The Buzz Bus is Back!
Aug10

The Buzz Bus is Back!

The Buzz Bus has begun making its rounds once more in Durango, now operated by The Hive. Originally a service provided by the City of Durango, the Buzz Bus provides an alternative to driving impaired, picking up and dropping off people for free. Since it restarted in spring, the Buzz Bus has become a staple on the streets of town on the weekends. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and Tafoya Barrett & Associates

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What’s the Big Idea?
Aug08

What’s the Big Idea?

A makerspace is what it sounds like, a space to create and make…well, just about anything! At the Big Idea, 3D printers, a fully-stocked woodshop, laser printers, and more combine to create a space to design, create, and develop any variety of projects and more! By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Pop’s Truck and RV Center and The Big Idea at San Juan College

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Flying Golf Balls and Free Transit Services
Aug04

Flying Golf Balls and Free Transit Services

Now this is a new take on birdies and eagles. Big Brothers Big Sisters will drop more than a hundred golf balls at Dalton Ranch for a fund-raiser in August. Adopt your ball now! This story is sponsored by StoneAge Tools and the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado

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New School Year, New Building, New Ideas
Aug02

New School Year, New Building, New Ideas

Animas High School has a new building, finally. After starting in a strip mall and moving to modular trailers, the school, through funding from a BEST grant, will now have a permanent location for students. Construction began last spring, and while there is still more to be done, the building already more than shows the promise of a new space for students. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Norm Phillips Team, at Draper & Kramer Mortgage and ServiceMaster Restore

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Durango Considers Lodgers Tax Refund Ideas
Jul28

Durango Considers Lodgers Tax Refund Ideas

The Durango City Council reviews Lodgers Tax refund ideas and mulls ballot language for a possible tax question on the November ballot. Fort Lewis College receives a substantial grant that will cover four scholarships every year for the next 10 years, and the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally returns. This story is sponsored by Tafoya, Barrett & Associates and the law firm of Downs, McDonough, Cowan and Foley

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Interest Rates Up, Sales Down in Real Estate Market
Jul22

Interest Rates Up, Sales Down in Real Estate Market

How will mortgage rate increases affect real-estate sales in Durango and La Plata County? Well, that depends, says Alpenglow Properties’ Dan Korman.

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Education Plan Connects Learning to Making a Living
Jul22

Education Plan Connects Learning to Making a Living

When students can’t connect with why they’re learning what they’re learning, they become disengaged and perform poorly, but if they understand that their classes are a stepping stone to becoming what they want to be in life, they will be more successful. That’s the idea behind Durango School District 9-R’s new Portrait of a Graduate education plan. This story is sponsored by 2180 Lighting and Design and Kroegers Ace Hardware

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City Looking at $1.2 Million in Excess Lodgers Revenues
Jul20

City Looking at $1.2 Million in Excess Lodgers Revenues

The tourism industry rebound in the pandemic’s wake last summer generated far more in Lodgers Tax revenues than TABOR allows. Voters may be asked to decide what to do with the money. Will the Camino del Rio underpass be delayed again? And you have only a few Fridays more to enjoy free movies in the park. This story is sponsored by Ute Mountain Casino and TBK Bank

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Tico Time Resort Tones Down Music; Neighbors’ Ire Abated
Jul20

Tico Time Resort Tones Down Music; Neighbors’ Ire Abated

We took a deep dive and looked at the naked truth behind the infamous Tico Time River RV Resort. What we discovered was that the noise and nudity complaints have abated—along with many changes. Now in its third season, the relaxed beach vibe is finally clicking for campers and neighbors alike. Donna K. Hewett. This story is sponsored by Three Rivers Brewing and The Big Idea Makerspace

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Local Filmmaker Film Premiere: RAMBO of the Carracas Mesa
Jul15

Local Filmmaker Film Premiere: RAMBO of the Carracas Mesa

Laura Harper began writing the script for a film about Rambo, her once-wild mustang who came from the Carracas Mesa. As she learned more about Rambo’s past, she found parallels between the horses and the evolution of New Mexico’s history, as well as her own life in the Southwest. The resulting film, “RAMBO of the Carracas Mesa,” ties together New Mexico history, wild horses, and everyday people to tell the story of the mustangs of San Juan County. This story is sponsored by Distil Beer Wine Spirits and SunRay Park & Casino

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