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Durango’s Summer Music Festival
May22

Durango’s Summer Music Festival

As Summer begins here in Durango, live music and entertainment is on the top of nearly everyone’s agenda. Here are a few ideas if you’re interested in getting involved in the local music scene.   1. Secret Garden Summer Concert Series The Rochester Hotel hosts a community concert series through the summer months every year in Durango. This community concert series supports 10 nonprofit organizations in Durango’s...

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Spring Hiking in Durango
May08

Spring Hiking in Durango

    Durango is a crossroads for many extraordinary hiking trails that are accessible nearly all year around. The sunny days, abundant water, and gorgeous views are ideal for hiking excursions in southwest Colorado. The Colorado Trail’s Southern Terminus is located in Durango and much of the Continental Divide Trail is accesible from close by areas. You can grab skis or a board and summit a peak in the spring, just to...

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Drinking in Durango
May01

Drinking in Durango

Durango is home to many microbreweries, which is a result of many people who want to drink beer. While these craft beer establishments in Durango are considered microbreweries, they brew a comparable amount of beer of that to larger scale operations. The defining factor is the family-owned and locally-owned aspect. Consequently, these microbreweries offer a variety of activities that don’t always necessitate drinking. As the seventh...

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Reading in Durango, Co
Apr24

Reading in Durango, Co

As a mountain town, Durango often focuses on outdoor activities of all kinds, but many don’t realize the amount of locally-owned businesses that reside in town. Until recently, I was under the impression that Maria’s Bookshop was the only bookstore in Durango. Bi-weekly I’d wander the sleek and orderly shelves at Maria’s – always curious to find something of a new genre. The air here feels different. It’s...

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Electronics Recycling Event – Nov 8th, 2018
Oct20

Electronics Recycling Event – Nov 8th, 2018

It’s time for some Fall Cleanup! Announcing an Electronics Recycling event at The Smiley Building on November 8th, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Look for the big trailer on the 3rd Ave side of the Smiley Building at 1309 East 3rd Ave in Durango, CO.   All proceeds from this event will be donated to Durango Montessori School at the Smiley. (Suggested minimum donation of $20/load)   Note – this event is not limited to just Smiley...

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Firefighters gathered for unique 9/11 stair climb in Durango
Sep17

Firefighters gathered for unique 9/11 stair climb in Durango

DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – Firefighters from La Plata County honored their fallen brothers and sisters on 9/11 in a unique stair climb. Upper Pine Fire, Durango Fire and Farmington firefighters gathered at the bottom of the Sky Steps in Durango on Tuesday. In full gear, crew members climbed the 500 step staircase three times — the same height as the Twin Towers. The Sky Steps lead from downtown Durango to the Fort Lewis...

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Rain falls in Animas Valley
Jul05

Rain falls in Animas Valley

Wow, Rain falls in Animas Valley… Monsoons are here!  Wanted you to know! Hallelujah Time!!

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Celebrate your FREEDOM!! Happy Fourth of JULY 2018
Jul04

Celebrate your FREEDOM!! Happy Fourth of JULY 2018

  Happy INDEPENDENCE DAY!! Happy Fourth of JULY!!!  CELEBRATE YOUR FREEDOM!!  July 4th 1776 our Continental Congress declared that we are a NEW NATION! In our lovely Durango, CO there are FUN activities all day long:   JOIN THE PARADE– Rotary Park to Main Avenue– 7;30 am to 9:00 pm Visit Durango.org for more info!    

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Cloud cover calms fire!  Happy Fourth of July!!
Jul04

Cloud cover calms fire! Happy Fourth of July!!

Clouds roll in at Animas Mountain… calming the fire!  This is the beginning of Monsoon season!  More clouds bringing more moisture are excpected!  Welcome Monsoon Season– bring the rain that washes away our pain!

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Monsoons coming soon? Some forecasters say yes!
Jun28

Monsoons coming soon? Some forecasters say yes!

Now it is hot and dry. Oh my! Is that in our extended future? Are monsoons coming soon? Some forecasters– experts at the Climate Prediction Center in Maryland– project an earlier and wetter season for the SW Colorado region.  A  map on the CPC website shows a green area (projected rain) over the Colorado-Utah border   and extending across the western half of Colorado, most of Utah, northern Arizona and the...

