City & County

AUTUMN ARTS FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 18 -19
Sep16

AUTUMN ARTS FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 18 -19

  With concern for the safety of our Durango Autumn Arts Festival attendees, the following adjustments have been made to the event: To avoid clustered gatherings, there will be no indoor live entertainment, food court, or artist dinner. Patrons are encouraged to enjoy food from downtown restaurants. Social distancing measures will be maintained outside, and the art booths will be set up normally for the enjoyment and safe...

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LPEA board votes to retire $4 million in Capital Credits to members
Sep16

LPEA board votes to retire $4 million in Capital Credits to members

    DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors voted at its meeting today to retire $4 million in Capital Credits to LPEA members. Credits from 1996, 1997, and 1998 are being retired, so members with LPEA accounts during those years will see their share of LPEA’s margins (based on electric use) as a bill credit or check in November. This retirement is in addition to the $1.5 million retired...

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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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Electric vehicle fast charging station opens at Purgatory Resort; Local EV charging corridor complete
Sep01

Electric vehicle fast charging station opens at Purgatory Resort; Local EV charging corridor complete

DURANGO, Colo. – An electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging station is now available for public  use at Purgatory Resort thanks to a partnership between the resort and La Plata Electric  Association (LPEA). Located on Purgatory Blvd. behind the Kendall building, the new station  completes the EV fast-charging corridor running through LPEA’s service territory. Other fast  charging stations are already available at Centennial park in Pagosa...

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FOUR CORNERS MOTORCYCLE RALLY
Aug29

FOUR CORNERS MOTORCYCLE RALLY

Join us in 2021 in Durango, Colorado! Labor Day Weekend | Friday, September 3 – Sunday, September 5, 2021 Ride the Million Dollar Highway, Races, Stunt Shows, Live Music, Bike Shows, & More Website Update Coming Soon with Ticket Information, VIP & Hotel Packages, Camping & More! Thursday, September 2, 2021 Famous Silverton Gunfight by the Silverton Gunfighters Association Silverton, CO – Corner of 12th and...

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LPEA board commits to enable broadband access to local communities
Aug27

LPEA board commits to enable broadband access to local communities

  DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors passed a resolution at its meeting yesterday clarifying the role of the cooperative in bringing broadband services to local communities. The resolution, which passed 11 to 1, outlines the following LPEA strategic goal for broadband communications: LPEA will pursue a funding and partnership strategy that will enable broadband connections to its...

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Aurum Labs in Durango receives state certification for hemp testing
Aug21

Aurum Labs in Durango receives state certification for hemp testing

                              Luke Mason, co-owner of Aurum Labs, examines control samples used to calibrate equipment used to test recreational marijuana products at the firm’s lab in the Durango Tech Center. The company has received a state certification to test hemp, and is now seeking approval from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. (Durango Herald file) By...

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Fun at Lake Nighthorse Go Fish Durango
Aug21

Fun at Lake Nighthorse Go Fish Durango

  While you’re in Durango “Let’s Go Fish” 970-759-8059 NOW OPEN! LAKE NIGHTHORSE FISHING CHARTERS   A Trip to Remember Coming to Durango Colorado “Let’s Go Fish” Booking with us ensures that you have a fantastic fishing adventure. Our experienced captain has over 20 years of fishing guide experience. Everything is up to date and double-checked to provide you with a safe and rewarding experience that the entire family...

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Wildflower season offers scenic hikes
Aug07

Wildflower season offers scenic hikes

By Jim Mimiaga Journal staff writer Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 6:07 Updated Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 7:14 Wildflower season is in full bloom along the Horse Creek trail. (Jim Mimiaga/The Journal) Wildflower season is in full bloom along the Horse Creek trail. (Jim Mimiaga/The Journal) Wildflowers are blooming in the San Juan Mountains are are thriving from all the rain. Here are three trails to view them. Horse Creek Trail: This trailhead is on...

