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TRUE WESTERN ROUNDUP
Jun16

TRUE WESTERN ROUNDUP

Each summer, more than 4,000 spectators gather to preserve western history 8 seconds at a time at the True Western Roundup, formerly known as the True West Rodeo. Held every Wednesday night all summer long at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, this event is where old west heritage and modern athleticism combine for a bronc bustin’ fun! True Western Roundup The mission of the True Western Roundup is to preserve western heritage in a...

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Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone park fulfills Lakota prophecy
Jun11

Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone park fulfills Lakota prophecy

  1 / 2 Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone park fulfills Lakota prophecy A rare white buffalo calf, reportedly born in Yellowstone National Park’s Lamar Valley, is shown on June 4, 2024, in Wyo. The birth fulfills a Lakota prophecy that portends better times, according to members of the American Indian tribe who cautioned that it’s also a warning more must be done to protect the earth and its animals....

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Father’s Day Guide to Durango, Colorado
Jun11

Father’s Day Guide to Durango, Colorado

When Father’s Day rolls around once again and it’s time to celebrate the dad in your life, there’s no better place to do exactly that than Durango, Colorado. Father’s Day in Durango is a terrific place to spend quality time with those you love most enjoying activities that are sure to make your dad smile. Whether he’s one for the great outdoors, a history buff, or a flavor fanatic, Durango makes it easy to create an itinerary that’s...

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Investment banker says Walmart is enough competition in Albertsons-Kroger merger
Jun11

Investment banker says Walmart is enough competition in Albertsons-Kroger merger

Albertsons is one of four major grocery retailers in Durango. If the merger is to go through, Kroger would own three of the four major retailers in Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file) Scott Moses, head of grocery, pharmacy and restaurants for Solomon Partners said competition in the Southwest Colorado grocery market won’t be an issue if the Albertsons-Kroger merger goes through. Solomon Partners was hired by Albertsons to...

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The streets are alive with the sound of music
Jun08

The streets are alive with the sound of music

  Durango musician Tyler Reed Smith taps out a tune Friday on a street piano in front of Maria’s Bookshop while Harrison McInnis looks on. A second street piano will show up soon on the patio at the Durango Public Library. The Durango Street Pianos program is in its third year. The pianos will stay out until fall. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)   Casey Gray, 9, of West Lafayette, Ind., plays a street piano Friday in front of...

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Under the heat dome: Durango keeps breaking records for temperature highs
Jun08

Under the heat dome: Durango keeps breaking records for temperature highs

  Residents across Southwestern U.S. find ways to beat the heat Friday, Jun 7, 2024 6:21 PM Updated Friday, Jun. 7, 2024 6:34 PM Record-setting heat caused the top of this Coca-Cola can to blow off inside a vehicle Thursday. The high temperature hit 94 degrees – 2 degrees hotter than the previous record – based on temperature records being kept at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) How hot was it?...

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DURANGO FARMERS MARKET
Jun04

DURANGO FARMERS MARKET

  DURANGO FARMERS MARKET  Saturdays from May 11 – Oct 26, 2024  TBK Bank Parking Lot • 259 W 9th St, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION The Durango Farmers Market offers fresh produce, protein, high-quality artisan crafts and ready to eat food and beverage – all from our local region! Every Saturday you can find us in the parking lot of the TBK Bank on 8th Street in between Main Avenue and Camino del...

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FIRST FRIDAY
Jun04

FIRST FRIDAY

  FIRST FRIDAY  Select dates from Apr 5 – Dec 6, 2024  Durango, CO MAP                              List of Events:         EVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Celebrate Durango’s creative side! Every First Friday of the month, businesses, galleries, and the spaces in between host local artists of all kinds! Find live music, original performances, featured artist showcases, and artisan pop-up markets all across town. Hosted...

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ANIMAS RIVER DAYS
May30

ANIMAS RIVER DAYS

ANIMAS RIVER DAYS  June 1-2, 2024  Santa Rita Park • 149 S. Camino del Rio, Durango, CO 81301 MAP    EVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Animas River Days is dedicated to celebrating the Animas River’s role in Durango by providing a venue for public gathering with whitewater competitions as well as community outreach about river resources and conservation. Events take place at Santa Rita Park. For more information, call (970)...

