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Drone show scheduled for Fourth of July weekend in Durango
Jul01

Drone show scheduled for Fourth of July weekend in Durango

Fireworks display canceled for third year in a row because of drought conditions By Christian Burney Herald Staff Writer Durango is too dry for fireworks this Fourth of July, but technology is sweeping in to save the day with a drone show scheduled for Independence Day weekend. Durango Parks and Recreation made the call to hold off on fireworks again this year after discussions with Durango Fire Protection District, said Ellen Babers,...

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JULY 4TH IN DURANGO
Jul01

JULY 4TH IN DURANGO

  NOW THROUGH JULY 4 EVENT DESCRIPTION July 4th celebration in Historic Downtown Durango will feature a whole weekend of fastivities and events! Things will kick off on Friday in Buckley Park with Outdoor Movie Night featuring Sandlot. The night will include music by Stillwater Youth Bands and Bike Decorating for the 4th of July Parade. On Saturday evening at the transit center, kick up your heels for a Street Dance and watch the...

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The Loop
Jun24

The Loop

Durango is a hub for many activities including a day trip along the San Juan Scenic Byway. Coined “The Loop”, you can connect four noteworthy stops starting and ending in Durango. The Loop takes five hours by car and you have time to stop at viewpoints, lunch, stroll main streets, and still make it back to Durango for dinner. You can travel either north or west and experience the wonders of these 233 miles. For the itinerary, we will...

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MONSOON Season starts early this year! Rain is here!!
Jun19

MONSOON Season starts early this year! Rain is here!!

Monsoon season started Friday night which is early for SW Colorado. The Durango Area is expected to receive more than an inch of rain over the weekend. When planning to visit or recreate in the Southwestern United States in the summertime, it’s important to be aware of the afternoon thunderstorms typical of “Monsoon Season“. This time of year should be associated with afternoon rainstorms and lightning, so be prepared and plan...

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DURANGO FARMERS MARKET IS BACK
Jun04

DURANGO FARMERS MARKET IS BACK

NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 30 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 from May through October, you can find us in the parking lot of the TBK Bank on 8th Street in between Main Avenue and Camino del Rio. Free Parking is available at the City Transit Center lot. The market opens at 8 am from May...

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ANIMAS RIVER DAYS
Jun04

ANIMAS RIVER DAYS

JUNE 2-5, 2022 ​SANTA RITA PARK, DURANGO, CO   Thursday, June 2nd 1:00 – 2:00 PM Rock Out with Team JK Kids Clinic with Jackson Kayak 3:00 – 5:00 PM Freestyle with Team Jackson Kayak Come play with JK at the Whitewater Park 3:30 – 5:00 PM Rock Out with Team JK Women’s rolling clinic with Jackson Kayak 5:00 – 8:00 PM Kick-Off Party & Silent Auction Live music and annual silent auction at Ska...

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June 2022 Events
Jun04

June 2022 Events

The summer months are in full swing with long, sunny, and warm days! Everyday is a lake or river day. But, if you want something else to do, check out these fun events. On June 11th, run in the Steamworks Half Marathon along the Animas River down County Road 250. The 13.1 mile stretch is rewarded with a pool party at the Durango Sports Club. Food and drinks from Steamworks Brewing and Homeslice are provided for the celebratory...

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Wild Rivers report… river flows, Southwest Colorado!
Jun03

Wild Rivers report… river flows, Southwest Colorado!

Durango River Report The Southwestern United States harbors some of wildest rivers in the world. Below are displayed the real time discharge of prominent rivers in the Durango and Four Corners area including the Animas, San Juan, Chama, Dolores, Green, Piedra, Little Colorado, Salt and Colorado Rivers. This information is provided by the USGS and republished here for your convenience . Animas River Flows near Durango, CO   Animas...

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THE NARROW GAUGE 10 MILE RUN
May26

THE NARROW GAUGE 10 MILE RUN

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022 EVENT DESCRIPTION Since 1978 the Narrow Gauge 10 Mile Run has been one of Durango’s oldest Memorial Day traditions. The 10-mile course showcases the Fort Lewis College rim, the Animas River Trail and great views of Durango! Bring the family and enjoy the 10 mile or 5k run, FREE Kids Run, food, drink, awards and more on the campus of Fort Lewis College (Smith Fields). Proceeds benefit the Fort Lewis...

