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My Own Pioneers: The McCoys and the Hoods
Oct27

My Own Pioneers: The McCoys and the Hoods

When Barbara Hill began researching her family history twenty years ago, she had no idea that her great, great grandfather, Levi McCoy, was part of the posse to track down the most notorious outlaws in San Juan County, Porter, and Ike Stockton. By Donna K. Hewett. Sponsored by Boon’s Family Thai Barbeque and Distill Beer Wine and Spirits

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From the Classroom to the River
Oct26

From the Classroom to the River

This year, Fort Lewis College has launched a new interdisciplinary program that combines river studies, river management, and engineering to help set up the next generation of river management officials. Interview with Dr. Gigi Richard. Sponsored by ServiceMaster Restore by Restoration and Big O Tires

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FULL MOON IN OCTOBER 2021
Oct25

FULL MOON IN OCTOBER 2021

  October’s full Moon appears on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Learn how the Hunter’s Moon got its name—plus, see Moon phase dates, Best Days by the Moon, folklore, and more! WHEN TO SEE THE FULL MOON IN OCTOBER 2021 The Hunter’s Moon will reach peak illumination at 10:57 A.M. Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 20. It will be below the horizon at this time, so we’ll have to wait until sunset to watch it take its place in the sky....

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Back to the Farm
Oct25

Back to the Farm

A local company is working to help make composting more accessible and sustainable. Table to Farm Compost provides resources, transportation, and information on composting and the benefits for the community. Interviews with co-owners Monique DiGiorgio and Taylor Hanson, Operations Director Chris Cullaz and Driver Jeremy Church. Sponsored by Closets Plus and Tafoya Barrett and Associates

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Merely A New Space
Oct22

Merely A New Space

Mona Wood-Patterson and Charles Ford have found a new home for the Durango-based theater company Merely Players. Merely Underground, the new space opened their first production since 2020 October 1st and are looking forward to sharing community-based theater once again. Sponsored by San Juan Basin Public Health and Tafoya Barrett and Associates

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Kicking Off for Fall
Oct21

Kicking Off for Fall

On October 2nd, Purgatory Mountain Resort hosted the kick-off for the Big Brothers Big Sisters programs, including the sports buddies program that helps wait-listed children find a mentor. Interview with Caleb Speas, Program Manager. Sponsored by San Juan Basin Public Health and Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic

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Disney Star Pearce Joza Visits Hometown Durango
Oct20

Disney Star Pearce Joza Visits Hometown Durango

Pearce Joza is an alumnus of the Durango Arts Center youth theater program. Early this October, he returned from Hollywood to screen his new short film, “Under The Lights,” and answer questions from the community. Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals and The Payroll Department

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Third Quarter Numbers Are In
Oct20

Third Quarter Numbers Are In

Dan Korman, founder of Alpenglow Properties, discusses third quarter trends, no surprises so far. Interest rates are up and inventory is low, but homes slowly continue to trickle onto the market. What will be available in Q4!? Sponsored by Alpenglow Properties.

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Crush Time at the Award-Winning Wines of the San Juan
Oct19

Crush Time at the Award-Winning Wines of the San Juan

When David and Marcia Arnold passed the reins of their winery, Wines of the San Juans, to their youngest son, Joshua Arnold realized that being a vintner is more than a job, it’s a way of life out in lovely Turley, New Mexico. By Donna K. Hewett. Sponsored by SunRay Park and Casino and Boon’s Family Thai Barbeque

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Snowdown 2022 Theme Reveal
Oct17

Snowdown 2022 Theme Reveal

Eric Eicher, left, president of Alpine Bank in Durango, and Shan Wells, an artist in Durango, unveil the “Magical Mystical Snowdown 2022” poster during the Snowdown kickoff party on Thursday at Fur Trappers Steakhouse. Wells designed the poster. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) Jerry McBride   The 43rd annual Snowdown will be full of magic and mystics. With Snowdown’s 2022 theme, Magical & Mystical, you can interpret it...

