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Durango 9R School District Embraces Technology Tools
Apr19

Durango 9R School District Embraces Technology Tools

Last year, the Durango Education Foundation funded STEM sets for all seven elementary schools in Durango School District 9-R Now every elementary student in the district can experience STEM through tasks such as coding, podcasts, digital novels, circuit building, and 3D print design. The modern curriculum helps students, collaborate, create and problem-solve. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Freddies Frozen Custard and Steakburgers.

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Earth Day Celebrations and First Friday Events
Apr17

Earth Day Celebrations and First Friday Events

Downtown Durango is bustling with upcoming events, including the return of First Fridays in May, where local artists and businesses collaborate for community art showcases. Meanwhile, road improvements on 32nd Street will cause closures until late 2024, aiming to enhance safety and accommodate high traffic volumes. Fort Lewis College will host the inaugural Four Corners Climate Summit on April 27th, featuring presentations by environmental experts and policymakers discussing climate change impacts in the Southwest. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings.

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New FLC Women’s Basketball Coach Settling In

Davis joins Fort Lewis College after leading the Northwest College Trappers for three Seasons. Her Junior College squad improved during Davis’ tenure as Head Coach. A native of Loveland, Colorado, Davis played at Thompson Valley High School before starting her college playing career at Gillette College in Wyoming. She transferred to finish her playing career as team captain at Division II Wayne State College. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Sky Ute Casino and Tafoya, Barrett & Associates.

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Two Colorado towns named among best small towns in the West by USA Today
Apr15

Two Colorado towns named among best small towns in the West by USA Today

  USA Today’s 10Best recently published a list of the top small towns in the West, and two Colorado towns made the list. USA Today 10Best is an award that highlights the best in destinations, food and drink, hotels, and things to do. A panel of experts nominated small towns, each with a population of fewer than 25,000, and readers voted for their favorites. Manitou Springs came in at fifth place. Located outside of Colorado...

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Official – Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area
Apr15

Official – Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area

1795 C.R. 210, Durango, Colorado – 970-375-7335 – Lake Nighthorse Live Cam Lake Nighthorse is NOW open! New this year: PFDs now required on all paddle crafts: Per Colorado State Ordinances, all paddle crafts must be equipped with enough PFDs for everyone on board, a sound signaling device (such as a whistle), and the craft must be labeled with the owner’s name, phone number, and address. In Colorado, it is required for...

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POND SKIM AT PURGATORY RESORT
Apr12

POND SKIM AT PURGATORY RESORT

POND SKIM AT PURGATORY RESORT  Sunday, Apr 14, 2024 • 12:30 – 3:00 pm  Purgatory Resort • 1 Skier Place, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Get ready to show off your moves as you skim across the pond at Purgatory Resort’s Pond Skimming event! Dive into the fun and win the Pond Skimming Contest by bringing your A-game and style points. Dust off your brightest tutu or 80’s neon onesie and don’t...

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Durango Spring Rewards Program Is Back!

The Durango Spring Rewards Program is back as of April 1st where shoppers can earn gift cards by spending money locally at participating stores. The 28th Annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown is happening the weekend of April 19th through the 21st. Durango Sustainable Goods invites you to an Earth Day film screening of Fashion Reimagined on April 12th at 6 p.m. New presidents have been appointed for Fort Lewis College and Pueblo Community College. Fort Lewis College has appointed Steven Schwartz as interim Vice President for Finance and Administration, and Pueblo Community College has named Dr. Chato Hazelbaker as president. By Rachel Hughes. This story is sponsored by Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and Dunkin’ Donuts

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Wildwood Dance Project Hosts Film Screening at Smiley
Apr09

Wildwood Dance Project Hosts Film Screening at Smiley

The Wildwood Dance Project, a collective of local dance artists, is hosting a free film screening at the Smiley Building on Friday, April 12th at 7 pm in the Move Studio. The original films showcase the company’s philosophy of engaging new audiences with dance through collaborative multimedia projects. The company will also be holding open auditions for new dancers on Saturday, April 20th from 1-2:30 pm at the Smiley Building. More information about the Wildwood Dance Project can be found online. By Jessica McCallum. This story is sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates and Sky Ute Casino Resort.

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WATCH LIVE: Total solar eclipse begins over North America
Apr08

WATCH LIVE: Total solar eclipse begins over North America

This is expected to be North America’s biggest eclipse crowd ever, thanks to the densely populated path of totality. DENVER — The time has come for a total solar eclipse. Millions of Americans are watching as the moon moves in front of the sun, blocking all daylight for as much as four minutes in some areas. The path of the 2024 total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada....

