Durango Events

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The Wells Group October 2022 Statistics
Nov28

The Wells Group October 2022 Statistics

Monthly, The Wells Group compiles statistics in order to gain further understanding on the current market in relation to years past. After another busy summer, our local La Plata County real estate market is following a past trend of a slower winter season. October 2022 had 85 sales bringing this year to a total of 971. The preceding three months have all seen over 100 sales; however, it is not uncommon for less activity going into...

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December 2022 Events
Nov28

December 2022 Events

December has so many holiday themed events including many art classes for ornaments, wreaths, jewelry, cards, and more. While you can’t go wrong with any of Durango’s events, here are a few of our favorites! December 9, 10, and 11 the State Street Ballet from Santa Barbara shares the magical story of the Nutcracker live at the Fort Lewis Community Concert Hall. Suitable for, and a favorite of, all ages, this is a must see during the...

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Durango Holiday Markets 2022
Nov28

Durango Holiday Markets 2022

Every year, various Durango venues host holiday markets featuring home baked goods, handcrafted gifts, and showcase local artists. These not only provide an excellent source for gift buyers, but also support local organizations and artists! Starting this weekend, three markets will be held Saturday, November 19th. The Methodist Women United in Faith will hold their annual bazaar from 8-3 with proceeds going towards local, national,...

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Here Comes Winter–Sunday Morning Update
Nov28

Here Comes Winter–Sunday Morning Update

Durango Weather Guy Where the locals go, because the locals know! I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and holiday weekend. We had a great day on Thursday and have had a relaxing weekend. I have gone into full Christmas mode a little early this year. Those who have followed me for a while know that I tend to get a bit superstitious when it comes to winter holidays, my birthday, and snow. I even refer to my outdoor lighting as...

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THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
Nov28

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

Event Dates: November 18, 2022-January 1, 2023 Tickets are Now Available for the 2022 Season! Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our Durango Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you’ll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you...

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Thanksgiving 2022 A Little History
Nov22

Thanksgiving 2022 A Little History

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2022 occurs on Thursday, November 24. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil...

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TURKEY TROT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022
Nov22

TURKEY TROT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION One of Durango’s most popular running races for close to 30 years, the Turkey Trot presented by Animas Surgical Hospital is a holiday tradition for the whole family. Come burn off some calories and work up an appetite before your big meal! The Turkey Trot features a 5 mile race and a 1 mile fun run. All of the proceeds go to great local charities. LOCATION Smith Sports Complex 1480 E 8th Ave Durango, 81301...

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Purgatory Resort Announces Winter 2022/23 Opening Day
Nov22

Purgatory Resort Announces Winter 2022/23 Opening Day

Purgatory is pleased to announce that the 2022/23 ski season is scheduled to begin on November 19th, with snowmaking upgrades and other infrastructure and operations improvements. Purgatory will expand snowmaking coverage for the 2022/23 ski season to include lower Paradise to the midway loading of Needles Triple (Lift 6), allowing the resort to open more high-elevation early season terrain if temperatures do not allow for...

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Ska/Venture Season Kickoff Party!
Nov08

Ska/Venture Season Kickoff Party!

225 Girard St, Durango, CO 81303 Tel: (970) 247-5792 Dates: November 11, 2022 Location: Ska Brewing Address: 225 Girard St, Durango, CO 81303 Phone: (970) 247-5792 Time: 6:00 PM Price: Free Visit Website OVERVIEW Join Venture Snowboards and Ska Brewing for our 18th Annual Season Kickoff Party to welcome winter in style! Live music by Little Wilderness and an array of raffle prizes including a custom Ska/Venture snowboard! No cover!...

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Capitol Comedy at Fort Lewis College
Nov08

Capitol Comedy at Fort Lewis College

CAPITOL COMEDY uses the winning formula of musical comedy and political satire presented in a multi-media format, to engage audiences in an entertainment experience that is hilarious, insightful and non-partisan. The troupe of 6 creates material that audiences will enjoy on both sides of the aisle. With the retirement of The Capitol Steps another party must take its place. The latest hit in political satire that is hilarious,...

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Billions being spent in metaverse land grab
Nov08

Billions being spent in metaverse land grab

By Joe Tidy Cyber reporter Nearly $2bn (£1.75bn) has been spent on virtual land in the past 12 months, as people and companies race to get a foothold in the metaverse, research shows. But we are years away from the metaverse emerging as a single immersive space online where people can live, work and play in virtual reality. So is the land grab one big gamble? ‘Exhibiting my own work’ With her giant dark red mohican and...

