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What’s the Big Idea?
Aug08

What’s the Big Idea?

A makerspace is what it sounds like, a space to create and make…well, just about anything! At the Big Idea, 3D printers, a fully-stocked woodshop, laser printers, and more combine to create a space to design, create, and develop any variety of projects and more! By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Pop’s Truck and RV Center and The Big Idea at San Juan College

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Meet Deven Meininger of The Durango Team
Aug06

Meet Deven Meininger of The Durango Team

Not only am I your resort area real estate expert – I can tell you the best places to hike, fish, paddle-board, golf, dine and have a “night out”! With a full service and focused market approach, you can be assured that I’ve got you covered; not only do I know this resort area like no other, but I love and live in it too! Please be sure to call or stop by the office next time you’re up this way! I am so grateful and blessed to live in such an inspiring community, doing what I love most, sharing that appreciation with great friends, family and clients I have maintained strong relationships with over the years. This is home…. And, I look forward to working with you in finding your next home too.

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Flying Golf Balls and Free Transit Services
Aug04

Flying Golf Balls and Free Transit Services

Now this is a new take on birdies and eagles. Big Brothers Big Sisters will drop more than a hundred golf balls at Dalton Ranch for a fund-raiser in August. Adopt your ball now! This story is sponsored by StoneAge Tools and the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado

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Housing correction is ‘dead ahead’
Aug03

Housing correction is ‘dead ahead’

Housing correction is ‘dead ahead,’ warns Moody’s chief economist Mark Zandi — here’s how he sees things playing out over the next several months Existing home sales showed a 5.4% decline in June from May, but prices remain elevated, according to the National Association of Realtors. The median sale price of existing homes in the U.S. set a new record high of $416,000 in June, marking a 13.4% increase from a year ago. Yet...

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La Plata County Fair
Aug03

La Plata County Fair

2022 La Plata County Fair August 10-14 La Plata County Fairgrounds Red White and Moo! For 74 years, the La Plata County Fair has brought generations of families, friends and neighbors together to showcase the county’s best animals, garden products and the many fabulous foods and crafts of our outstanding community. This year’s theme, “Red, White and Moo,” is a fun way to celebrate our patriotism while reflecting a rich tradition of...

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FOUR CORNERS JAM FEST
Aug03

FOUR CORNERS JAM FEST

AUG 4TH – 6TH | 2022 MUSIC – LATE NIGHT JAMS – YOGA – VW BUS VILLAGE – ART FOUR CORNERS JAM FEST MISSION STATEMENT Welcome to the Four Corners Jam Festival! We are honored and excited to bring 3 days of world class live music, performance art, yoga, outdoor recreation, and so much more to the Tico Time River Resort in Aztec, NM. Bringing multiple genres of music together including Funk, Reggae, Bluegrass, Psychedelic Rock and Afrobeat...

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New School Year, New Building, New Ideas
Aug02

New School Year, New Building, New Ideas

Animas High School has a new building, finally. After starting in a strip mall and moving to modular trailers, the school, through funding from a BEST grant, will now have a permanent location for students. Construction began last spring, and while there is still more to be done, the building already more than shows the promise of a new space for students. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Norm Phillips Team, at Draper & Kramer Mortgage and ServiceMaster Restore

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Durango Considers Lodgers Tax Refund Ideas
Jul28

Durango Considers Lodgers Tax Refund Ideas

The Durango City Council reviews Lodgers Tax refund ideas and mulls ballot language for a possible tax question on the November ballot. Fort Lewis College receives a substantial grant that will cover four scholarships every year for the next 10 years, and the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally returns. This story is sponsored by Tafoya, Barrett & Associates and the law firm of Downs, McDonough, Cowan and Foley

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Heated and Air Conditioned Retail Space or Other uses
Jul23

Heated and Air Conditioned Retail Space or Other uses

Quiet, centrally accessible, convenient & with excellent views! Drive to this office space without every having to battle downtown traffic. Great parking available. Building features a commercial elevator, air conditioning, a nice lobby and restroom. Good natural light.

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Jon Pomeroy custom designed Southwest style home with 360 degree views
Jul23

Jon Pomeroy custom designed Southwest style home with 360 degree views

Description If you are looking for privacy and spectacular views don’t miss this stunning architectural masterpiece. Jon Pomeroy custom designed this contemporary Southwest style home with gorgeous 360 degree views on 39 acres. This 5,175 SF 4BR/3.5BA home is flooded with light, elegant yet earthy and comfortable. Sandstone flooring is featured in all main living spaces. A very impressive floor to ceiling Anasazi stone...

