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Outpost at Helen’s Corner, a landmark northeast of Durango, closes shop
Jul18

Outpost at Helen’s Corner, a landmark northeast of Durango, closes shop

  Property near Lemon Reservoir is on the market for $1.4 million By Tyler Brown Herald Staff Writer Thursday, Jul 18, 2024 1:07 PM Updated Thursday, Jul. 18, 2024 3:17 PM Outpost at Helen’s Corner closed its doors on Sunday and the property is now listed for sale by Coldwell Banker. (Mary Shinn/Durango Herald file) Outpost at Helen’s Corner, roughly 14 miles northeast of Durango, has officially shut its doors. The liquor and...

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Congress Accidentally Legalized Weed Six Years Ago
Jul18

Congress Accidentally Legalized Weed Six Years Ago

  When lawmakers voted to allow hemp production in 2018, they quietly opened the door to legal THC in all 50 states. By Mike Riggs Bill Clark / Getty Produced by ElevenLabs and News Over Audio (NOA) using AI narration. Drive through durham, north carolina, where I live, and you might get the impression that marijuana is legal here. Retail windows advertise thc in glittery letters and neon glass, and seven-pointed leaves adorn...

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110-year-old woman shares the 2 reasons she believes she’s lived so long
Jul16

110-year-old woman shares the 2 reasons she believes she’s lived so long

  While Ruth Onley could have never known she’d live to 110, there were hints: Her father lived until he was nearly 105, and Onley says her relationship with God definitely has something to do with it. “(God) told me my days were all numbered. But he didn’t tell me the number,” Onley laughs. Onley, one of 10 children, was born in 1914 in Weverton, Maryland. She was educated in a one-room school until the third grade before she...

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Jul16

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

CHRISTMAS IN JULY  Saturday, Jul 20, 2024 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  La Plata County Fairgrounds • 2500 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Join us for Christmas in July – a holiday craft market! Start your shopping early by supporting local artisans and vendors and surprise your loved ones with one of a kind gifts. The market will be held on Saturday, July 20th at the La Plata County Fairgrounds....

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FOUR CORNERS GEM & MINERAL SHOW
Jul11

FOUR CORNERS GEM & MINERAL SHOW

FOUR CORNERS GEM & MINERAL SHOW  July 12-14, 2024  La Plata County Fairgrounds • 2500 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION The Gem and Mineral Show is one of the best and largest shows for Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners region. If traveling to visit the mountains, deserts, and archaeological wonders of this area, time your travels to take in this great show for jewelers, rock hounds, and geology...

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I HATE HAMLET
Jul11

I HATE HAMLET

I HATE HAMLET  Select dates from Jul 12-28, 2024  Durango Arts Center • Durango, MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Experience the Drama: “I Hate Hamlet” by Paul Rudnick, Directed by Monica DiBiasio Television star Andrew Rally is facing the daunting task of stepping into the role of Hamlet, and he’s utterly terrified. Unsure of himself and grappling with career uncertainties, Andrew finds himself in a whirlwind of...

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Durango breweries release new craft beer honoring 50 years of the Colorado Trail
Jul06

Durango breweries release new craft beer honoring 50 years of the Colorado Trail

  Amanda Knorr with Ska Brewing pours a Colorado Trail beer on June 27 at Ska World Headquarters. Durango breweries celebrated the trail’s 50th anniversary with a new specialty craft beer. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) Jerry McBride Durango breweries celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Colorado Trail by brewing a specialty craft beer. Ska, Steamworks Brewing, Anarchy, Carver, Animas and High Trestle brewing companies banded...

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Over 1,000 pack into downtown Durango for first city fireworks show since 2019
Jul06

Over 1,000 pack into downtown Durango for first city fireworks show since 2019

Durango celebrated the Fourth of July on Thursday night with fireworks for the first time since 2019. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) Jerry McBride   For the first time since 2019, fireworks lit up the sky on Independence Day in Durango. Durango community events administrator Ellen Babers said the spectacle, which was much anticipated by residents, went well. “I was really pleased with the fireworks,” she said. “They went higher...

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JULY 4TH IN DURANGO
Jul01

JULY 4TH IN DURANGO

JULY 4TH IN DURANGO  July 3-6, 2024  Durango, CO MAP EVENT DESCRIPTION Join us for a spectacular July 4th celebration in Historic Downtown Durango , featuring a whole weekend of festivities and events! Things kick off on Wednesday, July 3rd, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds & Event Center with a thrilling rodeo. On Thursday, July 4th, get ready for an amazing day packed with multiple events. Start your morning with a gourmet...

