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Colorado can expect a warm, dry winter ahead, NOAA report says
Oct19

Colorado can expect a warm, dry winter ahead, NOAA report says

                                By BEN REPPERT | WeatherNation TV PUBLISHED: October 17, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. | UPDATED: October 18, 2020 at 12:56 p.m. Colorado can expect a warm, dry winter ahead, NOAA report says This will likely lead to an intensification of the ongoing drought in Colorado Coloradans can expect a warmer, drier, and less snowy winter than...

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La Plata County Residential Real Estate Numbers for September
Oct10

La Plata County Residential Real Estate Numbers for September

This week we have the latest La Plata County residential real estate transactions for the month of September. Not surprisingly, it was a standout month of transactions. With 186 total transactions, it is the highest month of any in 2020, and higher than any other September since prior to 2011. Year to date, we have seen 979 total residential sales, whereas last year at this time there were 888 total sales. The median sales price...

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Real Estate in the News
Oct10

Real Estate in the News

This week we have the latest national real estate news headlines. Across the board, we continue to see significant market activity, even in the midst of COVID. Here are some of the articles: Home Prices Increase in 20 US Cities: We have seen historically low mortgage rates, which gives buyers more buying power, and the ability to search for homes outside of their previous price range. According to this HousingWire article, “The...

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Durango Hot Springs
Oct10

Durango Hot Springs

Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa is now open daily. Formerly known as Trimble Hot Springs, the resort has undergone a massive renovation, along with a new name. The resort includes a saltwater swimming pool and four mineral soaking tubs. The water from these hot springs reaches the surface at 120 degrees, and comes from deep underground. The pool includes a 25-meter lap swim section. The Durango Hot Springs Resort also features a...

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2020 Market Season – now until October 31st
Oct10

2020 Market Season – now until October 31st

  2020 Market Season – now until October 31st Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) Social distancing plans in place! (no pets/dogs allowed at the market) “It is the mission of the Durango Farmers Market to strengthen community ties to agriculture: by providing a venue for regional agricultural producers to sell their products; by preserving open space; by promoting healthy farming...

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Take a walk in the park by the river… Durango’s parks are OPEN!!
Jul28

Take a walk in the park by the river… Durango’s parks are OPEN!!

Take a walk in the park by the river… in one of Durango Colorado’s many parks!  Or if you prefer take your bike or your boat and enjoy the float!! Durango’s 800 acres of beautiful clean safe parks by the Animas River are open.  Time for a walk or take your bike, kayak, tube or raft… the river is calling.  The river trail goes through the parks and allows you to hike and bike and enjoy the gorgeous scenery and...

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Did you miss our herding trial last weekend?
Jul24

Did you miss our herding trial last weekend?

Did you miss our herding trial? Kudos to our hard working, dedicated lovers of Herding events! Two highly successful days of herding fun and competition this past weekend!   Special recognition goes to: Incredible Trial Chairpersons- Mia Stovall and Kay Rizzardi Amazing Trial Secretary-  Kris Read Superb Course Director- Jim Lewis Purveyor of Gourmet Luncheons- Karen Lewis, assisted by Gail Gardner Photographer...

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Monsoon Season is kicking in… expect some rain this weekend!!
Jul20

Monsoon Season is kicking in… expect some rain this weekend!!

  We got a little rain on Monday- .11 inches, but expect more as Monsoon Season is kicking in… expect some rain this weekend!! Our Durango area Monsoon Season lasts from July 1 to September 30.  Some weather professionals are suggesting that we will get less rain than normal this year. Let’s prove them wrong and ask the rain season to settle in an bring moisture to our parched region.  Rain Rain come today and come...

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Our Lovely Local Animas River
Jun24

Our Lovely Local Animas River

One of our favorite features about Durango is the Animas River, as it runs through the middle of town. For years, this river has provided a variety of outdoor adventures. According to this article on the Duranglers website, “The Animas River is the major stream draining the high alpine terrain of the Needle Mountains. It heads in small meadows on the flanks of Cinnamon Mountain north of Silverton, then plunges through wild canyons as...

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CAR Numbers May 2020
Jun23

CAR Numbers May 2020

This week, we have the latest real estate numbers for La Plata County for the month of May. The below charts show a detailed breakdown of several market segments in La Plata County, showing La Plata County as a whole, Durango In Town, Durango Rural, Bayfield In Town, Bayfield Rural, Ignacio In Town, Ignacio Rural, Vallecito, and Durango Mountain Area. These charts indicate the statistics and key metrics for single family homes and...

