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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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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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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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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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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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SAN JUAN BREWFEST
Aug24

SAN JUAN BREWFEST

SAN JUAN BREWFEST AUGUST 26 – AUGUST 27 EVENT DESCRIPTION The 2022 San Juan Brewfest will be held on Friday, August 26 & Saturday, August 27 at Buckley Park in Historic Downtown Durango. The Brewfest features a VIP only day and a general admission day this year. Both days have unlimited tastings from up to 40 breweries, live music, and it all benefits United Way of Southwest Colorado. Friday August 26 from 5 to 8 pm is VIP...

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DURANGO BLUES TRAIN: AUGUST 25TH, 26TH, & 27TH
Aug24

DURANGO BLUES TRAIN: AUGUST 25TH, 26TH, & 27TH

  EVENT DESCRIPTION It’s never too early to start planning for the summer of a lifetime! Save the dates and mark your calendars for the perfect way to start or end your summer in Colorado! Join us for an exciting, moving musical experience of live blues on board the Historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s coal-fired, steam-powered train traveling through the spectacular and breathtaking canyons of the...

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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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‘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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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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SUMMER BREW AT PURGATORY
Jul08

SUMMER BREW AT PURGATORY

Date: July 9, 2022 Time: 1:30pm – 5:00pm #1 Skier Place Durango CO 81301 United States Enjoy unlimited samples of all your favorite summertime beers from the best breweries in Durango and Colorado! Tickets are just $25! With tons of space to spread out you can throw down a blanket or a lawn chair, relax, and enjoy the beers. Buy Tickets! Confirmed Breweries             Live Music Enjoy live music from Colorado’s favorite...

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Drone Show
Jul08

Drone Show

This is the third year in a row that Durango has cancelled its annual fireworks show, however this year they have instead put on a drone show. If you missed the drone show for this year’s fourth of July here is a video of the event. Drone show – YouTube One hundred forty drones took to the skies above Greenmount Cemetery at 10 p.m. sharp Saturday in a glowing and patriotic spectacle featuring vibrant images colored red,...

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Drone show scheduled for Fourth of July weekend in Durango
Jul01

Drone show scheduled for Fourth of July weekend in Durango

Fireworks display canceled for third year in a row because of drought conditions By Christian Burney Herald Staff Writer Durango is too dry for fireworks this Fourth of July, but technology is sweeping in to save the day with a drone show scheduled for Independence Day weekend. Durango Parks and Recreation made the call to hold off on fireworks again this year after discussions with Durango Fire Protection District, said Ellen Babers,...

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JULY 4TH IN DURANGO
Jul01

JULY 4TH IN DURANGO

  NOW THROUGH JULY 4 EVENT DESCRIPTION July 4th celebration in Historic Downtown Durango will feature a whole weekend of fastivities and events! Things will kick off on Friday in Buckley Park with Outdoor Movie Night featuring Sandlot. The night will include music by Stillwater Youth Bands and Bike Decorating for the 4th of July Parade. On Saturday evening at the transit center, kick up your heels for a Street Dance and watch the...

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