City & County

Animas River Days June 3rd to June 6th, ​2021
Jun05

Animas River Days June 3rd to June 6th, ​2021

Animas River Days includes these sporting events: river surfing, stand-up paddling, freestyle kayaking, boatercross, raft and kayak slalom, an inflatable rodeo and the local’s favorite costumed river parade. The Animas River is the heart and soul of our community! That’s we have dedicated this year’s event to bringing our community back together.  We are buying items from local businesses for our silent auction and...

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San Juan String Band to play at campgrounds
Jun05

San Juan String Band to play at campgrounds

  The San Juan String band will perform free concerts at the Junction Creek Campground June 10 and at the House Creek Campground June 12. Shows start at 7 p.m. The group is made up of San Juan National Forest personnel who have combined their passion for the environment with their love of music. Members include hydrologist Joni Vanderbilt (mandolin/vocals), forest volunteer Carol Calkin (fiddle/vocals), forester Laurie Swisher...

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LA PLATA COUNTY FAIR IS BACK
Jun05

LA PLATA COUNTY FAIR IS BACK

For 71 years, generations of families, friends and neighbors have come together to showcase their animals, garden products and other creations, and compete with others for ribbons and awards. It is a time for family groups and friends to enjoy the great talent, great music, good eats and exciting entertainment the Fair offers each year. The La Plata County Fair has always been a showcase of our Country’s best, from scrumptious...

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Farmer’s and Flea Markets are Back!!!
May27

Farmer’s and Flea Markets are Back!!!

2021 Market Season will begin May 8th! Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) ! (no pets/dogs allowed at the market) The Durango Farmers Market is proud to make daily contributions to the well being of our customers, vendors and community.  We believe that by featuring locally produced foods and goods, we provide a healthier, more enjoyable quality of life in the Durango region. We are proud to...

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LPEA does not endorse specific candidates for board elections
May25

LPEA does not endorse specific candidates for board elections

DURANGO, Colo. – La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) is committed to “the fairness of elections, impartiality, confidentiality, transparency, and integrity of the voting process” as per LPEA Policy 105. The independent Election Supervisory Committee (ESC), tasked with ensuring a fair and honest LPEA director election, found this week that Bill Waters violated LPEA Policy 105 in his bid for a seat on the LPEA Board of Directors. Mr....

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LPEA board approves special retirement of $1.5 million in capital credits to LPEA members
May19

LPEA board approves special retirement of $1.5 million in capital credits to LPEA members

DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors today approved the special retirement of $1.5 million in capital credits to LPEA members. This retirement passes the benefit of Tri-State’s proposed 2% rate reduction directly to LPEA members as quickly as possible. LPEA’s power costs are budgeted at roughly $70 million annually, so the $1.5 million represents more than 2% of that total. Thanks to legal...

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Durango Home and Ranch Show
Apr09

Durango Home and Ranch Show

The Durango Home & Ranch Show is our largest and longest-running Four Corners Expos event. This show is a favorite of homeowners looking for experts in home improvement, building, decorating, landscaping, household items, technology for the home or business, remodeling, and much more. With a wide variety of exhibitors each year, attendees are sure to find what they need. This event takes place at the La Plata County Fairgrounds....

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Lake Nighthorse opens on Friday, April 2 for non-motorized recreation
Mar30

Lake Nighthorse opens on Friday, April 2 for non-motorized recreation

Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area will open for the 2021 season on Friday, April 2. The lake will be open for non-motorized recreation 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, April 2 through May 9. Daily operations will begin May 14, and motorized recreation begins May 15. Find the full schedule, including wakeless & quiet hours, below. New amenities to the swim beach include an inflatable play structure (May through...

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WHAT’S NEW IN DURANGO FOR 2021
Mar30

WHAT’S NEW IN DURANGO FOR 2021

What’s new in Durango, Colorado: hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, new things to do in Durango and what’s coming in 2021! Blues, Mtn & Soul Blues Mtn & Soul is a brand new art studio & shop on Main Avenue. Graphic illustration artist Brian Banash has filled the building with wall-sized recreations of his work. He plans to operate his own art business, Banash Illustrations, out of downtown Durango. His pieces...

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International Woman’s Month Treasure Hunt
Mar10

International Woman’s Month Treasure Hunt

International woman’s day was Monday, March 8th and here in Durango Co you can celebrate this by participating in the 2021 Treasure Hunt from March 1st through the 25th. Women’s History Month 2021 Please see “Steps to start your Treasure Hunt” below! The 2021 National Women’s History month theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote:  Refusing to be Silenced.” Tired of being at home?  Join us for our 1st ever Treasure Hunt! The Women’s...