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Discover the Hidden Supervolcano Located in New Mexico
Jul01

Discover the Hidden Supervolcano Located in New Mexico

  Yes believe it or not: not only does New Mexico have volcanic fields but there does exist a supervolcano in the state. It’s actually one of the youngest supervolcanoes in the United States and people can go and see it up close. Where is the supervolcano in New Mexico? Located in Sandoval County in the Jemez Mountains lies the Valles Caldera. The Valles Caldera is 1 of 3 supervolcanoes that are found in the United States...

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10 habits of successful men who always move forward in life
Jun28

10 habits of successful men who always move forward in life

Success doesn’t just happen by chance. It’s the result of intentional decisions and consistent habits. Over the years, I’ve noticed that successful men share a specific set of habits that set them apart from the rest. These habits enable them to keep progressing in life, no matter what challenges come their way. In this article, we’ll uncover the 10 habits of men who seem to always be on a winning streak. It’s not about copying others...

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Fireworks return to Durango for July 4 celebrations
Jun28

Fireworks return to Durango for July 4 celebrations

Durango, CO: Fireworks are returning to the City of Durango Fourth of July celebration! Loved by many, hated by some, the bright bursts of color and big booming sounds will return, weather permitting, to the skies on Thursday, July 4, 2024, at 9:15 p.m. as part of the street party downtown. The fireworks will be an exciting capstone to Thursday’s festivities and one of more than 20 events planned. The celebration is officially called...

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CONCERT HALL AT THE PARK
Jun25

CONCERT HALL AT THE PARK

CONCERT HALL AT THE PARK  Select dates from Jun 20 – Aug 1, 2024  Buckley Park • Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College is happy to announce the return of its free summer concert series, “Concert Hall @ The Park” in downtown Durango’s Buckley Park on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning June 20 through August 1. Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are...

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This 100-year-old woman who still works and drives has simple tips for a long life
Jun25

This 100-year-old woman who still works and drives has simple tips for a long life

  Miriam Todd has no plans to retire. “It’s not for everybody, but it works well for me,” she says. Miriam Todd, 100, at her desk in Nehlig’s Furniture in Stratford, New Jersey, where she still works six days a week.Courtesy Christy Todd-Hoffman Create your free account or log in to save this article June 24, 2024, 9:33 AM MDT / Source: TODAY By A. Pawlowski At 100 years old, Miriam Todd works more hours than many...

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GARDENS ON TOUR
Jun22

GARDENS ON TOUR

GARDENS ON TOUR  Saturday, June 22, 2024  Durango Public Library • Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Get ready for another edition of Gardens on Tour! This tour will feature a number of residential gardens that will inspire you to consider ideas to make your own yard and landscape Tour level worthy. Post courtesy of Durango.com.

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Level Your Summer Up w/ A Music Workshop!
Jun22

Level Your Summer Up w/ A Music Workshop!

  Check out all of our upcoming Summer Workshops! We have some great workshops coming up over the next couple of months! Keep scrolling for more info! LEARN MORE   This is a week-long workshop that will meet daily during the week of June 24th-28th from 11:00AM-1:00PM Vocal Technique and Harmonizing in Old Time Folk / Americana music. Signup Here!   This is a week-long workshop that will meet daily during the week of...

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The Blood of Exceptionally Long-Lived People Reveals Crucial Differences
Jun17

The Blood of Exceptionally Long-Lived People Reveals Crucial Differences

  (Bloomberg Creative/Getty Images) Centenarians, once considered rare, have become commonplace. Indeed, they are the fastest-growing demographic group of the world’s population, with numbers roughly doubling every ten years since the 1970s. How long humans can live, and what determines a long and healthy life, have been of interest for as long as we know. Plato and Aristotle discussed and wrote about the ageing...

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People who are highly creative but don’t realize it yet often display these 10 subtle behaviors
Jun17

People who are highly creative but don’t realize it yet often display these 10 subtle behaviors

Creativity is an elusive beast. It’s not something you can simply harness at will. It’s more like a wild spirit, showing up in unexpected places and at unexpected times. You may think of yourself as a practical person, someone who prefers logic over imagination. You might even say, “I’m not creative.” But what if you are more creative than you realize? The truth is, creativity isn’t just about painting grand masterpieces or writing...

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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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