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Colorado Remains Diligent with Boat Inspections
Apr14

Colorado Remains Diligent with Boat Inspections

Colorado waterways are free of the prolific – and damaging – quagga and zebra mussels, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to keep it that way with continued boat inspections and the boating public’s cooperation. Sponsored by The Payroll Department and Big-O Tires.

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RELIEF CONFIRMS RELEASE OF 60-DAY Findings
Apr13

RELIEF CONFIRMS RELEASE OF 60-DAY Findings

RELIEF CONFIRMS RELEASE OF 60-DAY FINDINGS FROM PHASE 2B/3 CLINICAL TRIAL OF INTRAVENOUS RLF-100™ (AVIPTADIL) 30 March 2021 60-day results have been presented by Relief’s partner, NeuroRx, Inc. Geneva, Switzerland, March 30, 2021 – RELIEF THERAPEUTICS Holding AG (SIX: RLF, OTCQB: RLFTF) (“Relief”), a biopharmaceutical company with its lead compound RLF-100™ (aviptadil) in advanced clinical development to treat critically-ill COVID-19...

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New Carrier and New Routes for DRO. Welcome back Frontier!
Apr13

New Carrier and New Routes for DRO. Welcome back Frontier!

Tony Vicari, Aviation Director for the  Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) just announced today that Frontier Airlines will be establishing year-round nonstop service between Durango and Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS), and seasonal nonstop service to Denver International Airport (DEN). Service to Denver will start June 4, 2021, and service to Las Vegas will start June 11, 2021. Flights to Las Vegas will be operated...

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Hawk Gets Second Chance to Soar
Apr13

Hawk Gets Second Chance to Soar

A red-tailed hawk soared to freedom in late March after it had been hit by a car in February. The Durango Police officer who rescued him had the honor of releasing the bird after six weeks of rehabilitation. Sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates and Serious Texas BBQ

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Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 2021
Apr13

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 2021

The 49th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic will be returning this year and although this event will look different than in years past, it is a great event that generates excitement throughout our community and helps boost the local economy. The history of this fun event started years ago with a fun brotherly bet. Brothers Tom and Jim Mayer concocted the idea behind the first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Jim worked as a brakeman on the...

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Community Connections Clients Stay Connected during Pandemic
Apr12

Community Connections Clients Stay Connected during Pandemic

People with intellectual or developmental disabilities can feel isolated and lonely under normal circumstances, let alone by the isolation imposed by the pandemic. But some are thriving, thanks to the virtual day programs Community Connections created to keep their clients connected. Sponsored by Big-O Tires and FASTSIGNS

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Housing Supply Remains Tight Predictions for Next Quarter
Apr12

Housing Supply Remains Tight Predictions for Next Quarter

Dan Korman of Alpenglow Properties talks about the impact of low housing supply on the jump on housing prices and offers some.

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Durango Home and Ranch Show
Apr09

Durango Home and Ranch Show

The Durango Home & Ranch Show is our largest and longest-running Four Corners Expos event. This show is a favorite of homeowners looking for experts in home improvement, building, decorating, landscaping, household items, technology for the home or business, remodeling, and much more. With a wide variety of exhibitors each year, attendees are sure to find what they need. This event takes place at the La Plata County Fairgrounds....

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Happy Hour Job Fair
Apr09

Happy Hour Job Fair

We are hiring for multiple positions in many departments at Ska Brewing! Join us for a Happy Hour Job Fair. Bring your resumé, have a beer while you interview and learn about all the new job openings at Ska.

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Chamber Continues to Advocate for Small Business during Pandemic
Apr08

Chamber Continues to Advocate for Small Business during Pandemic

The Durango Chamber of Commerce played an active role to support local businesses as they struggled through closures during the pandemic. Chamber Executive Director Jack Llewellyn explains all the changes the organization made during the past year in this first edition of Chamber Chat, brought to you by Durango Local News.

