City & County

Rerouting the Animas
Nov04

Rerouting the Animas

Why are construction crews moving rocks in the Animas River above Whitewater Park? A local employment expert weighs the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage. And Chefs Secrets returns with an unusual kitchen gadget that will give you a whole new twist on veggies. These stories and more on this edition of Durango TV News.

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Hesperus Ski Patrol Ski Swap—This Weekend!
Nov03

Hesperus Ski Patrol Ski Swap—This Weekend!

It’s that time of year again—time to start thinking about ski and snowboard season!  Part of that process involves ensuring your gear is ready to go and that you’re properly prepared. This weekend is the Hesperus Ski Patrol’s 53rd Annual Ski Swap—an opportunity to buy new and used gear at low prices. Nearly 20 vendors from Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah will sell their inventory. There are more than 10,000 items from which to choose!...

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Understanding Property Taxes
Nov03

Understanding Property Taxes

As the election nears, much national focus has been placed on our presidential candidates. However, some very important local measures will be on the ballot this year, and some of them directly impact property taxes. While we will not use this blog as a platform to give our opinions on the various measures, it is important to note that city progress is made through these items. Some of the items include improvements for roads and...

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Beerocracy- Discounted beers for every registered voter!
Oct03

Beerocracy- Discounted beers for every registered voter!

Beerocracy Now will be a fun, engaging event at Carver Brewing CO This coming Tuesday, October 4th 5-7 PM. The community will learn about the issues and elections being voted on this November 8th. Beers will be discounted for every registered voter. We will update or register anyone who is not already. Attendees can relax over local brews while playing trivia and engaging in conversation about the initiatives proposed on the upcoming...

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Banking on Wetlands
Sep23

Banking on Wetlands

A long-time La Plata County family is plowing under its hay fields for a 70-acre wetlands preserve. Find out how the restoration project allows them to keep the family farm for another generation. Composting your vegetable waste doesn’t have to be a stinky business—especially with this new, door-to-door pick-up service called Table to Farm. And find out who will be in the Cowboy Poetry Gathering Parade. You’ll be surprised by what she...

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McKnight Challenges Lachelt Work History
Sep09

McKnight Challenges Lachelt Work History

The county commissioner race between Democratic incumbent Gwen Lachelt and Lyle McKnight heats up with charges of poor attendance at commissioner meetings. But what’s really behind the accusations?The Ignacio Library launches a new educational exhibit and lecture series on space… And we introduce a new feature this week on the Southwest Colorado music scene. These stories and more on this edition of Durango TV...

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Sculpture to Come Down
Aug05

Sculpture to Come Down

The annual monsoon season brings badly needed moisture to Southwest Colorado—and mosquitoes, including those that carry West Nile and other diseases. Learn what you can do to reduce the mosquito population in your own back yard. Feeling stressed and overworked? Taking small breaks throughout the day can help you with your energy and efficiency. San Juan Regional Medical Center offers more stress reducing tips as part of its Full...

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Durango Pays to Play
Jul29

Durango Pays to Play

How does Durango stack up with other communities when it comes to recreation? Thanks to local taxpayers, we’re one of the most active communities in the nation. After 57 years in business, the iconic Stuart’s of Durango will close its doors this fall. And why do cows fascinate local artist Elizabeth Kinahan? Learn about her fixation on farm animals in this edition of Durango TV News.

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E-Bike Ban Unnecessary?
Jul22

E-Bike Ban Unnecessary?

A new Durango business owner hopes to convince the Durango City Council to reverse its ban on electric-assisted bicycles. Are they really that dangerous? The Montezuma County Commissioners want to provide high-speed Internet to every household in the rural county, but will voters approve a sales-tax increase to finance the dream? And a local salumist says he won’t sell his custom-made sausages anywhere but from his Vallecito store....

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Durango Joins World in Mourning
Jun17

Durango Joins World in Mourning

While Durango says good-bye to its own Blue Angel, memorial fund-raisers generate hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Jeff Kuss family. A stitch in time has turned into 30 years for the La Plata Quilters Guild… And find out how a quick dip in a vat filled with -200° nitrogen gas can help reduce your aches and pains… These stories and more on this edition of Durango TV News.

