City & County

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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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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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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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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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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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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