooler

We didn’t bring a cooler because we thought, “Why the hell would we need a cooler when it’s this freakin cold outside.”   We actually ended up needing the cooler, though, because the second you put your beer down in the snow, it froze.  Seriously — it was freezing within seconds.

Look at Mona's snow 'stache

Mona liked the snow until the sun went down.  Then she started looking at me like, What the hell is wrong with you?! Why are we out here? Is it because of that time I farted right in your face while you were trying to get to sleep?

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Purgatory’s first Locals Day, sponsored by KSUT, is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 20, with discounted lift tickets available for purchase with a coupon available in the Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 editions of the Durango Telegraph, on BuzzTown and on KSUT’s website.

Each Locals Day will have a theme.  On Dec. 20, the theme is “Ugly Holiday Sweaters,” so wear the ugliest holiday sweater you own and stop by the BuzzTown booth in the DMR plaza to enter to win a $50 gift certificate from Guido’s Favorite Foods.

Lift tickets for Locals Day are $39 for adults,  $25 for kids, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit KSUT and Manna Soup Kitchen. For the latest information on Purgatory snow conditions, special events and more, please visit www.skipurg.com.


More on upcoming Locals Days at DMR

DMR received applications from more than 30 non-profits seeking to be this year’s Benefit Day recipient. With so many worthy organizations to choose from, it was extremely difficult to select just one, so DMR decided to add a second charity beneficiary to each of this year’s four Locals Days, which benefit KSUT Public Radio. On Locals Days, discounted lift tickets will be available for purchase with a coupon from the Durango Telegraph. Locals Day ticket prices are $39 for adults and $25 for kids, with portions of the proceeds to benefit KSUT and that day’s charity, scheduled as follows:

Sunday, Jan. 10: To offset the medical expenses of a longtime DMR employee, Barry “Carmine” Kemler, whose daughter, Caitlin, is undergoing medical treatment in Denver for a life-threatening illness

Sunday, Feb. 7: Music in the Mountains’ “MITM Goes to School” program to promote music education in local schools

Sunday, March 7: La Plata Search and Rescue

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Children of the Dump photo show
Please join us Friday October 16, 5:30-7:00 PM, for the “Children of the Dump” photography exhibition at Animas High School.  A group of children in Fausto Gonzalez, a Tijuana dump neighborhood, took cameras in hand to document their lives and our students at Animas High School will soon be starting a pen pal program with these children.

We hope you can join us for refreshments at the photo exhibition on Friday.  Donations from the sale of photographs will go towards an educational fund for the children in Fausto Gonzalez.  Please pass this invitation on!!

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