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Eclipse events being held today in Southern Colorado
Apr08

Eclipse events being held today in Southern Colorado

COLORADO (KRDO) — If you want to watch the eclipse with others there are a couple of places here in Colorado Springs and Denver hosting viewing parties. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is hosting a free event open to the public at 9:30 this morning in the Heller Center Studio. Goat Patch Brewing Company on Cascade is also hosting an event. They’ll open at 11 a.m. Organizers for both events say they’ll...

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Mercury Retrograde Newsletter
Apr08

Mercury Retrograde Newsletter

FYI, Mercury turned Retrograde April 1! The New Moon in Aries with a Solar Eclipse is near, April 8th, 2024                                                                                            SMILE, AS WE PLOD THROUGH IT & STAY THE COURSE– HEY NOW, Al Manning would say, ILLIGITIMI NON CARBORUNDUM, which was his pet phony Latin Phrase for “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” Al’s humor makes me smile! This has...

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Gravel Race Series to Showcase Northern New Mexico
Apr08

Gravel Race Series to Showcase Northern New Mexico

Aztec Adventures three-race gravel series runs from April through October featuring the unique terrain outside Farmington, Aztec, and Blanco. The Galactic Grinder opens the action on April 6th with three distance options for riders of all abilities. Reliant on the energy sector for decades, the sandy washes and windy ridges surrounding Aztec and Farmington offer a scenic and challenging cycling arena easily accessible from a large portion of the Four Corners region. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Home2Suites and Northern Edge Casino.

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Animas High Theatre Showcases Original Student Plays at DAC
Apr06

Animas High Theatre Showcases Original Student Plays at DAC

Animas High School’s Osprey Theatre Company is staging a showcase of original student work at the Durango Arts Center on April 5th and 6th. The evening will feature two student-authored one-act plays and a guest appearance by the AHS improv troupe. The AHS theatre program follows the school’s project-based approach, fostering student creativity and collaboration in all aspects of production. Tickets can be purchased on the Durango Art Center’s website. By Jessica McCallum. This story is sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware and Serious Texas BBQ.

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Maximizing Your Home Purchase: Durango Financing Options
Apr04

Maximizing Your Home Purchase: Durango Financing Options

Alpenglow Properties, a leading real estate brokerage in Durango, Colorado, provides an introduction into various financing options tailored for new home buyers in the Durango Area. By Logan Shreck. This story is sponsored by Alpenglow Properties.

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Back in the Saddle
Apr04

Back in the Saddle

The Ignacio School District has relaunched its rodeo club, providing students a unique opportunity to train in various events. Unlike traditional teams, this club offers individualized coaching, preparing students for independent competition. With a focus on skill development and community involvement, the club aims to foster a love for rodeo across La Plata County. By Sadie Smith. This story is sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates and Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

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Outdoor Spaces Preserved, Celebrated
Apr03

Outdoor Spaces Preserved, Celebrated

The City of Durango has reached an agreement in principle with Durango School District 9-R for the purchase of Buckley Park. Celebrate Arbor Day this month with an exhibit of local artists at the Durango Recreation Center, and design your own at the Tree Coloring Contest with Durango Public Library. Small business owners can take a free Sales Tax Fundamentals course, designed by OEDIT and the Colorado Department of Revenue, and the El Pomar Foundation is looking for applicants for the 2024 Penrose Organizational and Professional Leadership Experience (PeOPLE) program. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings.

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Dog Show May 17-19, 2024
Apr01

Dog Show May 17-19, 2024

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Southwest Colorado Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (SCCORR) has an online survey
Mar30

Southwest Colorado Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (SCCORR) has an online survey

What are YOUR thoughts on conservation and outdoor recreation in southwest Colorado? Southwest Colorado Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (SCCORR) has an online survey, designed to gather input from residents and visitors on the main opportunities and challenges they see facing conservation and outdoor recreation in southwest Colorado.  The Citizen Survey will be available until the end of April. But don’t wait!...

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Mancos Common Press Ventures into Affordable Housing
Mar29

Mancos Common Press Ventures into Affordable Housing

Mancos Common Press sits at the intersection of art and historical preservation. Over the past decade, the organization has revived the old Mancos Times-Tribune building and supported a thriving artist community around letterpress and printing. Now, they are expanding into affordable housing, with the new Mancos Commons project which will be completed in May. The Mancos Commons includes three one-bedroom apartments and additional studio space for the Press. By Ilana Newman. This story is sponsored by Keesee Motors and Lor Foundation.

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HAND TO GOD Mar 29-31, 2024
Mar27

HAND TO GOD Mar 29-31, 2024

EVENT DESCRIPTION Get your tickets to the exciting HAND TO GOD Show written by Robert Askins and Directed by Michael McKelvey. A Description: In the tiny, conservative town of Cypress, Texas, the shy, mild-mannered Jason is just trying to be a good son. When he joins his mother Margery’s Christian Puppet Ministry at the local church, Jason discovers a burgeoning talent for puppetry, and it seems like things, after his father’s sudden...

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