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Life on the road: A recount by Derek Abt of Liver Down the River
Mar25

Life on the road: A recount by Derek Abt of Liver Down the River

We all know the life of a musician is a glorified one. But not all of us realize the all-encompassing commitments of being in a band. As the great Bon Scott of AC/DC said, “it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll.” Touring really has its ups and downs. I mean, you’re in a 6-person marriage living in a van. For people who have issues regarding personal space, it’s probably not the best career path for you. That being...

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Coronavirus updates– no cases in La Plata County
Mar22

Coronavirus updates– no cases in La Plata County

As of 4 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020, the State of Colorado reports no cases of Corona Virus in La Plata County. No cases have been reported in Montezuma or Archuleta Counties as well! Colorado Case Summary (Updated 3/22/20 at 4:00 p.m.) PDF version Note: This summary only includes data through 3/21 and does not reflect cases since then. 591 cases 58 hospitalized 29 counties 5,436 people tested 6 deaths 5 outbreaks at residential and...

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An Evening with Suzy Bogguss- POSTPONED
Mar08

An Evening with Suzy Bogguss- POSTPONED

Walking the line between critical acclaim and commercial success, Suzy Bogguss remains one of the rare artists who has pleased fans and critics alike with her vocal style, musicianship and meaningful lyrics. One of the most acclaimed female country singers of the late ’80s and ’90s, she blends songs of substance and depth with mass-market appeal and balanced country tradition with a contemporary mainstream sensibility....

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LEFTOVER SALMON
Mar08

LEFTOVER SALMON

Called the architects of what is now popularly known as “jamgrass,” Leftover Salmon has established itself as one of the great purveyors of Americana music, digging deep into the well that supplies its influences: rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues. ~ Ticket prices include all service fees ~ More info at:...

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The San Juan Symphony
Feb23

The San Juan Symphony

Have you ever been to a show by the San Juan Symphony? On Sunday, February 23, a 250th celebration of Beethoven will take place at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis. On Saturday, the performance will be held in Farmington. According to the website, “In addition to the monumental “Eroica” Symphony, enjoy the Leonore Overture played Side-by-Side with student musicians and a World Premiere by David Biedenbender to honor the...

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Pilobolus – Come to Your Senses
Feb23

Pilobolus – Come to Your Senses

Pilobolus – Come to Your Senses After nearly 50 years, Pilobolus Dance Theatre remains a major American dance company of international influence. Pilobolus, with its unique vision of modern dance, stretches the boundaries of human movement with a dazzling mix of humor, intelligence, physical invention and raw athleticism. The troupe’s collaborative choreographic process and unique weight-sharing approach to partnering gives the...

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Durango Kennel Club Celebrates Dogs!
Feb18

Durango Kennel Club Celebrates Dogs!

Durango Kennel Club Celebrates Dogs! The Durango Kennel Club just celebrated its annual awards banquet—  celebrating the achievements of its members with their beloved dogs.   Held at the Kennebec Restaurant in Hesperus this year, the food was excellent. and the DKC members all enjoyed the event. Once a year the DKC membership gathers in celebration of the AKC titles member dogs have earned in the past year.  As the only AKC club in...

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Donny McCaslin Trio
Feb16

Donny McCaslin Trio

A graduate of the Berklee School of Music, Donny McCaslin began playing the saxophone during his early childhood years. While perhaps best recognized for his contributions to Blackstar, David Bowie’s final studio album, McCaslin’s comprehensive approach to jazz as a popular American music genre is vast and mesmerizing. Throughout his extensive career his repertoire has integrated the full range of sounds that a tenor sax...

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A’round in Durango: 11th Street Station and the Women’s Resource Center
Feb11
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Financing Options Using Assets as Income
Feb04

Financing Options Using Assets as Income

For homebuyers entering their golden years, who may not have a steady income stream from working, both Fannie and Freddie allow access to retirement-related funds and assets for use as income.   Recent changes to Freddie Mac’s (FHLC) guidelines have made this the more optimal of the two programs, but this general overview might be helpful in picking and choosing which might work best for you. Often the asset stream is used to...

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SNOWDOWN Rocks on–2020! LIGHT Parade Tonight!!
Jan31

SNOWDOWN Rocks on–2020! LIGHT Parade Tonight!!

