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AUTUMN ARTS FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 18 -19
Sep16

AUTUMN ARTS FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 18 -19

  With concern for the safety of our Durango Autumn Arts Festival attendees, the following adjustments have been made to the event: To avoid clustered gatherings, there will be no indoor live entertainment, food court, or artist dinner. Patrons are encouraged to enjoy food from downtown restaurants. Social distancing measures will be maintained outside, and the art booths will be set up normally for the enjoyment and safe...

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LPEA board votes to retire $4 million in Capital Credits to members
Sep16

LPEA board votes to retire $4 million in Capital Credits to members

    DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors voted at its meeting today to retire $4 million in Capital Credits to LPEA members. Credits from 1996, 1997, and 1998 are being retired, so members with LPEA accounts during those years will see their share of LPEA’s margins (based on electric use) as a bill credit or check in November. This retirement is in addition to the $1.5 million retired...

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Durango KC 4-Day Show – Oct 21-24!
Sep16
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Fall Weekend in Durango Itinerary
Sep10

Fall Weekend in Durango Itinerary

Durango, Colorado is a mountain town that offers a little bit of everything. No matter what your style is, there is a trail, shop, or spa for you to enjoy. During the fall, the weather is cooler and the activities are limitless. While you’re in town, check out these top picks and maybe you’ll decide to stay for a while! Arriving: -Fly into Durango – La Plata County Airport (DRO) and take Durango Cab or Buckhorn Limousine to your hotel...

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On board to have fun
Sep06

On board to have fun

    Artist Tim Kapustka, left, and Chase and Jen LaCroix, of Durango Outdoor Exchange, model some of their paddleboards from the locally based Colorado Paddle Co. The three are partnering on the business, with the LaCroixes selling the boards at their store and Kapustka doing the design work./ Photo by Jennaye Derge   I don’t know when I first heard “Durango” used as an adjective, but the first time I used it as such...

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Durango Dance launching in Mancos Community Center
Sep06

Durango Dance launching in Mancos Community Center

  Montezuma County residents won’t have to drive to Durango to take their children to the studio’s ballet classes By Kala Parkinson Journal staff writer Friday, Sep. 3, 2021 8:16 Updated Friday, Sep. 3, 2021 8:48 Pictured in April, Durango Dance instructor Amanda McKovich teaches students how to do the “worm” dance during Durango Dance Camp. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)   Durango Dance, a 12-year mainstay for youth...

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List Of 10 Most Expensive NFTs Ever Sold
Sep01

List Of 10 Most Expensive NFTs Ever Sold

The following will list the top 10 most expensive NFTs on the market and help you understand why these NFTs are valuables. The crypto community is more than eager to invest in NFTs such as unique digital assets, songs, images, collectibles, GIFs, or Memes. More so, they are voraciously buying various non-fungible tokens creating a new form of digital assets industry from the last few months. Well, just in February, there are more than...

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Electric vehicle fast charging station opens at Purgatory Resort; Local EV charging corridor complete
Sep01

Electric vehicle fast charging station opens at Purgatory Resort; Local EV charging corridor complete

DURANGO, Colo. – An electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging station is now available for public  use at Purgatory Resort thanks to a partnership between the resort and La Plata Electric  Association (LPEA). Located on Purgatory Blvd. behind the Kendall building, the new station  completes the EV fast-charging corridor running through LPEA’s service territory. Other fast  charging stations are already available at Centennial park in Pagosa...

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Fauci ‘certain’ Americans will need COVID-19 booster shots
Aug29

Fauci ‘certain’ Americans will need COVID-19 booster shots

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said that he was “certain” that Americans would need booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine but how long they’ll need to wait to get them could change. “I’m certain we’re going to need that third dose, looking at the data that we’re seeing,” the White House chief medical advisor said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Fauci said that the White House was moving ahead with plans to give out the boosters eight months...

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FOUR CORNERS MOTORCYCLE RALLY
Aug29

FOUR CORNERS MOTORCYCLE RALLY

Join us in 2021 in Durango, Colorado! Labor Day Weekend | Friday, September 3 – Sunday, September 5, 2021 Ride the Million Dollar Highway, Races, Stunt Shows, Live Music, Bike Shows, & More Website Update Coming Soon with Ticket Information, VIP & Hotel Packages, Camping & More! Thursday, September 2, 2021 Famous Silverton Gunfight by the Silverton Gunfighters Association Silverton, CO – Corner of 12th and...

