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New Carrier and New Routes for DRO. Welcome back Frontier!
Apr13

New Carrier and New Routes for DRO. Welcome back Frontier!

Tony Vicari, Aviation Director for the  Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) just announced today that Frontier Airlines will be establishing year-round nonstop service between Durango and Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS), and seasonal nonstop service to Denver International Airport (DEN). Service to Denver will start June 4, 2021, and service to Las Vegas will start June 11, 2021. Flights to Las Vegas will be operated...

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Lake Nighthorse opens on Friday, April 2 for non-motorized recreation
Mar30

Lake Nighthorse opens on Friday, April 2 for non-motorized recreation

Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area will open for the 2021 season on Friday, April 2. The lake will be open for non-motorized recreation 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, April 2 through May 9. Daily operations will begin May 14, and motorized recreation begins May 15. Find the full schedule, including wakeless & quiet hours, below. New amenities to the swim beach include an inflatable play structure (May through...

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WHAT’S NEW IN DURANGO FOR 2021
Mar30

WHAT’S NEW IN DURANGO FOR 2021

What’s new in Durango, Colorado: hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, new things to do in Durango and what’s coming in 2021! Blues, Mtn & Soul Blues Mtn & Soul is a brand new art studio & shop on Main Avenue. Graphic illustration artist Brian Banash has filled the building with wall-sized recreations of his work. He plans to operate his own art business, Banash Illustrations, out of downtown Durango. His pieces...

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The Immersive Photography of David Yarrow
Mar13

The Immersive Photography of David Yarrow

The Immersive Photography of David Yarrow Posted on March 4, 2021 by sorrelskygallery             Durango — shot at the Diamond Belle Saloon, Durango, Colorado, USA                                              We’re pleased to announce the representation of David Yarrow. Known for his oversized, monochromatic images, David’s approach is as immersive as it can be. Both his Wild West and Wildlife series are now available in person at...

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International Woman’s Month Treasure Hunt
Mar10

International Woman’s Month Treasure Hunt

International woman’s day was Monday, March 8th and here in Durango Co you can celebrate this by participating in the 2021 Treasure Hunt from March 1st through the 25th. Women’s History Month 2021 Please see “Steps to start your Treasure Hunt” below! The 2021 National Women’s History month theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote:  Refusing to be Silenced.” Tired of being at home?  Join us for our 1st ever Treasure Hunt! The Women’s...

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16th Annual DURANGO FILM FESTIVAL!
Mar05

16th Annual DURANGO FILM FESTIVAL!

DURANGO FILM FESTIVAL NOW THROUGH MARCH 12 EVENT DESCRIPTION The upcoming Durango Independent Film Festival marks the 16th year of the annual event. This year’s theme will be “Celebrating The Sweetness Of Film.” The event will be virtual for 2021. About Durango Film: Durango Film brings a community together with independent filmmakers for the unique opportunity to experience and discuss global, innovative and diverse...

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INDOOR WINTER FARMER AND ARTISAN MARKET NOW THROUGH APRIL 27
Mar05

INDOOR WINTER FARMER AND ARTISAN MARKET NOW THROUGH APRIL 27

INDOOR WINTER FARMER AND ARTISAN MARKET NOW THROUGH APRIL 27 EVENT DESCRIPTION Join 7 Rivers Farmers Market for the 2nd annual Indoor Winter Farmer and Artisan Market every Tuesday from 12-3 pm at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. The winter market will run from November 3, 2020- April 27, 2021. Local farmers, bakers, cheese, artisan and craft vendors will be on site. To ensure vendors and customers are safe, all vendors will be...

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Carver Brewing Co. and College Drive Cafe Reopen!!
Mar05

Carver Brewing Co. and College Drive Cafe Reopen!!

Two Durango restaurants prepare to reopen Carver Brewing Co. and College Drive Cafe closed during COVID-19 spikes By Patrick Armijo Education, business & real estate reporter Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:03 AM Updated 2 days 13 hours ago  Follow @Patrick_Armijo Carver Brewing Co. plans to reopen Wednesday after it closed for a second time during the COVID-19 pandemic on Nov. 20. Initially, the popular brewpub plans to open only for...

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Durango School District 9-R wins competitive grant for district’s first electric school bus
Feb18

Durango School District 9-R wins competitive grant for district’s first electric school bus

Durango School District 9-R wins competitive grant for district’s first electric school bus DURANGO, Colo. – Durango School District 9-R has been awarded up to $328,803 to purchase and install a fully electric school bus and related charging infrastructure, thanks to a joint grant application by the school district and La Plata Electric Association (LPEA). The grant, funded through the Regional Air Quality Council’s (RAQC) ALT Fuels...

