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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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True Western Rodeo
Jun14

True Western Rodeo

Durango has a rich western history and cowboy culture is still a big part of our community today. The True Western Roundup provides weekly entertainment throughout the summer at the La Plata County Fairgrounds starting June 8th. The stands fill up as classic events are showcased such as Saddle Bronc Riding, Breakaway Roping, Mutton Bustin’, Steer Riding, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, and Bull Riding. On August 3rd, a freestyle bull...

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DURANGO FARMERS MARKET IS BACK
Jun04

DURANGO FARMERS MARKET IS BACK

NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 30 EVENT DESCRIPTION The Durango Farmers Market offers fresh produce, protein, high-quality artisan crafts and ready to eat food and beverage – all from our local region! Every Saturday from May through October, you can find us in the parking lot of the TBK Bank on 8th Street in between Main Avenue and Camino del Rio. Free Parking is available at the City Transit Center lot. The market opens at 8 am from May...

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ANIMAS RIVER DAYS
Jun04

ANIMAS RIVER DAYS

JUNE 2-5, 2022 ​SANTA RITA PARK, DURANGO, CO   Thursday, June 2nd 1:00 – 2:00 PM Rock Out with Team JK Kids Clinic with Jackson Kayak 3:00 – 5:00 PM Freestyle with Team Jackson Kayak Come play with JK at the Whitewater Park 3:30 – 5:00 PM Rock Out with Team JK Women’s rolling clinic with Jackson Kayak 5:00 – 8:00 PM Kick-Off Party & Silent Auction Live music and annual silent auction at Ska...

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June 2022 Events
Jun04

June 2022 Events

The summer months are in full swing with long, sunny, and warm days! Everyday is a lake or river day. But, if you want something else to do, check out these fun events. On June 11th, run in the Steamworks Half Marathon along the Animas River down County Road 250. The 13.1 mile stretch is rewarded with a pool party at the Durango Sports Club. Food and drinks from Steamworks Brewing and Homeslice are provided for the celebratory...

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Wild Rivers report… river flows, Southwest Colorado!
Jun03

Wild Rivers report… river flows, Southwest Colorado!

Durango River Report The Southwestern United States harbors some of wildest rivers in the world. Below are displayed the real time discharge of prominent rivers in the Durango and Four Corners area including the Animas, San Juan, Chama, Dolores, Green, Piedra, Little Colorado, Salt and Colorado Rivers. This information is provided by the USGS and republished here for your convenience . Animas River Flows near Durango, CO   Animas...

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Durango Kennel Club presents annual dog show this week at McGee Park
May31

Durango Kennel Club presents annual dog show this week at McGee Park

FARMINGTON — Approximately 600 dogs from across the country are expected to look and behave their best this week when the Durango Kennel Club presents its annual American Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show at McGee Park. The annual four-day event features hundreds of breeds, and handlers, owners and judges from all over the United States, as well as Mexico, according to Mary Maras, the Durango Kennel Club’s membership chair. Maras...

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THE NARROW GAUGE 10 MILE RUN
May26

THE NARROW GAUGE 10 MILE RUN

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022 EVENT DESCRIPTION Since 1978 the Narrow Gauge 10 Mile Run has been one of Durango’s oldest Memorial Day traditions. The 10-mile course showcases the Fort Lewis College rim, the Animas River Trail and great views of Durango! Bring the family and enjoy the 10 mile or 5k run, FREE Kids Run, food, drink, awards and more on the campus of Fort Lewis College (Smith Fields). Proceeds benefit the Fort Lewis...

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