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Free Shakespeare in the Park
Sep20

Free Shakespeare in the Park

Merely Players Studio Series is delighted to present Free Shakespeare in the Park WHAT: Eight local actors present a socially distanced, abbreviated, giddy version of William Shakespeare’s delightful comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. WHERE: Jenkins Ranch Park in Durango, 435 Jenkins Ranch Road WHEN: September 24, 25 and 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM; September 26 & 27 at 2:00 PM IMPORTANT INFO: We are working closely with San Juan Public...

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26th Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival
Sep19

26th Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival

The Durango Arts Center is excited to celebrate its 26th year of presenting fine art and fine craft by makers from around the country.  This festival takes place amidst the fall colors on quaint Second Avenue in historic downtown Durango, Colorado. The wide avenue, lined with restaurants and a variety of shops, is one block from Main Avenue, a gathering place for shoppers and the thousands of visitors that fill the town each fall....

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Weekly COVID-19 Emergency Response Summary – SJBPH
Sep19

Weekly COVID-19 Emergency Response Summary – SJBPH

For week of September 12th – September 19th Local Case Count Archuleta County cases: 50 (+2) La Plata County cases: 256 (+3) Archuleta County non-resident cases: 41 (+2) La Plata County non-resident cases: 32 (+4) Archuleta County positivity rate: 0% (week of September 6th)  La Plata County positivity rate: .3% (week of September 6th)  Outbreaks: 3 (all in La Plata County, cumulative figure) Deaths among cases with COVID-19 – 2 (both...

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Dr. Fauci Just Said How You’ll Most Likely Get COVID
Sep15

Dr. Fauci Just Said How You’ll Most Likely Get COVID

It’s time to “hunker down.” Two modes of coronavirus transmission are significantly higher than thought. One underlying health condition is the very worst. And the government isn’t handling a few things wisely. The nation’s top infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, spoke with Harvard Medical School for its Grand Rounds video series on Thursday, and he took us all to school by sharing the very...

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Autumn Arts Festival a Go, Despite COVID
Sep15

Autumn Arts Festival a Go, Despite COVID

You’ll have to wear a mask, but you’ll be able to peruse the fine art and goods on display during the Durango Arts Center’s 26th annual Autumn Arts Festival scheduled for Sept. 19-20.

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Drive-In Concert Series: Kirk James – Sept 19th
Sep11

Drive-In Concert Series: Kirk James – Sept 19th

Four Corners Expos is bringing back Live Music! Every Saturday for the Month of September, Four Corners Expos is hosting a three and a half hour drive-in concert. Family and Friends can gather in their cars to watch and listen to some of Durango’s finest local artists play. All cars will be safely social distanced. A portion of the proceeds from each concert will benefit a different organization. Location: Durango Senior Center...

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Agencies Join Forces to Protect Bears
Sep09

Agencies Join Forces to Protect Bears

Local, state and wildlife organizations have joined forces to coordinate bear education and tracking efforts to reduce human-bear encounters during bears’ annual fall feeding frenzy.

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Powerhouse Trivia Night on the plaza
Sep04

Powerhouse Trivia Night on the plaza

TRIVIA NIGHT IS BACK! EVERY THURSDAY ALL SUMMER LONG! Get ready to flex those memory muscles at Powerhouse Trivia – every Thursday evening from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Held on the Powerhouse Plaza, our Trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round. Assemble your team of five, get focused with a few local brews, and compete against some of the brightest minds around. $5 suggested team donations. In...

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Durango Drive In Movies – 4 Weeks Only!
Aug28

Durango Drive In Movies – 4 Weeks Only!

Dirty Dancing? Tombstone? Groundhog Day?!? Durango is making a great use of Corona time to bring you responsible entertainment…. Drive In Movies. See the Schedule The location is at 209 W. College Drive, Durango, CO. You can buy tickets online and movie goers also benefit from deals on local restaurants

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County Clerk: Fraud Rare with Mail Voting
Aug26

County Clerk: Fraud Rare with Mail Voting

Voter fraud is nearly non-existent, and mail-in balloting a number of safeguards are in place to protect the integrity of each vote, according to the President of the Colorado County Clerk’s Association.

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Coronavirus Maps: How Severe Is Your State’s Outbreak?
Aug21

Coronavirus Maps: How Severe Is Your State’s Outbreak?