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Delta variant rises to dominance in La Plata, Archuleta counties
Aug07

Delta variant rises to dominance in La Plata, Archuleta counties

People who are unvaccinated experiencing surge of cases By Shannon Mullane Herald Staff Writer Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 5:00 Vanessa Taylor, 47, said she is still monitoring her recovery from COVID-19 six weeks after her original diagnosis. She caught the virus from her daughter, Rhyse, 9. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) The headaches, coughing and body aches started in late June for Durango resident Vanessa Taylor. When she went to the...

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Why is it so hazy outside?
Aug07

Why is it so hazy outside?

Smoke from western wildfires engulfs western Colorado By Nick Gonzales, Herald Staff Writer Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 12:02 Updated Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 5:05 Smoke from wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington reduces visibility in Durango on Saturday morning. Jerry McBride Residents of western Colorado woke up Saturday morning to hazy skies in every direction, the result of fires closer to the West Coast. “When we had that big...

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Durango Rafting & Adventures
Jul28

Durango Rafting & Adventures

  Mountain Waters Rafting: Durango’s Rafting & Adventure Center We believe that white water rafting is the funnest thing you can do while visiting the Durango, Colorado area. The joy of floating down a stretch of family friendly river or being challenged by Class 4 & 5 whitewater has created an insatiable passion in us that we want to share with you. Visitors to Durango come to tour Mesa Verde National Park or ride the...

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CARVE WARS FESTIVAL
Jul28

CARVE WARS FESTIVAL

Date: July 30, 2021 to August 1, 2021 Location: Base area #1 Skier Place Durango CO 81301 United States Get ready for the HIGH OCTANE chainsaw carving competition that is entertaining crowds across the country! Carve Wars showcases the excitement and wonder of this unique artistry. This family-friendly FREE event will take place right in the base area at Purgatory Resort.  Big thanks to Kroegers Ace Hardware, our presenting sponsor...

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LPEA July 2021 Newsletter
Jul28

LPEA July 2021 Newsletter

Dear valued member, Greetings from your team at LPEA! A big thank you to the participants and donors at this year’s LPEA and IBEW Local 111 Annual Golf Benefit Tournament. We hosted 28 teams and raised a record $20,000 for Rise Against Violence! Thank you again and we hope to see you next year for more fun. In other news, this month’s edition offers tips for reducing your LPEA bill and preparing your home for vacation. It...

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Anarchy Brewing Joins Durango’s Brewery Scene
Jul22

Anarchy Brewing Joins Durango’s Brewery Scene

A neighborhood nano-brewery has become Durango’s fifth local brewery, providing our taste buds with small batch beers. Matt “Sully” Sullivan previously served as a firefighter/paramedic and now serves up beers in his tap room. He set out to open Anarchy Brewing as a small community space for live music, fundraising events, and everything in between. Located by the Horse Gulch trail head, Sully combined his punk rock and outdoor...

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Slice of the Pie
Jul22

Slice of the Pie

Pizza party or a night out, pizza is always a great go-to option! There are so many possible combinations, it is a win for everyone! In our laid-back mountain town, Durango has many local pizzerias to enjoy a slice and a brew after a long day in the mountains. Here are a few top picks. Perhaps the biggest pizza presence in town, Homeslice has three locations serving up fresh-out-of-the-oven pizzas satisfying both New York and Chicago...

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‘A legend in the making’: Durango’s Sepp Kuss wins stage of Tour de France
Jul19

‘A legend in the making’: Durango’s Sepp Kuss wins stage of Tour de France

  Hailed as “The Durango Kid,” Sepp Kuss accomplished the greatest feat by an athlete in the storied history of the Colorado mountain town Sunday. Kuss, 26, can now call himself a stage winner of the Tour de France. He is only the 11th rider from the United States to win a stage of the event in its 108-year history, and he is the first American since Tyler Farrar in 2011 to celebrate victory at the world’s most famous race. “I am...

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