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2023 Snowdown Beer Available Now
Jan04

2023 Snowdown Beer Available Now

The official beer of Snowdown ’23 is an horchata-spiced ale with vanilla, cinnamon and citrus notes coming in at six percent ABV created Ska Brewing. Hornblower Horchata is available in 12 oz. 4-packs now through the end of Snowdown Sunday February 5th. By Connor Shreve This story is sponsored by StoneAge Tools and the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado

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Durango Football Star Prepares for National Spotlight
Jan02

Durango Football Star Prepares for National Spotlight

Joshua Bates accepted the prestigious selection last season. Only 100 football players receive the honor of putting on the All-American Bowl jersey each year. Each player selected to participate will culminate their high school careers at the All-American Bowl. The game will be televised live on NBC at 11 AM MT. By Connor Shreve This story is sponsored by the Man Cave Barber and 2180 Lighting & Design Studio

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19 New Year’s Traditions From Around the World
Dec31

19 New Year’s Traditions From Around the World

Here’s how different countries are ringing in 2023. As you make your plans to ring in 2023, consider partaking in one of the New Year’s traditions from around the world. The past few years have truly been unlike any other, but one thing has been clear: Certain practices are now more important than ever, as they keep us grounded and remind us of the future ahead (and what to look out for, if you’re following any New Year’s...

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NEW YEARS IN DURANGO, CO
Dec31

NEW YEARS IN DURANGO, CO

Ring In The New Year In Southwestern Colorado The year is coming to a close and it’s time to celebrate ringing in a brand new 365 days with the best New Year’s Eve celebrations in Durango! Plan your New Years in Durango, CO around these great events. Purgatory Resort Purgatory Resort is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. They are hosting a special NYE party at Purgy’s to ring in the new year. Their bar and cafeteria...

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Birds of prey and hoofed animals among most impacted by human activity in western Colorado
Dec31

Birds of prey and hoofed animals among most impacted by human activity in western Colorado

Mule deer search for food near 32nd Street and E. Fourth Avenue in August. During the 1960s and 1970s, western Colorado’s mule deer population was strong, but it has since declined significantly. The Uncompahgre deer population near Montrose dropped from 60,000 in the 80s to about 10,000 today. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) Don’t be fooled by Durango fauna: Most deer aren’t fond of people Living among wildlife and witnessing animals...

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New CDC Report on Camping at Bonita Peak
Dec29

New CDC Report on Camping at Bonita Peak

The Bonita Peak Mining District, designated a Superfund Site by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2016, was evaluated by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to determine the safety of camping around the area. Miller Middle School invites you to join its groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new middle school, funded in part by Bond Issue 4A, and recycle your Christmas Trees at Santa Rita Park. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings and Kroeger’s Ace Hardware

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Making the Outdoors Your Backyard
Dec28

Making the Outdoors Your Backyard

Over the last couple of years, camping has grown in popularity and accessibility, as more and more people are getting out and enjoying the outdoors. From tent camping to RV’s, many people are taking advantage of different ways to recreate, but even with more campsites available to campers, there are still some areas that are more restricted. Enter Sasquatch Campers, which, with their custom-built suspension system, enables the system to go further and see more. By Hannah Robertson This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings and Kroeger’s Ace Hardware

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Emerging Artists in Durango
Dec28

Emerging Artists in Durango

Durango is known for its natural beauty, inspiring people from all walks of life with various artistic endeavors, but how best to get started? The Creative District has started an incubator program designed to support local, emerging artists with mentorship, training and the opportunity to have a gallery show at Stillwater Music. In December, Ted Moore opened his exhibit, ‘natura fabricata’, featuring a variety of his pieces, supported by the incubator program. By Hannah Robertson This story is sponsored by StoneAge and the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado

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History of Christmas
Dec22

History of Christmas

Christmas is celebrated on December 25 and is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular...

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Giving Back to the Community
Dec22

Giving Back to the Community

Alpine Bank has sponsored Community Matters, a regular segment highlighting various nonprofits in our community. Eric Eicher of Alpine Bank sat down to talk about the importance of supporting local nonprofits through volunteer work, donation drives, and financial support. This story is sponsored by Alpine Bank

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State-wide Bag Fee to Begin
Dec22

State-wide Bag Fee to Begin

Colorado’s Plastic Pollution Reduction Act phase one is set to begin January 1st, with the implementation of a $0.10 bag fee for disposal bags at certain retail locations across the state of Colorado. The Dolores River Brewery is featured in a charity coloring book produced by RadCraft and the James Beard Foundation, and LPEA’s scholarship applications have opened. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Pop’s Truck and RV Center and The Payroll Department

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Stay Safe and Healthy this Holiday Season
Dec19

