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Durango, CO Parks & Green Spaces
May17

Durango, CO Parks & Green Spaces

  Durango, Colorado is well known for our many outdoor recreation opportunities. From being a mountain biking mecca, to skiing/boarding at Purgatory Ski Resort, to hundreds of miles of trails in town and nearby, and the Animas River flowing through town, the possibilities are endless. In addition to all of these great activities, public parks and green spaces are also a part of our outdoor attractions. Many of these are city run...

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Smithsonian Exhibit Open in Ignacio
May16

Smithsonian Exhibit Open in Ignacio

“Crossroads: Change in Rural America” a Colorado humanities tour, runs through June 2nd at the Ignacio Community Library. The exhibit features local events designed to compliment the Smithsonian exhibition, which focuses on the importance of rural culture in southwest Colorado. Topics of exploration include environment, community and Ignacio’s timeline. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Freddies Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and Serious Texas Bar-B-Q.

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Free Summer Transit Returns
May15

Free Summer Transit Returns

Durango Transit and the City of Durango will once again offer free transit on all fixed routes and free parking along select streets in an effort to reduce traffic congestion and encourage public transit use. At a recent visit to the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council, Senator Michael Bennet and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Touton announced $2.3 million in funding for the Pine River Indian Irrigation Project. Durango High School Troup 1096 received four nominations at the annual Bobby G High School Theatre Awards, including the Bobby G equivalent of an Oscar nod. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings and The Payroll Department.

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Mother’s Day 2024 Was Joyful
May14

Mother’s Day 2024 Was Joyful

From ours to yours, Happy Mother’s Day! Working hard, providing, taking care of family, moms and mother figures do a lot and May 12th is a day to celebrate! Durango has wonderful locally owned shops to put a thoughtful gift together for the do-all mom.   Flowers For a nice bouquet of flowers, visit one of the local florists such as April’s Garden, Adela Flora, or Bayfield Blooms for a colorful, and unique arrangement. This...

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Federal agency says a second, if weaker, solar storm surge is likely Sunday
May14

Federal agency says a second, if weaker, solar storm surge is likely Sunday

The northern lights flare in the sky over a farmhouse, late Friday, May 10, 2024, in Brunswick, Maine. Brilliant purple, green, yellow and pink hues of the Northern Lights were reported worldwide, with sightings in Germany, Switzerland, London, and the United States and Canada. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)   A U.S. government agency said a weaker repeat of Saturday’s powerful solar storm was likely on Sunday. The U.S. National...

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News Story 4 Draft Headline
May13

News Story 4 Draft Headline

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First Durango to Silverton Train for 2024 left May 4th
May09

First Durango to Silverton Train for 2024 left May 4th

Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2 hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running trains on this...

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Celebrating Ignacio Student Achievements
May09

Celebrating Ignacio Student Achievements

Students from Ignacio School District 11-JT have received awards and recognition from Masonic awards to Skills USA placement to student-athletes signing for collegiate-level play. The Ignacio Community Library is offering a Garden to Kitchen event to teach you how to grow your own food. And on April 30th the new broadband network on the Southern Ute Reservation was activated. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts and The Payroll Department.

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ANNUAL SPRING DOWNTOWN GALLERY WALK
May08

ANNUAL SPRING DOWNTOWN GALLERY WALK

ANNUAL SPRING DOWNTOWN GALLERY WALK  Friday, May 10, 2024  Downtown Durango • Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Take a stroll through downtown Durango and visit the many art galleries at this year’s Spring Gallery Walk. View participating galleries. The galleries will present new artists’ shows and openings, live entertainment, refreshments and more. We can’t wait to see you all there! The Art Galleries...

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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month
May08

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

May is motorcycle awareness month, and the Colorado Department of Transportation has a list of tips to keep both motorcyclists and drivers safe on the roads this summer. Nominations are now open for the Library Community Champion Award, celebrating the volunteer efforts that keep Durango Public Library running smoothly. And make sure to grab tickets for the 11th annual Gardens on Tour with the Durango Botanic Gardens. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware and Sky Ute Casino.

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Community Insights: La Plata County
May07

Community Insights: La Plata County

The La Plata County Office of Emergency Management conducted its annual emergency evacuation exercises, focusing on preparing businesses in Bodo Park for potential emergencies like fires. Participants engaged in immersive simulations to experience evacuation scenarios firsthand, emphasizing the importance of preparedness. While many have evacuation plans for their homes, the exercises highlighted the need for workplace evacuation plans. Strengthening communication between residents and local agencies remains a top priority, with CodeRED serving as an electronic emergency notification system for prompt dissemination of critical alerts. By Sadie Smith. This story is sponsored by Alpine Bank.