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Crafting Custom Countertops in Durango
Apr07

Crafting Custom Countertops in Durango

Paul and Jackie Beasley purchased Tile Art & Light Art (now 2180 Lighting and Design Studio) about 10 years ago with a fledgling workshop where the former owners had just started manufacturing quartz, quartzite and marble slabs into custom countertops. Now, it’s a mainstay of their business, and they recently moved to an expanded shop in Three Springs. Sponsored by The Payroll Department and Kroegers Ace Hardware

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Child Abuse Cases Rise During Pandemic
Apr06

Child Abuse Cases Rise During Pandemic

Southwest Colorado non-profit, 4 The Children, provides support and advocacy for neglected and abused children. They say abuse reports are on the rise, and are launching a fund-raising and volunteer-recruitment campaign during Child Abuse Awareness Month is April. Sponsored by Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic and the Timbers at Edgemont Highlands. Sponsored by Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic and the Timbers at Edgemont Highlands.

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New Training Facility is a “Game-Changer” For Fire Department
Apr06

New Training Facility is a “Game-Changer” For Fire Department

As a Durango Fire Protection District captain, Jim Anderson is in charge of coordinating training sessions for his crews, and he says the new training facility next to the fire station in Bodo will be a game-changer for the men and women who respond to medical and fire emergencies in our community. Sponsored by Bank of the San Juans

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One-Stop Shop for Mental Health and Physical Exercise
Apr05

One-Stop Shop for Mental Health and Physical Exercise

Durango psychologist Stacy Reuille-Dupont knows that mind and emotions affect physical health, and physical health contributes to emotional well-being. But getting clients to incorporate both was a challenge. That’s why she opened Studio B. Sponsored by 2180 Lighting and Design Studio and Serious Texas BBQ

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First-Year Debate Team Qualifies 5 for National Tournament
Apr02

First-Year Debate Team Qualifies 5 for National Tournament

Sometimes you can find the silver lining behind the dark cloud of the pandemic. The Demon Debate Team certainly did. When COVID travel restrictions forced all the tournaments onto Zoom, the Demons could participate without travel expenses, and five of the 11 team members qualified for the national tournament in June.

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Healthy Living: What to Eat for Breakfast
Apr02

Healthy Living: What to Eat for Breakfast

The old saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, that’s not necessarily true, but if breakfast is a necessary start to your day, PHD Weight Loss Founder Ashley Lucas advises you to avoid cereal and cold milk, bagels, and other high carb foods to keep your energy going.

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April updates from LPEA
Apr01

April updates from LPEA

In this edition of #LPEAwire, LPEA CEO Jessica Matlock answers some of your questions on LPEA’s power supply, power reliability, and power costs, in the wake of the rolling blackouts in Texas.

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Donations to a Southwest Colorado Foundation More Than Double During Pandemic
Mar31

Donations to a Southwest Colorado Foundation More Than Double During Pandemic

The Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado experienced unprecedented support from donors in 2020 in response to the needs that arose during the pandemic.

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Lake Nighthorse opens on Friday, April 2 for non-motorized recreation
Mar30

Lake Nighthorse opens on Friday, April 2 for non-motorized recreation

Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area will open for the 2021 season on Friday, April 2. The lake will be open for non-motorized recreation 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, April 2 through May 9. Daily operations will begin May 14, and motorized recreation begins May 15. Find the full schedule, including wakeless & quiet hours, below. New amenities to the swim beach include an inflatable play structure (May through...

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WHAT’S NEW IN DURANGO FOR 2021
Mar30

WHAT’S NEW IN DURANGO FOR 2021

What’s new in Durango, Colorado: hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, new things to do in Durango and what’s coming in 2021! Blues, Mtn & Soul Blues Mtn & Soul is a brand new art studio & shop on Main Avenue. Graphic illustration artist Brian Banash has filled the building with wall-sized recreations of his work. He plans to operate his own art business, Banash Illustrations, out of downtown Durango. His pieces...

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