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Durango’s Cobe Freeburn wins Iron Horse road race
May30

Durango’s Cobe Freeburn wins Iron Horse road race

  Cobe Freeburn crosses the finish line winning the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s pro road race on Saturday in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) Jerry McBride Durangoan Cobe Freeburn rode well beyond his years on Saturday in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s pro road race. The 22-year-old bided his time as other riders raced off out of his eyesight in the beginning. Freeburn was in total control of his...

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Numerous Memorial Day weekend events lined up in Durango
May25

Numerous Memorial Day weekend events lined up in Durango

Durango is ready to again honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States military with a number of Memorial Day weekend events. VFW Post 4031 Cmdr. David Latham said it means a great deal to be able to recognize those who served. “It’s a huge honor for us to be able to do that,” he said. “We have various ceremonies going on throughout the weekend.” Here are events planned for the weekend in Durango, each of which...

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Planet Parade 2024: How To See Rare Celestial Event
May25

Planet Parade 2024: How To See Rare Celestial Event

  Stargazers are in for a rare celestial treat in early June this year when six planets will align in the pre-dawn sky. This rare event, often referred to as a “planet parade,” will occur on June 3, 2024, and feature Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune all lining up close together. The alignment will stretch in a roughly straight line from the low eastern horizon—Jupiter closest to the horizon, up...

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GET READY TO RIDE: THE IRON HORSE CLASSIC
May20

GET READY TO RIDE: THE IRON HORSE CLASSIC

  GET READY TO RIDE: THE IRON HORSE CLASSIC An Epic Battle Of Man Vs. Machine BIKING DURANGO EVENTS The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is Colorado’s largest, oldest and most renowned cycling event. There is no other event like it in the state. It will return from May 24-26, 2024. Find the schedule of events on our event page. 2024 Iron Horse Event Info Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Brotherly Competition The Iron Horse Bicycle...

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Durango, CO Parks & Green Spaces
May17

Durango, CO Parks & Green Spaces

  Durango, Colorado is well known for our many outdoor recreation opportunities. From being a mountain biking mecca, to skiing/boarding at Purgatory Ski Resort, to hundreds of miles of trails in town and nearby, and the Animas River flowing through town, the possibilities are endless. In addition to all of these great activities, public parks and green spaces are also a part of our outdoor attractions. Many of these are city run...

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Smithsonian Exhibit Open in Ignacio
May16

Smithsonian Exhibit Open in Ignacio

“Crossroads: Change in Rural America” a Colorado humanities tour, runs through June 2nd at the Ignacio Community Library. The exhibit features local events designed to compliment the Smithsonian exhibition, which focuses on the importance of rural culture in southwest Colorado. Topics of exploration include environment, community and Ignacio’s timeline. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Freddies Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and Serious Texas Bar-B-Q.

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Free Summer Transit Returns
May15

Free Summer Transit Returns

Durango Transit and the City of Durango will once again offer free transit on all fixed routes and free parking along select streets in an effort to reduce traffic congestion and encourage public transit use. At a recent visit to the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council, Senator Michael Bennet and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Touton announced $2.3 million in funding for the Pine River Indian Irrigation Project. Durango High School Troup 1096 received four nominations at the annual Bobby G High School Theatre Awards, including the Bobby G equivalent of an Oscar nod. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings and The Payroll Department.

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Mother’s Day 2024 Was Joyful
May14

Mother’s Day 2024 Was Joyful

From ours to yours, Happy Mother’s Day! Working hard, providing, taking care of family, moms and mother figures do a lot and May 12th is a day to celebrate! Durango has wonderful locally owned shops to put a thoughtful gift together for the do-all mom.   Flowers For a nice bouquet of flowers, visit one of the local florists such as April’s Garden, Adela Flora, or Bayfield Blooms for a colorful, and unique arrangement. This...

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Federal agency says a second, if weaker, solar storm surge is likely Sunday
May14

Federal agency says a second, if weaker, solar storm surge is likely Sunday

The northern lights flare in the sky over a farmhouse, late Friday, May 10, 2024, in Brunswick, Maine. Brilliant purple, green, yellow and pink hues of the Northern Lights were reported worldwide, with sightings in Germany, Switzerland, London, and the United States and Canada. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)   A U.S. government agency said a weaker repeat of Saturday’s powerful solar storm was likely on Sunday. The U.S. National...

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News Story 4 Draft Headline
May13

News Story 4 Draft Headline

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First Durango to Silverton Train for 2024 left May 4th
May09

First Durango to Silverton Train for 2024 left May 4th

Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2 hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running trains on this...

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