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IRON HORSE BICYCLE CLASSIC
May26

IRON HORSE BICYCLE CLASSIC

MAY 28 – MAY 30 This is the big race! The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2022! Gear up or just watch as bikers race the train from Durango to Silverton all day. Since 1972, this iconic event has tested man vs. machine, as bicyclists race the train from Durango to Silverton on the beautiful Million Dollar Highway. Can you make it in time to enjoy the beautiful ride back downhill? Stay tuned...

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Community Concert Hall Presents ‘The Small Glories’ This Friday, May 20
May18

Community Concert Hall Presents ‘The Small Glories’ This Friday, May 20

  The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College presents ‘The Small Glories’ – Cara Luft & JD Edwards – a roots powerhouse duo from the Canadian Prairies performing this Friday, May 20 at 7:30pm. The ‘Artists You Should Know’ Music Series seats audience members directly on the stage with performers for a unique, intimate musical experience. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these...

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Tico Time Resort
May11

Tico Time Resort

  Plan your summer get-away at Tico Time Resort! Located between Durango, CO & Aztec, NM Tucked along the Animas River Valley, Tico Time offers Live music, RV sites, car camping, primitive wooded camping, multiple ponds, beaches, water slides, paddle boards, disc golf, biking, hiking trails, river tubing, and zip line adventure tours for the whole family! Special Weekend Pricing for RV sites & camping available when you...

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Durango Kennel Club All-Breed Conformation Show May 19-20-21-22, 2022
May11

Durango Kennel Club All-Breed Conformation Show May 19-20-21-22, 2022

May 19-20-21-22, 2022 ​​4 All-Breed Conformation Shows         ​4 Obedience Trials     4 Rally Trials  ​     2 Beginner Puppy ​Pee Wee         4 Obedience Matches           McGee Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds ​ Farmington NM The McGee Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds is located in the heart of the Four Corners just minutes away from Farmington, Bloomfield and Aztec. the 186-acre fairgrounds is positioned three hours north of...

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May Events 2022
May04

May Events 2022

May is the beginning of Durango’s summer celebrations. With warmer days for outdoor events, you won’t want to miss these fun activities. On May 1st, the Powerhouse Science Center in hosting Rockin’ on the River. This live concert will be featuring Lavalanche and more to come for five Sundays this summer! While the event is free, there will be a bar open for drink purchases. This lively event right next to the Animas River will surely...

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March 2022 Statewide Statistics
Apr28

March 2022 Statewide Statistics

Every month the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) releases statewide real estate statistics and key metrics so we can review past trends and try to see where the market is headed. In March 2022, there were 9,390 new single-family listings. The year has now totaled 21,545 new listings, of which just 195 were in La Plata County. In 2021, there were 22,355 new listings by this time. This speaks to the inventory drought, resulting...

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Curb Appeal
Apr28

Curb Appeal

Updating the exterior of your home can add a lot of curb appeal to your property. Realtor.com recommends these easy things to spruce up the outside look. Paint can add a fresh new cover not only your house but shed, garage, fence, and more. Picking the right color and maybe a complimentary accent color for the trim will make a world of difference. While you’re looking at the trim, see if it needs any recaulking. The front door can...

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March 2022 DAAR Numbers
Apr28

March 2022 DAAR Numbers

Comparing 2020, 2021, and 2022 1st Quarter Stats is like taking a walk through memory lane of the pandemic. While pandemic feels like a bad word, it is important when considering the impacts on real estate. Q1 2022 more closely resembles Q1 2020, rather than Q1 2021. The total number of home sales in La Plata County in Q1 2020 was 208, Q1 2021 saw 251, and Q1 2022 saw 202 units sold. This trend continues across most of the rest of the...

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La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $45,500 in grants to local non-profits in Q1 2022
Apr28

La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $45,500 in grants to local non-profits in Q1 2022

  DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approved 13 grants totaling $45,500 to local non-profit organizations at its meetings in January, February, and March of 2022. The Animas Alano Club, Durango Education Foundation, Durango Nordic Ski Club, Housing Solutions of the Southwest, In the Weeds, Pine River Shares, Southwest Organization for Sustainability, and Upper San Juan Search and Rescue were awarded...

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Jack Onofrio Dog Shows
Apr18

Jack Onofrio Dog Shows

  Durango Kennel Club Click to access xdng1pl.pdf Rio Grande Kennel Club Click to access xgrn1pl.pdf

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Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College Events
Apr18

Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College Events

The Concert Hall welcomes back Paula Poundstone – one of comedy’s most nimble and disarming comic imaginations whose talent for creating humor on the spot is the stuff of legend. She is set to take the stage on Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 pm. Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and a spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Time magazine, in the March 2020 “Best of” issue, listed Paula’s HBO...

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