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Durango City Council approves funding for city’s first-ever electric vehicle fast-charging station
Feb05

Durango City Council approves funding for city’s first-ever electric vehicle fast-charging station

Durango City Council approves funding for city’s first-ever electric vehicle fast-charging station DURANGO, Colo. – In its latest move to promote the local use of electric vehicles, Durango City Council yesterday approved $10,997 in funds for Durango’s first-ever electric vehicle DC fast-charging station. With a total cost of $306,578, this project will leverage funding from the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), La Plata Electric...

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The 15 Most Charming Small Towns in Colorado
Feb05

The 15 Most Charming Small Towns in Colorado

The 15 Most Charming Small Towns in Colorado We Might Just Move to Clean, crisp air, sparkling river canyons and snow-dusted Rocky Mountain vistas are just a few of the things that make Colorado truly unique and a favorite destination amongst domestic and international travelers. Without reservation, you should focus a trip around all this intense, jaw-dropping nature and corresponding outdoor activities, but you’re also likely to...

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WINTER STORM WARNING: SNOW DAY TODAY & SNOW EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK!
Jan19

WINTER STORM WARNING: SNOW DAY TODAY & SNOW EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK!

SNOW DAY TODAY & SNOW EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK– for the greater Durango Area and the San Juan Mountain Range.   WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON… * WHAT…Moderate snow at times. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches. * WHERE…Animas River Basin and San Juan River Basin. * WHEN…Until 5 PM MST this afternoon. * IMPACTS…Travel will difficult at...

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Area Hot Springs
Jan18

Area Hot Springs

Area Hot Springs As we look forward to more snowfall in the near future we also look for some alternative activities and are still enjoyable throughout the winter. We are lucky to live in a stunning area of the country with access to majestic mountains, gorgeous rivers and relaxing hot springs. Join us for a journey through 4 different hot springs all located within hours of Durango. First and foremost the Durango Hot Springs are...

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DURANGO IS A MUST VISIT COLORADO CITY
Jan10

DURANGO IS A MUST VISIT COLORADO CITY

Visit Durango Updated: December 30, 2020 Durango is known for many things — massive mountains, unbeatable skiing and a historic narrow gauge railroad to name a few. But there’s so much more to this former mining town. THINGS TO DO HOTELS & LODGING FESTIVALS & EVENTS TRIP IDEAS REGIONS & CITIES SPECIAL OFFERS LANGUAGES OFFICIAL VISITOR INFO SEARCH Back to top 7 REASONS DURANGO IS A MUST-VISIT COLORADO CITY Visit Durango...

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LPEA end-of-year statement on the status of future power supply discussions
Dec28

LPEA end-of-year statement on the status of future power supply discussions

LPEA end-of-year statement on the status of future power supply discussions DURANGO, Colo. – As 2020 draws to a close, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) continues to explore all options for its future power supply that deliver affordable and reliable power to its members while also reducing carbon emissions. LPEA is particularly focused on exploring options that provide immediate cost savings to its membership, while also...

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SNOW DAY
Dec28

SNOW DAY

Today is a SNOW DAY for SW Colorado and the San Juan Mountains…  up to 4 inches are expected in the Durango Area with up to a foot of snow projected to fall on the higher mountain ranges. Temperature for Durango is projected to fluctuate from a high of up to 40 degrees to a low of 18 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday.  Some rain may be mixed in with the snow. The rest of this week through Saturday will be drier and is expected to be...

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Durango Christmas Events
Dec16

Durango Christmas Events

Durango Christmas Events Christmas time is here! Durango is full of festive holiday events to spread good cheer and ring in the season. We hope you get a chance to enjoy some of our local celebrations and events. A seasonal favorite, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad again offers the Polar Express. This family favorite event includes the reading of the story of the Polar Express, as well as hot chocolate and a treat....

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Durango High School Football Wins 3A State Title
Dec16

Durango High School Football Wins 3A State Title

Like Christmas morning: Durango football steals the show with 3A state title win Durango High School’s Gage Mestas, middle, posses with his teammates after the Demon’s won the Class 3A State Title Saturday, Dec 5th, 2020, at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl at CSU Pueblo. Austin White/ Pueblo Chieftain Austin White The Pueblo Chieftain There’s no secret the headlines in Colorado are dominated by the Front Range, from...

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Nine New Bills For COVID-19.
Dec10

Nine New Bills For COVID-19.

The Alliance held our December Membership Meeting today with a comprehensive update from SJPH, an outline on the 5 Star Certification timeline, Education opening updates, and grant information.  Here is the LINK to view the recording of the meeting in its entirety. Governor Jared Polis signed nine bills into law yesterday that will provide broad relief to those impacted by COVID-19. Monies will be distributed by local governments and...

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Durango Noel Night
Dec10

Durango Noel Night

Durango Noel Night Noel Night has been a staple in Durango’s holiday events for years. This event helps businesses promote local discounts, generate business and help spread some holiday cheer. Local First acknowledges the social distancing rules in place and they believe hosting the typical Noel Night would not be a responsible choice. As an alternative, this year Local First will offer coupons inside the annual Noel Night newspaper...

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