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239 Experts With One Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne
Jul06

239 Experts With One Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne

The W.H.O. has resisted mounting evidence that viral particles floating indoors are infectious, some scientists say. The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive.   The coronavirus is finding new victims worldwide, in bars and restaurants, offices, markets and casinos, giving rise to frightening clusters of infection that increasingly confirm what many scientists have been saying for months: The virus lingers in the...

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4th of July in Durango
Jul03

4th of July in Durango

Durango has unfortunately cancelled fireworks display and 4th of July parade.  But that doesn’t mean celebrating US independence is cancelled! But if you are willing to drive a bit, Farmington will have their display tonight. July 3, 2020 9:25 p.m. – Fireworks Display Fireworks set off from Sullivan Hill, simulcast on KWYK 94.9 FM. Sullivan Hill is west of the intersection of College Blvd. and 30th Street. Please note, San...

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Trump hints at ‘generous’ second coronavirus stimulus check. Here’s how much you could get
Jun26

Trump hints at ‘generous’ second coronavirus stimulus check. Here’s how much you could get

President Trump signaled Monday that he’s open to a second stimulus check for Americans still reeling financially from the coronavirus pandemic and the related economic lockdown. Asked during an interview by Scripps reporter Joe St. George whether he plans to give another cash payment to some Americans, Trump said: “Yeah we are. We are.” “We will be doing another stimulus package,” he added....

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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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Hottest day ever recorded north of the Arctic Circle; reached 100.4 F; 80 years faster than expected
Jun23

Hottest day ever recorded north of the Arctic Circle; reached 100.4 F; 80 years faster than expected

Even if a small fraction of the Arctic seafloor carbon is released to the atmosphere, we’re fucked. Climatologist Dr. Jason Box, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland We all have our hands full at the moment, with multiple catastrophes occurring at once. Before scrolling past the headline of this diary, I implore you to explore this diary, as the vigil we keep over the climate crisis has accelerated beyond our wildest...

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In pictures: Rare solar eclipse darkens Asia on the summer solstice
Jun23

In pictures: Rare solar eclipse darkens Asia on the summer solstice

Skywatchers in parts of West Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, South Asia, southern China and Taiwan have been treated to a dramatic solar eclipse. Photographers have taken photos of the annular eclipse – also known as a ring of fire – where the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, leaving just a thin ring of light visible. This eclipse coincided with the summer solstice – the northern hemisphere’s longest...

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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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SOCIAL DISTANCING/SHELTER-IN-PLACE HUMOR
Jun16

SOCIAL DISTANCING/SHELTER-IN-PLACE HUMOR

Laughter is The Best Medicine! Please Enjoy! Love is the most powerful force in the Universe. It’s a great day to be creating miracles.    

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Durango Farmers Market Open
Jun11

Durango Farmers Market Open

Did you know that the farmers market is open for business in 2020? 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! The Market will be funtioning as a “food chain supplier” or basically, a local out-door grocery store! We will not be focusing on the “community gathering place” environment we normally...

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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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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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