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A Reminder that Durango’s Face-Covering Order has been Extended Indefinitely
Jun23

A Reminder that Durango’s Face-Covering Order has been Extended Indefinitely

The city of Durango extended its mandatory face-covering order indefinitely in response to the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, June 16th, Durango City Council voted unanimously to extend the order, which had been scheduled to end Friday. Face coverings have been hotly debated locally and nationally. Councilors made the decision after considering public input, business needs, tourism concerns and the most recent research available...

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Purgatory Opens for Summer Activities!
Jun16

Purgatory Opens for Summer Activities!

June 20 marks an exciting day for Durango—Purgatory opens for the summer season! Each year, Purgatory hosts several fun activities for locals and tourists alike, and we are excited to see 2020 is no exception. Of course, most people know it as our local ski resort, but summertime is also a fun time to enjoy the outdoors at Purgatory. There is a morning session and an afternoon session available to help minimize crowds. The Alpine...

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Senate passes bill Lengthening Coronavirus Small-Business Loan Terms
Jun04

Senate passes bill Lengthening Coronavirus Small-Business Loan Terms

By Richard Cowan and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation on Wednesday giving small businesses up to 24 weeks to use Paycheck Protection Program loans created during the coronavirus pandemic, up from the current eight-week deadline. The legislation, already passed by the House of Representatives, now goes to President Donald Trump to sign into law. The program was created in March...

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Durango Businesses Reopening
May15

Durango Businesses Reopening

With the state’s new “Safer At Home” policy, businesses are reopening around town. Here’s a list of businesses in La Plata and Archuleta county that have opened, along with their business type. Business Self-Certification List Please remember to stay at home and social distance as much as possible. When going out be conscious of the people around you and wear a mask. With more people out and about, virus...

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Animas Museum Online Exhibits
May14

Animas Museum Online Exhibits

Are you familiar with Durango’s vast history? Our local Animas Museum in Durango offers rich details of past local events, people, and economy. With the COVID measures, they now feature an interesting and informative online exhibit! The first exhibit tells the story and history of Zaidee Rockwood Perkins’ wedding dress. Married in Durango in 1901, the online exhibit tells of her family history and the festivities of the wedding. In...

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Petition: Colorado & COVID-19: do something different!
May12

Petition: Colorado & COVID-19: do something different!

COVID-19 is rapidly spreading throughout the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is neither transparent nor up-to-date. It is likely that hundreds of people in the greater Denver area are carrying this novel disease due to the constant flow of skiing/snowboarding tourism as well as our big international airport. They are likely experiencing mild symptoms or are asymptomatic and unaware. This...

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The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them (Written by an esteemed immunologist)
May12

The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them (Written by an esteemed immunologist)

Please read this link to learn about the author and background to these posts. It seems many people are breathing some relief, and I’m not sure why. An epidemic curve has a relatively predictable upslope and once the peak is reached, the back slope can also be predicted. We have robust data from the outbreaks in China and Italy, that shows the backside of the mortality curve declines slowly, with deaths persisting for months. Assuming...

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Covid 19 Resources in Durango
May08

Covid 19 Resources in Durango

  #DurangoStrong We know life has been a bit crazy with the COVID 19 epidemic. One of the most frustrating things is not knowing what resources are available to you during these times. We have collaborated with Durango Strong and Durango like a local to feature the information they have gathered. We are all in this together and it is important that we support all Durangotangs. Durango Strong website: https://www.durangostrong.com...

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Centura-Mercy Regional Medical Center Launches Community COVID-19 Testing
May01

Centura-Mercy Regional Medical Center Launches Community COVID-19 Testing

Centura – Mercy Regional Medical Center is now providing seven-day-a-week community COVID-19 testing to La Plata County residents, beginning immediately and continuing for as long as needed. “As access to supply improves, we have progressively increased COVID-19 testing. We have now expanded testing to rural communities with limited testing access as Colorado moves towards easing shelter-in-place restrictions,” stated Dr. Shauna...

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Tee Time – Golfing Allowed With COVID-19 Restrictions
Apr16

Tee Time – Golfing Allowed With COVID-19 Restrictions

GOOD NEWS… Hillcrest Golf Course right in-town town re-opened to the public on April 7th with COVID-19 restriction in place to allow golfers a safe outdoor activity. http://www.golfhillcrest.com/ Dalton Ranch, just 6 miles north of town, golf course is now open (Clubhouse is closed) with restrictions in place. Call 970-247-8774 to pre-pay tee time and review restrictions. https://www.daltonranch.com/golf The Glacier Club’s...

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