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Mesa Verde Lavender Cultivates Culinary Lavender in Mancos
May07

Mesa Verde Lavender Cultivates Culinary Lavender in Mancos

Katie Terrell Ramos started Mesa Verde Lavender in 2021 after falling in love with lavender and finding inspiration to start farming in Montezuma County. In 2023, Mesa Verde Lavender received a Field Work grant from the LOR Foundation to expand their fields and add drip irrigation for water conservation. Find Mesa Verde Lavender around the region at coffee shops, bakeries, and apothecaries. By Ilana Newman. This story is sponsored by Choice Building Supply and TruWest Auto.

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Men who are truly happy in their retirement usually adopt these 9 daily habits
May03

Men who are truly happy in their retirement usually adopt these 9 daily habits

Retirement – it’s a word that conjures thoughts of freedom, relaxation, and for some, a touch of uncertainty. But, there are those men who seem to have hit the jackpot in their golden years. What’s their secret? They’ve got a few daily habits that keep them thriving in retirement. You see, happiness in retirement isn’t about having a bulging bank account or an endless holiday. It’s about how you live your everyday life. And trust me,...

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Fort Lewis College Cycling Bound for National Championships
May03

Fort Lewis College Cycling Bound for National Championships

The USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships are being held in Albuquerque, New Mexico May 3rd-5th. The Fort Lewis College Skyhawks Cycling Team returns to the National Championships with defending road race National Champion Kellen Caldwell. FLC Cycling Director Ian Burnett says the Skyhawks have multiple racers who can win in both the road race and criterium. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings.

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Lake Nighthorse to Open for Daily Operations May 10th
May01

Lake Nighthorse to Open for Daily Operations May 10th

Lake Nighthorse will open for daily summer operations on May 10th. Prepare for delays around the entrance with planned construction improvements. Durango-La Plata County Airport will close part of the overflow parking lot for paving work this month, plan accordingly if looking to park for travel. The City of Durango E-bike rebate program is open for 2024 applications, and if you’ve ever wanted to be on the big screen, there is an open casting call for Kevin Costner’s latest movie Wednesday, May 15th. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates and Freddy Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

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8 Towns Perfect For Retirement In Colorado
Apr29

8 Towns Perfect For Retirement In Colorado

8 Towns Perfect For Retirement In Colorado With gorgeous scenery and an abundance of outdoor activity, it’s no surprise that Colorado ranks as one of the best states to retire in. The Rocky Mountains provide endless adventure for seniors to stay active, from hiking to horseback riding to world-class fishing. The quality of life here is unmatched. Although the cost of living is higher than the national average, there are still fiscal...

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House Advances Budget to Support K-12 Schools
Apr26

House Advances Budget to Support K-12 Schools

The FY 2024-2025 Long Appropriations Bill in Colorado prioritizes funding for various areas, including a significant allocation towards universal preschool programs and early childhood services. While this allocation enhances access to early childhood education, there may be potential increased childcare costs for younger children due to rising labor expenses. However, the bill also includes positive implications, such as increased funding for the Colorado Department of Early Childhood and a pay raise for early childhood professionals through the Colorado Childcare Assistance Program. Overall, the budget reflects a commitment to improving early childhood education and childcare services in the state. By Sadie Smith. This story is sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates and Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings.

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RISE AND VIBES GATES OPEN IN 2 WEEKS!
Apr25

RISE AND VIBES GATES OPEN IN 2 WEEKS!

  RISE AND VIBES GATES OPEN IN 2 WEEKS! Get ready for a riverside rendezvous of good vibes and unforgettable music! Rise and Vibes Music Festival is rolling into the stunning Tico Time River Resort, just south of Durango, Colorado. May 10th-12th prepare to immerse yourself in a weekend of reggae, roots, and riverside revelry. www.RiseAndVibes.com WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Rise & Vibes is thrilled to share so many amazing workshops...

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Museum on Main Street Coming to Ignacio
Apr25

Museum on Main Street Coming to Ignacio

Colorado Humanities partnered with Museum on Main Street to bring the exhibition “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” to Ignacio starting April 29th. Explore the history of rural America in the 20th Century and how it relates to the community of Ignacio with the month-long exhibit. Free Ute Language classes are offered every Friday through the Southern Ute Education Department to tribal members and employees. The Ignacio Out and Equal Alliance will host the first QueerMunity conference this summer, and keep an eye out for its monthly book club. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts and The Payroll Department.

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Durango Education Foundation Awards Open
Apr24

Durango Education Foundation Awards Open

Nominations are now open for the Durango Education Foundation Outstanding Employee – make sure to nominate a teacher or staff member who has made a difference this year. Work on the reconstruction of North College Drive has begun – the summer-long project will update water and sewage systems and resurface the road. And San Juan Symphony has a summer line-up full of opportunities, from concerts to workshops and more. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Freddy Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

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