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Snowdown 2022
Oct17

Snowdown 2022

Eric Eicher, left, president of Alpine Bank in Durango, and Shan Wells, an artist in Durango, unveil the “Magical Mystical Snowdown 2022” poster during the Snowdown kickoff party on Thursday at Fur Trappers Steakhouse. Wells designed the poster. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) Jerry McBride   The 43rd annual Snowdown will be full of magic and mystics. With Snowdown’s 2022 theme, Magical & Mystical, you can interpret it...

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DURANGO FALL PLANNING GUIDE
Oct15

DURANGO FALL PLANNING GUIDE

Activities And Fall Things To Do In Durango (September, October + November) Plan for your upcoming visit this fall with our fall planning guide. Fall is the optimum time to book a vacation package to Durango, Colorado. Travel+Leisure Magazine includes Durango, Colorado in their article about driving along the Continental Divide. Sherman’s Travel named Durango number 4 on their list of Top Ten Easy Fall Weekend Getaways, naming...

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LPEA Virtual Town Hall Meetings
Oct15

LPEA Virtual Town Hall Meetings

Dear valued member, Where should LPEA source our power from? Since 2019, We’ve been exploring three options to power our communities with affordable, reliable, and low-carbon electricity. After much work and negotiation, we have some exciting developments to share on one option, which would allow LPEA to secure half our power needs from our current power provider Tri-State and half from other sources. LPEA and Tri-State want to...

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LPEA begins Bodo Park line improvement project; reroutes traffic on Animas River Trail
Oct10

LPEA begins Bodo Park line improvement project; reroutes traffic on Animas River Trail

      DURANGO, Colo. – This week, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) began Phase I of its project to replace roughly one mile of underground line serving the Bodo Park area. The project will support future growth in the area and save 7,600 kilowatt-hours annually by reducing line losses. Phase I focuses on the line north of Baker Lane and will be completed by December 31, 2021. Phase II, focused on the line south of...

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La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves  $36,965 in grants to local non-profits in Q3 2021
Oct05

La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $36,965 in grants to local non-profits in Q3 2021

DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approved a total of $36,965 in grant funding to local non-profit organizations at its meetings in July, August, and September of 2021. Durango Food Bank, Bear Smart Durango, League of Women Voters, LASSO Horse Rescue, Pagosa Play Place, Silver Spruce Academy, Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA), Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center, 4CORE, and Seeds of Learning...

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TICO TIME COUNTRY FESTIVAL SEPT 30 – OCT 3
Sep27

TICO TIME COUNTRY FESTIVAL SEPT 30 – OCT 3

  EVENT DESCRIPTION Get ready to Boot Scoot into Fall! Bring your friends, family, cowboy hats, dancing feet, and happy attitudes! There will be fireworks and so much more! Live performances by: Devon Worley Band, Rick Trevino, Dave McElroy, Anthony Smith, Savanna Chestnut, Matt Castillo, Garrett Young Collective, Phineus Reb, Britnee Kellogg, Sim Balkey, Tyller Gummersall, James Robert Webb, Bo DePeña. LOCATION Tico Time River...

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DURANGO COWBOY POETRY GATHERING Sept 30th- Oct 3rd
Sep27

DURANGO COWBOY POETRY GATHERING Sept 30th- Oct 3rd

    The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering takes place September 30th- October 3rd. Cowboy poets and musicians from all across the West will gather in Durango to celebrate poems and songs that capture the spirit of the American West and the people who live and work there. The gathering events will take place in various venues around Durango including Ft. Lewis Concert Hall, Strater Hotel, Wildhorse Saloon and Four Leaves Winery...

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AUTUMN ARTS FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 18 -19
Sep16

AUTUMN ARTS FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 18 -19

  With concern for the safety of our Durango Autumn Arts Festival attendees, the following adjustments have been made to the event: To avoid clustered gatherings, there will be no indoor live entertainment, food court, or artist dinner. Patrons are encouraged to enjoy food from downtown restaurants. Social distancing measures will be maintained outside, and the art booths will be set up normally for the enjoyment and safe...

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LPEA board votes to retire $4 million in Capital Credits to members
Sep16

LPEA board votes to retire $4 million in Capital Credits to members

    DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors voted at its meeting today to retire $4 million in Capital Credits to LPEA members. Credits from 1996, 1997, and 1998 are being retired, so members with LPEA accounts during those years will see their share of LPEA’s margins (based on electric use) as a bill credit or check in November. This retirement is in addition to the $1.5 million retired...

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Durango KC 4-Day Show – Oct 21-24!
Sep16
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Fall Weekend in Durango Itinerary
Sep10

Fall Weekend in Durango Itinerary

Durango, Colorado is a mountain town that offers a little bit of everything. No matter what your style is, there is a trail, shop, or spa for you to enjoy. During the fall, the weather is cooler and the activities are limitless. While you’re in town, check out these top picks and maybe you’ll decide to stay for a while! Arriving: -Fly into Durango – La Plata County Airport (DRO) and take Durango Cab or Buckhorn Limousine to your hotel...

