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Ignacio Monthly Roundup: December
Dec08

Ignacio Monthly Roundup: December

A low-cost spay and neuter clinic is coming to Ignacio this month, provided by the La Plata County Humane Society. Ignacio Community Library has a variety of craft opportunities this month to get that holiday spirit going (or to make that perfect gift!), and ring in the holiday break with Ignacio Schools’ Bobcat Jingle Jam. The Southern Ute Tribe has announced the dates for the run-off election for the tribal council seat and tribal chairman. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates and Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings

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Moving Day and Christmas Reward Program
Dec06

Moving Day and Christmas Reward Program

Durango School District 9-R has begun moving the administration from the former, historic administration building downtown to its new location in Bodo Park. The City of Durango has announced a domain change to better assure residents of the authenticity of the website. Durango’s Business Improvement District is bringing back the winter rewards program, and celebrate the holidays with gingerbread and more at the Black Diamond Lodge’s Gingerbread Lodge. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Sky Ute Casino and Kroeger’s Ace Hardware

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ANIMAS CHOCOLATE & COFFEE COMPANY ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST & PARADE
Dec06

ANIMAS CHOCOLATE & COFFEE COMPANY ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST & PARADE

ANIMAS CHOCOLATE & COFFEE COMPANY ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST & PARADE  Friday, December 8, 2023  Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Get excited to compete in the Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company’s Annual Gingerbread House Contest! This year, will also feature “The Parade of Gingerbread Homes” on December 8th, a community event during which judging will occur and winners will be announced! Registration is...

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THE NUTCRACKER BALLET
Dec06

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET  December 8-10, 2023  Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall • 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION A tradition at the Community Concert Hall, the “Nutcracker” performed by the highly-acclaimed State Street Ballet of Santa Barbra will be returning to Durango this December for four performances. Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson holds true to the original classical ballet,...

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Merely Players Presents Rock Musical Hands on a Hardbody
Dec05

Merely Players Presents Rock Musical Hands on a Hardbody

Merely Players is in the middle of a diverse and interesting 2023-24 season, currently showing the regional premiere of Hands on a Hardbody at the Merely Underground at 789 Tech Center Drive. Hands on a Hardbody is a 2013 country rock musical based on a 1997 documentary about a group of Texans who compete to win a new truck by keeping their hands on it the longest. This unconventional musical, with a book by Doug Wright and music by Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio of Phish, explores a wide array of human experiences and emotions, as the contestants reveal their stories through an upbeat score that fuses country, blues, and rock. Featuring an ensemble cast of local talent and an actual full size working truck, this show is fun for the whole family. By Jessica McCallum This story is sponsored by Sky Ute Casino and The Payroll Department

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Sgt. Michael Moran End of Watch
Dec01

Sgt. Michael Moran End of Watch

The Local NEWS Network offers our condolences to the friends and family of Sgt. Michael Moran, and to the City of Cortez and the Cortez Police Department.

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Doing Everything, Just a Bit Differently
Dec01

Doing Everything, Just a Bit Differently

Growing from a small group of ski instructors to a 200-stong volunteer organization, Adaptive Sports Association has expanded over the past 40 years. Founded on the principles that sport and outdoor recreation are tools that can be used to better people’s lives, Adaptive Sports offers programs ranging from skiing lessons in the winter to whitewater rafting and mountain biking in the summer. The programs are made possible with the dedicated efforts of volunteers as well as enthusiastic participants, and with 40 years of programing, Adaptive certainly has a lot to celebrate. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Alpine Bank

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Durango Reading Club Celebrated for Service
Dec01

Durango Reading Club Celebrated for Service

Durango Reading Club is being recognized for more than 140 years of serving Southwest Colorado. Examples of the group’s philanthropy include library fundraising, protecting land and cataloging local history. The Reading Club of Durango founded Durango’s original library in 1889 and has carried out its mission to guard tradition in contemporary ways ever since. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Sky Ute Casino and Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings

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11TH STREET STATION – SINGING WITH SANTA
Nov29

11TH STREET STATION – SINGING WITH SANTA

11TH STREET STATION – SINGING WITH SANTA  Saturday, December 2, 2023 • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm  11th Street Station • 1101 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Join 11th Street Station on December 2nd from 11:00am-2:00pm for an afternoon of fun and celebration as they host Singing with Santa! Post courtesy of Durango.com.

