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How Much do you Know About the Durango Train?
Sep06

How Much do you Know About the Durango Train?

Founded in 1881, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is one of the must see attractions in Durango, CO.  The rail station is in the heart of downtown and Durangoans are familiar with the sight of the iron engine chugging out of the station near Main Street, steam billowing from it’s stack into the cool morning sky. The Iron Horse of Durango has been carrying passengers since 1882 and beginning in 1951 was promoted...

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As K-9 Jimmy retires, Durango Kennel Club gives back!!
Sep01

As K-9 Jimmy retires, Durango Kennel Club gives back!!

  K9 Jimmy was honored by citizens of La Plata County at the Fairgrounds August 29th night upon his retirement from service as a K9 Cop.  Along with his handler, Matt Webb, Jimmy received commemorative plaques from the department as well as from the members of the Durango Kennel Club. The ceremony included a review of Jimmy’s contributions to the community which notably included playing a crucial role in saving the lives of...

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Boy Turns School Project into Board Game
Aug16

Boy Turns School Project into Board Game

Eric Shadt has turned a fourth-grade science project into a board game that will help save the endangered Philippine Eagle. And after he’s finished with that one, he hopes to create more.

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For Love of Dogs and Humane Society
Jul26

For Love of Dogs and Humane Society

The La Plata County Humane Society will host the fifth-annual Bow-Wow Film Festival Aug. 2-3. Learn about the festival and the animals who will benefit from the fund-raiser.

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Learn More about Raptors at Show
Jun28

Learn More about Raptors at Show

Two long-time falconers want to share their love of birds of prey while educating the public about disappearing habitat for raptors during a demonstration and show at the Fairgrounds.

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Homemade Hummingbird Food: 3 Ways to Save Time & Money
May06

Homemade Hummingbird Food: 3 Ways to Save Time & Money

I was at the local hardware store recently to buy a new hummingbird feeder when I noticed the price on a 32 ounce bottle of hummingbird nectar: $11.99. Admittedly, this store isn’t the cheapest in town, but it still surprised me to see a bottle of sugar water selling for that much. My husband and I have been making our own hummingbird food for the past couple of years, and we’ve learned a few shortcuts along the way—on both the...

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Durango Kennel Club – AKC Dog Show
Apr22

Durango Kennel Club – AKC Dog Show

McGee Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds ​ Farmington NM The McGee Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds is located in the heart of the Four Corners just minutes away from Farmington, Bloomfield and Aztec. the 186-acre fairgrounds is positioned three hours north of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and 40 minutes south of Durango, Colorado. Join us at this great site!   Visit Durangokennelclub.com for more...

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Bird Enthusiasts Head to Cortez for Avian Festival
Apr19

Bird Enthusiasts Head to Cortez for Avian Festival

Hundreds of birding fans are expected in Montezuma County to explore the region’s diverse bird populationsas part of the 15th annual Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival.

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Ospreys return to Lake Capote
Apr08

Ospreys return to Lake Capote

“Suuwhsiagyetu (Strong Wings, male) and Suupu’ighyetu (Powerful Eyes, female) are back! The Southern Ute Wildlife Division is pleased to announce the return of a pair of ospreys to our nest at Lake Capote. The birds have been busy rebuilding the nest, and we had the first egg laid on Monday April 8th. Check out lakecapote.com/osprey-cam/to follow this year’s breeding cycle and compare it with observations from the last two...

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Ignacio Youth Bowling Team Heads to State Tourney
Mar22

Ignacio Youth Bowling Team Heads to State Tourney

A youth bowling team from Ignacio wants to compete in the state bowling tournament in Greeley, but they need your help to get there. Find out about their fund-raising event!

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Halloween Happenings in the Next Week
Oct26

Halloween Happenings in the Next Week

We’ve highlighted a few local fall events over the last few weeks; however, if you’re looking for a fun harvest festival before the season ends, the 12th Annual Three Springs Harvest Festival occurs this Saturday, October 27. From 11-2, there will be trick or treating, a pumpkin patch, games, and live music. Check out this free event and see why this local community is such a great place to live! That afternoon (October 27), the Be...

