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Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Nov20

Cascade Canyon Winter Train

Embark on a journey to yesteryear where amazing views await you this winter season!  Ride a historic steam train 26 miles each way on this 5-hour round trip train ride to Cascade Canyon. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches.  Cascade Canyon is a destination like no...

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COVID-19 Level Moving to RED Friday Nov 20th!
Nov18

COVID-19 Level Moving to RED Friday Nov 20th!

La Plata County Will Move to COVID-19 Dial Level Red: Severe Risk; Immediate Community Action Needed to Preserve Critical Services and Health Care Capacity Durango, Colo.: To reduce community transmission and slow a dramatic rise in cases that threatens our ability to maintain hospital capacity and the workforce in critical services, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment...

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How to celebrate Thanksgiving safely this year, according to health experts
Nov17

How to celebrate Thanksgiving safely this year, according to health experts

How to celebrate Thanksgiving safely this year, according to health experts Turkey day isn’t canceled, but with all the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, expect it to be different. Oct. 1, 2020, 1:54 PM MDT / Updated Nov. 6, 2020, 2:42 PM MST / Source: TODAY By Ronnie Koenig Thanksgiving is usually a time for friends and family to gather and celebrate together. But this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Modified Polar Express to Run for Holidays
Nov16

Modified Polar Express to Run for Holidays

The Durango Train, taking a cue from it’s successful socially-distanced summer train from Rockwood to the Cascade Wye this summer, will run the Polar Express for the holidays with adaptations to accommodate health precautions in the midst of the pandemic.

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7 Rivers Farmers Market
Nov13

7 Rivers Farmers Market

We are excited to announce the 2nd season of the 7 Rivers Farmers Market. It will be held every Tuesday from 12-3 at the La Plata Fairgrounds. Market starts November 3rd and goes thru April 27th. We have an amazing assortment of local farmers with poultry, pork, beef, salad greens, tomatoes, peppers, goats milk cheese, eggs, jams and pickles, honey, herbs, baked good, lotion bars, jewelry, energy bars, soaps and So much more. Get your...

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Fauci urges American public to double down on COVID-19 safety measures amid surge
Nov13

Fauci urges American public to double down on COVID-19 safety measures amid surge

Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, called on Americans to double down on health precautions like wearing a mask or face covering, social distancing and more as COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the country. Fauci told “Good Morning America” on Thursday that “What we need to do is what we’ve been talking about for some time now, but really doubling down on it. There are...

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Joe Biden wins the US presidential election
Nov07

Joe Biden wins the US presidential election

Joe Biden wins the US presidential election By Stephen Collinson and Maeve Reston, CNN  38 mins ago America has chosen Democrat Joe Biden as its 46th president, CNN projects, turning to a veteran voice who has projected calm and compassion, promised a more empathetic and scientific approach to the pandemic, and pledged to stabilize American politics after four years of Donald Trump’s White House chaos.Biden, who turns 78 at the...

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Tina Valles comes to Team Pagosa
Nov05

Tina Valles comes to Team Pagosa

Tina Valles comes to Team Pagosa Tina moved to Pagosa Springs in 2005 and still feels like she’s on vacation when enjoying everything this beautiful mountain town has to offer. She was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark where she met her husband of 30 years and had their 2 children. They lived in the Mammoth Lakes CA area for some years and fell in love with the mountains, but returned to Denmark for a while....

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Colorado Election Results La Plata County
Nov04

Colorado Election Results La Plata County

Colorado Election Results Top Races All Races By County La Plata County Only county vote totals are reflected on this page and may not reflect overall race winners (check mark next to name) Go to race pages to see overall winners. PRESIDENT 57.6% Joe Biden 20,310 Dem 40.0% Donald Trump* 14,106 Rep 1.5% Jo Jorgensen 516 Lib 0.4% Howie Hawkins 124 Grn 0.2% Kanye West 79 Una 0.1% Don Blankenship 37 AmC 0.1% Mark Charles 29 Una 0.1% Bill...

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Veterans Day Events Durango
Nov03

Veterans Day Events Durango

Veterans Day Events The Al Kaly Temple, Tin Lizzies of Durango, Colo. – always a crowd favorite – drive their miniature Model T cars, weaving between one another up Main Street. NOVEMBER 10 – NOVEMBER 11 EVENT DESCRIPTION November 11, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Throughout the weekend, there will be multiple events and exhibits around Durango recognizing the occasion. Animas Museum Saturday...