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Farmers Market Opens
May06

Farmers Market Opens

The Durango Farmers Market opens for its 20th Anniversary Season at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 14.

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A-LP Water on Its Way
Apr22

A-LP Water on Its Way

Domestic water from Lake Nighthorse will soon be flowing from water taps on the dry side. A local employment expert says it pays to keep your employees happy…but what does that really mean? And did you know that Montezuma County was once renowned for its apple orchards? Today, only bare fields remain. Find out why they disappeared, and why local farmers hope to restore them to their fruitful glory, on this edition of Durango TV...

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2016 Real Estate Forecast – The Wells Group
Apr20

2016 Real Estate Forecast – The Wells Group

The Wells Group has hosted yet another successful Real Estate Forecast at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The presentation was filled with an ample amount of insight, and data gathered to follow trends into the upcoming year in Real Estate. A great recap of one of the best years in La Plata Count’s real estate record! The presenters summed up the forecast with the following predictions for 2016: Modest growth...

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Teen Birth Rates Drop
Apr16

Teen Birth Rates Drop

Birth rates among teen-aged girls in La Plata County is half of what it was five years ago, and one group in town thinks it knows why. Employees who work in downtown Durango are racking up thousands of dollars in parking fees. Find out what the city intends to do about it. And the Super Bowl Championship Broncos are coming to Durango. Find out when, on this edition of Durango TV News.

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Who pays for Search and Rescue (LPCSAR) in La Plata County Colorado?
Apr05

Who pays for Search and Rescue (LPCSAR) in La Plata County Colorado?

The quick answer is: the volunteers and the taxpayers of La Plata County.  The volunteers are NOT compensated for their time. They donate their time, energy and personal equipment on incidents, with the hundreds of hours of training and preparing, and by taking off of work or from their family to risk their well-being for someone else’s. La Plata County Search and Rescue (LPCSAR) is a non-profit, self-funded organization that performs...

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9-R Explores Tax Increase
Mar19

9-R Explores Tax Increase

A local physician offers a novel way to help you pay for health care.  You’ll be surprised how little it costs. The Glacier Club begins demolition on the 41-year-old Tamarron Resort Lodge.  Find out what will take its place. And Durango TV News joins state wildlife biologists when they check on a sleeping mother bear and her six-week-old cubs. These stories and more on this edition of Durango TV...

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Almost a Go for Airport Ballot?
Mar11

Almost a Go for Airport Ballot?

Will voters be asked to approve a property tax increase next November to fund a new airport terminal?  A business advocacy group says it’ll support the measure.  Find out why… Three extraordinary women are honored at the Women’s Resource Center’s annual awards luncheon.  Learn who they are and why they were honored… And we find out what Ore House Restaurant Chef Cliff Bornheim plans for his contribution...

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Rocket Drive-In Development
Mar07

Rocket Drive-In Development

A Durango artist takes a scathing look at political hypocrisy and the absurdity of modern life in a provocative new exhibit at the Durango Arts Center.  We find out what makes him tick… Uber has come to Durango.  How does it work, who’s using the service, and can you make money driving your own car? And a new grocery store, a new dollar store, new schools and a new community center: they’re evidence that Ignacio is...

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Silverton Finally Seeks Superfund
Mar04

Silverton Finally Seeks Superfund

A fifteen-year dream to build a trail from Cortez to Mancos is a step closer to reality, thanks to a $400,000 planning grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation, and recognition from Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. When there’s a crisis at school, emergency responders want parents to stay home.  Find out why… Hula dancing is more than entertainment for tourists at a luau: it’s actually part of a...

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Durango Asks for Superfund
Feb12

Durango Asks for Superfund

Durango and La Plata County officials have formally requested Superfund designation to clean up abandoned mines that are polluting the Animas River.  But are Silverton and San Juan County officials ready to do the same? For years, southwest Colorado suffered from a doctor shortage, but local physician Steve Lavengood says that’s changing.  Find out why… Winter is a great time to play outside, but is your dog ready for the...

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