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Fire mitigation work along Horse Gulch Road began Monday September 12th
Sep15

Fire mitigation work along Horse Gulch Road began Monday September 12th

Fire-mitigation work along Horse Gulch Road will begin the week of September 12, starting at the north end of the road. Durango Fire Protection District crews will be manually cutting and chipping along Horse Gulch Road through Horse Gulch beginning next week and continuing through the fall as they are available until the project is completed. This project will reduce the density of overgrown shrubs and remove ladder fuels on and...

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Durango Transit increases ridership during Zero Fare August
Sep15

Durango Transit increases ridership during Zero Fare August

During the month of August, Durango Transit participated in the statewide Zero Fare for Better Air initiative, which was a program to encourage ridership on Colorado’s public transit systems in an effort to reduce ground-level ozone. Approximately 85% of the greenhouse gas emissions that come from transportation are due to day-to-day commutes. By leaving the car at home, a person can save up to 20 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions...

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Airport work nears completion
Sep15

Airport work nears completion

A new carousel is being installed at the Durango-La Plata County Airport at the check-in area inside of the airport. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald The Runway 3/21 repaving project remains on schedule to finish within the planned 10 day closure. Runway surface paving is 100% complete, with crews finalizing work on runway entry/exit surface paving, runway markings, and runway electrical over the next two days. Flights remain scheduled to...

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Durango group strives to set example in reducing human-bear conflict
Sep15

Durango group strives to set example in reducing human-bear conflict

A bear is pictured outside a La Plata County home where electric fencing was installed to protect chickens and beehives. (Courtesy photo/Bear Smart Durango) When Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced $1 million worth of funding in 2022 for the Human-Bear Conflict Reduction Community Grant Program, partners rallied to craft a grant proposal that would have a wide-ranging benefit for bears and humans across Durango and La Plata County....

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AUTUMN ARTS FESTIVAL
Sep15

AUTUMN ARTS FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 17 – 18, 2022 10 AM – 5 PM LOCATION Durango Arts Center 802 E 2nd Ave Durango, CO 81301 ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Celebrating 28 years of presenting fine art and fine craft by makers from around the country, this juried festival takes place amidst the fall colors on quaint Second Avenue in historic downtown Durango, Colorado. The wide avenue, lined with restaurants and a variety of shops, is one block east of Main Avenue....

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“Mercury Retro on the FULL MOON as we approach Fall Equinox!”
Sep12

“Mercury Retro on the FULL MOON as we approach Fall Equinox!”

Fall is near!   Sun enters Libra Sept 22, 2022!                                                                  FULL MOON in Pisces, September 10, 2022    The planet Mercury– which rules the mind, communication, business, & transportation– has gone on another vacation and this one lasts from September 9th to October 2nd, 2022.  Mercury is Retrograde approximately 20% of the time.  I have moved into plod mode for this term, and...

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Fall Equinox Newsletter
Sep12

Fall Equinox Newsletter

Celebrate the Cycle of Life,   The Fall Equinox is the second of the three major harvest festivals. The Celtic name for it is Mabon: the season of storing food and preserving nature’s bounty for the coming winter months. This year it will be on September 22nd at 6:04 pm PDT just as the sun enters Libra, the sign of the balancing scales. The term Equinox refers to this balance of day and night. Fall is the time of plants shedding...

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GROOVY, RETRO 16 ROOM HOTEL FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET!!
Sep08

GROOVY, RETRO 16 ROOM HOTEL FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET!!

  FULLY RENOVATED CLEAN, REFRESHING, GROOVY, RETRO, 1961 16 ROOM, 18 BATH MOTEL KNOWN AS MOTEL SOCO and the POPULAR EL CAMINO LOUNGE AND MUSIC VENUE IS OFFERED FOR SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE HUGE SAN JUAN MOUNTAIN VIEWS REALLY GIVE YOU A ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH!! This fully renovated motel, lounge and music venue is packed on a daily basis with little room to get in if you don’t get there early. Almost 7 acres of prime multi...

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Durango Colorado Real Estate
Sep06

Durango Colorado Real Estate

Durango Colorado Real Estate durangocoloradorealestate.com and the SW Colorado Real Estate Region   Meet Debbie Loewen Featuring Unique Pagosa Springs Properties   Secluded Pagosa estate on 35 acres SOUTHWEST COLORADO GEM with incredible MOUNTAIN VIEWS!!! MOTEL SOCO and the POPULAR EL CAMINO LOUNGE AND MUSIC VENUE Durango Area Commercial Property Search By the La Plata Economic Development Alliance   FUN things to do in...

