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Durango, Colorado– beautiful 365 days a year!! Spring rain is here!!
Apr12

Durango, Colorado– beautiful 365 days a year!! Spring rain is here!!

Durango, Colorado– is beautiful 365 days a year!! Spring rain is here!!  We love our Spring moisture. Locals and tourists alike love the variety of the Four Seasons, and the ever changing light show on the 14,000 foot mountains that surround the town.  Today we welcome the rain and snow as it nourishes the trees and plants and brings much needed moisture to our region.  For a local weather report visit us...

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MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS
Apr08

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS

For over 30 years, Music in the Mountains has produced an exceptional summer music festival with musicians of the highest caliber. We have entertained, educated and delighted audiences with the richness of classical music, and complemented concerts with year-round educational programs for youth. Join us in 2022 for Music in the Mountains from July 7- July 31. Performances will take place at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis...

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Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose #5 Excursions APRIL 2 – MAY 8
Mar31

Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose #5 Excursions APRIL 2 – MAY 8

  Goose Excursions to Cascade Canyon April 2   (Durango to Cascade Canyon) April 23 (Durango to Cascade Canyon) May 7    (Durango to Cascade Canyon) May 8    (Durango to Cascade Canyon) May Goose Excursions to Event Park May 6 (Durango to Event Park) The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is hosting former Rio Grande Southern railcar, the Galloping Goose No.5, for excursion operations on select dates in April and May...

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Pet Insurance
Mar31

5 Reasons You Should Consider Pet Insurance

  10 years or so ago, pet insurance wasn’t a very popular topic of conversation. But now, thanks in large part to the ways in which digital advertising has changed (and thanks to social media), more people are considering it; even Twitter’s beloved We Rate Dogs account that raises money for dogs in need has become an ad platform for pet insurance. And as a result of this kind of publicity, more pet owners are giving the matter...

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McDonald’s Cardboard Derby
Mar11

McDonald’s Cardboard Derby

Date: March 12, 2022 Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Location: The tubing hill #1 Skier Place Durango CO 81301 United States The McDonald’s Cardboard Derby at Purgatory Resort is a classic winter competition you won’t want to miss! Build your derby racer out of cardboard and duct tape only, and pilot it down the slopes during one of the most fun days on the mountain! Watch as teams compete in vessels made entirely out of cardboard and...

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8 Things You Need to Know Right Now
Mar06

8 Things You Need to Know Right Now

Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone? By Adonis Lenzy Entering a new season in life can be very exciting and frightening at the same time. A new season can bring with it a plethora of different emotions and thoughts that tend to bombard your mind and spirit constantly. There is also that underlying sense of simply not knowing what’s ahead of you and for you. Not knowing what’s ahead will either cause you to stay in your...

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Lisa Parker’s Puppies
Feb16

Lisa Parker’s Puppies

Since 2012 when Lisa Parker fell in love with Granite, her passion for dogs needed to be shared! In 2014, Lisa and her husband, Eric, opened Lisa Parker’s Puppies. Now called Parker Animal Rescue (PAR), this local non-profit strives to rescue, foster, and find permanent home for dogs in Durango and the Four Corners area. The education of spay/neutering and training of dogs are the guiding principles to her business, foster homes, and...

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Best in Show winner at 2021 National Dog Show makes history
Nov27

Best in Show winner at 2021 National Dog Show makes history

  Claire is a bone-afide champ. History was made Thursday at the National Dog Show — the beloved annual event hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia — when a Scottish Deerhound named Claire, who also won last year, was named Best in Show. Claire’s victory marks the first time a dog has won back-to-back in the show’s 20-year history, hosts noted. “In 20 years of the National Dog Show, there’s never been a repeat champion until...

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THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN IS BACK!!
Nov24

THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN IS BACK!!

NOW THROUGH JANUARY 1   Our premier event of the year, The Polar Express Train, is selling fast! Be sure to choose your date and car type and book now. Certain dates and car types will sell quickly and you’ll want to be first to book! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story about a child’s Christmas Eve journey aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our station in Durango and sets off for the...

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HALLOWEEN 2021 IN DURANGO
Oct28

HALLOWEEN 2021 IN DURANGO

  Haunted Ghosts Tours, Spooky Thrills & Halloween Parades In Durango, Colorado Halloween is not just a single day celebration, it’s one entire season where tricks and treats happen, people put on their spookiest costumes and attend the eerie ghost tours in Durango. Other than the regular traditions, there are crazy parties and Halloween events in Durango lined up this 2021. You can be a master at cooking Halloween special...

