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Fruits are booming this harvest season around Durango
Oct05

Fruits are booming this harvest season around Durango

The Good Food Collective’s gleaning coordinators gathered about 630 pounds of apples from just two trees on Friday. Rachel Landis said apples are biennial crops, meaning they produce fruit in “massive quantities” – an estimated 2.3 million pounds during an average season in the Animas Valley watershed – every other year. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) 14th annual Apple Days Festival at farmers market scheduled for Oct. 8 Apple, peach,...

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7 Ways to Start Celebrating Fall in Durango
Oct05

7 Ways to Start Celebrating Fall in Durango

Just like that– summer is gone and fall has crept up on us in our lovely little mountain town that is Durango, Colorado. You may be thinking that the jam-packed summer events are long gone, but fear not! There are still many events and celebrations for you to participate in as well as exploring everything Durango has to offer. After all, we don’t call our town an ‘adult playground’ for no reason. Kick back, relax...

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Fire mitigation work along Horse Gulch Road began Monday September 12th
Sep15

Fire mitigation work along Horse Gulch Road began Monday September 12th

Fire-mitigation work along Horse Gulch Road will begin the week of September 12, starting at the north end of the road. Durango Fire Protection District crews will be manually cutting and chipping along Horse Gulch Road through Horse Gulch beginning next week and continuing through the fall as they are available until the project is completed. This project will reduce the density of overgrown shrubs and remove ladder fuels on and...

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Durango Transit increases ridership during Zero Fare August
Sep15

Durango Transit increases ridership during Zero Fare August

During the month of August, Durango Transit participated in the statewide Zero Fare for Better Air initiative, which was a program to encourage ridership on Colorado’s public transit systems in an effort to reduce ground-level ozone. Approximately 85% of the greenhouse gas emissions that come from transportation are due to day-to-day commutes. By leaving the car at home, a person can save up to 20 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions...

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Airport work nears completion
Sep15

Airport work nears completion

A new carousel is being installed at the Durango-La Plata County Airport at the check-in area inside of the airport. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald The Runway 3/21 repaving project remains on schedule to finish within the planned 10 day closure. Runway surface paving is 100% complete, with crews finalizing work on runway entry/exit surface paving, runway markings, and runway electrical over the next two days. Flights remain scheduled to...

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Durango group strives to set example in reducing human-bear conflict
Sep15

Durango group strives to set example in reducing human-bear conflict

A bear is pictured outside a La Plata County home where electric fencing was installed to protect chickens and beehives. (Courtesy photo/Bear Smart Durango) When Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced $1 million worth of funding in 2022 for the Human-Bear Conflict Reduction Community Grant Program, partners rallied to craft a grant proposal that would have a wide-ranging benefit for bears and humans across Durango and La Plata County....

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AUTUMN ARTS FESTIVAL
Sep15

AUTUMN ARTS FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 17 – 18, 2022 10 AM – 5 PM LOCATION Durango Arts Center 802 E 2nd Ave Durango, CO 81301 ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Celebrating 28 years of presenting fine art and fine craft by makers from around the country, this juried festival takes place amidst the fall colors on quaint Second Avenue in historic downtown Durango, Colorado. The wide avenue, lined with restaurants and a variety of shops, is one block east of Main Avenue....

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Durango Herald: 4-day school weeks poised to be Southwest standard
Sep06

Durango Herald: 4-day school weeks poised to be Southwest standard

Historians are at odds over why school calendars begin in the fall and summer is the season for breaks. Some say children helped on farms in summer. Others says cities were sweltering in June, July and August before air-conditioning. By the late 19th century, though, reformers pushed to standardize school calendars across urban and rural areas. The reason was not related to student achievement. Now, the four-day school week is poised...

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High Country Hustling in the high country
Sep06

High Country Hustling in the high country

A Q&A with Colorado’s newest bluegrass troubadours Media Credit: Samantha Sanders Jamgrass is often associated with the state of Colorado, which has given birth to many of the genre’s well-acclaimed groups, including Leftover Salmon, the String Cheese Incident and Yonder Mountain String Band. As time marches on, the tradition of pushing the boundaries of bluegrass continues with younger players happily joining the party and...

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FBI Now Taking Applications For Free One-Day Teen, Collegiate Academies At Fort Lewis College Sept. 17
Sep06

FBI Now Taking Applications For Free One-Day Teen, Collegiate Academies At Fort Lewis College Sept. 17

Scene from FBI Teen Academy. Courtesy/FBI The FBI is taking applications for its Teen Academy and Collegiate Academy in Durango, Colo., which will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 at Fort Lewis College. These activities are being led by the FBI Denver Field Office with assistance from the FBI Albuquerque Field Office. Teen Academies are free one-day events where high school students learn about FBI career options, hear a case presentation,...

