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More Durango Restaurants & Businesses Reopening
May29

More Durango Restaurants & Businesses Reopening

The weather is turning and people are looking to get out and about… safely! Did you know that you could go to Prima Pasta or Oscar’s Diner?  Here is a partial list of open restaurants in Durango. Lone Spur Cafe – 619 Main Ave Durango Diner – 957 Main Jean-Pierre – 601 Main Primi Pasta & Wine Bar – 1201 Main Ave Ste 102 Glacier Management Associates, Mineshaft Bar & Grill – 212 N....

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City Issues Mask Mandate thru June 19
May29

City Issues Mask Mandate thru June 19

Citing safety and the support from local businesses, the Durango City Council agreed to issue an emergency order that requires anyone entering a business or public building in town to wear a mask.    

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Can you get the virus from a surface?
May28

Can you get the virus from a surface?

As lockdowns lift, many more Americans are going to come in contact with surfaces that other people have touched: doorknobs, tabletops, shopping bags and more. And I know that many people find these situations confusing. The early scientific advice seemed to encourage people to treat surface contact with utmost seriousness. More recently, research has suggested that few people get the virus this way. The main transmission mechanism...

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Momentum
May28

Momentum

Momentum can be a blessing and a curse.  As a science term, momentum simply states: Objects at rest tend to stay at rest, and objects in motion tend to stay in motion, unless acted upon by force.  Business initiatives, policies, patterns of behavior, and attitudes will build momentum and then remain in the direction that they were created. We often hope for the scenario where we have everything going well, where we can let the...

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City of Durango issues Face Covering Order
May28

City of Durango issues Face Covering Order

Interim City Manager Amber Blake, pursuant to the emergency declaration related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, has issued order #2020-08 requiring all persons shall to wear a Face Covering when entering, waiting in line to enter and while in the following locations within the City of Durango: Any place of business engaged in any sales or other transactions of any kind to the general public and any place that offers...

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As a Reminder, Free Testing is Available to All Coloradans
May28

As a Reminder, Free Testing is Available to All Coloradans

Ten weeks after the coronavirus’s presence first was confirmed in the state, any Coloradan with COVID-19 symptoms can now get tested, for free, whether or not they have health insurance, Gov. Jared Polis announced Monday. That’s a major change. In the initial months of the pandemic, testing was limited largely to front-line health workers and people who already were hospitalized with suspected COVID-19, or who had severe enough...

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What’s Open and Not for Memorial Day
May21

What’s Open and Not for Memorial Day

State campgrounds and area marinas will be open for Memorial Day Weekend, but developed recreation areas in the San Juan National Forest will closed, and there’s a fire ban.    

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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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Do You Have To Pay Taxes On Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check?
May12

Do You Have To Pay Taxes On Your Coronavirus Stimulus Check?

In mid-April, the government began sending out direct payments to Americans as part of the larger coronavirus stimulus package. While the money was much needed by those who lost income as a result of the pandemic, many are wondering whether there’s a catch. Will the money be taxed later? Is it simply a tax refund advance that will need to be paid back next year? If you’re confused about how stimulus payments affect your taxes, you’re...

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COVID-19 Testing Updates for La Plata County
May12

COVID-19 Testing Updates for La Plata County

Free COVID-19 testing is now available through a SJBPH and Mercy Medical Center partnership. Official COVID-19 Information for Southwest Colorado: San Juan Basin Public Health Coronoavirus Information and San Juan Basin Public Health’s Facebook Page *If you live in Southwest Colorado and have been/still are exhibiting coronavirus-related symptoms San Juan Basin Public Health is asking that you fill out a brief and anonymous survey:...

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Durango Continues to Provide Outdoor Outlets Amid Crisis
May08

Durango Continues to Provide Outdoor Outlets Amid Crisis

It’s a true blessing to be living in Durango during these times. We have beautiful scenery, great warm spring/summer weather, and access to the great outdoors close by. But what, exactly, is open, and what is closed? We aim to help! Here is an update of current In-Town outdoor closures/openings from the City Of Durango: City of Durango open space, parks and trails are OPEN. Residents are encouraged to continue hiking, biking,...

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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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Durango Farmers Market Open for Business
May08

Durango Farmers Market Open for Business

Durango, Colorado is a community that is tightly woven and significantly strives to better one another and grow as a whole. That is the overall goal of the Durango Farmers Market! The farmers market will be open for business once again starting Saturday, May 9th and will continue until October. The vendors from this market are not only just from Durango, but also the entire region! La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, San Juan CO and San...

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Enjoy your Spring Blue Sky Day!!
May06

Enjoy your Spring Blue Sky Day!!

Enjoy your Spring Blue Sky Day!!      We are blessed in SW Colorado with many days of sunshine per year.  Along with roughly 300 days of sunshine annually comes the bright blue sky!  Nothing like it to bring cheer and good will.      SW Colorado has awesome mountain views in almost all directions.  Beautiful Durango is surrounded by 3,000,000 acres of national forest and twelve mountains over 14,000 feet tall.  A river runs through...

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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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Our featured real estate broker team: Charles and Mary Rigby– with Bailey!
Apr27

Our featured real estate broker team: Charles and Mary Rigby– with Bailey!

  Charles and Mary’s differences certainly seem to complement each other perfectly. With their unique perspectives, they have been known to put their heads together and make even the most difficult situation better. “Charles and I have never underestimated the power of teamwork. It’s nice to know that you have someone you can always count on at your side when you need them,” says Mary. This active couple also shares traits like...

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A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation
Apr24

A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation

Good day all! It has been a wonderfully sunny spring this year! With this fantastic weather comes the natural explosion of wide variety of weeds. This makes maintaining gardens and yards a lot more trouble than it needs to be. In this part of Colorado we see a great deal of leafy greens pop up such as Dandelions, Curly/Yellow Dock, Common Mallow, Prickly Lettuce, and so much more. The plants I’ve just listed are known to many...

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