More than 5 million people in the U.S. have tested positive for the coronavirus and more than 170,000 have died. Tens of thousands of new cases are confirmed daily. State by state, the picture is varied. In the graphics below, explore the trends in your state. Stay up to date on cases at NPR.com (info and graph from NPR)

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Alaskan locomotive arrives in Durango
Aug21

Alaskan locomotive arrives in Durango

DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – A former locomotive from Alaska has found a new home in Durango. The former White Pass and Yukon locomotive is just one of four diesel engine’s purchased by the durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. It arrived in Durango Wednesday afternoon. Moving the locomotive wasn’t an easy task, however. The entire rig weighs 246,000 pounds. The railroad says it expects to deploy number 107 late this year. See more...

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Brewfest Goes Virtual; Order by Aug. 21
Aug13

Brewfest Goes Virtual; Order by Aug. 21

The San Juan Brewfest has fallen victim to the COVID Crisis, but not to worry. You can still try a variety of beers by ordering a tasting kit online and enjoying your beer at home.

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Axis Health and SJBPH partner to Provide Free COVID-19 Testing in La Plata County
Aug07

Axis Health and SJBPH partner to Provide Free COVID-19 Testing in La Plata County

Axis Health System (Axis) and San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) are partnering to provide drive-through COVID-19 testing at the La Plata Integrated Healthcare clinic which is located at 1970 E 3rd Avenue in Durango next to the Durango Public Library. Drive-through community testing will be available Wednesday’s from 10am-4pm by appointment only. Testing will start on Wednesday, June 10th and continue through August 26th. Because...

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New stimulus check requirements? How the eligibility qualifications could change
Aug07

New stimulus check requirements? How the eligibility qualifications could change

As the negotiators of the next stimulus package work on the new bill, could more members of your household be eligible for the second $1,200 stimulus payment? Here’s the status of who would qualify under the relief bill. As talks on the next coronavirus stimulus bill grind into their second weekend, negotiations between the White House and Democrats are teetering on the edge. “We want to reach an agreement,” House...

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What regions pose biggest COVID-19 threat to Southwest Colorado?
Jul31

What regions pose biggest COVID-19 threat to Southwest Colorado?

New technology allows health officials to identify where visitors are coming from Through new technology, local health experts are able to better pinpoint what outside regions pose the biggest risk to Southwest Colorado for COVID-19, and the results boil down to two of Durango’s biggest tourist pipelines. Brian Devine with San Juan Basin Public Health said several new software applications have been developed by the state of Colorado...

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Take a walk in the park by the river… Durango’s parks are OPEN!!
Jul28

Take a walk in the park by the river… Durango’s parks are OPEN!!

Take a walk in the park by the river… in one of Durango Colorado’s many parks!  Or if you prefer take your bike or your boat and enjoy the float!! Durango’s 800 acres of beautiful clean safe parks by the Animas River are open.  Time for a walk or take your bike, kayak, tube or raft… the river is calling.  The river trail goes through the parks and allows you to hike and bike and enjoy the gorgeous scenery and...

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U.S. government engages Pfizer to produce millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Jul26

U.S. government engages Pfizer to produce millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine

July 22 (Reuters) – The United States government said on Wednesday it will pay $1.95 billion for Pfizer Inc to produce and deliver 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the United States. The agreement allows the U.S. government to acquire an additional 500 million doses, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense said. (Reporting by Ankur Banerjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak...

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Did you miss our herding trial last weekend?
Jul24

Did you miss our herding trial last weekend?

Did you miss our herding trial? Kudos to our hard working, dedicated lovers of Herding events! Two highly successful days of herding fun and competition this past weekend!   Special recognition goes to: Incredible Trial Chairpersons- Mia Stovall and Kay Rizzardi Amazing Trial Secretary-  Kris Read Superb Course Director- Jim Lewis Purveyor of Gourmet Luncheons- Karen Lewis, assisted by Gail Gardner Photographer...

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Promising Coronavirus Research Looks at Elderberry
Jul21

Promising Coronavirus Research Looks at Elderberry

Over the past few months our ability to successfully combat COVID-19 with medications has been disappointing. There was some early hope with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin. More recent studies strongly suggest no benefit and maybe even increased mortality. Remdesivir, an anti-viral medication, is showing some benefit in early animal studies. Human studies are underway. The drawback to medications is that they are utilized once an...

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