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First-Grader Gets Free Trip to Disney World
Sep20

First-Grader Gets Free Trip to Disney World

An Animas Valley Elementary students is one of 50 children selected nationwide to be treated to a free trip to Disney World on behalf of the Kidd’s Kids Foundation.

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IT’S YOUR MONEY: How Much Should Your Borrow for College?
Sep20

IT’S YOUR MONEY: How Much Should Your Borrow for College?

Pat Barrett with Tafoya Barrett & Associates offers advice for figuring how much debt you should assume to obtain your college degree.

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30th Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Sep20

30th Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Many locations all over Durango and La Plata County. | October 4th thru 7th The Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at The Strater Theater, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches. For the full schedule / locations and to buy...

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BBBS “Big Swing” Golf Tournament
Sep20

BBBS “Big Swing” Golf Tournament

Glacier Club Golf Resort | Friday September 28, 2018  11:00am – 5:00pm Come join us for an unforgettable experience at our 1st Annual “The BIG Swing” Golf Tournament happening at the Glacier Club on Friday, September 28, 2018. This is a rare opportunity to play 18 holes of golf on a “members only” course,  which includes your scoring, cart,  boxed lunch with (2) drink coupons, and all in all a fun time...

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San Juan Mountain Bike & Music Festival
Sep20

San Juan Mountain Bike & Music Festival

Date: September 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018 Location: Purgatory Resort The inaugural San Juan Mountain Bike and Music Festival comes to Purgatory Resort September 28th – September 30th! Come enjoy bikes, beer, and music in the beautiful setting of the San Juan Mountain range. There will be live music Friday evening, Saturday from 3pm – 10pm, and Sunday from 11am – 3pm.    Test ride all of the latest and greatest bikes from Giant...

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Farmers Market – Three Springs – Thursdays!!
Sep20

Farmers Market – Three Springs – Thursdays!!

Farmers Market at Three Springs! Join us every Thursday in the Three Springs...

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San Juan Symphony – Rhapsodic and Exotic
Sep20

San Juan Symphony – Rhapsodic and Exotic

Kick off the San Juan Symphony season with Hungarian arabesques, flashy Russian dances, and the glorious Second Symphony of Jean Sibelius. Featuring our principal bassoonist Denise Turner for Weber’s charismatic Rondo Ongarese, we journey over rugged and exotic musical landscapes with performances in both Durango and Cortez, Colorado. Thomas Heuser, conductor Denise Turner, bassoon soloist   Mikhail Glinka Overture to Russlan und...

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2018 Parade of Homes and Complimentary Tickets
Sep20

2018 Parade of Homes and Complimentary Tickets

This weekend (September 21-23) is the 15th Annual Durango Parade of Homes, and we are offering 4 Complimentary Pairs of Tickets to those who contact us for them! It’s a weekend filled with beautiful homes and fantastic events. The weekend starts Friday evening with Homes Under the Stars, and continues Saturday and Sunday from 9-5. There are several stops this year, including locations in Bayfield, Durango, Hermosa, Glacier Club, and...

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Astronaut snaps picture of Hurricane Florence as it makes landfall
Sep17

Astronaut snaps picture of Hurricane Florence as it makes landfall

Astronaut Ricky Arnold, who has been keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station, shared a majestic view of the giant spiral early Friday. “#HurricaneFlorence makes landfall this morning,” the NASA spaceman tweeted to his almost 50,000 followers. Arnold, 54, a flight engineer and former science teacher in Maryland, is part of Expedition 55 that launched to the ISS in March. On Wednesday, he tweeted...

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3 Top Marijuana Stocks Wall Street Expects to Drop at Least 25%
Sep17

3 Top Marijuana Stocks Wall Street Expects to Drop at Least 25%

The green rush may soon have investors seeing red. Sean Williams (TMFUltraLong) The big day is rapidly approaching. In just over a month, on Oct. 17, recreational marijuana will go on sale in licensed dispensaries throughout Canada. When fully legal, the sale of adult-use weed is expected to usher in high demand and big dollar figures for the industry. In anticipation of this legalization — and the big profits that are projected...

