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‘Our account had less than $1’: This couple made nearly $120,000 in under 6 hours selling NFTs to save their home from foreclosure
Jan26

‘Our account had less than $1’: This couple made nearly $120,000 in under 6 hours selling NFTs to save their home from foreclosure

After Thorne Melcher lost her job as a software engineer in February, bills started piling up. Her girlfriend, Mandy Musselwhite, was able to cover a few expenses selling her artwork, but the couple quickly fell behind on their mortgage payments. Melcher and Musselwhite own a homestead outside of Atlanta. Not only did they spend most of their savings to afford the $300,000 property in 2019, but it includes a farmhouse where they’ve...

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‘Our account had less than $1’: This couple made nearly $120,000 in under 6 hours selling NFTs to save their home from foreclosure

  After Thorne Melcher lost her job as a software engineer in February, bills started piling up. Her girlfriend, Mandy Musselwhite, was able to cover a few expenses selling her artwork, but the couple quickly fell behind on their mortgage payments. Melcher and Musselwhite own a homestead outside of Atlanta. Not only did they spend most of their savings to afford the $300,000 property in 2019, but it includes a farmhouse where...

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Durango Wine Experience Returns after 2-Year Hiatus
Jan25

Durango Wine Experience Returns after 2-Year Hiatus

Nonprofits from throughout Southwest Colorado will benefit from wine lovers when they attend the 2022 Durango Wine Experience, now under the direction of the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado. This story is brought to you by Service Master Restore, Ace Hardware of Farmington, Choice Building Supplies Ace Hardware, and Kroegers Ace Hardware

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Full Wolf Moon, the first full moon of 2022, rises tonight
Jan23

Full Wolf Moon, the first full moon of 2022, rises tonight

The first full moon of 2022 rises tonight (Jan. 17) alongside the Martin Luther King holiday in the United States and you can expect a dazzling (if chilly) view of Earth’s neighbor, weather permitting. The January full moon, also known as the full Wolf Moon, reaches its peak tonight at 6:48 p.m. EST (1148 GMT). However, skywatchers will begin to see the moon rise about 24 minutes before sunset. For New York City observers, the...

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The 3 Most Expensive NFTs of 2021 … and How You Can Profit, Too
Jan23

The 3 Most Expensive NFTs of 2021 … and How You Can Profit, Too

Last year could easily have been called the year of the non-fungible token (NFT). Collins dictionary even chose it as the word of the year. What was previously a term unheard of outside the most dedicated crypto spheres is now a buzzword around the dinner table and on the nightly news. Online platforms dedicated to NFT sales — such as OpenSea and Rarible — have led the way. But major art auction houses, including Sotheby’s and...

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Year of the Tiger: What 2022 Has in Store for You
Jan23

Year of the Tiger: What 2022 Has in Store for You

I was interviewed for Reader’s Digest magazine. And yes, I did launch my business in a Tiger year. Join me for my Tiger talk on Jan 9 2022 at 2 pm PST. Year of the Tiger: What 2022 Has in Store for You Taylor MarkarianUpdated: Dec. 22, 2021 RD.COM Some Chinese zodiac signs will benefit greatly from taking risks in 2022’s year of the Water Tiger—others won’t. It was a Tiger year when Susan Levitt decided to make the...

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Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreading at unprecedented levels in La Plata and Archuleta Counties
Jan23

Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreading at unprecedented levels in La Plata and Archuleta Counties

  San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is currently reporting more positive cases and transmission of COVID-19 than at any time during the nearly two-year pandemic. SJBPH attributes the local surge in cases to the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Questions remain about Omicron’s severity, and the impact on local COVID-19 hospitalizations will become clearer in the coming days and weeks. To preserve already strained health...

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CDOT documentary depicts new era of archaeology in Durango, Colorado
Jan23

CDOT documentary depicts new era of archaeology in Durango, Colorado

The recent realignment of US Highway 550 near Durango, Colorado revealed one of these mysteries, a concentrated area of significant cultural resources – a 1200+ year old Pueblo 1 ridgetop village, stone artifacts, and one of the largest pit houses ever discovered in this area. Southwest Colorado excavation involves regional tribes  The Colorado Department of Transportation will debut a documentary on Rocky Mountain PBS this weekend....

