Winter gear, loud and clear

Riley Smith, 4, covers her ears as the announcement of another markdown goes out over the loudspeakers at the La Plata County Fairgrounds exhibition hall Friday, the first of the three-day Gardenswartz winter gear and clothing sale. Riley’s parents are Shannon and Troy Smith of Durango. Hours of the sale are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Enlargephoto

SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald

Riley Smith, 4, covers her ears as the announcement of another markdown goes out over the loudspeakers at the La Plata County Fairgrounds exhibition hall Friday, the first of the three-day Gardenswartz winter gear and clothing sale. Riley’s parents are Shannon and Troy Smith of Durango. Hours of the sale are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.