Arts and Entertainment

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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ROCKY HORROR SHOW OCTOBER 28 – OCTOBER 30
Oct27

ROCKY HORROR SHOW OCTOBER 28 – OCTOBER 30

EVENT DESCRIPTION Come and be a part of the Rocky Horror experience at the DAC. New Location, Same Crazy Fun! For its 15th year The Rocky Horror Show returns to Durango. Sing and dance the “Time Warp” along along with Brad and Janet as they discover the wonders “over at the Frankenstein place” as they learn about love, life, and transvestite aliens. Showtimes: October 29nd: 7 PM & 10 PM October 30th: 7 PM & 10 PM October 31st:...

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Christmas in Durango, Colorado
Oct20

Christmas in Durango, Colorado

Christmas in Durango, Colorado Christmas in Durango extends the entire month of December. Our little mountain town comes alive with activities all month long for everyone from the adventure seeker to the holiday traditionalist. Durango, Colorado has so much to offer during the Christmas season. Take A Ski Trip Around Christmas, it is common for Durango to turn into a snowy winter wonderland. Enjoy skiing at one of the great ski spots...

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Olivia Newton-John’s final gift to the world: Late star’s research institute discovers a major breakthrough for pancreatic cancer treatment
Oct15

Olivia Newton-John’s final gift to the world: Late star’s research institute discovers a major breakthrough for pancreatic cancer treatment

The cancer research charity founded by the late Olivia Newton-John has made a significant discovery in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Professor Matthias Ernst, the director of the Melbourne-based ONJ Cancer Research Institute and head of La Trobe’s School of Cancer Medicine, led a study presenting a solution to the difficulties of treating one of the most aggressive forms of cancer. Professor Ernst cautioned the study was...

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Olivia Newton-John’s husband John Easterling reveals her last wishes
Oct12

Olivia Newton-John’s husband John Easterling reveals her last wishes

Olivia Newton-John’s husband John Easterling reveals her last wishes before her tragic death and says the legendary singer was ‘cheerful and joyful and pain free’ in her final days John Easterling has revealed his late wife Olivia Newton-John, in her final days, wanted all Australians suffering from cancer to have access to alternative medicines. The film producer, 70, told The Herald Sun Australia’s sweetheart...

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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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Durango Open Studio Tour Events
Oct12

Durango Open Studio Tour Events

We’re Back!! For the first time since 2013, Durango Open Studio Tour will be opening doors all over Durango to the working studios of professional and emerging artists to explore local art studios, discover inspirational art and connect with artists. Taster Exhibition Artist VIP Gathering: (all participating artists welcome!) Smiley Building, 1309 E 3rd Ave, Suite 114, Durango, CO 81301 Friday, October 14, 4-5pm ​ Taster...

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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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The Drought Is Over! Rain this week!  Monsoon Ended!
Oct07

The Drought Is Over! Rain this week! Monsoon Ended!

And the good news is: The Drought Is Over! Rain this week! Monsoon Ended! This week ABQ’s Channel 13 weather reported that the drought has officially ended. More good news: Rain all this week!   Here is more about the local monsoon season!

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Biden pardons thousands with federal convictions for ‘simple possession’ of marijuana
Oct07
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How to Adopt a New Pet During COVID-19
Oct05

How to Adopt a New Pet During COVID-19

Pets need good homes at all times, regardless of what’s going on in the world. If you’ve been wanting to adopt a pet, you can still do so during the pandemic. Some pet shelters and breeders might have different policies during the pandemic, but you can still find many pets to choose from. Here’s everything you need to know about the process. First, Pick the Pet That’s Right for You Each type of pet and specific breed has its own...

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Hollywood intersection named after late singer Yma Sumac
Oct05

Hollywood intersection named after late singer Yma Sumac

Peruvian-American singer Yma Sumac is seen at the Waldorf Hotel during a visit to London on May 27, 1952. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) HOLLYWOOD — A Hollywood intersection was dedicated Thursday as Yma Sumac Square in honor of the record-setting Peruvian singer and one of the best known performers of exotica music in the 1950s, nine days after the 100th anniversary of her birth. Damon Devine, who was...

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Fruits are booming this harvest season around Durango
Oct05

Fruits are booming this harvest season around Durango

The Good Food Collective’s gleaning coordinators gathered about 630 pounds of apples from just two trees on Friday. Rachel Landis said apples are biennial crops, meaning they produce fruit in “massive quantities” – an estimated 2.3 million pounds during an average season in the Animas Valley watershed – every other year. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) 14th annual Apple Days Festival at farmers market scheduled for Oct. 8 Apple, peach,...

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Stunning NASA James Webb Telescope Image Reveals Neptune’s Delicate Rings
Oct05

Stunning NASA James Webb Telescope Image Reveals Neptune’s Delicate Rings

  The trailblazing machine delivers once again, offering us the best view of Neptune since 1989. When we imagine a world embraced by cosmic haloes, we typically envision Saturn. One might even argue Saturn based its entire personality on those dazzling rings — and rightfully so. They’re solid. Visible. Luxurious even. But if you didn’t already know, it is my honor to tell you Neptune has rings too. They’re...

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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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Fire mitigation work along Horse Gulch Road began Monday September 12th
Sep15

Fire mitigation work along Horse Gulch Road began Monday September 12th

Fire-mitigation work along Horse Gulch Road will begin the week of September 12, starting at the north end of the road. Durango Fire Protection District crews will be manually cutting and chipping along Horse Gulch Road through Horse Gulch beginning next week and continuing through the fall as they are available until the project is completed. This project will reduce the density of overgrown shrubs and remove ladder fuels on and...

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Durango Transit increases ridership during Zero Fare August
Sep15

Durango Transit increases ridership during Zero Fare August

During the month of August, Durango Transit participated in the statewide Zero Fare for Better Air initiative, which was a program to encourage ridership on Colorado’s public transit systems in an effort to reduce ground-level ozone. Approximately 85% of the greenhouse gas emissions that come from transportation are due to day-to-day commutes. By leaving the car at home, a person can save up to 20 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions...

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Airport work nears completion
Sep15

Airport work nears completion

A new carousel is being installed at the Durango-La Plata County Airport at the check-in area inside of the airport. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald The Runway 3/21 repaving project remains on schedule to finish within the planned 10 day closure. Runway surface paving is 100% complete, with crews finalizing work on runway entry/exit surface paving, runway markings, and runway electrical over the next two days. Flights remain scheduled to...

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Durango group strives to set example in reducing human-bear conflict
Sep15

Durango group strives to set example in reducing human-bear conflict

A bear is pictured outside a La Plata County home where electric fencing was installed to protect chickens and beehives. (Courtesy photo/Bear Smart Durango) When Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced $1 million worth of funding in 2022 for the Human-Bear Conflict Reduction Community Grant Program, partners rallied to craft a grant proposal that would have a wide-ranging benefit for bears and humans across Durango and La Plata County....

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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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