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SAN JUAN BREWFEST
Aug24

SAN JUAN BREWFEST

SAN JUAN BREWFEST AUGUST 26 – AUGUST 27 EVENT DESCRIPTION The 2022 San Juan Brewfest will be held on Friday, August 26 & Saturday, August 27 at Buckley Park in Historic Downtown Durango. The Brewfest features a VIP only day and a general admission day this year. Both days have unlimited tastings from up to 40 breweries, live music, and it all benefits United Way of Southwest Colorado. Friday August 26 from 5 to 8 pm is VIP...

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DURANGO BLUES TRAIN: AUGUST 25TH, 26TH, & 27TH
Aug24

DURANGO BLUES TRAIN: AUGUST 25TH, 26TH, & 27TH

  EVENT DESCRIPTION It’s never too early to start planning for the summer of a lifetime! Save the dates and mark your calendars for the perfect way to start or end your summer in Colorado! Join us for an exciting, moving musical experience of live blues on board the Historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s coal-fired, steam-powered train traveling through the spectacular and breathtaking canyons of the...

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Voters to Decide on Lodgers Tax, Ursine Feeding Frenzy
Aug24

Voters to Decide on Lodgers Tax, Ursine Feeding Frenzy

The Durango City Council voted unanimously this month to ask voters to keep nearly $1.2 million in excess Lodgers Tax revenues, the majority of which will be used for affordable housing. This story is sponsored by Service Master Restore and The Norm Philips Team at Draper and Kramer Mortgage

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The Power of “Just”
Aug19

The Power of “Just”

The Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency Team, or WESST, was founded with the goals of helping women, people of color, and low-income New Mexicans learn about best business practices, to support new entrepreneurs with financial and business advice, and provide resources within their communities. Farmington’s WESST center in San Juan College’s Quality Center for Business assists local entrepreneurs at every step of their small-business journey. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Ute Mountain Casino Hotel and Service Master Restore

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Safer Wildlife Crossing, Lodger’s Tax Update
Aug19

Safer Wildlife Crossing, Lodger’s Tax Update

The Durango City Council has identified three priority areas that it has asked residents to rank as part of its proposal to ask voters to retain $1.3 million dollars in excess Lodgers Tax revenues; find out what they are. A new wildlife crossing on U.S. Highway 160 is expected to lower wildlife-vehicle collisions; and find out what’s new at this year’s San Juan Brewfest. This story is sponsored by the Man Cave Barber and Kroegers Ace Hardware

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Durango Colorado Real Estate Aug 2022
Aug13

Durango Colorado Real Estate Aug 2022

Durango Colorado Real Estate durangocoloradorealestate.com and the SW Colorado Real Estate Region   Meet Debbie Loewen Featuring Unique Pagosa Springs Properties   Secluded Pagosa estate on 35 acres SOUTHWEST COLORADO GEM with incredible MOUNTAIN VIEWS!!! BOSS HOGG’S RESTAURANT AND SALOON NOW ON THE OPEN MARKET! Durango Area Commercial Property Search By the La Plata Economic Development Alliance   FUN things to...

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The Buzz Bus is Back!
Aug10

The Buzz Bus is Back!

The Buzz Bus has begun making its rounds once more in Durango, now operated by The Hive. Originally a service provided by the City of Durango, the Buzz Bus provides an alternative to driving impaired, picking up and dropping off people for free. Since it restarted in spring, the Buzz Bus has become a staple on the streets of town on the weekends. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and Tafoya Barrett & Associates

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LA PLATA COUNTY FRIDAY AT THE FAIR
Aug10

LA PLATA COUNTY FRIDAY AT THE FAIR

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2022 EVENT DESCRIPTION The La Plata County Fair is pleased to announce this year’s “Friday at the Fair” Concert will feature the incomparable Asleep at the Wheel. The 10 time Grammy winning western swing band will perform on August 12th in the rodeo arena at the fairgrounds. Bayfield’s local country rock band Midnight Backhand will be the opening act starting at 7:15. Asleep at the Wheel takes the...

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What’s the Big Idea?
Aug08

What’s the Big Idea?

