New Mexico Education Foundation Addresses Teacher Shortages in Region
Jun20

New Mexico Education Foundation Addresses Teacher Shortages in Region

Rural Northern New Mexico and Southwest Colorado are suffering from teacher shortages, particularly in secondary math and science classrooms and special education classrooms. The Three Rivers Education Foundation hopes to put a dent in the problem with a unique teacher-training program for professionals considering a change in their careers. This story is sponsored by Boons Family Thai Barbecue and Pop’s Truck and RV Center

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Next Few Weeks in Southwest Colorado Packed with Events
Jun15

Next Few Weeks in Southwest Colorado Packed with Events

Get your calendars ready! This week’s Local News Roundup offers a slew of special events to keep you entertained while you support good causes. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas Barbecue and The Cave Man Barber

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Students Seek Support for National SkillsUSA Competition
Jun11

Students Seek Support for National SkillsUSA Competition

SkillsUSA is an organization that assists students from middle school students through college with career and technical education, leadership experience, and more. Durango High School has a long history of successful SkillsUSA students in their local chapter, and after a COVID-related hiatus, club advisor Shaun Smith and a team of six DHS students are headed to the national SkillsUSA Championships in June, paying for and fundraising their way. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by StoneAge Tools and Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado

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Purple Cliffs Homeless Camp “Not Working”
Jun11

Purple Cliffs Homeless Camp “Not Working”

After five years of looking, La Plata County and the City of Durango have found a site to establish a managed camp for residents experiencing homelessness. This story is sponsored by Closets Plus and Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings

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Vermiculturists Want to Worm Their Way into Your Compost
Jun08

Vermiculturists Want to Worm Their Way into Your Compost

Montezuma County residents Frank Dean and Wendy Walker run a worm farm. Yes, WORM farm. Four Corners Worm Farm. And they’re on a mission to introduce worm composting and worm fertilizer as a practice in regenerative agriculture that reduces the amount of waste thrown in landfills and rids the need for chemical pesticides and fertilizers – and provides bait for the occasional fisherman. This story is sponsored by the LOR Foundation of Montezuma and Keesee Motors

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Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot
Jun08

Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot

Summertime in the southwest means blue skies, warm weather, and, unfortunately, drought conditions. Fires already are burning across the Four Corners, so how best do we balance having fun in the sun, with taking precautions and being safe with fires? By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by TBK Bank and Pop’s Truck and RV Center You can visit San Juan County Fire & Rescue, Cortez Fire & Rescue, La Plata County Search & Rescue, and Durango Fire & Rescue for updates

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Will Durango Fire Wind Up at River City Hall After All?
Jun08

Will Durango Fire Wind Up at River City Hall After All?

Emergency services will have to undergo more scrutiny for land-use changes, Men Who Grill returns to Buckley Park, and Durango Arts Center summer camps begin. This story is sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware and ServiceMaster Restore

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600 Dogs Compete in Annual Dog Show in Farmington
Jun04

600 Dogs Compete in Annual Dog Show in Farmington

Dog lovers united for the Durango Kennel Club’s annual American Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show at McGee Park in Farmington. On their best behavior, 600 dogs and their owners, handlers, and judges came from across the United States and Mexico to participate. By Donna K. Hewett. This story is sponsored by Ute Mountain Casino and ServiceMaster Restore

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Grab a Picnic, Blanket, and Kids; Concerts in Buckley Return
Jun04

Grab a Picnic, Blanket, and Kids; Concerts in Buckley Return

Community Concert Hall at the Park returns this summer with free performances every Thursday evening starting on July 16. Find out who will be on stage. This story is sponsored by Alpine Bank.

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Coram, Boebert Exchange Policy, Barbed Words
Jun02

Coram, Boebert Exchange Policy, Barbed Words

At the first of two debates for the 3rd Congressional District Republican Primary, the two Republican candidates, Dan Coram and Lauren Boebert, debated policy issues, gun rights, and water issues. Sky Ute Casino hosted the debate. This story is sponsored by 2180 Lighting and Design Studio and Man Cave Barber

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