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ANNUAL SKI SWAP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022
Nov03

ANNUAL SKI SWAP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION More than 10,000 items to choose from! New and used ski and snowboard equipment for sale at prices that cannot be beat. In addition to the vendors, local individuals will have their equipment for sale as well. Buyers will experience further bonus as they discover hiking gear, packs, car racks, and many other items. Swap proceeds are used for community group donations, patrol medical supplies, patrol equipment,...

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The 1st ever Election Day Blood Moon lunar eclipse is coming on Nov. 8
Nov03

The 1st ever Election Day Blood Moon lunar eclipse is coming on Nov. 8

This will be the second and final lunar eclipse of 2022. Early on Election Day morning, early risers will have an opportunity to observe the November Beaver Moon undergo a total eclipse. This will be the second lunar eclipse this year; the last one took place on May 16, 2022(opens in new tab). You may want to try and catch this one next week as there won’t be another total lunar eclipse until March 14, 2025. The lunar...

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Durango-area real estate prices increase in third quarter
Nov03

Durango-area real estate prices increase in third quarter

The median price for a La Plata County home was $609,750 during the third quarter of 2022. (Durango Herald file) Lack of housing inventory proves problematic for homebuyers Durango real estate prices increased during the third quarter of 2022 compared to 2021. But with an increase in sale prices, there was a decrease in the number of units sold in most areas in and around Durango, according to sales data from Durango Area Association...

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Bee Pollen: A Survival Food With Extraordinary Health Benefits
Nov03

Bee Pollen: A Survival Food With Extraordinary Health Benefits

Bee pollen is the male seed of a flower blossom, collected by honey bees and combined with the insects’ digestive enzymes. It’s a mixture of sticky pollen granules that can contain up to five million pollen spores each. It is one of my favorite natural health and survival foods and packs a powerful punch in each spoonful. Raved by many as a perfect superfood, bee pollen is considered one of nature’s most complete foods when it comes...

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GROOVY, RETRO 16 ROOM HOTEL FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET!!
Oct29

GROOVY, RETRO 16 ROOM HOTEL FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET!!

  FULLY RENOVATED CLEAN, REFRESHING, GROOVY, RETRO, 1961 16 ROOM, 18 BATH MOTEL KNOWN AS MOTEL SOCO and the POPULAR EL CAMINO LOUNGE AND MUSIC VENUE IS OFFERED FOR SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE HUGE SAN JUAN MOUNTAIN VIEWS REALLY GIVE YOU A ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH!! This fully renovated motel, lounge and music venue is packed on a daily basis with little room to get in if you don’t get there early. Almost 7 acres of prime multi...

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Can Dogs See Ghosts?
Oct27

Can Dogs See Ghosts?

While there are people who believe in the paranormal, have you ever wondered whether your dog is able to sense the spirits? After all, canines have extraordinary senses that are much sharper than a human’s. And wouldn’t it be comforting to know that your dog is able to detect a loved one who has passed on? As much as we’d like to believe there is some truth to the idea that dogs can sense the paranormal, the scientific answer is that...

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Samhain Newsletter
Oct27

Samhain Newsletter

Samhain Greetings my friends,   The time period, between Oct. 31st and Nov. 2nd is one of the most widely celebrated ancient traditions honoring our ongoing connection with ancestors and loved ones who have passed. Samhain meaning ‘summer’s end’ heralds the thinning of the veil between the seen and unseen worlds. Most of us have heard of or participated in the celebration of the Day of the Dead in Mexico or here in the US....

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Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
Oct27

Hauntings & History Ghost Tour

Join Horsefly History Tours on a special haunted underground tour this Halloween. You’ll hear true ghost stories from the buildings and businesses on Main Avenue as you explore. Highlights of the tour include the saloon block, where the ghost of a murdered sheriff still lingeres, a sporting girl still wanders a building where her throat was slashed, and a little boy still plays and runs around the halls of an old hotel where...

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Is the US facing a potential ‘tripledemic’ of flu, RSV and COVID-19?
Oct27

Is the US facing a potential ‘tripledemic’ of flu, RSV and COVID-19?

As summer ended and the United States headed into the fall and winter, doctors were worried Americans would see a “twindemic” — a situation in which both flu and COVID-19 spread at the same time. But experts told ABC News the country may now be facing the threat of a “tripledemic” as doctors see an early rise in other pediatric respiratory viruses, particularly respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. MORE: Flu...

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