Stay Safe and Healthy this Holiday Season

As the holiday season ramps up this year, news about the flu, RSV, and COVID is doing the same. San Juan Basin Public Health and other local healthcare providers are asking residents to stay safe this year and observe precautions as you head to family and work gatherings this holiday season. maybe add more here? By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Law Firms of Downs, McDonough, Cowan & Foley and Serious Texas BBQ

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Officials Urge Outdoor Enthusiasts to Practice Ice Safety
Dec19

Officials Urge Outdoor Enthusiasts to Practice Ice Safety

Whether ice fishing, skating, sledding or snowshoeing, it is important to take the right precautions and bring the correct equipment to keep you and your family safe. Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds people to stay safe on the ice this winter. While a great reason to get outdoors in the winter months, ice can be dangerous without proper preparation and an understanding of the dangers. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Choice Building Supply Ace Hardware and The LOR Foundation

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Hanukkah 2022: When is Hanukkah and Why Is It Celebrated?
Dec17

Hanukkah 2022: When is Hanukkah and Why Is It Celebrated?

When Does Hanukkah Start and More Facts When is Hanukkah? In 2022, this eight-day “festival of lights” begins on Sunday, December 18, at sundown. Learn all about Hanukkah dates, customs such as the nightly menorah lighting, and special foods. What Is Hanukkah? Hanukkah (also spelled “Chanukah”) is an eight-day winter “festival of lights,” which begins each year on the 25th day of the Jewish calendar month of Kislev. Because the Hebrew...

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PET PAWS AND SANTA CLAUSE SAT., DEC. 17, 2022
Dec15

PET PAWS AND SANTA CLAUSE SAT., DEC. 17, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION Bring your pet to The Durango Arts Center on December 17th for some holiday clay creations. Together you and your furry friend will create clay pet paw ornament or medallion. When you are finished, your pet can have their photo taken with the art center’s very own St. Nick! LOCATION Durango Arts Center 802 E 2nd Ave Durango, 81301 ORGANIZER Durango Arts Center Post courtesy of...

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2023 Snowdown Dates – Friday Jan. 27 to Sunday Feb. 5
Dec15

2023 Snowdown Dates – Friday Jan. 27 to Sunday Feb. 5

  2023 Theme “A Shakespearian Snowdown” Hear ye, hear ye! The 44th annual Snowdown Durango kicks off February 1, 2023 with the theme A Shakespearian Revelry, A Week With the Bard. Get your medieval and Elizabethan garb ready and start practicing your best sonnets! The schedule of events will be posted on the official Snowdown website mid-January. Stay tuned for more information about the date, time and location of the...

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Iron Horse 2023 Registration Opens
Dec15

Iron Horse 2023 Registration Opens

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, coming off from last year’s celebrations, will open registration for the 2023 event. Durango Wine Experience Early Bird Tickets are available until December 31st, and Fort Lewis College will celebrate over 200 graduates at its Fall Commencement Ceremony. The Durango Police Department’s Drone Unit will celebrate a successful first year in January with over 100 flights. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings and Kroegers Ace Hardware

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Home Inventory Up and Sold Units Cut in Half
Dec14

Home Inventory Up and Sold Units Cut in Half

Over the course of 2022, the real estate market has seen some of the starkest effects of change in our monetary policy. With interest rates up and prices maintaining at record levels, it seems that the local market may finally be beginning to see cracks in the surface of the fast paced free-wheeling buyer demand. Winter has come, and the seasonal slowdown coupled with uncertainty is leading some buyers to pause the search while others persistently search out the right deal. What’s to happen in 2023? Watch this month’s episode of The Durango Real Estate Update to make your predictions. By Dan Korman. This story is sponsored by Alpenglow Properties, LLC

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Hillcrest Golf Course to Launch Indoor Golf League
Dec14

Hillcrest Golf Course to Launch Indoor Golf League

Hillcrest Head Golf Pro Brett Wolf is encouraging golfers to sign up for the indoor league. The first session begins December 20th. The league is played with two golfers comprising a team that competes over a variety of scoring styles. The 2022/23 season will mark the second year Hillcrest Golf Course has utilized its simulator for competitive golf. Golfers can also use the simulator for lessons. Hillcrest also rents the space for corporate and team-building events. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Service Master Restore and Tafoya Barrett & Associates

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Keeping Local First
Dec14

Keeping Local First

Tailwind Nutrition initially began when co-founder Jeff Vierling wanted to find endurance fuel that worked for him, after running several ultra-marathons with less-than-preferable side effects from other formats. Today, Tailwind Nutrition sells its products across the United States and the world, mixed, packaged, and shipped from their new facility right next to the Durango La Plata Airport. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and The Man Cave Barber

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