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MOTEL SOCO and the POPULAR EL CAMINO LOUNGE AND MUSIC VENUE
Sep06

MOTEL SOCO and the POPULAR EL CAMINO LOUNGE AND MUSIC VENUE

FULLY RENOVATED CLEAN, REFRESHING, GROOVY, RETRO, 1961 16 ROOM, 18 BATH MOTEL KNOWN AS MOTEL SOCO and the POPULAR EL CAMINO LOUNGE AND MUSIC VENUE IS OFFERED FOR SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

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Durango Herald: 4-day school weeks poised to be Southwest standard
Sep06

Durango Herald: 4-day school weeks poised to be Southwest standard

Historians are at odds over why school calendars begin in the fall and summer is the season for breaks. Some say children helped on farms in summer. Others says cities were sweltering in June, July and August before air-conditioning. By the late 19th century, though, reformers pushed to standardize school calendars across urban and rural areas. The reason was not related to student achievement. Now, the four-day school week is poised...

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High Country Hustling in the high country
Sep06

High Country Hustling in the high country

A Q&A with Colorado’s newest bluegrass troubadours Media Credit: Samantha Sanders Jamgrass is often associated with the state of Colorado, which has given birth to many of the genre’s well-acclaimed groups, including Leftover Salmon, the String Cheese Incident and Yonder Mountain String Band. As time marches on, the tradition of pushing the boundaries of bluegrass continues with younger players happily joining the party and...

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FBI Now Taking Applications For Free One-Day Teen, Collegiate Academies At Fort Lewis College Sept. 17
Sep06

FBI Now Taking Applications For Free One-Day Teen, Collegiate Academies At Fort Lewis College Sept. 17

Scene from FBI Teen Academy. Courtesy/FBI The FBI is taking applications for its Teen Academy and Collegiate Academy in Durango, Colo., which will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 at Fort Lewis College. These activities are being led by the FBI Denver Field Office with assistance from the FBI Albuquerque Field Office. Teen Academies are free one-day events where high school students learn about FBI career options, hear a case presentation,...

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Prescribed burns planned for San Juan National Forest
Sep06

Prescribed burns planned for San Juan National Forest

    The San Juan National Forest has scheduled some prescribed burns beginning in early September. A burn will occur about 20 miles east of Durango and separate burns will occur 4 to 12 miles east of Bayfield just off U.S. Highway 160 in the Saul’s Creek, Yellow Jacket and Vallecito-Piedra areas. The burns are scheduled to begin Saturday. Areas selected for burns are low-elevation forests consisting of ponderosa pine,...

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WholeExpo
Sep06

WholeExpo

The Four Corners Showcase of Holistic & Ecological Products, Services & Seminars Weekend After Labor Day Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. La Plata County Fairgrounds Main Exhibit Hall in Durango, Colorado Registration Fee: $5.00 – good for both days and covers admittance to the Expo and all basic seminars and workshops. Free for children 12 and under....

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September 2022 Events
Sep06

September 2022 Events

  September is a gorgeous month in Colorado as the weather starts to cool off and the leaves begin to turn colors. Events for this month are plentiful with everything from live music, chocolate tasting, festivals, and annual events such as the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Here our three picks you won’t want to miss! Welcoming the new month, which just happens to be Library Card Sign Up Month, the Durango Public Library is...

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Durango’s Open Spaces
Sep06

Durango’s Open Spaces

  As a relatively small mountain town, Durango doesn’t skimp on parks, playgrounds, and open spaces! Either to play frisbee, set the kids loose on a playground, or just relax in a park, here are some great choices to visit! Buckley Park is located in the heart of downtown right on Main Avenue in between 12th and 13th Street. A large flat area and a hill make it a great spot to set up a picnic or go sledding in the winter. Because...

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Spectacular Image of Heart of Phantom Galaxy Showcases Webb’s Power
Sep01

Spectacular Image of Heart of Phantom Galaxy Showcases Webb’s Power

Incredible new images of the spectacular Phantom Galaxy, M74, showcase the power of space observatories working together in multiple wavelengths. In this case, data from the James Webb Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope complement each other to provide a comprehensive view of the galaxy. The Phantom Galaxy is located approximately 32 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Pisces. It lies almost face-on to...

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JAZZ JAM by iAM MUSIC (every other Sunday)
Aug24

JAZZ JAM by iAM MUSIC (every other Sunday)

Sunday, August 28, 2022 6:00 PM  9:00 PM 11th st station1101 Main AvenueDurango, CO, 81301United States (map) JAZZ JAM happening 6-9pm (most every other Sunday) 11th st station bring a chart and let’s get down tickets Tagged Jazz Jam, Funk Jam, Open to the Public, Music, Event Post courtesy of IAmMusic

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TBK BankThirsty 13 Half Marathon
Aug24

TBK BankThirsty 13 Half Marathon

Race Information     THE BASICS   Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 Start time: 8am   PARKING   We will have a parking coordinator stationed at the entrance to Ska Brewing who will direct you to the nearest lot with available space.   Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (Turner Drive) Closets Plus (Turner Drive) La Plata Electric Association (Frontage Road/Stewart Street) Century Link (Sawyer Drive) San Juan...

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