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Airport Invests $1.7 Million in Infrastructure
Nov01

Airport Invests $1.7 Million in Infrastructure

The $1.7 million investment may not seem like much from a passenger’s view, but the behind- the-scenes improvements will make room for a third carrier and more efficient baggage handling.

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Top Dining Trends to Try Out in Durango
Oct28

Top Dining Trends to Try Out in Durango

As 2019 comes to a close, those in the culinary industry are already excited to share the news of trends to watch out for in 2020. Whole Foods, for instance, published its list of top upcoming food trends just this week, announcing the prominence of trends like West African cuisine and regenerative agriculture. Durango itself has a thriving culinary industry, with various restaurants and bars that are definitely on the ball when it...

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Business Matters: Quest for the Perfect Beer
Oct18

Business Matters: Quest for the Perfect Beer

Two friends in pursuit of the perfect beer decided to start the Telluride Brewing Company, and they’ve won seven national awards in eight years. Learn more about the men behind the suds.

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As K-9 Jimmy retires, Durango Kennel Club gives back!!
Sep01

As K-9 Jimmy retires, Durango Kennel Club gives back!!

  K9 Jimmy was honored by citizens of La Plata County at the Fairgrounds August 29th night upon his retirement from service as a K9 Cop.  Along with his handler, Matt Webb, Jimmy received commemorative plaques from the department as well as from the members of the Durango Kennel Club. The ceremony included a review of Jimmy’s contributions to the community which notably included playing a crucial role in saving the lives of...

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Demand for Local Food Boosts Local Ag
Aug23

Demand for Local Food Boosts Local Ag

The number of farms and acreage in crops has grown by more than 4 percent in La Plata County during the past five years, largely due to a growing demand for locally grown food.

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Chef Applies Culinary Skills at Manna
Aug09

Chef Applies Culinary Skills at Manna

Chef Sheanan Culloty is a professionally trained chef who grew tired of the restaurant business and decided to bring his talents to the Manna Soup Kitchen. Find out why he made the change.

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Business Matters: A True Pizzaioli at Work
Aug09

Business Matters: A True Pizzaioli at Work

When the going got tough, Tad Brown made pizza. The owner of Fired-Up Pizza tells his about his journey from selling pizza out of a portable oven to his current location on Main Avenue. _

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What To Do After A Road Accident In Durango
Aug04

What To Do After A Road Accident In Durango

The 2017-2021 Colorado State Patrol Strategic Plan is designed to minimize fatal road accidents by creating more awareness and equipping drivers more effectively. Within a year, the department has managed to drop the figure by 1.4%, which inches them closer to the target of 5%. Motorists have a lot on their plate and also have to contend with non-fatal accidents, fender benders, and road hogs who decide to weave, tailgate, and cause a...

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A’round In Durango – A Round at The Office Spiratorium with Community Connections
Jul12

A’round In Durango – A Round at The Office Spiratorium with Community Connections

Check out the television series ‘A’round in Durango’ by Durango Land and Homes!  See more episodes or search Durango real estate at Durango Land and Homes. For this episode, we meet up for a round of drinks at The Office Spiritorium with the president and CEO of the Strater Hotel Rod Barker. Then joining us is Ellen R. Stein, V.P. of Marketing and Development at Community Connections, Inc. Community...

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Durango Weekend Happenings
Jul11

Durango Weekend Happenings

Durango is one of those unique places that offers outdoor activities year round. Summer is especially fun because the warm temperatures allow long days and evenings full of light. This upcoming week, there are several unique events around town. This Friday, July 12, there will be an outdoor movie held at the Durango Rec Center lawn hosted by the North Main District. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a perfect movie for all...

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Motorbike Safety Tips Ahead Of The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally
Jul02

Motorbike Safety Tips Ahead Of The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally

The streets of Durango come alive over Labor Day weekend, as motorcycles from all over the country rally together for a trip along the Million Dollar Highway. The event kicks off at the Harley Davidson Durango shop, and live entertainment and great food naturally accompany the event. Every day of the weekend has something special, such as the Silverton Poker Chip Run, the Hot Bike Chopper Show, and a Hooligan Dirt Dash. While event...

