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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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My family’s from the Greek island of longevity, where people often live to 100—here’s 1 unexpected food we always eat
May30

My family’s from the Greek island of longevity, where people often live to 100—here’s 1 unexpected food we always eat

  From beans to greens, there are many foods that make up the traditional diets of people in the Blue Zones, a handful of areas in the world where people tend to live longer. My family is from the Greek Blue Zone of Ikaria — I spend about half of every year on the island and run a cooking school out of my village home. To me, one unexpected food is at the top of the list of traditional ingredients: honey. The raw, thick,...

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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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Housing Market Gets More Bad News
May25

Housing Market Gets More Bad News

  U.S. home sales experienced their second consecutive monthly decline in April, raising concerns of a potentially prolonged slump in the real estate sector. According to data from the National Association of Realtors, existing home sales fell by 1.9%, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.14 million units. This follows a similar decline in March. Read more: How to Get a Mortgage Newsweek has reached out to the National...

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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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These 5 Foods Will Stop Your Brain From Shrinking
May25

These 5 Foods Will Stop Your Brain From Shrinking

My educational background is in psychology and neuroscience. I’m a brain research junkie and read the latest studies each and every week. For the past three years or so, I have focused my attention on neurodegenerative diseases — mainly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. As I became more interested in nutrition, I began to focus more on the impact that diet (and other lifestyle factors) have on the brain. Just as the foods you eat influence...

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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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‘Best form of dosage’ for apple cider vinegar boosts its efficacy for weight loss
May19

‘Best form of dosage’ for apple cider vinegar boosts its efficacy for weight loss

Dieticians around the world have touted apple cider vinegar as a superfood thanks to its antioxidant effects. In recent years, the superfood has gained recognition as a weight loss tool thanks to its satiating effect. To enjoy the condiment’s slimming effects, experts believe the timing of doses may be essential. Sarah Herrington, MS, CNC, CPT, Nutritionist for Brio-Medical, says “apple cider vinegar does not have a ‘fat burning...

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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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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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