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City of Durango Making Progress on Housing Crisis
Dec06

City of Durango Making Progress on Housing Crisis

The City of Durango is taking some of the most aggressive action to date to address the need for affordable and workforce housing. Learn about the initiatives under way. Sponsored by Service Master Restore and The Payroll Department

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LPEA Opens 2022 Scholarship Program
Dec03

LPEA Opens 2022 Scholarship Program

In this edition of #LPEAwire, learn more about LPEA’s 2022 scholarships, help your neighbors keep the lights on this holiday season with LPEA’s Giving Tree program, and catch up on the latest with LPEA’s future power supply options. Sponsored by La Plata Electric Association

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Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees Supports Community Connections Inc.
Dec03

Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees Supports Community Connections Inc.

Visit the Festival of Trees to get into the holiday spirit and marvel at the inventiveness of this year’s sponsors and the decoration themes they’ve created. The festival benefits Community Connections Inc. Sponsored by Alpine Bank

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Innovating Public Transportation
Dec02

Innovating Public Transportation

Durango Transit received the 2021 Outstanding Innovation Award from the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies for their work adding the Three Springs route during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals and Closets Plus

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Building Up Businesses
Nov30

Building Up Businesses

The Fort Lewis College Center for Innovation is one of the recipients of the Build to Scale Grant Program funded by the EDA. The grant will allow the Center to expand its current opportunities to include mentorship, more coworking spaces, and more partnerships with local and aspiring entrepreneurs. Sponsored by Service Master and Closets Plus

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Christmas in Durango, Colorado
Nov29

Christmas in Durango, Colorado

Christmas in Durango, Colorado Christmas in Durango extends the entire month of December. Our little mountain town comes alive with activities all month long for everyone from the adventure seeker to the holiday traditionalist. Durango, Colorado has so much to offer during the Christmas season. Take A Ski Trip Around Christmas, it is common for Durango to turn into a snowy winter wonderland. Enjoy skiing at one of the great ski spots...

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Farmington Museum Opens New Exhibition: “Built By Gas.”
Nov27

Farmington Museum Opens New Exhibition: “Built By Gas.”

Farmington evolved from a rural farming community to a national energy hub when New Mexico’s first commercial gas well was drilled one mile south of Aztec on October 21, 1921. Sponsored by Traegers Bar and Three Rivers Brewing

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Singing with Santa, Colorado Gives, Noel “NITE”
Nov27

Singing with Santa, Colorado Gives, Noel “NITE”

If you’ve been in Durango for more than a couple of years, you know we like to go crazy with our holiday events, starting the day after Thanksgiving. Here’s a brief roundup. Sponsored by Downs, McDonough, Cowan & Foley, LLC and Closets Plus

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THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN IS BACK!!
Nov24

THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN IS BACK!!

NOW THROUGH JANUARY 1   Our premier event of the year, The Polar Express Train, is selling fast! Be sure to choose your date and car type and book now. Certain dates and car types will sell quickly and you’ll want to be first to book! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story about a child’s Christmas Eve journey aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our station in Durango and sets off for the...

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Lost and Found Champions Since 1981
Nov17

Lost and Found Champions Since 1981

Literally dozens of backcountry enthusiasts each year can thank La Plata County Search and Rescue volunteers who came looking for and found them, and in some cases, saved their lives. Sponsored by Alpine Bank

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Hope’s Door Opens to Homeless, Housing Insecure
Nov17

Hope’s Door Opens to Homeless, Housing Insecure

The new 40-unit Espero apartment complex will offer on-site support services to help residents overcome homelessness and the problems that led them there. Sponsored by Closets Plus and Express Employment Professionals

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Luxury Housing Dominating the Real Estate Market
Nov17

Luxury Housing Dominating the Real Estate Market

Luxury housing purchases comprise the bulk of real estate sales this fall. Learn why. Sponsored by Alpenglow Properties

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Cream Bean Berry – Durango’s most delicious Ice Cream
Nov08

Cream Bean Berry – Durango’s most delicious Ice Cream

As Durango’s first and only artisanal ice cream shop, owner Katie Burford has found a niche. The company started as an ice cream cart on the Animas River Trail in 2013 and settled into its Main Street location in 2015. Since then, the ice cream connoisseurs have been producing locally sourced, organic, and wonderfully delicious ice cream.

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LPEA Closer to Meeting Carbon Footprint Goals
Nov08

LPEA Closer to Meeting Carbon Footprint Goals

LPEA is on track to reduce its carbon footprint six to seven years ahead of schedule – AND – save $7 million a year. Sponsored by ServiceMaster Restore and Closets Plus

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Durango Colorado Real Estate
Nov08

Durango Colorado Real Estate

Durango Colorado Real Estate durangocoloradorealestate.com and the SW Colorado Real Estate Region   Meet Katri Annast Immaculate 4k Sq Ft Home & Ranch with Water Rights, 10 minutes from Durango 352 Acres available in a GATED Platted Subdivision in Durango Investment, Retail or Business Opportunity available off HWY 160 in Pagosa Springs Durango Area Commercial Property Search By the La Plata Economic Development Alliance...

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Voters Say ‘No’ to ‘Building Durango’s Future’ Slate
Nov05

Voters Say ‘No’ to ‘Building Durango’s Future’ Slate

Erika Brown, Rick Peterson, and Andrea Parmenter will take seats on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Directors. Lawsuit still pending. Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals and Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings

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Here’s what YOU need to know this November
Nov01

Here’s what YOU need to know this November

In this edition of #LPEAwire, LPEA VP of Member Experience Hillary Knox highlights three things to watch out for: Your LPEA Capital Credit refund, phone scams, and LPEA’s annual “Fill the Bucket” food drive on November 20th. Sponsored by La Plata Electric Association

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Animas High School Gather At Site of New Building
Oct30

Animas High School Gather At Site of New Building

Animas High School students, faculty, and community members gathered to celebrate at the soon-to-be new location on the Fort Lewis College campus. This move was made possible by the BEST Grant. Sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings and Express Employment Professionals

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Delta Leaving, Frontier Staying, Airport Expanding
Oct29

Delta Leaving, Frontier Staying, Airport Expanding

At the start of the summer, Durango-La Plata Airport announced two new carriers, Frontier and Delta, would start offering regular flights out of Durango. Although Delta has announced they will no longer be flying out of Durango beginning November 1, the summer had higher-than-usual numbers of people traveling to and from Durango, and it looks like the trend will continue into the holiday season. Interview with Tony Vicari. Sponsored by Service Master Restore and Ace Hardware

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HALLOWEEN 2021 IN DURANGO
Oct28

HALLOWEEN 2021 IN DURANGO

  Haunted Ghosts Tours, Spooky Thrills & Halloween Parades In Durango, Colorado Halloween is not just a single day celebration, it’s one entire season where tricks and treats happen, people put on their spookiest costumes and attend the eerie ghost tours in Durango. Other than the regular traditions, there are crazy parties and Halloween events in Durango lined up this 2021. You can be a master at cooking Halloween special...

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