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Prescribed burns planned for San Juan National Forest
Sep06

Prescribed burns planned for San Juan National Forest

    The San Juan National Forest has scheduled some prescribed burns beginning in early September. A burn will occur about 20 miles east of Durango and separate burns will occur 4 to 12 miles east of Bayfield just off U.S. Highway 160 in the Saul’s Creek, Yellow Jacket and Vallecito-Piedra areas. The burns are scheduled to begin Saturday. Areas selected for burns are low-elevation forests consisting of ponderosa pine,...

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WASTEWATER TESTING REFLECTS POSSIBLE RISE OF COVID-19
Sep06

WASTEWATER TESTING REFLECTS POSSIBLE RISE OF COVID-19

WASTEWATER TESTING REFLECTS POSSIBLE RISE OF COVID-19 LOCALLY Monitoring of wastewater from the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility in Durango, has indicated that COVID-19 may be on the rise locally. COVID-19 genetic material can be detected in wastewater as early as four to seven days before positive tests and hospitalizations. Take precautions to protect yourself from contracting the virus. Free KN95 and surgical-grade masks are...

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WholeExpo
Sep06

WholeExpo

The Four Corners Showcase of Holistic & Ecological Products, Services & Seminars Weekend After Labor Day Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. La Plata County Fairgrounds Main Exhibit Hall in Durango, Colorado Registration Fee: $5.00 – good for both days and covers admittance to the Expo and all basic seminars and workshops. Free for children 12 and under....

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September 2022 Events
Sep06

September 2022 Events

  September is a gorgeous month in Colorado as the weather starts to cool off and the leaves begin to turn colors. Events for this month are plentiful with everything from live music, chocolate tasting, festivals, and annual events such as the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Here our three picks you won’t want to miss! Welcoming the new month, which just happens to be Library Card Sign Up Month, the Durango Public Library is...

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Mortgage Rates and Home Prices September 2022
Sep06

Mortgage Rates and Home Prices September 2022

  As the housing market, locally and nationwide, boomed during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a result of a lack of inventory. In the last couple of months, the inventory has been slowly rebuilding as have the mortgage rates. But which has impacted this fluctuation more: mortgages rates or elevated home prices? Single family home prices have increased by 17.8% (median price) from July 2021 to July 2022...

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Durango’s Open Spaces
Sep06

Durango’s Open Spaces

  As a relatively small mountain town, Durango doesn’t skimp on parks, playgrounds, and open spaces! Either to play frisbee, set the kids loose on a playground, or just relax in a park, here are some great choices to visit! Buckley Park is located in the heart of downtown right on Main Avenue in between 12th and 13th Street. A large flat area and a hill make it a great spot to set up a picnic or go sledding in the winter. Because...

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JAZZ JAM by iAM MUSIC (every other Sunday)
Aug24

JAZZ JAM by iAM MUSIC (every other Sunday)

Sunday, August 28, 2022 6:00 PM  9:00 PM 11th st station1101 Main AvenueDurango, CO, 81301United States (map) JAZZ JAM happening 6-9pm (most every other Sunday) 11th st station bring a chart and let’s get down tickets Tagged Jazz Jam, Funk Jam, Open to the Public, Music, Event Post courtesy of IAmMusic

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TBK BankThirsty 13 Half Marathon
Aug24

TBK BankThirsty 13 Half Marathon

Race Information     THE BASICS   Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 Start time: 8am   PARKING   We will have a parking coordinator stationed at the entrance to Ska Brewing who will direct you to the nearest lot with available space.   Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (Turner Drive) Closets Plus (Turner Drive) La Plata Electric Association (Frontage Road/Stewart Street) Century Link (Sawyer Drive) San Juan...

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SAN JUAN BREWFEST
Aug24

SAN JUAN BREWFEST

SAN JUAN BREWFEST AUGUST 26 – AUGUST 27 EVENT DESCRIPTION The 2022 San Juan Brewfest will be held on Friday, August 26 & Saturday, August 27 at Buckley Park in Historic Downtown Durango. The Brewfest features a VIP only day and a general admission day this year. Both days have unlimited tastings from up to 40 breweries, live music, and it all benefits United Way of Southwest Colorado. Friday August 26 from 5 to 8 pm is VIP...

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DURANGO BLUES TRAIN: AUGUST 25TH, 26TH, & 27TH
Aug24

DURANGO BLUES TRAIN: AUGUST 25TH, 26TH, & 27TH

  EVENT DESCRIPTION It’s never too early to start planning for the summer of a lifetime! Save the dates and mark your calendars for the perfect way to start or end your summer in Colorado! Join us for an exciting, moving musical experience of live blues on board the Historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s coal-fired, steam-powered train traveling through the spectacular and breathtaking canyons of the...

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