Beverage businesses can lose as much as ten percent of revenue during January. But “dry-January” represents a trend that goes beyond one month. Drinking less, or not at all is becoming accepted culturally, and businesses are taking note. Tesstastic Mixers opened in October, with an equal focus on alcoholic and non-alcoholic offerings. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Sky Ute Casino Resort and Serious Texas BBQ.
The City of Durango plans to contribute $250,000 to the Housing Catalyst Fund to support housing projects in La Plata County, building on previous grants. The 2024 DurangoScape Conference theme centers on native plants and climate adaptation, with featured speakers including Ross Shrigley and John Wickman. Additionally, the Powerhouse received a $100,000 nonprofit grant to enhance its services, while the Colorado Department of Revenue announced the start of tax season for 2023 income tax returns. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Sky Ute Casino.
There’s something exciting about seeing a movie or a tv show and recognizing the landmarks. With the opening of a film backlot – a place created to provide a backdrop for a scene – in San Juan County, Four Corners residents may soon be able to see the place we call home featured on-screen. With growing interest in the film industry and tax breaks for New Mexico, San Juan County hopes to draw in both the shows themselves, but also the people who make the movie magic happen. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Big Idea Makerspace at San Juan College and Home2Suites.
Dan Korman, owner/broker of Alpenglow Properties in downtown Durango, CO, highlights a data packed episode outlining real estate numbers of 2023. Some of the stats include average price, number of sales, as well as some commercial real estate insights and predictions for the future. By Dan Korman. This story is sponsored by Alpenglow Properties.
Durango School District 9-R has partnered with energy solutions provider Veregy for solar power and energy improvements across ten district schools and sites, reducing carbon emissions by 1,836 metric tons annually. Fort Lewis College will host a screening and discussion of the film “making of buffalo soldiers: reVision,” exploring the complex history of the Buffalo Soldier regiments, followed by a panel discussion with artists involved in the creation of the exhibition. Amidst ongoing winter storms, viewers are advised to take precautions when planning winter travel, ensuring preparedness for snowy mountain passes and staying updated on road conditions and closures. This story is sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts and Tafoya Barrett & Associates.
Experience MakerLab, a vibrant community fostering creativity, collaboration, and innovation with shared tools and boundless imagination. Operated entirely by volunteers, MakerLab is a community-driven haven equipped with diverse tools for metalworking, woodworking, textiles, 3D printing, and more. From industrial sewing to cutting-edge 3D printers, MakerLab empowers members to bring their ideas to life. By Sadie Smith. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas Bar-B-Q and Sky Ute Casino.
Ever wondered about the impactful work behind the scenes at La Plata County? Explore the heart of our community with Ted Holteen, the Public and Governmental Affairs Manager. La Plata County, spanning unincorporated areas outside Ignacio, Bayfield, Durango, and the Southern Ute Tribe Reservation, is actively engaged in diverse projects. From funding initiatives for affordable housing to enhancing road infrastructure, the county is dedicated to fostering a thriving community. By Sadie Smith. This story is sponsored by Alpine Bank.
Merely Players invites audiences to a unique and profound theatrical experience at the regional premiere of Bess Wohl’s critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds. Set at a silent retreat, six individuals confront their suffering as they search for meaning and spiritual growth. Small Mouth Sounds runs from February 9th to February 18th at Merely Underground in the Durango Tech Center. By Jessica McCallum. This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings and Kroegers Ace Hardware.
Celebrate the exceptional contributions of your favorite teachers through the inaugural Golden Apple of La Plata County Award! If your child is eligible for early access to kindergarten or first grade for Ignacio School District 11-JT, make sure your application is in by April 1st. Ignacio Youth Services offers a variety of programs designed to connect middle and high school students with their community and the outdoors. And we have your back for last-minute Super Bowl snacks. By Hannah. This story is sponsored by Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and The Payroll Department.
Purgatory Mountain Resort is hosting an early Valentine’s celebration as part of its Elevation Series. The City of Durango’s reporting tool, See Click Fix, received 660 requests in its first year, with top requests ranging from abandoned vehicles to snow removal, and the city’s code enforcement team responds to requests within an hour. The Durango La Plata County Airport reported a record year in passenger traffic, with an 8.7 percent increase over the previous record set in 2021, indicating growth in leisure travel, and construction on the terminal development program is underway. And we have your back for Super Bowl snacks this weekend. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts and Tafoya Barrett & Associates.