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Skyhawks Cross Country Team Runs to National Championship
Nov18

Skyhawks Cross Country Team Runs to National Championship

For the first time ever, Fort Lewis College will send both a men’s and women’s team to the NCAA Division II National Championship meet in the same season. It marks the first time in ten years a men’s team from Fort Lewis has qualified. The men’s team punched its ticket by running to a sixth-place finish at the South Central Regional, an improvement from last season’s 11th place finish. The FLC women solidified their spot by running to a ninth-place finish at regionals. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Kroegers Ace Hardware

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San Juan Basin Public Health Announces Closing Date
Nov18

San Juan Basin Public Health Announces Closing Date

San Juan Basin Public Health will close this December, in accordance with agreements with La Plata and Archuleta counties, who will be responsible for providing public health services to their counties. Two Durango School District 9-R Board of Education members received the McGuffy Award for their service. Snowmaking has begun at Purgatory Resort in preparation for the 2024/25 ski season, and Noel Night is returning this December. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and Tafoya Barrett & Associates

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Most Traveled Person Visits Western Slope
Nov18

Most Traveled Person Visits Western Slope

Daniel Seddiqui, titled the “Most Traveled Person in America” by Rick Steves, finally crossed Southwest Colorado off his list of places to visit. As of this fall, Seddiqui had visited every pinpoint on the U.S. map except for four. As part of his motto to “live the map,” Seddiqui makes it a priority to emerge himself in the culture and community of the places he visits: connecting with locals, working jobs, and participating in various activities. A career counselor by profession, Seddiqui also does public speaking and encourages teens and young adults to be curious and step outside their comfort zones. By Rachel Hughes. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings

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Dolores Bike Hostel Opens
Nov18

Dolores Bike Hostel Opens

A new business in Dolores caters to outdoor enthusiasts traveling through Montezuma County. The Dolores Bike Hostel has 23 beds ranging from bunk rooms to private rooms and one private suite. Owner Jacob Carloni hopes his lodge helps travelers access the world class outdoor recreation the Four Corners has to offer. The Dolores Bike Hostel is pledging to work within local artists, organizations and businesses on future collaborations ranging from gallery nights to group events and anything in between. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Blondies Trophy Room and Big-O Tires

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Durango High School Troupe 1096 Opens Season with The Hobbit
Nov18

Durango High School Troupe 1096 Opens Season with The Hobbit

DHS Troupe 1096 opens their 2023-24 season with a magical journey to Middle Earth. The Hobbit, based on JRR Tolkien’s epic adventure tale, runs from November 3rd to November 11th at Durango High School. Troupe 1096 provides robust opportunities for high school students to explore theatre art, technical design, and theatre management. Students are empowered to create and lead in all aspects of production. Tickets are available online. By Jessica McCallum. This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings and Kroegers Ace Hardware

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It’s Time to Winterize Your Homes
Nov18

It’s Time to Winterize Your Homes

With the return of an El Niño winter, the City of Durango wants to help make sure homes and pipes are insulated and ready to prevent unexpected costs from a burst pipe. Durango Transit recently launched the DuranGO! microtransit app to provide on-demand service after hours within city limits, and the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles has announced that Android users will be able to add their Colorado ID to Google Wallet. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and Tafoya Barrett & Associates

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Durango Hot Springs gets $14 million makeover
Nov16

Durango Hot Springs gets $14 million makeover

DURANGO, Colo. (KREX) — As magma heats the water underneath the Earth’s surface, the water forces its way out of the ground and spews out as a geyser. One geyser formed a hot spring which has been around for thousands of years, used by ancient Puebloans before the Utes. In the late 1800’s, Frank Trimble bought this single natural pool and started to market it to the public. More than a century later, this ancient hot spring has grown...

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THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN
Nov13

THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN

fcd3e70f14e92d1da061c295c1a609125bf1c6870282838526b726f5a8141813 THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN  November 17 – December 31, 2023  Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad • 479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Join the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for the holiday classic, THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride, a magical theatrical interpretation of the classic tale of a child’s Christmas...

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Veterans Day Parade
Nov08

Veterans Day Parade

Veterans of Foreign Wars color guard leads the Veterans Day Parade in 2022 in downtown Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file) Jerry McBride Saturday, Nov. 11 Durango Veteran’s Parade, 11 a.m., Main Avenue. Honoring the Veterans of La Plata County, 11 a.m., Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave. Animas Museum will honor veterans by ringing the bell at the museum. Free. Details: animasmuseum.org, 259.2402 or [email protected]....

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ANNUAL SKI SWAP Nov 4th
Nov04

ANNUAL SKI SWAP Nov 4th

  ANNUAL SKI SWAP  Nov 4 – Nov 4, 2023 • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm  La Plata County Fairgrounds • 2500 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION More than 10,000 items to choose from! New and used ski and snowboard equipment for sale at prices that cannot be beat. In addition to the vendors, local individuals will have their equipment for sale as well. Buyers will experience further bonus as they discover...

