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Cirque du Soleil Releases two Free 60-Minute Specials for Home Entertainment!
Apr05

Cirque du Soleil Releases two Free 60-Minute Specials for Home Entertainment!

Could there be a better time to learn that the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has released two free 60-minute specials? Let’s face it…we’ve all been ramping up our TV time since the epidemic started. We will probably look back at this time as the biggest couch-fest the world had ever seen. Well, if you’re like many of us and loosing steam on finding new Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Video options (or if...

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A Beautiful Idea for Palm Sunday
Apr05

A Beautiful Idea for Palm Sunday

How can we publicly acknowledge this important day on our calendar when so many of us will be behind closed doors? The Missionaries of the Holy Spirit posted this idea on their Facebook page: What if everyone on Sunday April 5 in the morning, puts a branch on the door of their house or on the window, to celebrate Palm Sunday? It could be any green branch you can get. This would help, despite the social distancing, to be connected as...

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When to see the ‘Full Pink Moon,’ the Biggest and Brightest Supermoon of the Year
Apr05

When to see the ‘Full Pink Moon,’ the Biggest and Brightest Supermoon of the Year

  We’re all feeling a bit stir-crazy and isolated, and there’s perhaps no better time to step outside and take in the night sky. The biggest and brightest moon of 2020, the so-called Full Pink Moon, will make an appearance over three nights in early April. The supermoon officially arrives on Tuesday. But nearly full moons on Monday and Wednesday evenings will make for equally great viewing. “It’s one of...

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HP & Me – We Take So Much for Granted
Apr03

HP & Me – We Take So Much for Granted

Check out this episode of the HP & Me Podcast! We travel on the highway of life as pilgrims on Mother Earth. There are good ways we can use the power of our mind to steer us ahead so that we can daily overcome the challenges we face and carry on with the Joy of Life. H.P. has given us pause to get down to the roots of consciousness. We Take So Much for Granted – S1:E4 The HP & Me podcast is a much needed dose of inspiration...

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Sustaining Through Uncertainty
Mar31

Sustaining Through Uncertainty

by Mark Haeussler, CEO – Alpine Leadership  The initial portion of reacting to a health and economic shock often comes with certainty of action, be it sanitizing efforts, leveraging the virtual space to the extent possible, changes in hours or shifts, and redirection of resources.  The initial shock itself provides the impetus to take action and to feel purposeful.  Leaders need to leverage this into more sustainable effort. As...

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Life on the road: A recount by Derek Abt of Liver Down the River
Mar25

Life on the road: A recount by Derek Abt of Liver Down the River

We all know the life of a musician is a glorified one. But not all of us realize the all-encompassing commitments of being in a band. As the great Bon Scott of AC/DC said, “it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll.” Touring really has its ups and downs. I mean, you’re in a 6-person marriage living in a van. For people who have issues regarding personal space, it’s probably not the best career path for you. That being...

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Leading Through Uncertainty
Mar24

Leading Through Uncertainty

People crave certainty. Certainty creates confidence and reduces stress. We model the future, project it based on past experiences, and make educated predictions. As for seeing the future, such ability to anticipate with certainty is the thing of science fiction movies. Like it or not, some level of uncertainty is a passenger on any voyage. Instead of hoping for certainty, frame the future as a range, from predictable to chaotic. It...

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Over 100,000 People have Recovered from COVID-19!
Mar23

Over 100,000 People have Recovered from COVID-19!

According to Bing’s COVID-19 tracker, 101,383 cases of the Coronavirus have been confirmed recoveries. The worldwide pandemic is showing some hope now that 27% of all cases have recovered, with that metric on the rise. Stay safe out there, Durangatangs, and here are some things we’ve been doing to stay upbeat while we get through this challenge: -Get some fresh air and take a walk outside! -Get out some art supplies and...

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Coronavirus updates– no cases in La Plata County
Mar22

Coronavirus updates– no cases in La Plata County

As of 4 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020, the State of Colorado reports no cases of Corona Virus in La Plata County. No cases have been reported in Montezuma or Archuleta Counties as well! Colorado Case Summary (Updated 3/22/20 at 4:00 p.m.) PDF version Note: This summary only includes data through 3/21 and does not reflect cases since then. 591 cases 58 hospitalized 29 counties 5,436 people tested 6 deaths 5 outbreaks at residential and...

