Durango and Around

Life on the road: A recount by Derek Abt of Liver Down the River
Mar25

Life on the road: A recount by Derek Abt of Liver Down the River

We all know the life of a musician is a glorified one. But not all of us realize the all-encompassing commitments of being in a band. As the great Bon Scott of AC/DC said, “it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll.” Touring really has its ups and downs. I mean, you’re in a 6-person marriage living in a van. For people who have issues regarding personal space, it’s probably not the best career path for you. That being...

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Over 100,000 People have Recovered from COVID-19!
Mar23

Over 100,000 People have Recovered from COVID-19!

According to Bing’s COVID-19 tracker, 101,383 cases of the Coronavirus have been confirmed recoveries. The worldwide pandemic is showing some hope now that 27% of all cases have recovered, with that metric on the rise. Stay safe out there, Durangatangs, and here are some things we’ve been doing to stay upbeat while we get through this challenge: -Get some fresh air and take a walk outside! -Get out some art supplies and...

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An Update on Developments During the Virus Crisis
Mar20

An Update on Developments During the Virus Crisis

We’ve summarized some of the highlights of the changing social and medical environment during the pandemic.

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Veterans Breakfast
Mar13

Veterans Breakfast

The Durango Veterans Breakfast will be held at the fairgrounds banquet hall. Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 9 AM – 11 AM La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center 2500 Main Ave, Durango, Colorado 81301 All veterans, their families and guest are invited to the breakfasts, featuring the VFW Post 4031 homemade sausage gravy and Southern home-style biscuits, eggs, smoked bacon, sausage, O’brien potatoes, fresh fruit, yogurts, cereals, juice...

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Local Fruit Ferments New Cortez Wine
Feb28

Local Fruit Ferments New Cortez Wine

A bumper crop of local apples in Montezuma County inspired a U.S. Air Force retiree and his wife to start making wines from other local fruit and to open the new Yellow Car Country Wines.

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Durango Kennel Club Celebrates Dogs!
Feb18

Durango Kennel Club Celebrates Dogs!

Durango Kennel Club Celebrates Dogs! The Durango Kennel Club just celebrated its annual awards banquet—  celebrating the achievements of its members with their beloved dogs.   Held at the Kennebec Restaurant in Hesperus this year, the food was excellent. and the DKC members all enjoyed the event. Once a year the DKC membership gathers in celebration of the AKC titles member dogs have earned in the past year.  As the only AKC club in...

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A’round in Durango: 11th Street Station and the Women’s Resource Center
Feb11
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The Springs Resort and Spa
Feb04

The Springs Resort and Spa

If you’re looking for a relaxing adventure, you may consider the Springs Resort and Spa in Pagosa Springs. This is the home of the world’s deepest geothermal hot spring! There are multiple soaking pools (24), which are 100% mineral water overlooking the river. There’s also a mineral water swimming pool.  Many of the minerals in the water are considered to have healing benefits. Each of the pools features a different temperature, so...

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SNOWDOWN Rocks on–2020! LIGHT Parade Tonight!!
Jan31

SNOWDOWN Rocks on–2020! LIGHT Parade Tonight!!

SNOWDOWN Rocks on 2020!!!  Light Parade tonight!  Friday January 31st… right there on Main Street.  Tonight’s the night!! As the sun goes down!!  From College Drive to 12th Street…  Live in costume!   COLORADO’S PREMIER WINTER CELEBRATION 42ND ANNUAL SNOWDOWN JANUARY 29TH-FEBRUARY 2ND 2020 The Snowdown SNEER quotes “City” as saying, “Rock  N Roll all night” and some folks will try. ...

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Rock N’ Roll Snowdown
Jan19

Rock N’ Roll Snowdown

The 42nd annual Snowdown will bring Rock N’ Roll lovers from all over the world to Durango to jam. Dress up as your favorite Rock N’ Roll musician this year for the many exciting events and activities taking place around town. “Snowdown is a non-profit created to promote Fun, Commerce & Tourism in Durango. It is the original “Cabin Fever Reliever”. Outside Magazine rated Snowdown as one of the top 5...

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Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour 2020
Jan15

Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour 2020

In its 35th year, The Denver Post Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour will start June 14 in Durango. After a 418-mile clockwise loop that will feature 28,484 feet of climbing, the non-competitive ride that features 2,500 participants will finish in Durango on June 19.     On June 14th, riders on a 73-mile loop starting and ending in Durango with a pass through Ignacio, Bayfield and Vallecito.  The second day will travel from...

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Festival of Trees Raises $22,000 for CCI
Dec13

Festival of Trees Raises $22,000 for CCI

Hundreds turned out to bid on the sparkling Christmas-tree ornaments and gifts during the annual Festival of Trees fund-raiser for Community Connections.

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Pendleton puts Durango on the Map
Dec13

Pendleton puts Durango on the Map

Pendleton Woolen Mills has selected two rare weavings from The Durango Collection to replicate into its world-famous wool blankets for its Preservation Series.

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New License Plate Celebrates Mesa Verde
Nov24

New License Plate Celebrates Mesa Verde

You can celebrate Mesa Verde National Park and support the foundation’s programs by purchasing a new Colorado license plate featuring the cliff dwellings.

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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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