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On board to have fun
Sep06

On board to have fun

    Artist Tim Kapustka, left, and Chase and Jen LaCroix, of Durango Outdoor Exchange, model some of their paddleboards from the locally based Colorado Paddle Co. The three are partnering on the business, with the LaCroixes selling the boards at their store and Kapustka doing the design work./ Photo by Jennaye Derge   I don’t know when I first heard “Durango” used as an adjective, but the first time I used it as such...

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Durango Dance launching in Mancos Community Center
Sep06

Durango Dance launching in Mancos Community Center

  Montezuma County residents won’t have to drive to Durango to take their children to the studio’s ballet classes By Kala Parkinson Journal staff writer Friday, Sep. 3, 2021 8:16 Updated Friday, Sep. 3, 2021 8:48 Pictured in April, Durango Dance instructor Amanda McKovich teaches students how to do the “worm” dance during Durango Dance Camp. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)   Durango Dance, a 12-year mainstay for youth...

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Electric vehicle fast charging station opens at Purgatory Resort; Local EV charging corridor complete
Sep01

Electric vehicle fast charging station opens at Purgatory Resort; Local EV charging corridor complete

DURANGO, Colo. – An electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging station is now available for public  use at Purgatory Resort thanks to a partnership between the resort and La Plata Electric  Association (LPEA). Located on Purgatory Blvd. behind the Kendall building, the new station  completes the EV fast-charging corridor running through LPEA’s service territory. Other fast  charging stations are already available at Centennial park in Pagosa...

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FOUR CORNERS MOTORCYCLE RALLY
Aug29

FOUR CORNERS MOTORCYCLE RALLY

Join us in 2021 in Durango, Colorado! Labor Day Weekend | Friday, September 3 – Sunday, September 5, 2021 Ride the Million Dollar Highway, Races, Stunt Shows, Live Music, Bike Shows, & More Website Update Coming Soon with Ticket Information, VIP & Hotel Packages, Camping & More! Thursday, September 2, 2021 Famous Silverton Gunfight by the Silverton Gunfighters Association Silverton, CO – Corner of 12th and...

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LPEA board commits to enable broadband access to local communities
Aug27

LPEA board commits to enable broadband access to local communities

  DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors passed a resolution at its meeting yesterday clarifying the role of the cooperative in bringing broadband services to local communities. The resolution, which passed 11 to 1, outlines the following LPEA strategic goal for broadband communications: LPEA will pursue a funding and partnership strategy that will enable broadband connections to its...

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Fun at Lake Nighthorse Go Fish Durango
Aug21

Fun at Lake Nighthorse Go Fish Durango

  While you’re in Durango “Let’s Go Fish” 970-759-8059 NOW OPEN! LAKE NIGHTHORSE FISHING CHARTERS   A Trip to Remember Coming to Durango Colorado “Let’s Go Fish” Booking with us ensures that you have a fantastic fishing adventure. Our experienced captain has over 20 years of fishing guide experience. Everything is up to date and double-checked to provide you with a safe and rewarding experience that the entire family...

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Music at the Nugget – Friday Aug 20
Aug18

Music at the Nugget – Friday Aug 20

iAM Music Fest Presents: GHOST TAPES Avant Horizon & Dana Arial August 20, 2021 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Nugget Mountain Bar – Durango, CO   Cost: $10 – General Admission Schedule: 5:00 PM – Doors Open 5:30 PM – Dana Arial 6:45 PM – Avant Horizon 8:00 PM – Ghost Tapes 9:00 PM – End of Show Venue: The Nugget Mountain Bar – America’s Last Great Mountain Bar “The...

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Wildflower season offers scenic hikes
Aug07

Wildflower season offers scenic hikes

By Jim Mimiaga Journal staff writer Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 6:07 Updated Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 7:14 Wildflower season is in full bloom along the Horse Creek trail. (Jim Mimiaga/The Journal) Wildflower season is in full bloom along the Horse Creek trail. (Jim Mimiaga/The Journal) Wildflowers are blooming in the San Juan Mountains are are thriving from all the rain. Here are three trails to view them. Horse Creek Trail: This trailhead is on...

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Delta variant rises to dominance in La Plata, Archuleta counties
Aug07

Delta variant rises to dominance in La Plata, Archuleta counties

People who are unvaccinated experiencing surge of cases By Shannon Mullane Herald Staff Writer Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 5:00 Vanessa Taylor, 47, said she is still monitoring her recovery from COVID-19 six weeks after her original diagnosis. She caught the virus from her daughter, Rhyse, 9. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) The headaches, coughing and body aches started in late June for Durango resident Vanessa Taylor. When she went to the...

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