City of Durango to Offer Reusable Bags
Feb15

City of Durango to Offer Reusable Bags

After the passing of the Colorado Plastic Pollution Act, many stores are now charging 10 cents for single-use bags. The City of Durango and several non-profit organizations are offering up to two free reusable bags for residents to encourage more people to bring their own bags when shopping. The Durango-La Plata County Airport will soon welcome a larger United Airlines flight, and SOIL Outdoor Learning Lab will have garden plots available for reserving later this month. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by 2180 Lighting and Design Studio and Kroeger’s Ace Hardware

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Mobile Science Lab Inspires Durango Students
Feb14

Mobile Science Lab Inspires Durango Students

A grant funded visit from the Colorado Springs-based Mobile Earth and Space Observatory brought three days of hands-on education for students at Riverview Elementary School and Miller Middle School. Education concepts included orbit, imaging and gravity among other topics. By Connor Shreve This story is sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates and Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings

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Partnership Paves Way for new FLC Sports Performance Facility
Feb14

Partnership Paves Way for new FLC Sports Performance Facility

Centura Health committed four million dollars to Fort Lewis College for a renovation of the Aquatics Center into a state-of-the-art performance, rehab, and wellness center for student-athletes and students. The Centura Sports Performance Center will include training and recovery guided by Mercy Sports Medicine trainers. By Connor Shreve This story is sponsored by the Man Cave Barbers and The Payroll Department

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Celebrate Local Businesses at Durango Rocks
Feb09

Celebrate Local Businesses at Durango Rocks

Fort Lewis College announced the start of its Employee Mortgage Assistance program to ensure employees are able to buy homes in Durango. 70% of polled voters are in favor of creating a library district to fund the Durango Public Library and tickets are now on sale for the annual Durango Rocks event recognizing local businesses, individuals, and nonprofits for the work they are doing in the county. By Hannah Robertson This story is sponsored by Pop’s Truck & RV Center and Serious Texas BBQ

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Misty the Robot
Feb07

Misty the Robot

Durango School District 9-R has a new addition to the teaching staff. Although she’s smaller than most of the students she works with, Misty has already made a significant impact. Assisting students with everything from practicing interview questions, learning how to read facial expressions, learning different types of coding, and hall patrol, Misty the Robot shows a new way to help students learn how to interact with the world around them. By Hannah Robertson This story is sponsored by ServiceMaster Restore and The Payroll Department

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Obtainable, Fashionable, Outdoorsy Housing
Feb03

Obtainable, Fashionable, Outdoorsy Housing

The River Roost Apartments offers a different take on obtainable housing in Durango. A hotel conversion apartment complex, River Roost aims to attract residents with a love for the outdoor lifestyle and minimalistic aesthetic. A large common room, a well-equipped fitness center, and a communal working space aid in building the sense of community the Roost brand aspires to have in its complexes. Although the River Roost has only recently opened, the excitement for starting something different is palpable. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Service Master Restore and 2180 Lighting and Design Studio

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Bike, Roll, Ride the Transit
Feb02

Bike, Roll, Ride the Transit

It’s time to dust off those fat bike tires or ring up your coworker down the street to carpool! Winter Bike to Work day returns as part of the Winter Business Commuter Challenge, hosted by Get Around Durango. You have a chance to make history by voting on the Colorado 150th anniversary commemorative license plate, and prospective City Council candidates need to submit their verified signatures soon for the upcoming City Council elections. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Kroeger’s Ace Hardware and The Payroll Department

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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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