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WINTER STORM WARNING: SNOW DAY TODAY & SNOW EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK!
Jan19

WINTER STORM WARNING: SNOW DAY TODAY & SNOW EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK!

SNOW DAY TODAY & SNOW EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK– for the greater Durango Area and the San Juan Mountain Range.   WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON… * WHAT…Moderate snow at times. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches. * WHERE…Animas River Basin and San Juan River Basin. * WHEN…Until 5 PM MST this afternoon. * IMPACTS…Travel will difficult at...

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Area Hot Springs
Jan18

Area Hot Springs

Area Hot Springs As we look forward to more snowfall in the near future we also look for some alternative activities and are still enjoyable throughout the winter. We are lucky to live in a stunning area of the country with access to majestic mountains, gorgeous rivers and relaxing hot springs. Join us for a journey through 4 different hot springs all located within hours of Durango. First and foremost the Durango Hot Springs are...

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Dr. Fauci Says When We’ll Get Back to Normal
Jan13

Dr. Fauci Says When We’ll Get Back to Normal

Dr. Fauci Says When We’ll Get Back to Normal With COVID-19 deaths surpassing 4,000 Americans on some days, you probably want protection. You want your vaccine. But reports across the nation indicate that some people are having a hard time getting theirs. At this rate, when will enough people be vaccinated so that we can have herd immunity and get back to some level of “normality?” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the...

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DURANGO IS A MUST VISIT COLORADO CITY
Jan10

DURANGO IS A MUST VISIT COLORADO CITY

Visit Durango Updated: December 30, 2020 Durango is known for many things — massive mountains, unbeatable skiing and a historic narrow gauge railroad to name a few. But there’s so much more to this former mining town. THINGS TO DO HOTELS & LODGING FESTIVALS & EVENTS TRIP IDEAS REGIONS & CITIES SPECIAL OFFERS LANGUAGES OFFICIAL VISITOR INFO SEARCH Back to top 7 REASONS DURANGO IS A MUST-VISIT COLORADO CITY Visit Durango...

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You’ll Be Able To See Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury This Weekend
Jan09

You’ll Be Able To See Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury This Weekend

You’ll Be Able To See Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury This Weekend On Jan. 10, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury will all be visible in the night sky in a triangular formation. This alignment is called a “triple conjunction,” according to Good News Network, and it will be visible for most of us will just a good set of binoculars. A “conjunction” of planets is when two or planets align in the night sky from Earth’s perspective, and because all...

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New Years Around The World
Jan01

New Years Around The World

New year, new rules: World celebrates 2021 through COVID restrictions By JOSEPH WILKINSON NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | DEC 31, 2020 AT 6:57 PM Billions of people around the world celebrated the beginning of 2021 on Friday despite varying coronavirus restrictions. New Zealanders had it first and best, celebrating as normal because the country has no active COVID-19 cases. People in Manila, Philippines, watch a drone show during New...

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Happy New Year 2021: Times Square’s virtual ball drop this year!
Dec31

Happy New Year 2021: Times Square’s virtual ball drop this year!

                          Many of us have watched the ball drop in Time Square as a New Year’s Eve ritual.  This year there won’t be 400,000 in attendance… but there will be millions watching as the event is live streamed at TimesSquareNYC.org, NewYearsEve.nyc, Livestream.com/2021, TimesSquareBall.net, It will be viewable on major TV stations. The event...

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Trump has signed the stimulus checks bill — so when do you get your money?
Dec28

Trump has signed the stimulus checks bill — so when do you get your money?

Trump has signed the stimulus checks bill — so when do you get your money? Doug Whiteman Sun, December 27, 2020, 7:53 PM MST After days of resistance, President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion COVID aid package — which gives most Americans a second direct infusion of cash from the federal government. Unlike the first round of “stimulus checks” that started going out last spring, this one will provide $600 per...

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SNOW DAY
Dec28

SNOW DAY

Today is a SNOW DAY for SW Colorado and the San Juan Mountains…  up to 4 inches are expected in the Durango Area with up to a foot of snow projected to fall on the higher mountain ranges. Temperature for Durango is projected to fluctuate from a high of up to 40 degrees to a low of 18 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday.  Some rain may be mixed in with the snow. The rest of this week through Saturday will be drier and is expected to be...

