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8 PM Thursday KNIGHT FIGHT NIGHT
Feb01

8 PM Thursday KNIGHT FIGHT NIGHT

NEW EVENT! 8 PM KNIGHT FIGHT NIGHT Animas City Theatre – 128 E College Dr “off with his head” Animas Armored Combat Knight Fight. Live and in person! Representatives from some of your favorite local bars and breweries compete in armor for their first time against each other with a big prize for the winners. Professional fighters will also be doing MMA style fights in medieval armor. Hard hitting and adrenaline pumping. Must be...

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Snowdown Light Parade Friday February 3
Feb01

Snowdown Light Parade Friday February 3

FREE special shuttle offered for Snowdown Light Parade Friday February 3 from Fairgrounds to Transit Center every 20 minutes. Starts at 3 pm, last shuttle leaves Downtown at 8 pm. Brought to you by Snowdown, City of Durango, and the Durango Business Improvement District. 6 PM ANNUAL SNOWDOWN LIGHT PARADE Main from College Dr to 12th St Hosted by Purgatory Resort. Let there be light Durango! It’s Durango’s only nighttime light parade...

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Not Your Aunt Mary’s Piano
Jan31

Not Your Aunt Mary’s Piano

After a family trip, Rosalyn Fry was inspired by public pianos out in the open for anyone to play. A donated piano and an artist friend later, and the first of what would become nine painted pianos was displayed in Aztec. Artists volunteer their time to paint a piano donated to Fry – upright pianos are surprisingly easy to come by – and the City of Aztec puts on events to highlight the pianos and local musicians. By Hannah Robertson This story is sponsored by Three Rivers Brewery and Northern Edge Casino

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Cycling Team Shifts Sponsorship Strategy
Jan27

Cycling Team Shifts Sponsorship Strategy

For nearly two decades, the Colavita Foods brand was synonymous with amateur bike racing. Recently the core group of members that make up the team, decided to get back into the local community for race team support. Now, with the help of Easy Coffee Roaster and a handful of Four Corners businesses, the team will target a slate of races throughout the region in 2023. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings and Kroeger’s Ace Hardware

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SnowDown Events 2023
Jan26

SnowDown Events 2023

Here is the List of all the Snowdown events https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0577/3371/0010/files/2023_schedule_1_16_23.pdf?v=1673911116 Post courtesy of SnowDown.org  

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Snow Day Readiness
Jan25

Snow Day Readiness

What with all the snow this winter so far, how do you know if you’re parked on a snow route, or when your street will be plowed? The City of Durango prioritizes certain roads during heavy snowfall and has a handy snow route map to figure out where you can and can’t park during a snowstorm. The Redball Express returns to Durango’s Snowdown activities to help fundraise for Durango and Bayfield Rotary Clubs. And the City of Durango and Durango Fire Protection District have decided against moving forward with a joint facility for the Durango Police Department and fire station at River City Hall. By Hannah Robertson This story is sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Pop’s Truck & RV Center

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La Plata County Humane Society Hopes for Banner Year
Jan24

La Plata County Humane Society Hopes for Banner Year

The La Plata County Humane Society completed a full shelter renovation that modernized and upgraded the 52-year-old building. Now on-par with the most modern facilities in the Four Corners area, the non-profit can more easily carry out its objective of enhancing and protecting the lives of companion animals. By Connor Shreve This story is sponsored by The Man Cave Barbers and Serious Texas BBQ

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One Team Scavenger Hunt Durango Fri Jan 27, 2023
Jan22

One Team Scavenger Hunt Durango Fri Jan 27, 2023

One Team Scavenger Hunt Durango Puzzling Adventures™ are a cross between a scavenger hunt, an adventure race, and an informative self-guided tour. About this Event Puzzling Adventures™ are a cross between a scavenger hunt, an adventure race, and an informative self-guided tour. Each adventure consists of a series of locations that you are guided to where you are required to answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next...

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Making Night Skies Darker
Jan20

Making Night Skies Darker

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered how to keep the stars so bright? The Colorado Tourism Office has partnered with the International Dark Skies Association to help communities get their Dark Sky Certificate, a way to celebrate and maintain the beauty of the night skies. Durango, Colorado, is participating in the Colorado Dark Sky Mentorship Program through OEDIT and the Colorado Tourism Office. The program will help Durango and other participating communities learn what they need to do to get their certification and help spread the word on the importance of darker night skies and brighter stars. By Hannah Robertson This story is sponsored by Tafoya Barret and Associates and Pop’s Truck and RV

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Lunar New Year 2023: The Year of the Rabbit
Jan19

Lunar New Year 2023: The Year of the Rabbit

What Is the Lunar New Year? Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year) happens this year on Sunday, January 22, 2023. Why does the Lunar New Year start at a different time each year? How is this important holiday celebrated? What does the Year of the Rabbit symbolize? Learn all about this holiday! When Is Lunar New Year? Lunar New Year begins on the date (in East Asia) of the second new Moon after the winter solstice, which...

