The death of pet can hurt as much as the loss of a relative
Jun05

The death of pet can hurt as much as the loss of a relative

By Joe Yonan March 26, 2012 It’s been four months, and yet if somebody asks me about that day, my voice will crack. By “that day,” I mean the day I came home from work to find my Doberman, Red, splayed out on my bedroom floor, his head to one side, his body lifeless but still warm. It’s an image I can’t seem to shake, as much as I try. ¶ I’m no stranger to death. I was a mess of anger and confusion when my father, suffering the...

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Animas River Days June 3rd to June 6th, ​2021
Jun05

Animas River Days June 3rd to June 6th, ​2021

Animas River Days includes these sporting events: river surfing, stand-up paddling, freestyle kayaking, boatercross, raft and kayak slalom, an inflatable rodeo and the local’s favorite costumed river parade. The Animas River is the heart and soul of our community! That’s we have dedicated this year’s event to bringing our community back together.  We are buying items from local businesses for our silent auction and...

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Introducing Piinu Nuuchi community skatepark!
Jun05

Introducing Piinu Nuuchi community skatepark!

Southern Ute tribal member, Cyrus Naranjo was among the first to get some action on the recently unveiled Piinu Nucchi skate park located within SunUte Park in Ignacio, Colo. Fences came down in April, and since that time the park has been open to the public.   When the SunUte Skatepark opened to the community in April of 2021, the park did not have an official name. The naming of the park was left to the Sunshine Cloud Smith...

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San Juan String Band to play at campgrounds
Jun05

San Juan String Band to play at campgrounds

  The San Juan String band will perform free concerts at the Junction Creek Campground June 10 and at the House Creek Campground June 12. Shows start at 7 p.m. The group is made up of San Juan National Forest personnel who have combined their passion for the environment with their love of music. Members include hydrologist Joni Vanderbilt (mandolin/vocals), forest volunteer Carol Calkin (fiddle/vocals), forester Laurie Swisher...

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LA PLATA COUNTY FAIR IS BACK
Jun05

LA PLATA COUNTY FAIR IS BACK

For 71 years, generations of families, friends and neighbors have come together to showcase their animals, garden products and other creations, and compete with others for ribbons and awards. It is a time for family groups and friends to enjoy the great talent, great music, good eats and exciting entertainment the Fair offers each year. The La Plata County Fair has always been a showcase of our Country’s best, from scrumptious...

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Narrow Gauge 10 mile & 5K Run
May27

Narrow Gauge 10 mile & 5K Run

Since 1978 the Narrow Gauge 10 Mile Run has been one of Durango’s oldest Memorial Day traditions. The 10-mile course showcases the Fort Lewis College rim, the Animas River Trail and great views of Durango!

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Highway 550 will CLOSE temporarily this Saturday May 29th
May27

Highway 550 will CLOSE temporarily this Saturday May 29th

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is back, and that means a portion of Highway 550 will be closed for the event. When: Sat. May 29th, from 8:30am – 1:30pm Where: Hwy 550 from Purgatory Resort to Silverton Alternate Routes North: Northbound traffic leaving Durango during this period will be traveling in Southbound lane north on Highway 550 from the city limits north to Hermosa, then merging back in to northbound lane near the...

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Farmer’s and Flea Markets are Back!!!
May27

Farmer’s and Flea Markets are Back!!!

2021 Market Season will begin May 8th! Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) ! (no pets/dogs allowed at the market) The Durango Farmers Market is proud to make daily contributions to the well being of our customers, vendors and community.  We believe that by featuring locally produced foods and goods, we provide a healthier, more enjoyable quality of life in the Durango region. We are proud to...

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LPEA does not endorse specific candidates for board elections
May25

LPEA does not endorse specific candidates for board elections

DURANGO, Colo. – La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) is committed to “the fairness of elections, impartiality, confidentiality, transparency, and integrity of the voting process” as per LPEA Policy 105. The independent Election Supervisory Committee (ESC), tasked with ensuring a fair and honest LPEA director election, found this week that Bill Waters violated LPEA Policy 105 in his bid for a seat on the LPEA Board of Directors. Mr....

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Four Corners Quarantine Car Show
May21

Four Corners Quarantine Car Show

Grab a drink at the Million Dollar Highway Saloon and walk around and see up to 100 of the coolest cars around the four corners! Want to enter the car show? Registration begins at 8:00am. Sponsored by Durango Harley Davidson, the Million Dollar Highway Saloon, and the Northern New Mexico Street Rodders

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