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Children’s Halloween 2018!
Oct26

Children’s Halloween 2018!

Children’s Halloween will be on Wednesday, October 31, from 4 to 6 pm, in Downtown Durango. Look for the orange pumpkin signs on 80 Downtown businesses for treats! Children’s Halloween is for kids 10 and under, in costume, and accompanied by an adult. See below for a list of all participating businesses located on Main Avenue and 2nd Avenue. Come to Downtown Durango and join the fun! Complete info from Downtown Durango...

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Celebrate your FREEDOM!! Happy Fourth of JULY 2018
Jul04

Celebrate your FREEDOM!! Happy Fourth of JULY 2018

  Happy INDEPENDENCE DAY!! Happy Fourth of JULY!!!  CELEBRATE YOUR FREEDOM!!  July 4th 1776 our Continental Congress declared that we are a NEW NATION! In our lovely Durango, CO there are FUN activities all day long:   JOIN THE PARADE– Rotary Park to Main Avenue– 7;30 am to 9:00 pm Visit Durango.org for more info!    

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Mutt n’ Strut 5k & Festival for Dogs
Jun14

Mutt n’ Strut 5k & Festival for Dogs

Purgatory Resort | Saturday June, 23 2018 | 9:00am – 12:00pm Your dog is the guest of honor at this event that features: 5k run with your dog 1k option Agility practice and competition Trick and costume contest Free training consultations with certified dog trainers Splash pools for your dog Prizes! Big thanks to Creature Comforts, our presenting sponsor for this event. Event Supported By: Purgatory Resort Upcoming Occurrences...

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Pit-A-Billy’s Meet & Greet Cruise In
Jun08

Pit-A-Billy’s Meet & Greet Cruise In

Pit-A-Billy is a non-profit organization that hosts events such as car shows and cruise-ins to raise money for local animal shelters that support “bully breeds.” Join us for our first Durango event at Ska Brewing on June 17th! Live music from Thee Fearless Peasants from 11:30 am-1:30 pm, raffle at 1:30 pm (must be present to win!), adoption showcase with local adoption agency Lisa Parker’s Puppies, and guest vendors...

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The first osprey hatched today!
May09

The first osprey hatched today!

The Lake Capote osprey nest For the past ten years, a pair of ospreys has made its seasonal home at the Southern Ute Tribe’s Lake Capote, and given visitors spectacular displays of nesting, fishing, and fledgling young. Beginning in 2017, viewers should get a much more close-up view of the birds’ activities, via a webcam installed at their nest. The birds have arrived in March of each year, after migrating from their winter homes in...

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Metalsmithing with Catherine Thomas-Kemp
Mar29

Metalsmithing with Catherine Thomas-Kemp

Beginning jewelry design and basic bench skills will be taught in these metalsmithing sessions. Learn about metals available for jewelry, how to cut intricate designs and put it all together. The opportunity to continue sessions after these five are finished will be discussed with interested students. For more information visit Durango Arts Center  or click here to register. Fridays April 6 – May 4  12PM – 4PM Durango Arts Center 802...

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Durango Parks and Recreation – Easter Egg Scramble
Mar23

Durango Parks and Recreation – Easter Egg Scramble

DESCRIPTION Come to Smith Sports Complex for this FREE community event. The egg fetchers will be divided according to age group from toddler to age 8. The Easter Bunny will be there to start all age divisions and for pictures! Please bring a basket to carry all your goodies.     Kid friendly   Not dog friendly   DATE & TIME Sat, March 31, 2018 9:30am – 11:00am   LOCATION Smith Sports Complex 1480 E 8th Ave...

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Jungle Gym Opens for Kids of All Ages
Feb09

Jungle Gym Opens for Kids of All Ages

The monkey bars aren’t just for kids any more. In fact, they’re a key component in training for obstacle course racing.

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State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara’s Nutcracker
Dec05

State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara’s Nutcracker

State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara’s Nutcracker   with the San Juan Symphony Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:30pm Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2pm & 7:30pm Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2pm $42/$29 Tickets     For the 11th consecutive year, the Nutcracker Ballet will charm Durango audiences and feature a live orchestra, as the San Juan Symphony is set to perform. Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson holds true to the...

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