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Don’t Feed Wildlife, Don Coram Challenges Boebert
Jan21

Don’t Feed Wildlife, Don Coram Challenges Boebert

U.S. Congressional Rep. Lauren Boebert has launched an attack campaign and website accusing primary challenger Don Coram of corruption; Coram fights back.This story is brought to you by FASTSIGNS and the law firm of Downs, McDonough, Cowan and Foley

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What a Crazy Year for Real Estate in 2021
Jan20

What a Crazy Year for Real Estate in 2021

Dan Korman gives a concise recap of the crazy real estate market in 2021 and why prices soared countywide. Brought to you by Alpenglow Properties

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Living with Wolves – Photographic Exhibit
Jan18

Living with Wolves – Photographic Exhibit

December 18, 2021-March 27, 2022 Location: Historic Boiler Room The Living with Wolves exhibit offers you a rare glimpse inside the lives of wolves. Jim and Jamie Dutcher documented the lives of the wolves of the Sawtooth Pack on the edge of Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness. This photographic exhibit explores the science of wolves, vividly depicting wolf family interactions and providing important insights about wolf behavior, ecological...

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Uncensored Crypto– 56 experts share their view!
Jan18

Uncensored Crypto– 56 experts share their view!

Here is the latest on the crypto revolution in this free seminar: 56 industry insiders share their raw, unfiltered, and uncensored insights into the crypto revolution. In these explosive, controversial, and never-seen-before interviews they reveal:   What’s next for crypto… the assets they own… the risks and rewards they see on the horizon… the threats facing cryptocurrencies… how to get started… and much, much more.  Click on...

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Snowdown’s Still Conjuring 2022 Celebration
Jan18

Snowdown’s Still Conjuring 2022 Celebration

The highly contagious Omicron variant of the COVID virus is prompting a number of event cancellations, but the Snowdown board of directors voted to move forward with Snowdown 2022 – with caveats. This story is sponsored by the law firm of Downs, McDonough, Cowan and Foley and Service Master Restore

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Author Speaks Out about Assaults
Jan18

Author Speaks Out about Assaults

Durango resident Michelle Lachner suffered 40 years from nightmares, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and anorexia after a friend’s brother sexually assaulted her when she was 16. Telling her secret was the first step on a journey to healing. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and FASTSIGNS

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Design Work Begins on Camino del Rio Pedestrian Underpass
Jan18

Design Work Begins on Camino del Rio Pedestrian Underpass

Topics in this week’s Roundup include a COVID update, LPEA’s Round-Up grants, and new license plates. Sponsored by Service Master Restore, Closets Plus, Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings, and the law firm of Downs McDonough Cowan and Foley, LLC

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Learning to Live with Grief
Jan18

Learning to Live with Grief

The Grief Center of Southwest Colorado offers support and understanding to survivors who’ve lost a loved one so that they once again can find hope and joy in their lives. Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals and The Payroll Department

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Happy Holidays to our Furry Friends
Jan18

Happy Holidays to our Furry Friends

With all the craziness of the holiday season, sometimes Fido and Fluffy may get themselves in trouble. La Plata County Humane Society Director Chris Nelson shares some of his top tips for ensuring that everyone has a safe and happy holiday. By Hannah Robertson. Sponsored by Closets Plus and Tafoya Barrett and Associates

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Better Support Ahead for Child Sexual Assault Victims
Jan18

Better Support Ahead for Child Sexual Assault Victims

The 6th Judicial District is one of only three areas in Colorado that does NOT have a place where child sexual assault victims can receive help and support in one location. A local non-profit, 4 the Children, wants to change that. Sponsored by Kroeger’s Ace Hardware and Downs, McDonough, Cowan and Foley

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Calming Traffic on 32nd
Jan18

Calming Traffic on 32nd

Early plans are in the works for a proposed traffic-calming design along 32nd Street, with the goal of improving traffic conditions and reducing traffic infractions. Sponsored by Closets Plus and Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings

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A Giving Holiday Spirit
Jan18

A Giving Holiday Spirit

Express Employment Professionals of Durango presented the Durango Food Bank with a check for $10,000 as part of its mission to be active within the local community. Sponsored Express Employment Professionals and Serious Texas BBQ

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