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Community Concert Hall Presents ‘The Small Glories’ This Friday, May 20
May18

Community Concert Hall Presents ‘The Small Glories’ This Friday, May 20

  The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College presents ‘The Small Glories’ – Cara Luft & JD Edwards – a roots powerhouse duo from the Canadian Prairies performing this Friday, May 20 at 7:30pm. The ‘Artists You Should Know’ Music Series seats audience members directly on the stage with performers for a unique, intimate musical experience. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these...

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Tico Time Resort
May11

Tico Time Resort

  Plan your summer get-away at Tico Time Resort! Located between Durango, CO & Aztec, NM Tucked along the Animas River Valley, Tico Time offers Live music, RV sites, car camping, primitive wooded camping, multiple ponds, beaches, water slides, paddle boards, disc golf, biking, hiking trails, river tubing, and zip line adventure tours for the whole family! Special Weekend Pricing for RV sites & camping available when you...

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Durango Kennel Club All-Breed Conformation Show May 19-20-21-22, 2022
May11

Durango Kennel Club All-Breed Conformation Show May 19-20-21-22, 2022

May 19-20-21-22, 2022 ​​4 All-Breed Conformation Shows         ​4 Obedience Trials     4 Rally Trials  ​     2 Beginner Puppy ​Pee Wee         4 Obedience Matches           McGee Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds ​ Farmington NM The McGee Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds is located in the heart of the Four Corners just minutes away from Farmington, Bloomfield and Aztec. the 186-acre fairgrounds is positioned three hours north of...

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May Events 2022
May04

May Events 2022

May is the beginning of Durango’s summer celebrations. With warmer days for outdoor events, you won’t want to miss these fun activities. On May 1st, the Powerhouse Science Center in hosting Rockin’ on the River. This live concert will be featuring Lavalanche and more to come for five Sundays this summer! While the event is free, there will be a bar open for drink purchases. This lively event right next to the Animas River will surely...

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La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $45,500 in grants to local non-profits in Q1 2022
Apr28

La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $45,500 in grants to local non-profits in Q1 2022

  DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approved 13 grants totaling $45,500 to local non-profit organizations at its meetings in January, February, and March of 2022. The Animas Alano Club, Durango Education Foundation, Durango Nordic Ski Club, Housing Solutions of the Southwest, In the Weeds, Pine River Shares, Southwest Organization for Sustainability, and Upper San Juan Search and Rescue were awarded...

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Jack Onofrio Dog Shows
Apr18

Jack Onofrio Dog Shows

  Durango Kennel Club Click to access xdng1pl.pdf Rio Grande Kennel Club Click to access xgrn1pl.pdf

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MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS
Apr08

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS

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 2022 for Music in the Mountains from July 7- July 31. Performances will take place at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis...

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Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose #5 Excursions APRIL 2 – MAY 8
Mar31

Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose #5 Excursions APRIL 2 – MAY 8

  Goose Excursions to Cascade Canyon April 2   (Durango to Cascade Canyon) April 23 (Durango to Cascade Canyon) May 7    (Durango to Cascade Canyon) May 8    (Durango to Cascade Canyon) May Goose Excursions to Event Park May 6 (Durango to Event Park) The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is hosting former Rio Grande Southern railcar, the Galloping Goose No.5, for excursion operations on select dates in April and May...

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McDonald’s Cardboard Derby
Mar11

McDonald’s Cardboard Derby

Date: March 12, 2022 Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Location: The tubing hill #1 Skier Place Durango CO 81301 United States The McDonald’s Cardboard Derby at Purgatory Resort is a classic winter competition you won’t want to miss! Build your derby racer out of cardboard and duct tape only, and pilot it down the slopes during one of the most fun days on the mountain! Watch as teams compete in vessels made entirely out of cardboard and...

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LPEA seeks members due to receive Capital Credit refunds
Mar06

LPEA seeks members due to receive Capital Credit refunds

  DURANGO, Colo. – La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) is seeking current and former members who are due to receive Capital Credit refund monies. Capital Credits represent ownership of LPEA and are credited to members based on the amount of electricity they use. As LPEA is a non-profit cooperative owned by its members, it returns Capital Credits to its membership when the board determines that financial circumstances allow it....