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FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Nov29

FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMUNITY CELEBRATION  December 1-3, 2023 • 12:00 – 5:00 pm  Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad • 479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Get into the spirit of the season with the Festival of Trees & Wreaths, a free and family friendly holiday tradition! Event-goers will tour an enchanted forest of Christmas trees and wreaths decorated by our generous sponsors, bid on...

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HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Nov29

HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR  December 1-3, 2023  La Plata County Fairgrounds • 2500 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAP EVENT DESCRIPTION There will be fine art and amazing crafts at this 3 day event! Come meet the creative people from the Four Corners. Local vendors will be offering paintings, jams and jellies, handcrafted jewelry, sewn goods, holiday sweets and treats, Christmas, alpaca and Navajo decor, candles, pottery, beauty...

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NOEL NIGHT
Nov29

NOEL NIGHT

NOEL NIGHT  Friday, December 1, 2023  Downtown Durango • Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION This year’s event takes place on Friday, December 1, 2023, lasting all day. Join together with friends, family, and folks from all over in this community-wide celebration kicking off the holiday shopping season and encouraging folks to shop, eat, and love local during the holidays. Enjoy special offers, live music and...

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DHS Football Reflects on final 3A Season
Nov29

DHS Football Reflects on final 3A Season

With a new Head Coach, a new Quarterback and a new offense the DHS football team continued racking up wins in 2023. Durango ended the season with players in the top-5 of Colorado’s rushing and passing stat leaders. A 39-30 loss to Lutheran in the quarterfinals of the Colorado 3A tournament bracket marks the final season Durango will play in Class 3A as the Demons are scheduled to jump to 4A beginning next season. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings and Tafoya Barett & Associates

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Ignacio Monthly Roundup: November
Nov27

Ignacio Monthly Roundup: November

Ignacio High School saw a historic fall season with both the women’s volleyball team and the men’s cross country team making it to state in Class 2A. Taste of Christmas is back, with special events like the DIY Christmas tree from Ignacio Community Library, and San Juan Basin Public Health will officially close at the end of the year – sign up to receive the newsletter from the newly established La Plata County Public Health Department. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by the Payroll Department and Serious Texas BBQ

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Britannica Thanksgiving Day
Nov27

Britannica Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day, annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people. The American holiday is particularly rich in legend and symbolism, and the traditional fare of the Thanksgiving meal typically...

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Housing Program Extends Deadline
Nov23

Housing Program Extends Deadline

Visit Durango is asking La Plata County residents for their input on tourism in the county – especially on environmental impacts and local business and economy. The City of Durango’s “Leasing for Locals” program at Gauge Apartments has extended the deadline to apply, and with the onset of snow, the City is launching a pilot program for downtown parking to better address snow plowing. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Sky Ute Casino and Kroeger’s Ace Hardware

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THANKSGIVING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE!
Nov22

THANKSGIVING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE!

    I love to start my day with Thanksgiving. I believe as we count our good fortunes it attracts blessings.  Al Manning would say what we give our attention multiplies.  I also like to count my blessings during times of challenge and emotional distress. It changes the channel from counting disturbances to counting joys.  I typically start my morning with “Thank you Father for a day.”  I am then thankful for birds that sing...

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Skyhawks Soccer Soars to NCAA Selection
Nov21

Skyhawks Soccer Soars to NCAA Selection

An impressive season has earned the Fort Lewis College Men’s Soccer Team an eight seed at the NCAA Division-2 National Tournament. The Skyhawks matchup against a familiar foe from The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in Round One, the Mountain Lions from The University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The two teams split their two previous contests this season. Undefeated Midwestern State awaits the winner. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and The Payroll Department

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SINGING WITH SANTA & DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Nov21

SINGING WITH SANTA & DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

  SINGING WITH SANTA & DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING  Friday, November 24, 2023 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm  Buckley Park • Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Start your holiday season with Singing with Santa in Downtown Durango! This annual family friendly event takes place the day after Thanksgiving.   All are invited to Shop, Dine & Celebrate the start of the holiday season. Come...

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Durango Turkey Trot
Nov21

Durango Turkey Trot

Durango Turkey Trot presented by Animas Surgical Hospital Date: 11/23/2023 Start Time: 10:00 am Location: Fort Lewis College clocktower (check-in at the Student Union) REGISTER One of Durango’s most popular running races for over 30 years, the Turkey Trot presented by Animas Surgical Hospital is a holiday tradition for the whole family. Come burn off some calories and work up an appetite before your big meal! The Turkey Trot features...

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