MOTEL SOCO and the POPULAR EL CAMINO LOUNGE AND MUSIC VENUE
Sep06

MOTEL SOCO and the POPULAR EL CAMINO LOUNGE AND MUSIC VENUE

FULLY RENOVATED CLEAN, REFRESHING, GROOVY, RETRO, 1961 16 ROOM, 18 BATH MOTEL KNOWN AS MOTEL SOCO and the POPULAR EL CAMINO LOUNGE AND MUSIC VENUE IS OFFERED FOR SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

Read More
Durango Herald: 4-day school weeks poised to be Southwest standard
Sep06

Durango Herald: 4-day school weeks poised to be Southwest standard

Historians are at odds over why school calendars begin in the fall and summer is the season for breaks. Some say children helped on farms in summer. Others says cities were sweltering in June, July and August before air-conditioning. By the late 19th century, though, reformers pushed to standardize school calendars across urban and rural areas. The reason was not related to student achievement. Now, the four-day school week is poised...

Read More
High Country Hustling in the high country
Sep06

High Country Hustling in the high country

A Q&A with Colorado’s newest bluegrass troubadours Media Credit: Samantha Sanders Jamgrass is often associated with the state of Colorado, which has given birth to many of the genre’s well-acclaimed groups, including Leftover Salmon, the String Cheese Incident and Yonder Mountain String Band. As time marches on, the tradition of pushing the boundaries of bluegrass continues with younger players happily joining the party and...

Read More
FBI Now Taking Applications For Free One-Day Teen, Collegiate Academies At Fort Lewis College Sept. 17
Sep06

FBI Now Taking Applications For Free One-Day Teen, Collegiate Academies At Fort Lewis College Sept. 17

Scene from FBI Teen Academy. Courtesy/FBI The FBI is taking applications for its Teen Academy and Collegiate Academy in Durango, Colo., which will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 at Fort Lewis College. These activities are being led by the FBI Denver Field Office with assistance from the FBI Albuquerque Field Office. Teen Academies are free one-day events where high school students learn about FBI career options, hear a case presentation,...

Read More
Prescribed burns planned for San Juan National Forest
Sep06

Prescribed burns planned for San Juan National Forest

    The San Juan National Forest has scheduled some prescribed burns beginning in early September. A burn will occur about 20 miles east of Durango and separate burns will occur 4 to 12 miles east of Bayfield just off U.S. Highway 160 in the Saul’s Creek, Yellow Jacket and Vallecito-Piedra areas. The burns are scheduled to begin Saturday. Areas selected for burns are low-elevation forests consisting of ponderosa pine,...

Read More
WASTEWATER TESTING REFLECTS POSSIBLE RISE OF COVID-19
Sep06

WASTEWATER TESTING REFLECTS POSSIBLE RISE OF COVID-19

WASTEWATER TESTING REFLECTS POSSIBLE RISE OF COVID-19 LOCALLY Monitoring of wastewater from the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility in Durango, has indicated that COVID-19 may be on the rise locally. COVID-19 genetic material can be detected in wastewater as early as four to seven days before positive tests and hospitalizations. Take precautions to protect yourself from contracting the virus. Free KN95 and surgical-grade masks are...

Read More
WholeExpo
Sep06

WholeExpo

The Four Corners Showcase of Holistic & Ecological Products, Services & Seminars Weekend After Labor Day Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. La Plata County Fairgrounds Main Exhibit Hall in Durango, Colorado Registration Fee: $5.00 – good for both days and covers admittance to the Expo and all basic seminars and workshops. Free for children 12 and under....

Read More
September 2022 Events
Sep06

September 2022 Events

  September is a gorgeous month in Colorado as the weather starts to cool off and the leaves begin to turn colors. Events for this month are plentiful with everything from live music, chocolate tasting, festivals, and annual events such as the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Here our three picks you won’t want to miss! Welcoming the new month, which just happens to be Library Card Sign Up Month, the Durango Public Library is...

Read More
Mortgage Rates and Home Prices September 2022
Sep06

Mortgage Rates and Home Prices September 2022

  As the housing market, locally and nationwide, boomed during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a result of a lack of inventory. In the last couple of months, the inventory has been slowly rebuilding as have the mortgage rates. But which has impacted this fluctuation more: mortgages rates or elevated home prices? Single family home prices have increased by 17.8% (median price) from July 2021 to July 2022...

Read More
Durango’s Open Spaces
Sep06

Durango’s Open Spaces

  As a relatively small mountain town, Durango doesn’t skimp on parks, playgrounds, and open spaces! Either to play frisbee, set the kids loose on a playground, or just relax in a park, here are some great choices to visit! Buckley Park is located in the heart of downtown right on Main Avenue in between 12th and 13th Street. A large flat area and a hill make it a great spot to set up a picnic or go sledding in the winter. Because...

Read More