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Animas River Days June 3rd to June 6th, ​2021
Jun05

Animas River Days June 3rd to June 6th, ​2021

Animas River Days includes these sporting events: river surfing, stand-up paddling, freestyle kayaking, boatercross, raft and kayak slalom, an inflatable rodeo and the local’s favorite costumed river parade. The Animas River is the heart and soul of our community! That’s we have dedicated this year’s event to bringing our community back together.  We are buying items from local businesses for our silent auction and...

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Introducing Piinu Nuuchi community skatepark!
Jun05

Introducing Piinu Nuuchi community skatepark!

Southern Ute tribal member, Cyrus Naranjo was among the first to get some action on the recently unveiled Piinu Nucchi skate park located within SunUte Park in Ignacio, Colo. Fences came down in April, and since that time the park has been open to the public.   When the SunUte Skatepark opened to the community in April of 2021, the park did not have an official name. The naming of the park was left to the Sunshine Cloud Smith...

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San Juan String Band to play at campgrounds
Jun05

San Juan String Band to play at campgrounds

  The San Juan String band will perform free concerts at the Junction Creek Campground June 10 and at the House Creek Campground June 12. Shows start at 7 p.m. The group is made up of San Juan National Forest personnel who have combined their passion for the environment with their love of music. Members include hydrologist Joni Vanderbilt (mandolin/vocals), forest volunteer Carol Calkin (fiddle/vocals), forester Laurie Swisher...

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LA PLATA COUNTY FAIR IS BACK
Jun05

LA PLATA COUNTY FAIR IS BACK

For 71 years, generations of families, friends and neighbors have come together to showcase their animals, garden products and other creations, and compete with others for ribbons and awards. It is a time for family groups and friends to enjoy the great talent, great music, good eats and exciting entertainment the Fair offers each year. The La Plata County Fair has always been a showcase of our Country’s best, from scrumptious...

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Farmer’s and Flea Markets are Back!!!
May27

Farmer’s and Flea Markets are Back!!!

2021 Market Season will begin May 8th! Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) ! (no pets/dogs allowed at the market) The Durango Farmers Market is proud to make daily contributions to the well being of our customers, vendors and community.  We believe that by featuring locally produced foods and goods, we provide a healthier, more enjoyable quality of life in the Durango region. We are proud to...

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LPEA does not endorse specific candidates for board elections
May25

LPEA does not endorse specific candidates for board elections

DURANGO, Colo. – La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) is committed to “the fairness of elections, impartiality, confidentiality, transparency, and integrity of the voting process” as per LPEA Policy 105. The independent Election Supervisory Committee (ESC), tasked with ensuring a fair and honest LPEA director election, found this week that Bill Waters violated LPEA Policy 105 in his bid for a seat on the LPEA Board of Directors. Mr....

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LPEA board approves special retirement of $1.5 million in capital credits to LPEA members
May19

LPEA board approves special retirement of $1.5 million in capital credits to LPEA members

DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors today approved the special retirement of $1.5 million in capital credits to LPEA members. This retirement passes the benefit of Tri-State’s proposed 2% rate reduction directly to LPEA members as quickly as possible. LPEA’s power costs are budgeted at roughly $70 million annually, so the $1.5 million represents more than 2% of that total. Thanks to legal...

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Colorado woman killed in rare black bear attack, authorities say
May09

Colorado woman killed in rare black bear attack, authorities say

A 39-year-old Colorado woman died in an apparent black bear attack, just the fourth fatal mauling in the state since records began in 1960, authorities said on Saturday. The woman’s boyfriend found her body on Friday night near the town of Durango, about 350 miles south-west of Denver, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said. The man told police he arrived home around 8.30pm and found the couple’s two dogs outside and his girlfriend missing....

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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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