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DURANGO FALL PLANNING GUIDE
Oct15

DURANGO FALL PLANNING GUIDE

Activities And Fall Things To Do In Durango (September, October + November) Plan for your upcoming visit this fall with our fall planning guide. Fall is the optimum time to book a vacation package to Durango, Colorado. Travel+Leisure Magazine includes Durango, Colorado in their article about driving along the Continental Divide. Sherman’s Travel named Durango number 4 on their list of Top Ten Easy Fall Weekend Getaways, naming...

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LPEA begins Bodo Park line improvement project; reroutes traffic on Animas River Trail
Oct10

LPEA begins Bodo Park line improvement project; reroutes traffic on Animas River Trail

      DURANGO, Colo. – This week, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) began Phase I of its project to replace roughly one mile of underground line serving the Bodo Park area. The project will support future growth in the area and save 7,600 kilowatt-hours annually by reducing line losses. Phase I focuses on the line north of Baker Lane and will be completed by December 31, 2021. Phase II, focused on the line south of...

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Women’s Summit Promises Solid Takeaways
Oct05

Women’s Summit Promises Solid Takeaways

The third annual Professional Women’s Summit in Farmington, N.M., will provide participants with solid tips for successful networking as well as inspiration to overcome the adversities of the previous year. Sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware, Choice Building Supply, Ace Hardware of Farmington

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October updates from LPEA
Oct01

October updates from LPEA

In this edition of #LPEAwire, learn how you can win an electric lawn mower, pre-register for LPEA’s virtual town hall meetings on future power supply options, and scope your sights for free at Durango’s Gun Club. Sponsored by La Plata Electric Association

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Symphony returns with Sounds of Resilience
Sep29

Symphony returns with Sounds of Resilience

After performing virtually during last year’s pandemic shut down, the San Juan Symphony returns to live concerts in Durango and Farmington for its 36th season under the direction of Maestro Thomas Heuser. Sponsored by Alpine Bank

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Stylin’ with Stones for Cancer
Sep28

Stylin’ with Stones for Cancer

On Friday, October 8th, the 16th annual Style and Stones event to benefit the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado will host local artists. Come enjoy local, hand-made jewelry and help support a local non-profit through donations and purchases. Featuring interviews with Carol McGuire, Jama Crawford, and Nancy Frederick Conrad. By Hannah Robertson

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TICO TIME COUNTRY FESTIVAL SEPT 30 – OCT 3
Sep27

TICO TIME COUNTRY FESTIVAL SEPT 30 – OCT 3

  EVENT DESCRIPTION Get ready to Boot Scoot into Fall! Bring your friends, family, cowboy hats, dancing feet, and happy attitudes! There will be fireworks and so much more! Live performances by: Devon Worley Band, Rick Trevino, Dave McElroy, Anthony Smith, Savanna Chestnut, Matt Castillo, Garrett Young Collective, Phineus Reb, Britnee Kellogg, Sim Balkey, Tyller Gummersall, James Robert Webb, Bo DePeña. LOCATION Tico Time River...

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DURANGO COWBOY POETRY GATHERING Sept 30th- Oct 3rd
Sep27

DURANGO COWBOY POETRY GATHERING Sept 30th- Oct 3rd

    The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering takes place September 30th- October 3rd. Cowboy poets and musicians from all across the West will gather in Durango to celebrate poems and songs that capture the spirit of the American West and the people who live and work there. The gathering events will take place in various venues around Durango including Ft. Lewis Concert Hall, Strater Hotel, Wildhorse Saloon and Four Leaves Winery...

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Men in Heels: 2021 Recap
Sep23

Men in Heels: 2021 Recap

On September 14, the second annual Men in Heels event kicked off successfully, with teams of men running in heels to help raise money for the Women’s Resource Center in Durango. Lots of laughter, food, and camaraderie made for an exciting afternoon activity with a good cause. Story sponsored by Alpine Bank

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Is Relief in Sight for Tight Housing Market?
Sep18

Is Relief in Sight for Tight Housing Market?

Dan Korman, owner/broker with Alpenglow Properties, provides a quick update about the housing market in August and also discusses the state of Colorado’s efforts to address homelessness and affordable housing. Sponsored by Alpenglow Properties

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