City & County

Two Colorado towns named among best small towns in the West by USA Today
Apr15

Two Colorado towns named among best small towns in the West by USA Today

  USA Today’s 10Best recently published a list of the top small towns in the West, and two Colorado towns made the list. USA Today 10Best is an award that highlights the best in destinations, food and drink, hotels, and things to do. A panel of experts nominated small towns, each with a population of fewer than 25,000, and readers voted for their favorites. Manitou Springs came in at fifth place. Located outside of Colorado...

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Official – Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area
Apr15

Official – Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area

1795 C.R. 210, Durango, Colorado – 970-375-7335 – Lake Nighthorse Live Cam Lake Nighthorse is NOW open! New this year: PFDs now required on all paddle crafts: Per Colorado State Ordinances, all paddle crafts must be equipped with enough PFDs for everyone on board, a sound signaling device (such as a whistle), and the craft must be labeled with the owner’s name, phone number, and address. In Colorado, it is required for...

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POND SKIM AT PURGATORY RESORT
Apr12

POND SKIM AT PURGATORY RESORT

POND SKIM AT PURGATORY RESORT  Sunday, Apr 14, 2024 • 12:30 – 3:00 pm  Purgatory Resort • 1 Skier Place, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Get ready to show off your moves as you skim across the pond at Purgatory Resort’s Pond Skimming event! Dive into the fun and win the Pond Skimming Contest by bringing your A-game and style points. Dust off your brightest tutu or 80’s neon onesie and don’t...

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WATCH LIVE: Total solar eclipse begins over North America
Apr08

WATCH LIVE: Total solar eclipse begins over North America

This is expected to be North America’s biggest eclipse crowd ever, thanks to the densely populated path of totality. DENVER — The time has come for a total solar eclipse. Millions of Americans are watching as the moon moves in front of the sun, blocking all daylight for as much as four minutes in some areas. The path of the 2024 total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada....

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Eclipse events being held today in Southern Colorado
Apr08

Eclipse events being held today in Southern Colorado

COLORADO (KRDO) — If you want to watch the eclipse with others there are a couple of places here in Colorado Springs and Denver hosting viewing parties. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is hosting a free event open to the public at 9:30 this morning in the Heller Center Studio. Goat Patch Brewing Company on Cascade is also hosting an event. They’ll open at 11 a.m. Organizers for both events say they’ll...

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Dog Show May 17-19, 2024
Apr01

Dog Show May 17-19, 2024

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Southwest Colorado Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (SCCORR) has an online survey
Mar30

Southwest Colorado Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (SCCORR) has an online survey

What are YOUR thoughts on conservation and outdoor recreation in southwest Colorado? Southwest Colorado Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (SCCORR) has an online survey, designed to gather input from residents and visitors on the main opportunities and challenges they see facing conservation and outdoor recreation in southwest Colorado.  The Citizen Survey will be available until the end of April. But don’t wait!...

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HAND TO GOD Mar 29-31, 2024
Mar27

HAND TO GOD Mar 29-31, 2024

EVENT DESCRIPTION Get your tickets to the exciting HAND TO GOD Show written by Robert Askins and Directed by Michael McKelvey. A Description: In the tiny, conservative town of Cypress, Texas, the shy, mild-mannered Jason is just trying to be a good son. When he joins his mother Margery’s Christian Puppet Ministry at the local church, Jason discovers a burgeoning talent for puppetry, and it seems like things, after his father’s sudden...

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DURANGO CELTIC FESTIVAL
Mar27

DURANGO CELTIC FESTIVAL

  TICKETING INFORMATION The Durango Celtic Festival is back and we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary! This year we will feature a number of multi-award bands from across the pond, including The Jeremiahs, One For The Foxes, SuperTrad, and Heron Valley, along with many other Celtic musicians. Get ready for three full days of memorable performances along with workshops, ceilidh dancing, and late-night sessions. This is a family...

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DURANGO SPRING & SUMMER PLANNING GUIDE
Mar20

DURANGO SPRING & SUMMER PLANNING GUIDE

  Plan For Sunny & Mild Days In Durango This Year The beauitful sunny days in Durango are just asking for people to raft the Animas, zipline through the trees or spend your days relaxing outdoors near Vallecito Lake, a favorite spot for horseback riding. You don’t want to miss out on summertime in Durango, Colorado! Durango’s spring season typically consists of snowstorms followed by sunny days where the temperatures...