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Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) Activates in response to COVID-19
Mar20

Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) Activates in response to COVID-19

CERF (Community Emergency Relief Fund) is designated for broad-based community emergencies in Southwest Colorado. Established in 2008 in response to the Season’s Restaurant fire, CERF has been activated for the Gold King Mine spill in 2015, the Adobe Building fire in Pagosa Springs in 2016, and the 416 Fire in 2018. Donations to CERF are designated for emergency use and distribution of funds is determined by an advisory...

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An Update on Developments During the Virus Crisis
Mar20

An Update on Developments During the Virus Crisis

We’ve summarized some of the highlights of the changing social and medical environment during the pandemic.

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Covid-19 Map from Johns Hopkins
Mar18

Covid-19 Map from Johns Hopkins

This map from Johns Hopkins University and Medical Center keeps almost up to the minute data on the spread of the Novel Covid-19 virus throughout the world. We’ve shrunk the map to show the USA, but it can be expanded to see other parts of the world. The full map with additional information can be found here – https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html 

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Ward Off COVID-19 by Keeping Your Immune System Strong
Mar13

Ward Off COVID-19 by Keeping Your Immune System Strong

From Harvard Medical School: Your immune system is your body’s defense system. When a harmful invader — like a cold or flu virus, or the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 — gets into your body, your immune system mounts an attack. Known as an immune response, this attack is a sequence of events that involves various cells and unfolds over time. Following general health guidelines is the best step you can take toward keeping your...

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Veterans Breakfast
Mar13

Veterans Breakfast

The Durango Veterans Breakfast will be held at the fairgrounds banquet hall. Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 9 AM – 11 AM La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center 2500 Main Ave, Durango, Colorado 81301 All veterans, their families and guest are invited to the breakfasts, featuring the VFW Post 4031 homemade sausage gravy and Southern home-style biscuits, eggs, smoked bacon, sausage, O’brien potatoes, fresh fruit, yogurts, cereals, juice...

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St. Patrick’s Drag Show Party
Mar13

St. Patrick’s Drag Show Party

Come out and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the LGBTQ way! We may not be Irish but we know how to Party! Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM – 10 PM Three Rivers Tap and Game room 111 East main, Farmington, New Mexico 87401 Facebook Event Page

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Toubab Krewe
Feb28

Toubab Krewe

Some music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs below all human activity, a sound aching to be born without a flag or fixed allegiance – free, questing, overflowing with immediate, tangible life. This is the music of Toubab Krewe, the vibrant Asheville, NC-based instrumental powerhouse that creates a sonic Pangaea that lustily...

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Durango Celtic Festival
Feb28

Durango Celtic Festival

One of Durango, Colorado’s best events of the year! Get live music, music workshops, and great venues in its amazing downtown area for an entire weekend! Durango Celtic Festival features rich musical and cultural heritage, full expressive gamut of folk music at its best, and are justly renowned for their thrilling live shows. March 12 – 14, 2020 Venues Tickets See artists like Ed Miller & Rich Brotherton, Alasdair...

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The San Juan Symphony
Feb23

The San Juan Symphony

Have you ever been to a show by the San Juan Symphony? On Sunday, February 23, a 250th celebration of Beethoven will take place at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis. On Saturday, the performance will be held in Farmington. According to the website, “In addition to the monumental “Eroica” Symphony, enjoy the Leonore Overture played Side-by-Side with student musicians and a World Premiere by David Biedenbender to honor the...

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Pilobolus – Come to Your Senses
Feb23

Pilobolus – Come to Your Senses

Pilobolus – Come to Your Senses After nearly 50 years, Pilobolus Dance Theatre remains a major American dance company of international influence. Pilobolus, with its unique vision of modern dance, stretches the boundaries of human movement with a dazzling mix of humor, intelligence, physical invention and raw athleticism. The troupe’s collaborative choreographic process and unique weight-sharing approach to partnering gives the...

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Durango Kennel Club Celebrates Dogs!
Feb18

Durango Kennel Club Celebrates Dogs!

Durango Kennel Club Celebrates Dogs! The Durango Kennel Club just celebrated its annual awards banquet—  celebrating the achievements of its members with their beloved dogs.   Held at the Kennebec Restaurant in Hesperus this year, the food was excellent. and the DKC members all enjoyed the event. Once a year the DKC membership gathers in celebration of the AKC titles member dogs have earned in the past year.  As the only AKC club in...

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