Not Your Aunt Mary’s Piano
Jan31

Not Your Aunt Mary’s Piano

After a family trip, Rosalyn Fry was inspired by public pianos out in the open for anyone to play. A donated piano and an artist friend later, and the first of what would become nine painted pianos was displayed in Aztec. Artists volunteer their time to paint a piano donated to Fry – upright pianos are surprisingly easy to come by – and the City of Aztec puts on events to highlight the pianos and local musicians. By Hannah Robertson This story is sponsored by Three Rivers Brewery and Northern Edge Casino

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Cycling Team Shifts Sponsorship Strategy
Jan27

Cycling Team Shifts Sponsorship Strategy

For nearly two decades, the Colavita Foods brand was synonymous with amateur bike racing. Recently the core group of members that make up the team, decided to get back into the local community for race team support. Now, with the help of Easy Coffee Roaster and a handful of Four Corners businesses, the team will target a slate of races throughout the region in 2023. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings and Kroeger’s Ace Hardware

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Snow Day Readiness
Jan25

Snow Day Readiness

What with all the snow this winter so far, how do you know if you’re parked on a snow route, or when your street will be plowed? The City of Durango prioritizes certain roads during heavy snowfall and has a handy snow route map to figure out where you can and can’t park during a snowstorm. The Redball Express returns to Durango’s Snowdown activities to help fundraise for Durango and Bayfield Rotary Clubs. And the City of Durango and Durango Fire Protection District have decided against moving forward with a joint facility for the Durango Police Department and fire station at River City Hall. By Hannah Robertson This story is sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Pop’s Truck & RV Center

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La Plata County Humane Society Hopes for Banner Year
Jan24

La Plata County Humane Society Hopes for Banner Year

The La Plata County Humane Society completed a full shelter renovation that modernized and upgraded the 52-year-old building. Now on-par with the most modern facilities in the Four Corners area, the non-profit can more easily carry out its objective of enhancing and protecting the lives of companion animals. By Connor Shreve This story is sponsored by The Man Cave Barbers and Serious Texas BBQ

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Making Night Skies Darker
Jan20

Making Night Skies Darker

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered how to keep the stars so bright? The Colorado Tourism Office has partnered with the International Dark Skies Association to help communities get their Dark Sky Certificate, a way to celebrate and maintain the beauty of the night skies. Durango, Colorado, is participating in the Colorado Dark Sky Mentorship Program through OEDIT and the Colorado Tourism Office. The program will help Durango and other participating communities learn what they need to do to get their certification and help spread the word on the importance of darker night skies and brighter stars. By Hannah Robertson This story is sponsored by Tafoya Barret and Associates and Pop’s Truck and RV

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FLC All-American Sets Her Sights Even Higher
Jan19

FLC All-American Sets Her Sights Even Higher

FLC Junior runner Katie Fankhouser enjoyed a celebrity welcome home to Durango after placing 26th in the NCAA Division Two Cross Country National Championships. After a short break, her focus for 2023 include school records and a National Championship. By Connor Shreve This story is sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates and ServiceMaster Restore

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Year End Real Estate Recap with Dan Korman
Jan19

Year End Real Estate Recap with Dan Korman

On this episode of the Durango Real Estate Update, Dan Korman delves into the year-end statistics focusing on average sales pricing in Durango, Bayfield, and north county resort area. The prices maintained record levels in 2022, but the number of units sold were down across the board year over year. Watch this month’s episode for the 2022 real estate market recap. By Dan Korman This story is sponsored by Alpenglow Properties, LLC

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Cuddly Kokopelli Cave is a Farmington B&B Staple
Jan18

Cuddly Kokopelli Cave is a Farmington B&B Staple

Initially a local geologist’s dream office located seventy feet below sandstone ground, Kokopelli Cave became a five-star bed and breakfast in Farmington. It’s located on a three-hundred-foot desert cliff overlooking the lovely La Plata River Valley. Seventeen hundred square feet of carpeted cave offers a full kitchen, and jet tub water flow. Open March first through December first, it accommodates up to eight people for a one-of-a-kind experience. By Donna K. Hewett This story is sponsored by The Big Idea Makerspace at San Juan College and CMIT Solutions

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Durango and Parking: A Complicated Relationship
Jan18

Durango and Parking: A Complicated Relationship

The City of Durango is set to adopt the Comprehensive Parking Plan presented to the city in December of 2022. The plan takes into account many of the issues for parking in Durango, especially in the downtown area, while making room for future improvements depending on tourism, city-wide growth, and more. San Juan Basin Public Health wants to hear from La Plata and Archuleta residents about local public and environmental health needs to develop its 5-year public health improvement plan. Local COVID-19 community testing sites are now closed, but that doesn’t mean tests aren’t available. By Hannah Robertson This story is sponsored by StoneAge Tools and Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado

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Taking a New Approach to Educational Activities
Jan18

Taking a New Approach to Educational Activities

One retired teacher in Pagosa Springs wants to help local students in southwest Colorado expand their horizons through unique experiences. Flowstone Education is the brainchild of Cheetah & Brad McClellan and aims to provide low-income students in Colorado with workshops and summer camps designed to expand their horizons and expose them to opportunities beyond their hometowns. Workshops are led by local experts in fields ranging from beauticians to screenwriters, YouTubers to cooks, and more. By Hannah Robertson This story is sponsored by Service Master Restore and The Payroll Department

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