SNOWDOWN Rocks on 2020!!!  Light Parade tonight!  Friday January 31st… right there on Main Street.  Tonight’s the night!! As the sun goes down!!  From College Drive to 12th Street…  Live in costume!   COLORADO’S PREMIER WINTER CELEBRATION 42ND ANNUAL SNOWDOWN JANUARY 29TH-FEBRUARY 2ND 2020 The Snowdown SNEER quotes “City” as saying, “Rock  N Roll all night” and some folks will try. ...

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Not So Hidden Gem – The Pinkerton Hot Springs
Jan31

Not So Hidden Gem – The Pinkerton Hot Springs

Driving north from Durango on the incredibly scenic HWY 550 you will find countless beautiful sights. Just before Hermosa there lies a natural wonder wrapped in obscure history. The Pinkerton Hot Springs is fantastic rock formation; painted with vibrant yellows and deep oranges. Only adding to its wonder is the story of James Pinkerton and his magical bottled spring water. Find out more and read the full history here:...

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The High Kings – 2020 U.S. Tour
Jan31

The High Kings – 2020 U.S. Tour

A so-called “bunch” of Irish lads, The High Kings have brought back the tradition and richness of the Irish ballad. The group maintains the core of traditional Irish music but performed in a contemporary style and arrangement. ~ Ticket prices include all service fees ~ https://durangoconcerts.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1161486

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The New Colossus – The Actors Gang, directed by Tim Robbins
Jan31

The New Colossus – The Actors Gang, directed by Tim Robbins

By The Actor’s Gang, directed by Tim Robbins Presented by the Community Concert Hall @ FLC and New Face Productions A powerful production of The Actors’ Gang Theater, The New Colossus reflects on America’s immigrant history as the actors tell their ancestors’ stories, their struggles and their journeys from oppression to freedom. The play celebrates the courage and great character of the refugees who came to this country...

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Million Dollar View
Jan26

Million Dollar View

No matter where you go in Durango phenomenal views of pristine peaks are abundant. The pure natural beauty of this quaint town is priceless. On my most recent hike to Horse Gulch just east of town I stumbled upon an absolute gem of an overlook. Just atop the ridge north of the Gulch you have the opportunity to see the Animas Valley in its total glory. Remember to get out and see Durango and all its beauty this winter. It’s...

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La Plata County Real Estate 2019 VS 2020 Predictions
Jan24

La Plata County Real Estate 2019 VS 2020 Predictions

As we head into 2020, we want to take an overall look at the market and where we see it heading into the new year. To do this, we consider last year’s numbers and trends as they continue into 2020. Overall, 2019 was a good real estate year in La Plata County. It was slower during the first two quarters and that was largely due to increased interest rates. During the second quarter rates began to drop and that helped give the market...

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The Metropolitan Opera – ENCORE Showing in HD – The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS (Gershwin)
Jan24

The Metropolitan Opera – ENCORE Showing in HD – The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS (Gershwin)

The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. Tickets available at: https://durangoconcerts.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1146175 This is...

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International Guitar Night – 20th Anniversary Tour
Jan23

International Guitar Night – 20th Anniversary Tour

Each year, International Guitar Night’s founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours highlighting the diversity of acoustic guitar music. For IGN’s 20th Anniversary, the tour will feature Guest Host Mike Dawes (England) and his two-hand contemporary style, joined by Cenk Erdogan from Turkey, who is a fretless guitarist, with an intriguing, exotic style and an engaging...

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour
Jan23

Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour

Original host and the creative vision behind the beloved TV and Netflix comedy series “Mystery Science Theater 3000” (MST3K) Joel Hodgson headlines a tour for an all new LIVE production: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour. Hodgson will don the red jumpsuit one final time as the character Joel Robinson for the show along with the world’s only movie riffing robots – Tom Servo, Crow and Gypsy. Together...

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Rock N’ Roll Snowdown
Jan19

Rock N’ Roll Snowdown

The 42nd annual Snowdown will bring Rock N’ Roll lovers from all over the world to Durango to jam. Dress up as your favorite Rock N’ Roll musician this year for the many exciting events and activities taking place around town. “Snowdown is a non-profit created to promote Fun, Commerce & Tourism in Durango. It is the original “Cabin Fever Reliever”. Outside Magazine rated Snowdown as one of the top 5...

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