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100+ Free Events for Veterans Month
Nov03

100+ Free Events for Veterans Month

100+ Free Events for Veterans Month U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sent this bulletin at 11/01/2020 01:26 PM EST Veterans Month Events Veterans Day is November 11, 2020 but Veterans and their families are celebrated all month. Special Guests Nov. 4 – Q&A with Marine Veteran & WWE Superstar Stephen Kupryk Nov. 5 – “Chief Chat” with Medal of Honor Recipient Jack Jacobs Nov. 6 – ViT Veterans Day...

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12 HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Oct31

12 HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

12 HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD on October 31, 2017 Although most Americans spend Halloween dressing up and trick-or-treating, other countries have their own celebratory rituals. Here are 12 Halloween (and Halloween-like) traditions from around the world. 1. SAMHAIN // IRELAND AND SCOTLAND Ireland is considered the birthplace of modern Halloween with its origins stemming from ancient Celtic and Pagan rituals and a...

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Halloween in Durango 2020
Oct29

Halloween in Durango 2020

Halloween Costume Contest Hosted by Durango Colorado Elks Lodge Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 6 PM – 7 PM MDT Durango Colorado Elks Lodge 901 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301 Have a great costume you’re really want to show off? Members and their guests are welcome to strut their stuff at our Halloween Costume Contest! You may win a prize but most of all, HAVE FUN! More Info Ghost Walk Durango Take a walk through 140 years of haunted...

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Rain, snow and cold move into Durango!
Oct26

Rain, snow and cold move into Durango!

Rain, snow and cold move into Durango!  Today, Monday we are having mixed precipitation of some light snow and some rain. Three to five inches was projected.  Monday should be the coldest day of the week with a high of 35 degrees and a freezing low of 19 degrees F.  Actual rain and snow received here in Durango was less than estimated though folks to the north and the south of us got more precipitation. We are all glad for the...

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Animas Museum launches online exhibits during pandemic closure
Oct19

Animas Museum launches online exhibits during pandemic closure

Old schoolhouse building remains closed to in-person visits   Courtesy of the Animas Museum The Animas Museum, a repository of everything historical in La Plata County, including its people, places and events, has been closed to in-person visits since the onset of COVID-19. In the meantime, staff members have been busy creating online exhibits, now totaling 10 with more to come, said Jeremy Foote, president of the board of...

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Dr. Fauci: ‘It’s still not too late to vigorously apply good public-health measures’
Oct19

Dr. Fauci: ‘It’s still not too late to vigorously apply good public-health measures’

Dr. Fauci: ‘It’s still not too late to vigorously apply good public-health measures’   Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said: ‘Whenever we public-health officials talk about implementing public-health measures people think that we want to shut the country down. We don’t want to do that.’ GETTY IMAGES As winter approaches and the flu season begins, Dr. Anthony Fauci has some timely...

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Durango Ski Swap 2020
Oct16

Durango Ski Swap 2020

57th Annual Ski Swap October 19th through November 14th, 2020 Weekdays from 3pm to 6pm Weekends from 10am to 6pm 1316 Main Street Durango, CO More Than 10,000 Items to Choose From Almost 20 vendors from Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah will have new and used Ski/ Snowboard equipment for sale at prices that cannot be beat. In addition to the vendors, public individuals will have their equipment for sale as well. Buyers will experience...

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Durango Hot Springs
Oct10

Durango Hot Springs

Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa is now open daily. Formerly known as Trimble Hot Springs, the resort has undergone a massive renovation, along with a new name. The resort includes a saltwater swimming pool and four mineral soaking tubs. The water from these hot springs reaches the surface at 120 degrees, and comes from deep underground. The pool includes a 25-meter lap swim section. The Durango Hot Springs Resort also features a...

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2020 Market Season – now until October 31st
Oct10

2020 Market Season – now until October 31st

  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! (no pets/dogs allowed at the market) “It is the mission of the Durango Farmers Market to strengthen community ties to agriculture: by providing a venue for regional agricultural producers to sell their products; by preserving open space; by promoting healthy farming...

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Now the CDC confirms Covid-19 is airborne — here’s what that means for you
Oct09

Now the CDC confirms Covid-19 is airborne — here’s what that means for you

The Centers for Disease Control revised its Covid-19 guidelines on Monday to include that the novel coronavirus can be spread through aerosols, which “can linger in the air for minutes to hours” and travel farther than six feet. Until now it was understood that the coronavirus is spread is through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks or breathes, and experts still believe that is the main...

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