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Don’t Miss: Hunter’s, Blood Moon and Orionid Meteor Shower
Oct25

Don’t Miss: Hunter’s, Blood Moon and Orionid Meteor Shower

    The Next Full Moon is the Hunter’s Moon; the Travel, Dying Grass, Sanguine, or Blood Moon; Shared Purnima; Pavarana; the full Moon of the Thadingyut Festival of Lights, the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival, and the Boun Suang Huea or the Boat Racing Festival; and the Lucy Moon. The next full Moon will be on Wednesday morning, October 20, 2021, appearing opposite the Sun (in Earth-based longitude) at 10:57 a.m. EDT. This...

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Snowdown 2022 Theme Reveal
Oct17

Snowdown 2022 Theme Reveal

Eric Eicher, left, president of Alpine Bank in Durango, and Shan Wells, an artist in Durango, unveil the “Magical Mystical Snowdown 2022” poster during the Snowdown kickoff party on Thursday at Fur Trappers Steakhouse. Wells designed the poster. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) Jerry McBride   The 43rd annual Snowdown will be full of magic and mystics. With Snowdown’s 2022 theme, Magical & Mystical, you can interpret it...

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DURANGO FALL PLANNING GUIDE
Oct15

DURANGO FALL PLANNING GUIDE

Activities And Fall Things To Do In Durango (September, October + November) Plan for your upcoming visit this fall with our fall planning guide. Fall is the optimum time to book a vacation package to Durango, Colorado. Travel+Leisure Magazine includes Durango, Colorado in their article about driving along the Continental Divide. Sherman’s Travel named Durango number 4 on their list of Top Ten Easy Fall Weekend Getaways, naming...

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U.S. says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct
Sep29

U.S. says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct

An ivory-billed woodpecker specimen is on a display at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco on Sept. 24, 2021. | Haven Daley/AP Photo   BILLINGS, Mont. — Death’s come knocking a last time for the splendid ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 more birds, fish and other species: The U.S. government is declaring them extinct. It’s a rare move for wildlife officials to give up hope on a plant or animal, but government...

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TICO TIME COUNTRY FESTIVAL SEPT 30 – OCT 3
Sep27

TICO TIME COUNTRY FESTIVAL SEPT 30 – OCT 3

  EVENT DESCRIPTION Get ready to Boot Scoot into Fall! Bring your friends, family, cowboy hats, dancing feet, and happy attitudes! There will be fireworks and so much more! Live performances by: Devon Worley Band, Rick Trevino, Dave McElroy, Anthony Smith, Savanna Chestnut, Matt Castillo, Garrett Young Collective, Phineus Reb, Britnee Kellogg, Sim Balkey, Tyller Gummersall, James Robert Webb, Bo DePeña. LOCATION Tico Time River...

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DURANGO COWBOY POETRY GATHERING Sept 30th- Oct 3rd
Sep27

DURANGO COWBOY POETRY GATHERING Sept 30th- Oct 3rd

    The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering takes place September 30th- October 3rd. Cowboy poets and musicians from all across the West will gather in Durango to celebrate poems and songs that capture the spirit of the American West and the people who live and work there. The gathering events will take place in various venues around Durango including Ft. Lewis Concert Hall, Strater Hotel, Wildhorse Saloon and Four Leaves Winery...

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Durango KC 4-Day Show – Oct 21-24!
Sep16
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Fall Weekend in Durango Itinerary
Sep10

Fall Weekend in Durango Itinerary

Durango, Colorado is a mountain town that offers a little bit of everything. No matter what your style is, there is a trail, shop, or spa for you to enjoy. During the fall, the weather is cooler and the activities are limitless. While you’re in town, check out these top picks and maybe you’ll decide to stay for a while! Arriving: -Fly into Durango – La Plata County Airport (DRO) and take Durango Cab or Buckhorn Limousine to your hotel...

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On board to have fun
Sep06

On board to have fun

    Artist Tim Kapustka, left, and Chase and Jen LaCroix, of Durango Outdoor Exchange, model some of their paddleboards from the locally based Colorado Paddle Co. The three are partnering on the business, with the LaCroixes selling the boards at their store and Kapustka doing the design work./ Photo by Jennaye Derge   I don’t know when I first heard “Durango” used as an adjective, but the first time I used it as such...

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Durango Dance launching in Mancos Community Center
Sep06

Durango Dance launching in Mancos Community Center

  Montezuma County residents won’t have to drive to Durango to take their children to the studio’s ballet classes By Kala Parkinson Journal staff writer Friday, Sep. 3, 2021 8:16 Updated Friday, Sep. 3, 2021 8:48 Pictured in April, Durango Dance instructor Amanda McKovich teaches students how to do the “worm” dance during Durango Dance Camp. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)   Durango Dance, a 12-year mainstay for youth...

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