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Stuff to do: Feb. 24-March 2, 2022
Feb26

Stuff to do: Feb. 24-March 2, 2022

  Thursday24 Gary Walker plays, 10 a.m.-12 noon, Jean-Pierre Bakery & Restaurant, 601 Main Ave. Bingo night, 5 p.m., Fenceline Cider, Mancos. Live music, 5:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave. Live music, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave. Songwriter’s gathering, 6-8 p.m., Mountain Monk Coffee, 558 Main Ave. Dustin Burley plays, 6 p.m., Fur Trappers Steakhouse, 701 E. 2nd Ave. Powerhouse Trivia Night,...

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LPEA board approves ground-breaking partnership on cooperative’s future power supply
Feb26

LPEA board approves ground-breaking partnership on cooperative’s future power supply

  DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution today allowing staff to negotiate and finalize power supply contracts with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State) and Crossover Energy Partners (Crossover). This historic collaboration between LPEA, Tri-State, and Crossover supports one of three future power supply options LPEA has been exploring...

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Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreading at unprecedented levels in La Plata and Archuleta Counties
Jan23

Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreading at unprecedented levels in La Plata and Archuleta Counties

  San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is currently reporting more positive cases and transmission of COVID-19 than at any time during the nearly two-year pandemic. SJBPH attributes the local surge in cases to the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Questions remain about Omicron’s severity, and the impact on local COVID-19 hospitalizations will become clearer in the coming days and weeks. To preserve already strained health...

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CDOT documentary depicts new era of archaeology in Durango, Colorado
Jan23

CDOT documentary depicts new era of archaeology in Durango, Colorado

The recent realignment of US Highway 550 near Durango, Colorado revealed one of these mysteries, a concentrated area of significant cultural resources – a 1200+ year old Pueblo 1 ridgetop village, stone artifacts, and one of the largest pit houses ever discovered in this area. Southwest Colorado excavation involves regional tribes  The Colorado Department of Transportation will debut a documentary on Rocky Mountain PBS this weekend....

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Housing 101 Virtual Meeting
Jan05

Housing 101 Virtual Meeting

  As our community takes on the challenge of addressing a housing crisis, we’re offering a presentation on the basic elements of housing — from subsidized solutions to workforce housing to market-rate developments. This will be part of the community outreach effort to get input on a Workforce Housing Investment Plan we are developing to be delivered to the community in March of 2022. This virtual presentation will take...

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January 2022 Durango Events
Dec31

January 2022 Durango Events

  A new year, cold weather, and activities galore; January in Durango doesn’t slack in family fun! From snowshoeing, a motorcycle breakfast, and Durango’s own Snowdown festival, you don’t want to miss these events. January 8th Durango Harley Davidson is hosting the Biker Breakfast. Everyone is invited, on a motorcycle or not, for a free (first come, first serve) breakfast provided by the Black Sheep Christian Motorcycle Ministry....

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Durango School District 9-R and LPEA launch Colorado’s first vehicle-to-grid enabled electric school bus
Dec18

Durango School District 9-R and LPEA launch Colorado’s first vehicle-to-grid enabled electric school bus

    DURANGO, Colo. – Durango School District 9-R and La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will today launch the area’s first electric – and Colorado’s first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) enabled – school bus. In February 2021, District 9-R was awarded a grant of $328,803 through the Regional Air Quality Council’s (RAQC) ALT Fuels Colorado program. Augmented with $120,000 from LPEA to cover electric charging infrastructure, the...

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LPEA experiencing widespread outages throughout service territory
Dec15

LPEA experiencing widespread outages throughout service territory

  DURANGO, Colo. – La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) has been experiencing widespread outages in our service territory since roughly 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. As of 7:30 a.m., we have 26 outages impacting 1,452 members. The primary cause of the outages are high winds, downed trees, and damaged LPEA equipment. Crews have been fully dispatched and are working to restore power, though inclement weather and road...

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Candidate packets available for 2022 LPEA director election
Dec10

Candidate packets available for 2022 LPEA director election

  DURANGO, Colo. – LPEA members interested in running for a seat on the La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors now have access to the 2022 Board Director Candidate Packet at lpea.coop/board-director-candidate-information. To be considered, prospective candidates must return all completed materials by 1 p.m. on March 12, 2022. Materials may be mailed to LPEA’s Durango office or dropped off at LPEA’s office in...

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Christmas in Durango, Colorado
Nov29

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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