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16th Annual DURANGO FILM FESTIVAL!
Mar05

16th Annual DURANGO FILM FESTIVAL!

DURANGO FILM FESTIVAL NOW THROUGH MARCH 12 EVENT DESCRIPTION The upcoming Durango Independent Film Festival marks the 16th year of the annual event. This year’s theme will be “Celebrating The Sweetness Of Film.” The event will be virtual for 2021. About Durango Film: Durango Film brings a community together with independent filmmakers for the unique opportunity to experience and discuss global, innovative and diverse...

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Carver Brewing Co. and College Drive Cafe Reopen!!
Mar05

Carver Brewing Co. and College Drive Cafe Reopen!!

Two Durango restaurants prepare to reopen Carver Brewing Co. and College Drive Cafe closed during COVID-19 spikes By Patrick Armijo Education, business & real estate reporter Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:03 AM Updated 2 days 13 hours ago  Follow @Patrick_Armijo Carver Brewing Co. plans to reopen Wednesday after it closed for a second time during the COVID-19 pandemic on Nov. 20. Initially, the popular brewpub plans to open only for...

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Durango School District 9-R wins competitive grant for district’s first electric school bus
Feb18

Durango School District 9-R wins competitive grant for district’s first electric school bus

Durango School District 9-R wins competitive grant for district’s first electric school bus DURANGO, Colo. – Durango School District 9-R has been awarded up to $328,803 to purchase and install a fully electric school bus and related charging infrastructure, thanks to a joint grant application by the school district and La Plata Electric Association (LPEA). The grant, funded through the Regional Air Quality Council’s (RAQC) ALT Fuels...

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Durango City Council approves funding for city’s first-ever electric vehicle fast-charging station
Feb05

Durango City Council approves funding for city’s first-ever electric vehicle fast-charging station

Durango City Council approves funding for city’s first-ever electric vehicle fast-charging station DURANGO, Colo. – In its latest move to promote the local use of electric vehicles, Durango City Council yesterday approved $10,997 in funds for Durango’s first-ever electric vehicle DC fast-charging station. With a total cost of $306,578, this project will leverage funding from the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), La Plata Electric...

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The 15 Most Charming Small Towns in Colorado
Feb05

The 15 Most Charming Small Towns in Colorado

The 15 Most Charming Small Towns in Colorado We Might Just Move to Clean, crisp air, sparkling river canyons and snow-dusted Rocky Mountain vistas are just a few of the things that make Colorado truly unique and a favorite destination amongst domestic and international travelers. Without reservation, you should focus a trip around all this intense, jaw-dropping nature and corresponding outdoor activities, but you’re also likely to...

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La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $21,400 in grants to local non-profits
Jan28

La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $21,400 in grants to local non-profits

La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $21,400 in grants to local non-profits DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approved a total of $21,400 in grant funding to local non-profit organizations at its meetings in December 2020 and January 2021. Annie’s Orphans, the Salvation Army’s Durango office, Archuleta Seniors, Inc., Fort Lewis College Engineering and Physics students, the Be Frank...

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Durango Restaurants
Jan28

Durango Restaurants

Durango Restaurants There is nothing quite like strolling down Main Avenue in downtown Durango on a beautiful evening trying to decide what one of the many delicious restaurants you want to dine at. Before COVID-19 hit and along came shut downs throughout the country, Durango held a unique title many do not know about. Durango had more restaurants per capita than San Francisco, granted Durango is much smaller, but the number of over...

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Moreheart new opening
Jan13

Moreheart new opening

After 25 years at 33 Parker Avenue in South Bodo Park, Durango, Morehart Murphy Subaru has moved to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility at 450 Wilson Gulch Drive in Three Springs, near Mercy Medical Center. We invite you to come visit our beautiful, new Subaru facility! We think you’re going to love our new location. So what’s in it for you? • A 3.5-acre lot, with LOTS of room for LOTS of inventory, in fact, the most inventory of...

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LPEA end-of-year statement on the status of future power supply discussions
Dec28

LPEA end-of-year statement on the status of future power supply discussions

LPEA end-of-year statement on the status of future power supply discussions DURANGO, Colo. – As 2020 draws to a close, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) continues to explore all options for its future power supply that deliver affordable and reliable power to its members while also reducing carbon emissions. LPEA is particularly focused on exploring options that provide immediate cost savings to its membership, while also...

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Durango Christmas Events
Dec16

Durango Christmas Events

Durango Christmas Events Christmas time is here! Durango is full of festive holiday events to spread good cheer and ring in the season. We hope you get a chance to enjoy some of our local celebrations and events. A seasonal favorite, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad again offers the Polar Express. This family favorite event includes the reading of the story of the Polar Express, as well as hot chocolate and a treat....

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