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Interest Rates Up, Sales Down in Real Estate Market
Jul22

Interest Rates Up, Sales Down in Real Estate Market

How will mortgage rate increases affect real-estate sales in Durango and La Plata County? Well, that depends, says Alpenglow Properties’ Dan Korman.

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Education Plan Connects Learning to Making a Living
Jul22

Education Plan Connects Learning to Making a Living

When students can’t connect with why they’re learning what they’re learning, they become disengaged and perform poorly, but if they understand that their classes are a stepping stone to becoming what they want to be in life, they will be more successful. That’s the idea behind Durango School District 9-R’s new Portrait of a Graduate education plan. This story is sponsored by 2180 Lighting and Design and Kroegers Ace Hardware

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Dubai Unveils Metaverse Strategy, Aims to Attract Over 1,000 Firms
Jul20

Dubai Unveils Metaverse Strategy, Aims to Attract Over 1,000 Firms

A master plan that aims to see the number of Dubai’s blockchain and metaverse companies grow from the current 1,000 to 5,000 in five years, was recently launched by the kingdom’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan. Known as the Dubai Metaverse Strategy, the plan also seeks to create 40,000 jobs and bring in $4 billion to the Dubai economy. Metaverse Contribution to Dubai’s Economy The crown prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Executive...

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‘Stray’ — the videogame where you play as a cat — is breaking the internet
Jul20

‘Stray’ — the videogame where you play as a cat — is breaking the internet

The new cyberpunk cat game for PlayStation and PC has already set a Steam record for indie studio Annapurna Interactive. It sparked a feline frenzy online, with even real-life cats transfixed by the game footage. The cat is out of the bag — and probably all over your Twitter and TikTok feeds. “Stray,” a new videogame for Sony’s SONY, +1.20% PlayStation and Microsoft MSFT, +1.06% Windows, lets players explore a subterranean, cyberpunk...

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Rising Mortgage Rates
Jul20

Rising Mortgage Rates

Freddie Mac has released another week ending’s mortgage rates Thursday, July 14, 2022 with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at 5.51%. Up .21% from last week and 2.63% from one year ago, these rates are the highest they’ve been in over a decade. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage is now at 4.67% and 5/1-year adjustable-rate mortgage is 4.35% both the highest in over a decade as well. Rates had slightly increased in 2018 and declined...

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City Looking at $1.2 Million in Excess Lodgers Revenues
Jul20

City Looking at $1.2 Million in Excess Lodgers Revenues

The tourism industry rebound in the pandemic’s wake last summer generated far more in Lodgers Tax revenues than TABOR allows. Voters may be asked to decide what to do with the money. Will the Camino del Rio underpass be delayed again? And you have only a few Fridays more to enjoy free movies in the park. This story is sponsored by Ute Mountain Casino and TBK Bank

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Tico Time Resort Tones Down Music; Neighbors’ Ire Abated
Jul20

Tico Time Resort Tones Down Music; Neighbors’ Ire Abated

We took a deep dive and looked at the naked truth behind the infamous Tico Time River RV Resort. What we discovered was that the noise and nudity complaints have abated—along with many changes. Now in its third season, the relaxed beach vibe is finally clicking for campers and neighbors alike. Donna K. Hewett. This story is sponsored by Three Rivers Brewing and The Big Idea Makerspace

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Comet NEOWISE
Jul18

Comet NEOWISE

  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) photographed from Germany on July 14, 2020 Discovery Discovered by NEOWISE Discovery date March 27, 2020[1] Orbital characteristics A Epoch 2458953.5 (April 14, 2020) Observation arc 113 days Number of observations 376 Orbit type Long period comet Aphelion 538 AU (inbound) 710 AU (outbound) Perihelion 0.29478 AU...

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How to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky this month
Jul18

How to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky this month

Early morning risers have been treated to views of Comet Neowise, captured in a photo in Kansas on Monday, but the comet will be visible in Colorado about an hour after sunset this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) It’s visible to the naked eye in dark skies! The early reviews are in: Comet NEOWISE is a hit! Those who have gotten up before sunrise to gaze into the twilight skies have been greeted by the best comet performance for...

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Comet Neowise: How To See It In Metro Denver, Boulder
Jul18

Comet Neowise: How To See It In Metro Denver, Boulder

Early morning risers have been treated to views of Comet Neowise, captured in a photo in Kansas on Monday, but the comet will be visible in Colorado about an hour after sunset this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Comet Neowise is going prime time, moving into the evening sky. You’ll be able to see it with the naked eye in metro Denver and Boulder.   Comet Neowise is zooming around the planet, and you’ll be able to see...

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