City & County

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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Durango High School Football Wins 3A State Title
Dec16

Durango High School Football Wins 3A State Title

Like Christmas morning: Durango football steals the show with 3A state title win Durango High School’s Gage Mestas, middle, posses with his teammates after the Demon’s won the Class 3A State Title Saturday, Dec 5th, 2020, at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl at CSU Pueblo. Austin White/ Pueblo Chieftain Austin White The Pueblo Chieftain There’s no secret the headlines in Colorado are dominated by the Front Range, from...

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Christmas Food and Shopping
Dec16

Christmas Food and Shopping

Enjoy A Holiday Meal Durango is home to many great, diverse restaurants. This Christmas, leave the cooking to the pros and enjoy your holiday meals at one of the many restaurants open on Christmas in Durango. Leave the mess and the stress behind and enjoy some of the best food in the area with the ones you love. Many restaurants are also open on Christmas Eve. In order to help locals and visitors to have a holly, jolly Christmas,...

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Christmas in Durango, Colorado
Dec16

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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Durango Noel Night
Dec10

Durango Noel Night

Durango Noel Night Noel Night has been a staple in Durango’s holiday events for years. This event helps businesses promote local discounts, generate business and help spread some holiday cheer. Local First acknowledges the social distancing rules in place and they believe hosting the typical Noel Night would not be a responsible choice. As an alternative, this year Local First will offer coupons inside the annual Noel Night newspaper...

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Veterans Day Events Durango
Nov03

Veterans Day Events Durango

Veterans Day Events The Al Kaly Temple, Tin Lizzies of Durango, Colo. – always a crowd favorite – drive their miniature Model T cars, weaving between one another up Main Street. NOVEMBER 10 – NOVEMBER 11 EVENT DESCRIPTION November 11, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Throughout the weekend, there will be multiple events and exhibits around Durango recognizing the occasion. Animas Museum Saturday...

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Virtual lecture on Buffalo Bill Cody
Oct21

Virtual lecture on Buffalo Bill Cody

Virtual lecture on Buffalo Bill Cody The Center of Southwest Studies will host a free lecture “The Life and Legacy of Buffalo Bill” via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Historian and author Steve Friesen will share a timeline of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s life and legacy, illuminated by stories and historic photographs. The presentation will include information on Buffalo Bill’s Colorado connections, his relationship with the...

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Register to Vote in Colorado
Sep24

Register to Vote in Colorado

New voters can can register to Vote in Colorado Right Here!If you are outside of Colorado, these 40 states allow online registration. And you can check your current registration status below Election Day is 40 days away, but voting is already underway in several states. To help you vote during this unusual year — in a country where voting is already more difficult than in most other democracies — we have put together a step-by-step...

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A Look At La Plata County’s New Land-Use Code
Sep01

A Look At La Plata County’s New Land-Use Code

After years of attempted revision, La Plata is finally set to implement  a new land-use code on September 15th. The current land-use code is unloved by both developers and residents alike. Due to poor guidance on standards, developers can easily spend thousands of dollars on ultimately unapproved projects, while a lack of  clear rules leaves residents concerned over the types of projects that can be built in their neighborhoods....

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Bump-Outs Help Businesses On Main Avenue
Aug27

Bump-Outs Help Businesses On Main Avenue

Downtown Durango has launched its  Bump-Outs for Business program, designed to  help local businesses thrive despite the devastating economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In June, the City of Durango, the Business Improvement District, and other local organizations teamed up to transform the layout of Main Avenue. Shops and restaurants between College Drive and 11th Street have now expanded by roughly 10 feet onto the street....

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$31 Million in Contracts for Local Business
Aug20

$31 Million in Contracts for Local Business

The giant construction project to re-route U.S. Highway 550 off Farmington Hill to connect with the Grandview Interchange will include $31 million in contracts for local contractors.

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Our Lovely Local Animas River
Jun24

Our Lovely Local Animas River

One of our favorite features about Durango is the Animas River, as it runs through the middle of town. For years, this river has provided a variety of outdoor adventures. According to this article on the Duranglers website, “The Animas River is the major stream draining the high alpine terrain of the Needle Mountains. It heads in small meadows on the flanks of Cinnamon Mountain north of Silverton, then plunges through wild canyons as...

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A Reminder that Durango’s Face-Covering Order has been Extended Indefinitely
Jun23

A Reminder that Durango’s Face-Covering Order has been Extended Indefinitely

The city of Durango extended its mandatory face-covering order indefinitely in response to the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, June 16th, Durango City Council voted unanimously to extend the order, which had been scheduled to end Friday. Face coverings have been hotly debated locally and nationally. Councilors made the decision after considering public input, business needs, tourism concerns and the most recent research available...

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Purgatory Opens for Summer Activities!
Jun16

Purgatory Opens for Summer Activities!

June 20 marks an exciting day for Durango—Purgatory opens for the summer season! Each year, Purgatory hosts several fun activities for locals and tourists alike, and we are excited to see 2020 is no exception. Of course, most people know it as our local ski resort, but summertime is also a fun time to enjoy the outdoors at Purgatory. There is a morning session and an afternoon session available to help minimize crowds. The Alpine...

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Senate passes bill Lengthening Coronavirus Small-Business Loan Terms
Jun04

Senate passes bill Lengthening Coronavirus Small-Business Loan Terms

By Richard Cowan and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation on Wednesday giving small businesses up to 24 weeks to use Paycheck Protection Program loans created during the coronavirus pandemic, up from the current eight-week deadline. The legislation, already passed by the House of Representatives, now goes to President Donald Trump to sign into law. The program was created in March...

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Durango Businesses Reopening
May15

Durango Businesses Reopening

With the state’s new “Safer At Home” policy, businesses are reopening around town. Here’s a list of businesses in La Plata and Archuleta county that have opened, along with their business type. Business Self-Certification List Please remember to stay at home and social distance as much as possible. When going out be conscious of the people around you and wear a mask. With more people out and about, virus...

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Animas Museum Online Exhibits
May14

Animas Museum Online Exhibits

Are you familiar with Durango’s vast history? Our local Animas Museum in Durango offers rich details of past local events, people, and economy. With the COVID measures, they now feature an interesting and informative online exhibit! The first exhibit tells the story and history of Zaidee Rockwood Perkins’ wedding dress. Married in Durango in 1901, the online exhibit tells of her family history and the festivities of the wedding. In...

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Petition: Colorado & COVID-19: do something different!
May12

Petition: Colorado & COVID-19: do something different!

COVID-19 is rapidly spreading throughout the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is neither transparent nor up-to-date. It is likely that hundreds of people in the greater Denver area are carrying this novel disease due to the constant flow of skiing/snowboarding tourism as well as our big international airport. They are likely experiencing mild symptoms or are asymptomatic and unaware. This...

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