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6 must-see autumn attractions in Durango
Sep17

6 must-see autumn attractions in Durango

There’s no better place to experience the beauty and wonder of fall than in Durango, Colorado. From art festivals and historic monuments to cowboy poetry, there are a multitude of things to do in or near Durango that are sure to fulfill your fall bucket list. Soak in the colors on the San Juan Skyway One of Colorado’s scenic roads, the San Juan Skyway offers magnificent views of the changing autumn landscape. Expect peak...

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Watch the Awesome Way in Which Plants Defend Themselves Against Threats
Sep17

Watch the Awesome Way in Which Plants Defend Themselves Against Threats

https://durangodowntown.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/m52vp21gl6j9e51f2isb.mp4   We tend to think of plants as helpless, passive green blobs, but a fascinating new study, in which scientists used fluorescent light to visualize alarm signals within plants, shows how our photosynthesizing friends are able to mobilize their defenses. New research published today in Science is providing an unprecedented view of the signaling action that...

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Firefighters gathered for unique 9/11 stair climb in Durango
Sep17

Firefighters gathered for unique 9/11 stair climb in Durango

DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – Firefighters from La Plata County honored their fallen brothers and sisters on 9/11 in a unique stair climb. Upper Pine Fire, Durango Fire and Farmington firefighters gathered at the bottom of the Sky Steps in Durango on Tuesday. In full gear, crew members climbed the 500 step staircase three times — the same height as the Twin Towers. The Sky Steps lead from downtown Durango to the Fort Lewis...

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Bailey’s Bits: Bailey on Elephants
Sep17

Bailey’s Bits: Bailey on Elephants

“Definition of an elephant: A mouse built to government specifications.” – Bailey Life lessons learned from hanging out in RE/Max Pinnacle’s real estate office. Learn more about Bailey or search Durango Real Estate at...

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Sep13

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Should you be tested for prostate cancer? That depends . . .

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New Events Featured in Parade of Homes
Sep13

New Events Featured in Parade of Homes

Find out what new events are scheduled for this year’s Parade of Homes.

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PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express
Sep13

PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Join us for the PEANUTS™  The Great Pumpkin Patch Express!!  It’s not just for the little ones! See all the activities we have for kids of all ages. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is a 1966 American prime time animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts™ by Charles M. Schulz. Celebrate 50 years of this classic tale! Ride our train to the Pumpkin Patch to meet Charlie Brown and Snoopy...

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The Full Moon Ghost Crawl
Sep13

The Full Moon Ghost Crawl

Join resident paranormal observer and Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad museum curator Jeff Ellingson, as he guides you on a fascinating walking tour of some of the most haunted locations at the railroad. As you are guided across the railyard past the roundhouse, the warehouse, the box cars  and the museum, you will learn about the rich history of each… and where poltergeists are whispered to appear on nights such...

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Pancake Day!
Sep13

Pancake Day!

Kiwanis Club of Durango will celebrate the 62nd annual Pancake Day Thursday September 20th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In the Exhibit Hall at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. This is a fundraising event that helps several organizations that support children in La Plata County. Come eat, be jolly and browse our Silent Auction tables. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, maple- and fruit-flavored syrups, green chiles, salsa, coffee, tea,...

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Ski/Snowboard Pre-Season Sales Events
Sep13

Ski/Snowboard Pre-Season Sales Events

Customize Your Ski Season Purgatory Resort’s multi-day, multi-resort cards are back. Get discounted lift tickets at Purgatory Resort, Hesperus Ski Area, Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area and Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort. Visit Purgatoryresort.com to check the Pre-Season Sales Events calendar for Colorado / New Mexico / Arizona / Texas / Nevada &...

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