A makerspace is what it sounds like, a space to create and make…well, just about anything! At the Big Idea, 3D printers, a fully-stocked woodshop, laser printers, and more combine to create a space to design, create, and develop any variety of projects and more! By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Pop’s Truck and RV Center and The Big Idea at San Juan College

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Flying Golf Balls and Free Transit Services
Aug04

Flying Golf Balls and Free Transit Services

Now this is a new take on birdies and eagles. Big Brothers Big Sisters will drop more than a hundred golf balls at Dalton Ranch for a fund-raiser in August. Adopt your ball now! This story is sponsored by StoneAge Tools and the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado

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La Plata County Fair
Aug03

La Plata County Fair

2022 La Plata County Fair August 10-14 La Plata County Fairgrounds Red White and Moo! For 74 years, the La Plata County Fair has brought generations of families, friends and neighbors together to showcase the county’s best animals, garden products and the many fabulous foods and crafts of our outstanding community. This year’s theme, “Red, White and Moo,” is a fun way to celebrate our patriotism while reflecting a rich tradition of...

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FOUR CORNERS JAM FEST
Aug03

FOUR CORNERS JAM FEST

AUG 4TH – 6TH | 2022 MUSIC – LATE NIGHT JAMS – YOGA – VW BUS VILLAGE – ART FOUR CORNERS JAM FEST MISSION STATEMENT Welcome to the Four Corners Jam Festival! We are honored and excited to bring 3 days of world class live music, performance art, yoga, outdoor recreation, and so much more to the Tico Time River Resort in Aztec, NM. Bringing multiple genres of music together including Funk, Reggae, Bluegrass, Psychedelic Rock and Afrobeat...

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New School Year, New Building, New Ideas
Aug02

New School Year, New Building, New Ideas

Animas High School has a new building, finally. After starting in a strip mall and moving to modular trailers, the school, through funding from a BEST grant, will now have a permanent location for students. Construction began last spring, and while there is still more to be done, the building already more than shows the promise of a new space for students. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Norm Phillips Team, at Draper & Kramer Mortgage and ServiceMaster Restore

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Durango Considers Lodgers Tax Refund Ideas
Jul28

Durango Considers Lodgers Tax Refund Ideas

The Durango City Council reviews Lodgers Tax refund ideas and mulls ballot language for a possible tax question on the November ballot. Fort Lewis College receives a substantial grant that will cover four scholarships every year for the next 10 years, and the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally returns. This story is sponsored by Tafoya, Barrett & Associates and the law firm of Downs, McDonough, Cowan and Foley

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Interest Rates Up, Sales Down in Real Estate Market
Jul22

Interest Rates Up, Sales Down in Real Estate Market

How will mortgage rate increases affect real-estate sales in Durango and La Plata County? Well, that depends, says Alpenglow Properties’ Dan Korman.

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Education Plan Connects Learning to Making a Living
Jul22

Education Plan Connects Learning to Making a Living

When students can’t connect with why they’re learning what they’re learning, they become disengaged and perform poorly, but if they understand that their classes are a stepping stone to becoming what they want to be in life, they will be more successful. That’s the idea behind Durango School District 9-R’s new Portrait of a Graduate education plan. This story is sponsored by 2180 Lighting and Design and Kroegers Ace Hardware

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City Looking at $1.2 Million in Excess Lodgers Revenues
Jul20

City Looking at $1.2 Million in Excess Lodgers Revenues

The tourism industry rebound in the pandemic’s wake last summer generated far more in Lodgers Tax revenues than TABOR allows. Voters may be asked to decide what to do with the money. Will the Camino del Rio underpass be delayed again? And you have only a few Fridays more to enjoy free movies in the park. This story is sponsored by Ute Mountain Casino and TBK Bank

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Tico Time Resort Tones Down Music; Neighbors’ Ire Abated
Jul20

Tico Time Resort Tones Down Music; Neighbors’ Ire Abated

We took a deep dive and looked at the naked truth behind the infamous Tico Time River RV Resort. What we discovered was that the noise and nudity complaints have abated—along with many changes. Now in its third season, the relaxed beach vibe is finally clicking for campers and neighbors alike. Donna K. Hewett. This story is sponsored by Three Rivers Brewing and The Big Idea Makerspace

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How to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky this month
Jul18

How to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky this month

Early morning risers have been treated to views of Comet Neowise, captured in a photo in Kansas on Monday, but the comet will be visible in Colorado about an hour after sunset this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) It’s visible to the naked eye in dark skies! The early reviews are in: Comet NEOWISE is a hit! Those who have gotten up before sunrise to gaze into the twilight skies have been greeted by the best comet performance for...

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Comet Neowise: How To See It In Metro Denver, Boulder
Jul18

Comet Neowise: How To See It In Metro Denver, Boulder

Early morning risers have been treated to views of Comet Neowise, captured in a photo in Kansas on Monday, but the comet will be visible in Colorado about an hour after sunset this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Comet Neowise is going prime time, moving into the evening sky. You’ll be able to see it with the naked eye in metro Denver and Boulder.   Comet Neowise is zooming around the planet, and you’ll be able to see...

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