Durango and Around

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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$1.5 million in Capital Credits heading to LPEA members in July and August
Jul09

$1.5 million in Capital Credits heading to LPEA members in July and August

  DURANGO, Colo. – Over the coming weeks, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will disburse $1.5 million in Capital Credits to its members. This special retirement passes the benefit of Tri-State’s proposed 2% rate reduction directly to members as quickly as possible. LPEA’s power costs are budgeted at roughly $70 million annually, so $1.5 million represents more than 2% of that total. The amount members receive is relative to...

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MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS
Jul09

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS

  MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS JULY 11 – AUGUST 1 EVENT DESCRIPTION For over 30 years, Music in the Mountains has produced an exceptional summer music festival with musicians of the highest caliber. We have entertained, educated and delighted audiences with the richness of classical music, and complemented concerts with year-round educational programs for youth. Join us in 2021 for Music in the Mountains from July 11- August 1....

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SUMMER BREW
Jul09

SUMMER BREW

SUMMER BREW SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2021 EVENT DESCRIPTION Come join us for a fun day sampling great summer beers! This is Purgatory Resort’s summer beer festival, featuring all your favorite cold, refreshing, summertime beers! Bring your friends and a blanket or a lawn chair, and enjoy a great summer day on the mountain sipping away the afternoon! Tickets: This event will sell out! Just 300 tickets available. $25 in advance. Admission...

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La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $31,269 in grants to local non-profits in Q2 2021
Jul02

La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $31,269 in grants to local non-profits in Q2 2021

DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approved a total of $31,269 in grant funding to local non-profit organizations at its meetings in April, May, and June of 2021. Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center, Durango Botanical Gardens, Durango PlayFest, Wildfire Adaptive Partnership, Seed Studio, Community Treehouse, Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration, and the Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County...

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JULY 4TH IN DURANGO
Jul02

JULY 4TH IN DURANGO

  JULY 4TH IN DURANGO SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2021 EVENT DESCRIPTION There are many events taking place around the city of Durango this 4th of July. There will be plenty of entertainment and fun for the whole family to enjoy. See below for details about specific events. Events In Buckley Park Independence Day Party presented by Builiding Homes for Heroes & Building Homes for Heroes: 12 – 4:30 pm (featuring BBQ, beer, kids...

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DURANGO BMX MOUNTAIN BIKE OPEN SERIES
Jun30

DURANGO BMX MOUNTAIN BIKE OPEN SERIES

DURANGO BMX MOUNTAIN BIKE OPEN SERIES JULY 2 – OCTOBER 1 EVENT DESCRIPTION Introducing the Durango BMX Mountain Bike Open Series! The first Friday of every month June until October we will be holding mountain bike open races! Riders will be separated based on age. Entry per race: $10 All riders will need a USABMX membership to enter. A one day pass will be available for the first event. LOCATION Durango Durango,CO UPCOMING DATES...

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ANIMAS CITY NIGHT BAZAAR
Jun30

ANIMAS CITY NIGHT BAZAAR

ANIMAS CITY NIGHT BAZAAR JUNE 30 – OCTOBER 30 EVENT DESCRIPTION The great Animas City passeggiata returns! We’ll see you back on the streets each last Wednesday of the month from 5-8 pm June till October! Check out our mobile-enabled map for a next-level experience of our twist on this Italian tradition that is the perfect solution to physically distanced fun. 2021 Themes: June 30 “Homegrown Hootenanny” (sponsored by The...

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LPEA June 2021 Newsletter
Jun24

LPEA June 2021 Newsletter

Dear valued member, We just concluded our 2021 director elections and want to thank those who took the time to cast their vote! Voter turnout this year was just 24%, lower than in previous years, so we hope to see a higher return in 2022. The future of LPEA’s power supply was a big point of discussion this election season. To address some of the questions, concerns, and misinformation out there, LPEA’s CEO Jessica Matlock...

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MOVIES IN THE PARK
Jun16

MOVIES IN THE PARK

NOW THROUGH AUGUST 20 EVENT DESCRIPTION The City of Durango is presenting a free Movies in the Park series this summer. Movies will be projected on a 20′ screen and there will be plenty of space for blankets, chairs, family, friends & a night of fun. There will be popcorn and beverages available for purchase. Movies begin 15 minutes after sunset, with seating starting at 7:45 PM. LOCATION Buckley Park June 4: The Lion King...

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LPEA re-opens lobbies to the public
Jun16

LPEA re-opens lobbies to the public

DURANGO, Colo. – La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) today re-opened its lobbies in Durango and Pagosa Springs to the public. Members are welcome to come in for face-to-face service and support during normal business hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Telephone and drive-through services are also still available during those hours. LPEA is a member-owned, not-for-profit, electric distribution cooperative serving La...

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RIDE THE ROCKIES NOW THROUGH JUNE 18
Jun13

RIDE THE ROCKIES NOW THROUGH JUNE 18

EVENT DESCRIPTION Ride The Rockies in an event of The Denver Post Community Foundation. The Denver Post Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community by raising and distributing funds to metro-area and Colorado nonprofit agencies serving the areas of arts, youth, education and human services. Ride The Rockies route changes every year, but always includes a...

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Bar D Ranch and Chuckwagon
Jun13

Bar D Ranch and Chuckwagon

Cowboy Music and Comedy Stage Show with songs of the Old West, comedy and lively instrumentals to please the whole family. The Show ticket includes a chuckwagon supper and an evening’s entertainment. The Chuckwagon Fare is sliced roast beef or chicken breast simmered in our famous barbecue sauce, a combo that includes both beef and chicken, or an optional flame grilled ribeye steak all served with a Potato, Oven Baked Beans,...

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Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering – Outdoor Concert and Barn Dance with the Tim Sullivan Band
Jun13

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering – Outdoor Concert and Barn Dance with the Tim Sullivan Band

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering – Outdoor Concert and Barn Dance with the Tim Sullivan Band Sunday June 13  at 5:00pm Prices: $20.00 – $20.00 Share This: River Bend Ranch 27846 Hwy. 550 Durango, CO 81301 Map & Directions Phone: 970-769-3126 Email: [email protected] Website: https://www.durangocowboygathering.org The 7th Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering Outdoor Concert and Barn Dance featuring the Tim...

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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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