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Durango Breweries
Nov04

Durango Breweries

  Local Durango breweries create unique, seasonal, and go-to beers that are enjoyed in town and even across the country. Many of these breweries also double as a restaurant preparing delicious meals paired with a homemade beer.   How Is Beer Made? Beer origins date back to 2400 BCE but modern brewing techniques, including using hops, were first used in Germany in the 11th century and the lager was born. Over the centuries,...

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife Kokanee Salmon Giveaway in Dolores
Nov01

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Kokanee Salmon Giveaway in Dolores

After spawning kokanee salmon from McPhee Reservoir, Colorado Parks and Wildlife gives away salmon that otherwise would die in the Dolores River. Parks and Wildlife have been doing these giveaways since the 1990s. Two more giveaways are planned for November 2nd and November 9th. Hopeful recipients should line up an hour before the start time, as the salmon runs out quickly. By Ilana Newman. This story is sponsored by the LOR Foundation and Blondies Trophy Room

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Fall’s Final Festival for Ignacio Winery
Oct31

Fall’s Final Festival for Ignacio Winery

Fox Fire Farms Winery has been producing wine commercially since 2010. Every year since then, it has relied on the efforts of volunteer grape harvesters. The group comes from around the region to make sure Fox Fire gets the most out of its fruits. The group comes from around the region to help the winery end its season. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates and Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings

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CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT & CARNIVAL
Oct29

CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT & CARNIVAL

October 31, 2023 • 4:00 – 6:00 pm  Downtown Durango • Durango, CO MAP EVENT DESCRIPTION The little ghost and goblins fill the streets of Downtown Durango on October 31 for the Children’s Halloween Event. This is a fun and safe option for kids to trick or treat in costume at nearly 100 participating merchants. This event is for children 10 and under, accompanied by an adult, and in costume. Approximately 75-100 merchants on...

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Local Cyclist Celebrated with Peloton Party
Oct28

Local Cyclist Celebrated with Peloton Party

Cyclist Sepp Kuss played an integral role in Jumbo Visma’s historic dominance of the sport’s three grand tours. He topped it off by winning the Tour of Spain. Durango honored its native son with a party, including live music, a downtown bike parade, and a live Q&A session. American cycling fans flocked to Durango for the event. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware and Sky Ute Casino

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ROCKY HORROR SHOW October 27 – November 5, 2023
Oct25

ROCKY HORROR SHOW October 27 – November 5, 2023

ROCKY HORROR SHOW  October 27 – November 5, 2023  Durango Arts Center • 802 E 2nd Ave, Durango, 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Come and be a part of the Rocky Horror experience at the DAC. New Location, Same Crazy Fun! For its 16th year The Rocky Horror Show returns to Durango. Sing and dance the “Time Warp” along along with Brad and Janet as they discover the wonders “over at the Frankenstein place” as they learn...

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Have a Fun and Safe Halloween
Oct25

Have a Fun and Safe Halloween

Fort Lewis College is renaming its School of Business Administration to the Katz School of Business in recognition of a generous donation of $10.4 million by Marc and Jane Katz. Durango School District 9-R is hosting a school safety training event, organized by the I Love U Guys Foundation. The City of Durango is inviting artists to contribute to various art projects at the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility, and celebrate Halloween at the Children’s Halloween in downtown Durango with businesses offering treats, and a Halloween carnival and trunk-or-treat organized by TBK Bank and the Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and Sky Ute Casino

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Agrivolatics Could Be a Solution for Solar Controversies
Oct24

Agrivolatics Could Be a Solution for Solar Controversies

Residents in Montezuma County and surrounding areas are frustrated with solar development in the community. They cite loss of views, loss of wildlife habitat, land degradation, and construction noise and dust as main concerns. But, agrivoltaics, the combination of agriculture and solar, could provide a potential solution for concerns and give farmers another source of income. By Ilana Newman. This story is sponsored by Boon’s Family Thai Barbecue and Northern Edge Casino

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Ignacio Monthly Roundup: October
Oct23

Ignacio Monthly Roundup: October

Come celebrate the final weeks of the “We Are Water” exhibit at Ignacio Community Library with a book discussion and a free book. Make your very own Frankenstein’s monster to celebrate Halloween – pick up a design from the library’s desk and remember to vote for your favorite! The Halloween Carnival promises to be a family-fun event, enjoy the celebrations with friends and family. And applications are open for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Environment Program’s cost-share programs for landowners. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings and Tafoya, Barrett & Associates

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Happy Pappy’s Family is Growing
Oct22

Happy Pappy’s Family is Growing

Exciting plans are in store for Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings, with a planned expansion to Denver and beyond! Owner Mark Anderson has announced that Happy Pappy’s will soon become a chain, creating stores beyond Durango while providing opportunities for Durango students with a $1,000 scholarship for the career and technical education program. As part of the planned expansion, Anderson is looking for a local family to take over the running of the Durango location. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and The Payroll Department

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