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Christmas in Durango, Colorado
Dec16

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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Hanukkah 2020
Dec10

Hanukkah 2020

Hanukkah 2020: When it is and what to know                                                     (no, it’s not the ‘Jewish Christmas’) David Oliver USA TODAY Ah, yes, Hanukkah. The Festival of Lights. The “Jewish Christmas.” The holiday that Adam Sandler wrote a song about. To Jewish people, however, Hanukkah isn’t actually all that religious of a holiday –though because of its proximity to Christmas,...

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Winter Solstice is near…!!
Dec08

Winter Solstice is near…!!

Winter Solstice, also known as ‘midwinter” draws nigh…  a time when the sun renews its cycle and “returns.”  In North America, this year, it happens on December 21st at 3:02 am MST in the morning on December 21st, as the sun enters the sign of Capricorn.  Winter Solstice is the day with the shortest period of daylight and with the longest night of the year,  After this important day the days start getting...

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JUPITER & SATURN will form the first double planet in 800 years…
Dec06

JUPITER & SATURN will form the first double planet in 800 years…

JUPITER & SATURN will form the first visible “double planet” in 800 years…  Before 2020 comes to a close, Jupiter and Saturn will be so close that they will appear to form a “double planet.” The great conjunction, as the planetary alignment has come to be known, hasn’t occurred in nearly 800 years. When their orbits align every 20 years, Jupiter and Saturn get extremely close to one another....

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Full Beaver Moon Eclipse
Nov29

Full Beaver Moon Eclipse

Full Beaver Moon Eclipse As November Ends: See It In New City   A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the moon moves through the faint, outer part of Earth’s shadow. It occurs when the sun, Earth and moon are aligned in an almost straight line. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)   The penumbral lunar eclipse is a prelude to can’t-miss December sky shows in New City, including the colorful, prolific Geminids....

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Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Nov20

Cascade Canyon Winter Train

Embark on a journey to yesteryear where amazing views await you this winter season!  Ride a historic steam train 26 miles each way on this 5-hour round trip train ride to Cascade Canyon. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches.  Cascade Canyon is a destination like no...

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COVID-19 Level Moving to RED Friday Nov 20th!
Nov18

COVID-19 Level Moving to RED Friday Nov 20th!

La Plata County Will Move to COVID-19 Dial Level Red: Severe Risk; Immediate Community Action Needed to Preserve Critical Services and Health Care Capacity Durango, Colo.: To reduce community transmission and slow a dramatic rise in cases that threatens our ability to maintain hospital capacity and the workforce in critical services, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment...

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How to celebrate Thanksgiving safely this year, according to health experts
Nov17

How to celebrate Thanksgiving safely this year, according to health experts

How to celebrate Thanksgiving safely this year, according to health experts Turkey day isn’t canceled, but with all the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, expect it to be different. Oct. 1, 2020, 1:54 PM MDT / Updated Nov. 6, 2020, 2:42 PM MST / Source: TODAY By Ronnie Koenig Thanksgiving is usually a time for friends and family to gather and celebrate together. But this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Modified Polar Express to Run for Holidays
Nov16

Modified Polar Express to Run for Holidays

The Durango Train, taking a cue from it’s successful socially-distanced summer train from Rockwood to the Cascade Wye this summer, will run the Polar Express for the holidays with adaptations to accommodate health precautions in the midst of the pandemic.

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7 Rivers Farmers Market
Nov13

7 Rivers Farmers Market

We are excited to announce the 2nd season of the 7 Rivers Farmers Market. It will be held every Tuesday from 12-3 at the La Plata Fairgrounds. Market starts November 3rd and goes thru April 27th. We have an amazing assortment of local farmers with poultry, pork, beef, salad greens, tomatoes, peppers, goats milk cheese, eggs, jams and pickles, honey, herbs, baked good, lotion bars, jewelry, energy bars, soaps and So much more. Get your...

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Fauci urges American public to double down on COVID-19 safety measures amid surge
Nov13

Fauci urges American public to double down on COVID-19 safety measures amid surge

Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, called on Americans to double down on health precautions like wearing a mask or face covering, social distancing and more as COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the country. Fauci told “Good Morning America” on Thursday that “What we need to do is what we’ve been talking about for some time now, but really doubling down on it. There are...

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