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Blessed Rain– buckets and wheelbarrows FULL
Jun18

Blessed Rain– buckets and wheelbarrows FULL

SATURDAY night’s rain filled buckets and wheelbarrows around La Plata County.  Yes and it caused some flash flooding too… but OH the air quality is much improved.  Thanks Rain for coming!  Come again soon. Fire size has shrunk several hundred acres to 34,151 acres and is now 30% contained!  Rain helped! Sunny days are expected for the week ahead.  To keep abreast of our weather… visit our weather  page...

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RAIN BRINGS RELIEF–416 Fire update– Saturday night, 16th– 34,461 acres
Jun16

RAIN BRINGS RELIEF–416 Fire update– Saturday night, 16th– 34,461 acres

Just a week ago we noted the 416 fire was almost 9000 acres.  It has grown by more than 25,000 acres since then!  And now is 20% contained. Thank Goodness the RAIN has brought some relief.  Federal Fire fighter David Drayer said, “Yes, it helped a lot!!  We are ready to hit the West Flank.  Gosh there must have been 800 fire fighters out there.”  For size and direction updates check out the US Forestry’s...

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416 Fire update– Saturday night– 8961 acres
Jun09

416 Fire update– Saturday night– 8961 acres

How big is that fire?  Who knows, but watch it grow… As of around 9 pm on  Saturday night it was 8961 acres and growing!  Wow, this fire has already had a very explosive run and with 10% containment– this is far from over. These important facts about the fire’s size and containment was gathered form the US Forestry’s Incident website:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5822 Use this important resource to help...

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What Do You Love About Durango?
Apr27

What Do You Love About Durango?

A mural that depicts what residents love about Durango now hangs from the west wall of Durango Joe’s at College Drive and Seventh Avenue. It’s part of a new Local First arts initiative.

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Southwest Colorado Real Estate Forecast 2018–offered by The Wells Group
Mar14

Southwest Colorado Real Estate Forecast 2018–offered by The Wells Group

  Get the inside scoop on the Real Estate market trends here in SW Colorado with the 2018 Real Estate Forecast featuring Wells Group brokers John Wells, Jim Wotkyns and real estate appraiser & statistician,  Bob Allen. Through an in-depth yet easily understood presentation, this team of dedicated specialists will lead you through the data and real estate trends observable in Southwestern Colorado for years prior, and also...

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La Plata County Fair, Aug 9-13
Aug08

La Plata County Fair, Aug 9-13

The La Plata County Fairgrounds will be buzzing with events for 5 days, August 9 – 13! 2017 La Plata County Fair “A Lasting Legacy” La Plata County Fairgrounds 2500 Main Ave. Durango, CO 81301 970-382-6465 Some highlighted events include: CARNIVAL OPEN – Wednesday, August 9 through Sunday, August 13 BEER GARDEN OPEN – Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13 Kyle Park Concert – Friday 11th,...

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Durango Fiesta Days
Jul18

Durango Fiesta Days

This week and next we celebrate Durango Fiesta Days, an annual celebration of our local heritage. Since 1935, this celebration has been a way to recognize Durango’s culture. It used to be called the Spanish Trails Fiesta, then changed to Navajo Trail Fiesta, and is now called Durango Fiesta Days. The next week and a half there will be a variety of events, starting with the Queen Contest on Saturday, July 22. Next Tuesday, July 25, the...

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Project Sky Steps Opens
Jul07

Project Sky Steps Opens

Three months, 500 steps, 250 feet in elevation. That’s what it took to build a stairway from downtown Durango to the Fort Lewis College campus, thanks to Trails 2000 volunteers.

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26th Annual Art on the Animas
Jul05

26th Annual Art on the Animas

Come meet the artists and crafts persons in the 26th annual Art on the Animas Arts and Craft Festival! Cigar box guitars & banjos, wine barrel art, copper & steel wall sculptures, blown glass,LulaRoe clothing, stone bird baths and fountains, paintings, stained glass, quilts, crosses, photography, children and baby items, leather purses, hats, sheep skin slippers, and much much more. Where: Santa Rita River Walk at the Durango...

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Hermosa Plan Allows E-Bikes on Trails
Jun30

Hermosa Plan Allows E-Bikes on Trails

Hold on to your handlebars! San Juan National Forest Service officials say they will “test the waters” with new regulations that will allow e-bikes on select trails in the Hermosa Watershed Special Management Area. You can still comment on the plan through July 10.

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