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THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
Nov28

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

Event Dates: November 18, 2022-January 1, 2023 Tickets are Now Available for the 2022 Season! Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our Durango Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you’ll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you...

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Purgatory Resort Announces Winter 2022/23 Opening Day
Nov22

Purgatory Resort Announces Winter 2022/23 Opening Day

Purgatory is pleased to announce that the 2022/23 ski season is scheduled to begin on November 19th, with snowmaking upgrades and other infrastructure and operations improvements. Purgatory will expand snowmaking coverage for the 2022/23 ski season to include lower Paradise to the midway loading of Needles Triple (Lift 6), allowing the resort to open more high-elevation early season terrain if temperatures do not allow for...

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ANNUAL SKI SWAP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022
Nov03

ANNUAL SKI SWAP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION More than 10,000 items to choose from! New and used ski and snowboard equipment for sale at prices that cannot be beat. In addition to the vendors, local individuals will have their equipment for sale as well. Buyers will experience further bonus as they discover hiking gear, packs, car racks, and many other items. Swap proceeds are used for community group donations, patrol medical supplies, patrol equipment,...

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CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2022
Oct27

CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION The little ghost and goblins fill the streets of Downtown Durango on October 31 for the Children’s Halloween Event. This is a fun and safe option for kids to trick or treat in costume at nearly 100 participating merchants. This event is for children 10 and under, accompanied by an adult, and in costume. LOCATION Downtown Durango Durango, CO

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2022 Animas Valley Balloon Rally October 14-16, 2022
Oct12

2022 Animas Valley Balloon Rally October 14-16, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION The Animas Valley Balloon Rally hosts a full weekend of events October 14-17, 2022. The event kicks off with the Downtown Balloon Glow on Friday evening, where spectators will see multiple hot air balloons light up. The event also features a few candlesticks (baskets without their balloons.) This is a great opportunity to meet the pilots and get up close to the balloons. In the Animas Valley on Saturday and Sunday...

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A Spooky Night at the Pumpkin Patch
Oct12

A Spooky Night at the Pumpkin Patch

  Friday October 14, 6-8:30 PM Friday October 21, 6-8:30 PM LOCATION Falfa Pumpkin Patch 54 County Road 221 Durango, CO 81303 Come see our spooky animated monsters come to life!  Hot chocolate, treats, and a Halloween movie are included with the price of admission.  Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes and wear headlamps or bring a flashlight. ​ $5 admission per person. Train rides are an additional $3 per child. Pumpkins...

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7 Ways to Start Celebrating Fall in Durango
Oct05

7 Ways to Start Celebrating Fall in Durango

Just like that– summer is gone and fall has crept up on us in our lovely little mountain town that is Durango, Colorado. You may be thinking that the jam-packed summer events are long gone, but fear not! There are still many events and celebrations for you to participate in as well as exploring everything Durango has to offer. After all, we don’t call our town an ‘adult playground’ for no reason. Kick back, relax...

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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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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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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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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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