Durango 9R School District Embraces Technology Tools
Apr19

Durango 9R School District Embraces Technology Tools

Last year, the Durango Education Foundation funded STEM sets for all seven elementary schools in Durango School District 9-R Now every elementary student in the district can experience STEM through tasks such as coding, podcasts, digital novels, circuit building, and 3D print design. The modern curriculum helps students, collaborate, create and problem-solve. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Freddies Frozen Custard and Steakburgers.

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Earth Day Celebrations and First Friday Events
Apr17

Earth Day Celebrations and First Friday Events

Downtown Durango is bustling with upcoming events, including the return of First Fridays in May, where local artists and businesses collaborate for community art showcases. Meanwhile, road improvements on 32nd Street will cause closures until late 2024, aiming to enhance safety and accommodate high traffic volumes. Fort Lewis College will host the inaugural Four Corners Climate Summit on April 27th, featuring presentations by environmental experts and policymakers discussing climate change impacts in the Southwest. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings.

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New FLC Women’s Basketball Coach Settling In

Davis joins Fort Lewis College after leading the Northwest College Trappers for three Seasons. Her Junior College squad improved during Davis’ tenure as Head Coach. A native of Loveland, Colorado, Davis played at Thompson Valley High School before starting her college playing career at Gillette College in Wyoming. She transferred to finish her playing career as team captain at Division II Wayne State College. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Sky Ute Casino and Tafoya, Barrett & Associates.

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Durango Spring Rewards Program Is Back!

The Durango Spring Rewards Program is back as of April 1st where shoppers can earn gift cards by spending money locally at participating stores. The 28th Annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown is happening the weekend of April 19th through the 21st. Durango Sustainable Goods invites you to an Earth Day film screening of Fashion Reimagined on April 12th at 6 p.m. New presidents have been appointed for Fort Lewis College and Pueblo Community College. Fort Lewis College has appointed Steven Schwartz as interim Vice President for Finance and Administration, and Pueblo Community College has named Dr. Chato Hazelbaker as president. By Rachel Hughes. This story is sponsored by Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and Dunkin’ Donuts

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Wildwood Dance Project Hosts Film Screening at Smiley
Apr09

Wildwood Dance Project Hosts Film Screening at Smiley

The Wildwood Dance Project, a collective of local dance artists, is hosting a free film screening at the Smiley Building on Friday, April 12th at 7 pm in the Move Studio. The original films showcase the company’s philosophy of engaging new audiences with dance through collaborative multimedia projects. The company will also be holding open auditions for new dancers on Saturday, April 20th from 1-2:30 pm at the Smiley Building. More information about the Wildwood Dance Project can be found online. By Jessica McCallum. This story is sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates and Sky Ute Casino Resort.

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Gravel Race Series to Showcase Northern New Mexico
Apr08

Gravel Race Series to Showcase Northern New Mexico

Aztec Adventures three-race gravel series runs from April through October featuring the unique terrain outside Farmington, Aztec, and Blanco. The Galactic Grinder opens the action on April 6th with three distance options for riders of all abilities. Reliant on the energy sector for decades, the sandy washes and windy ridges surrounding Aztec and Farmington offer a scenic and challenging cycling arena easily accessible from a large portion of the Four Corners region. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Home2Suites and Northern Edge Casino.

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Animas High Theatre Showcases Original Student Plays at DAC
Apr06

Animas High Theatre Showcases Original Student Plays at DAC

Animas High School’s Osprey Theatre Company is staging a showcase of original student work at the Durango Arts Center on April 5th and 6th. The evening will feature two student-authored one-act plays and a guest appearance by the AHS improv troupe. The AHS theatre program follows the school’s project-based approach, fostering student creativity and collaboration in all aspects of production. Tickets can be purchased on the Durango Art Center’s website. By Jessica McCallum. This story is sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware and Serious Texas BBQ.

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Maximizing Your Home Purchase: Durango Financing Options
Apr04

Maximizing Your Home Purchase: Durango Financing Options

Alpenglow Properties, a leading real estate brokerage in Durango, Colorado, provides an introduction into various financing options tailored for new home buyers in the Durango Area. By Logan Shreck. This story is sponsored by Alpenglow Properties.

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Back in the Saddle
Apr04

Back in the Saddle

The Ignacio School District has relaunched its rodeo club, providing students a unique opportunity to train in various events. Unlike traditional teams, this club offers individualized coaching, preparing students for independent competition. With a focus on skill development and community involvement, the club aims to foster a love for rodeo across La Plata County. By Sadie Smith. This story is sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates and Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

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Outdoor Spaces Preserved, Celebrated
Apr03

Outdoor Spaces Preserved, Celebrated

The City of Durango has reached an agreement in principle with Durango School District 9-R for the purchase of Buckley Park. Celebrate Arbor Day this month with an exhibit of local artists at the Durango Recreation Center, and design your own at the Tree Coloring Contest with Durango Public Library. Small business owners can take a free Sales Tax Fundamentals course, designed by OEDIT and the Colorado Department of Revenue, and the El Pomar Foundation is looking for applicants for the 2024 Penrose Organizational and Professional Leadership Experience (PeOPLE) program. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings.

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