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A Refreshing Durango Summer
Jun12

A Refreshing Durango Summer

Durango, Co seems to offer limitless drinking activities and leisurely opportunities all year round, especially during the Summer months. For a couple refreshing summer activities, here are a few watering holes (both the drinking kind, and the swimming kind) in and around Durango   Sports Club Private Outdoor Pool The Durango Sports Club offers a refreshing outdoor pool, very near to Downtown Durango. It is a simple and easy...

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Building a Website for Your Small Biz
Jun10

Building a Website for Your Small Biz

Join us for a 2 hour workshop to learn how to build a basic website with our web master, Nathan Morris! Nathan has been building websites since 1994 – since before there was a dot-com. Learn what web hosting sight will be the right fit for you, how to review a website, how to build your site, and then how to optimize your SEO. When: Thursday, June 20th from 9am – 11am Where: TBK Bank (259 W 9th Street in Durango) Cost: $25...

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An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt
Jun05

An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt

An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt   What it Means to be a Small Town Funkadelic Band, on the Rise   What are your intentions for your musical future? “If you asked me five years ago, I would have said we’re headed for Red Rocks,” Derek said in a phone interview last week. Now, he seeking and reaching for a joy-seeking experience. The road to Red Rocks carries more stress than you may initially...

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A Unique Guide to Durango, Co
May29

A Unique Guide to Durango, Co

Float at Salt 360   I visited Salt 360 for the first time this week. As my first introduction to sensory deprivation tanks, I can say I am highly intrigued and satisfied. At the North end of Durango Salt 360 provides an escape from everyday reality. An entirely relaxing environment awaits you here. The attentive staff accompanies you through the process, which consists of showering, removing contacts and clothes (no bathing suit...

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Does the success of your startup depend on software testing?
May06

Does the success of your startup depend on software testing?

Durango, Colorado is known as one of the best places to start a business. The area has a unique culture and lifestyle, not to say that there are many development opportunities. Durango’s growth opportunities are mainly attributed to diversification. Much of the activity is centered in retail, tourism, and services like medical educational, and so on and so forth. Starting a business here is an exciting endeavor. The journey requires...

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Durango is positioned for a great summer tourist season!
Apr26

Durango is positioned for a great summer tourist season!

With the HEAT INDEX rising in some of our “feeder markets”, Durango is positioned for a strong summer tourist season from residents escaping the heat in nearby states.  Durango Area Tourism Office is also expecting a strong travel season based on bookings thus far. Although AAA Colorado predicts prices for gasoline in Colorado will top-off above $3.00/gallon by Memorial Day weekend, gas prices in Colorado are still below the average...

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New Car and Road Safety Trends That Can Benefit Road Users in Durango
Apr25

New Car and Road Safety Trends That Can Benefit Road Users in Durango

Speeding, weaving through traffic, and tailgating are some of the reasons why roads in Colorado, are not as safe as those in most other states according to an article on the Colorado Public Radio website. Of course, in Durango such aggressive drivers also exist. Maybe one reason for this aggression is the traffic jams that occur in places like Durango City. Road safety can be enhanced not just through regulations enforced by police...

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Sorrel Sky / Ben Nighthorse
Apr17

Sorrel Sky / Ben Nighthorse

Durango – 970-247-3555   Rocky Mountain PBS Features “Ben Nighthorse Campbell”   High school dropout, artist, Olympic athlete, Senator – meet Ben Nighthorse Campbell   Shop Online At: www.SORRELSKY.com Or Check out Sorrel Sky’s Blog for New Ideas + Inspiration

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Hozhoni Days celebrates young and old through dance
Apr15

Hozhoni Days celebrates young and old through dance

Hundreds of people crowd into FLC’s Whalen Gymnasium for powwow By Bret Hauff Herald Staff Writer Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:52 PM Native Americans of all ages from around the nation drummed, sang and danced Saturday at Fort Lewis College’s Hozhoni Days Powwow, a celebration of multigenerational culture. Hundreds of people from around the region packed into the Whalen Gymnasium this weekend for an annual celebration of Native American...

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