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FLC All-American Sets Her Sights Even Higher
Jan19

FLC All-American Sets Her Sights Even Higher

FLC Junior runner Katie Fankhouser enjoyed a celebrity welcome home to Durango after placing 26th in the NCAA Division Two Cross Country National Championships. After a short break, her focus for 2023 include school records and a National Championship. By Connor Shreve This story is sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates and ServiceMaster Restore

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Year End Real Estate Recap with Dan Korman
Jan19

Year End Real Estate Recap with Dan Korman

On this episode of the Durango Real Estate Update, Dan Korman delves into the year-end statistics focusing on average sales pricing in Durango, Bayfield, and north county resort area. The prices maintained record levels in 2022, but the number of units sold were down across the board year over year. Watch this month’s episode for the 2022 real estate market recap. By Dan Korman This story is sponsored by Alpenglow Properties, LLC

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Cuddly Kokopelli Cave is a Farmington B&B Staple
Jan18

Cuddly Kokopelli Cave is a Farmington B&B Staple

Initially a local geologist’s dream office located seventy feet below sandstone ground, Kokopelli Cave became a five-star bed and breakfast in Farmington. It’s located on a three-hundred-foot desert cliff overlooking the lovely La Plata River Valley. Seventeen hundred square feet of carpeted cave offers a full kitchen, and jet tub water flow. Open March first through December first, it accommodates up to eight people for a one-of-a-kind experience. By Donna K. Hewett This story is sponsored by The Big Idea Makerspace at San Juan College and CMIT Solutions

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Durango and Parking: A Complicated Relationship
Jan18

Durango and Parking: A Complicated Relationship

The City of Durango is set to adopt the Comprehensive Parking Plan presented to the city in December of 2022. The plan takes into account many of the issues for parking in Durango, especially in the downtown area, while making room for future improvements depending on tourism, city-wide growth, and more. San Juan Basin Public Health wants to hear from La Plata and Archuleta residents about local public and environmental health needs to develop its 5-year public health improvement plan. Local COVID-19 community testing sites are now closed, but that doesn’t mean tests aren’t available. By Hannah Robertson This story is sponsored by StoneAge Tools and Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado

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Taking a New Approach to Educational Activities
Jan18

Taking a New Approach to Educational Activities

One retired teacher in Pagosa Springs wants to help local students in southwest Colorado expand their horizons through unique experiences. Flowstone Education is the brainchild of Cheetah & Brad McClellan and aims to provide low-income students in Colorado with workshops and summer camps designed to expand their horizons and expose them to opportunities beyond their hometowns. Workshops are led by local experts in fields ranging from beauticians to screenwriters, YouTubers to cooks, and more. By Hannah Robertson This story is sponsored by Service Master Restore and The Payroll Department

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Durango receives two feet of snow in three days
Jan17

Durango receives two feet of snow in three days

  Storms close schools, boost snowpack across Southwest Colorado; more expected next week Durango was pounded with snow Sunday through Tuesday, accumulating 24.1 inches since Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The heavy snow led to the closure of Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio schools, iced over area roads and sent hundreds of residents to Purgatory Resort in search of fresh tracks. Pagosa Springs received...

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Durango Snow and Ski Reports
Jan17

Durango Snow and Ski Reports

Feature image courtesy of Gretchen Miller Image Courtesy of Gretchen Miller Durango and Southwest Colorado have AMAZING snow for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and every other kind of winter fun! We’ve compiled a list of Southwest Colorado and Durango snow reports. In addition, we’ve added snow reports for 2 non-local resorts (Snowbowl and Kirkwood) because these resorts are excellent indicators of snow storm tracks. Arizona Snow Bowl...

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Crews Break Ground on Revolutionary Educational Space
Jan10

Crews Break Ground on Revolutionary Educational Space

Construction on the new Miller Middle School was projected to cost $45 million when voters passed the bond issue in 2020. A total of $90 million was part of the bond, which included the career/resource center. Miller Middle School will be built to foster the district’s goal of preparing students for life after school. By Connor Shreve This story is sponsored by 2180 Lighting & Design Studio and The Law Firm of Downs, McDonough, Cowan & Foley

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Oak Tree youth group expands outreach in Southwest Colorado
Jan09

Oak Tree youth group expands outreach in Southwest Colorado

Mathew Petry shovels snow at the Durango Community Recreation Center. Petry is an example of the success one young man has found with the help of Oak Tree Youth Services of Durango. (Garret Jaros/Durango Herald) Nonprofit has helped 58 youths get off the streets and meet their basic needs. A helping hand never hurts, and sometimes it is all someone needs to flourish. Since its inception in March 2020, Oak Tree Youth Services based in...

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The mystery of County Road 206
Jan09

The mystery of County Road 206

“Unauthorized” visitors are warned not to go beyond this point on County Road 206. (Action Line) Dear Action Line: Just past the Durango Tech Center a road goes north off U.S. Highway 160 up a canyon to a dead end. The lower part of the road is called Perins Canyon Drive and the upper part is called County Road 206. The other day I was riding my bike on what I thought was County Road 206 and I caught some major shade from one of the...

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