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A NIGHT OF IMPROV
Mar05

A NIGHT OF IMPROV

Get ready for a night of laughter with Mary and Cindy! Join us at the Durango Arts Center for an improv extravaganza, featuring both short- and long-form comedy. Watch as we create scenes on the spot, inspired by your suggestions. Plus, we’re thrilled to share the stage with our talented friends for an unforgettable night of spontaneous entertainment! COMPLETE SCHEDULE Friday, March 8, 2024 Friday, April 12, 2024 Friday, May 10,...

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The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition.
Feb02

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition.

The Art Gallery at Fort Lewis College to host 63rd Annual Student Juried Exhibition with Guest Juror, Emily Grace King March 7 – April 3, 2024 Opening Reception: March 7, 4:30-6:00 PM Awards announced at 5:15 PM Both events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at the opening reception. The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery is excited to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition. For the past 62 years, Fort Lewis...

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2024 Snowdown – Peace, Love & Snowdown Official Schedule of Events
Jan23

2024 Snowdown – Peace, Love & Snowdown Official Schedule of Events

  2024 Snowdown – Peace, Love & Snowdown Official Schedule of Events Hard copies available at Magpies Newsstand , 707 Main Ave. in Historic Downtown Durango, and at many other local businesses! ALL WEEK SNOWDOWN THEME CONTEST 707 Main – Magpie’s Newsstand & Café Submit your idea for SNOWDOWN 2025 because themes are chosen 2 years in advance. The winner will be announced during the Purgatory reveal event. Let...

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SNOWDOWN DURANGO IS COMING January 26 – February 4, 2024
Jan14

SNOWDOWN DURANGO IS COMING January 26 – February 4, 2024

SNOWDOWN DURANGO  January 26 – February 4, 2024  Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION The 45th annual Snowdown Durango kicks off January 26, 2024 with the theme Peace, Love, and Snowdown. Check back here for an ongoing schedule of events. Every year, people from all over Durango and the Four Corners region come out to enjoy the event’s festivities. Join the fun for Snowdown 2024 with the many exciting events and...

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DURANGO WEDDING EXPO
Jan11

DURANGO WEDDING EXPO

THIS SATURDAY JANUARY 13, 2024 La Plata County Fairgrounds 2500 Main Ave, Durango CO Noon – 3 PM Admission $10 per person Advance VIP tix $55 If you are planning a wedding in 2024/2025, this is the show you MUST attend! In one afternoon… SHOP for dresses, hats, jewelry, flowers, favors, and more. SAMPLE tantalizing sweets and mouthwatering mocktails. STROLL down inspiration lane and view fabulous décor, dazzling color...

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COOKIES & COCOA WITH SANTA
Dec13

COOKIES & COCOA WITH SANTA

COOKIES & COCOA WITH SANTA  Saturday, December 16, 2023 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  TBK Bank • 259 W. 9th Street, Durango, CO MAP EVENT DESCRIPTION Santa and his crew are visiting TBK Bank! Bring your family to this free community event for holiday crafts, letters to Santa, caroling, cookies, cocoa and pictures with Santa! 12/16 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Post courtesy of...

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THE GINGERBREAD LODGE
Dec13

THE GINGERBREAD LODGE

THE GINGERBREAD LODGE  Saturday, December 16, 2023 • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm  Black Diamond Lodge • Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION On December 16th join Black Diamond Lodge as they host their second annual Gingerbread Contest + Holiday Open House! The lodge will be decked to the nines, Christmas music will be playing, the fire will be lit and hot cocoa will be free flowing! Best part? This is an entirely free community...

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HOLIDAY FARMER’S MARKET
Dec06

HOLIDAY FARMER’S MARKET

HOLIDAY FARMER’S MARKET  Saturday, December 9, 2023 • 9:00 am – 2:00 pm  La Plata County Fairgrounds • 2500 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Meet our regular and new local Artisans bringing an assortment of quality handmade holiday gift items. Plus, you can pick up the last of the season’s fresh vegetables, meats, cheeses and more from our favorite local farmers! A festive and fresh way to...

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ANIMAS CHOCOLATE & COFFEE COMPANY ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST & PARADE
Dec06

ANIMAS CHOCOLATE & COFFEE COMPANY ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST & PARADE

ANIMAS CHOCOLATE & COFFEE COMPANY ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST & PARADE  Friday, December 8, 2023  Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Get excited to compete in the Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company’s Annual Gingerbread House Contest! This year, will also feature “The Parade of Gingerbread Homes” on December 8th, a community event during which judging will occur and winners will be announced! Registration is...

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THE NUTCRACKER BALLET
Dec06

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET  December 8-10, 2023  Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall • 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION A tradition at the Community Concert Hall, the “Nutcracker” performed by the highly-acclaimed State Street Ballet of Santa Barbra will be returning to Durango this December for four performances. Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson holds true to the original classical ballet,...

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