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LPEA board commits to enable broadband access to local communities
Aug27

LPEA board commits to enable broadband access to local communities

  DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors passed a resolution at its meeting yesterday clarifying the role of the cooperative in bringing broadband services to local communities. The resolution, which passed 11 to 1, outlines the following LPEA strategic goal for broadband communications: LPEA will pursue a funding and partnership strategy that will enable broadband connections to its...

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A grim warning from Israel: Vaccination blunts, but does not defeat Delta
Aug21

A grim warning from Israel: Vaccination blunts, but does not defeat Delta

                “Now is a critical time,” Israeli Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz said as the 56-year-old got a COVID-19 booster shot on 13 August, the day his country became the first nation to offer a third dose of vaccine to people as young as age 50. “We’re in a race against the pandemic.” His message was meant for his fellow Israelis, but it is a warning to the world. Israel has among...

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Aurum Labs in Durango receives state certification for hemp testing
Aug21

Aurum Labs in Durango receives state certification for hemp testing

                              Luke Mason, co-owner of Aurum Labs, examines control samples used to calibrate equipment used to test recreational marijuana products at the firm’s lab in the Durango Tech Center. The company has received a state certification to test hemp, and is now seeking approval from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. (Durango Herald file) By...

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Fun at Lake Nighthorse Go Fish Durango
Aug21

Fun at Lake Nighthorse Go Fish Durango

  While you’re in Durango “Let’s Go Fish” 970-759-8059 NOW OPEN! LAKE NIGHTHORSE FISHING CHARTERS   A Trip to Remember Coming to Durango Colorado “Let’s Go Fish” Booking with us ensures that you have a fantastic fishing adventure. Our experienced captain has over 20 years of fishing guide experience. Everything is up to date and double-checked to provide you with a safe and rewarding experience that the entire family...

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BBQ and Mini Golf
Aug21

BBQ and Mini Golf

                    With two locations in Durango, Serious Texas BBQ is a true staple – locals and visitors their smoked meats. They offer house smoked beef brisket, pulled pork, turkey, chicken, ribs, and spicy Elgin Texas Sausage. If you want more than just the meat, try one of their sandwiches or nachos featuring one, or more, of these delectable treats. One of the local’s favorites...

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The Powerhouse Science Center
Aug21

The Powerhouse Science Center

                  Durango is home to The Powerhouse Science Center and MakerLab, the Southwest’s premier interactive science center for all ages. They produce one-of-a-kind exhibits, programs, and activities to induce imagination, curiosity, and overall exploration of the past, present, and future. Aptly named after the site they’re located in, a restored 1893 electric plant, The Powerhouse...

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Marketplace Numbers July 2021
Aug21

Marketplace Numbers July 2021

  The Wells Group released La Plata County year-to-date statistics and July did not disappoint. Last month there were 149 properties sold, making 807 the new total from January 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021. While there were less sales in July 2021 than July 2020, the year-to-date sales total is 167 more than last year. The average sold price for the year is $603,373 and the median is $525,000. Both of these increased about...

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Animas City Night Bazaar
Aug17

Animas City Night Bazaar

The great Animas City passeggiata returns! We’ll see you back on the streets each last Wednesday of the month from 5-8 pm June till October! Check out our mobile-enabled map for a next-level experience of our twist on this Italian tradition that is the perfect solution to physically distanced fun. 2021 Bazaar Themes 5pm-8pm Last Wednesday of each month ​June 30: “Homegrown Hootenanny” (sponsored by The Durango Team) July 28:...

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Michael Martin Murphey This Friday Aug 13th
Aug09

Michael Martin Murphey This Friday Aug 13th

From the Durango Community Concert Hall: “Legendary singer, songwriter, Grammy award winner, and western historian Michael Martin Murphey will headline this year’s La Plata County’s “Friday at the Fair” on August 13th. He will take the stage at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena at 8:00 pm, rain or shine. Allison, CO native and country-western singer, songwriter Tyller Gummersall kicks off the show at 7:15 pm. Gates...

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Wildflower season offers scenic hikes
Aug07

Wildflower season offers scenic hikes

By Jim Mimiaga Journal staff writer Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 6:07 Updated Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 7:14 Wildflower season is in full bloom along the Horse Creek trail. (Jim Mimiaga/The Journal) Wildflower season is in full bloom along the Horse Creek trail. (Jim Mimiaga/The Journal) Wildflowers are blooming in the San Juan Mountains are are thriving from all the rain. Here are three trails to view them. Horse Creek Trail: This trailhead is on...

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