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Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Nov20

Cascade Canyon Winter Train

Embark on a journey to yesteryear where amazing views await you this winter season!  Ride a historic steam train 26 miles each way on this 5-hour round trip train ride to Cascade Canyon. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches.  Cascade Canyon is a destination like no...

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COVID-19 Level Moving to RED Friday Nov 20th!
Nov18

COVID-19 Level Moving to RED Friday Nov 20th!

La Plata County Will Move to COVID-19 Dial Level Red: Severe Risk; Immediate Community Action Needed to Preserve Critical Services and Health Care Capacity Durango, Colo.: To reduce community transmission and slow a dramatic rise in cases that threatens our ability to maintain hospital capacity and the workforce in critical services, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment...

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SJBPH’s CV-19 community testing site updates hours of operation
Nov11

SJBPH’s CV-19 community testing site updates hours of operation

SJBPH’s CV-19 community testing site updates hours of operation San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) updated its COVID-19 Community Testing Site hours of operation, effective Wednesday, Nov. 4. The new hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The testing site closes promptly at 4:30 p.m., so it is recommended that those needing testing arrive as early as possible....

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Veterans Day Events Durango
Nov03

Veterans Day Events Durango

Veterans Day Events The Al Kaly Temple, Tin Lizzies of Durango, Colo. – always a crowd favorite – drive their miniature Model T cars, weaving between one another up Main Street. NOVEMBER 10 – NOVEMBER 11 EVENT DESCRIPTION November 11, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Throughout the weekend, there will be multiple events and exhibits around Durango recognizing the occasion. Animas Museum Saturday...

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iAM Music Fest
Oct22

iAM Music Fest

We live in times where live music is close to non-existent… Yet, we do everything we can to make sure that people in Durango can enjoy live music as much as possible. Winter is coming and who knows how for how long we will be able to pull this off… This Saturday, October 24th, at Durango Craft Spirit, we have prepared a unique musical experience for you which includes: Two of the best local bands: J-Calvin and the...

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Live Music with Terry Rickard
Oct21

Live Music with Terry Rickard

Live Music with Terry Rickard Terry has been entertaining Strater guests and locals for years! Terry grew up playing in rock bands around the Boston area before moving to southern California. In the 80’s and early 90’s he played all over Orange and L.A. counties as a solo guitarist-vocalist. He played in many fine clubs and restaurants such as the Rusty Pelican in Newport Beach and Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach, just to mention a...

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Virtual lecture on Buffalo Bill Cody
Oct21

Virtual lecture on Buffalo Bill Cody

Virtual lecture on Buffalo Bill Cody The Center of Southwest Studies will host a free lecture “The Life and Legacy of Buffalo Bill” via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Historian and author Steve Friesen will share a timeline of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s life and legacy, illuminated by stories and historic photographs. The presentation will include information on Buffalo Bill’s Colorado connections, his relationship with the...

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Animas Museum launches online exhibits during pandemic closure
Oct19

Animas Museum launches online exhibits during pandemic closure

Old schoolhouse building remains closed to in-person visits   Courtesy of the Animas Museum The Animas Museum, a repository of everything historical in La Plata County, including its people, places and events, has been closed to in-person visits since the onset of COVID-19. In the meantime, staff members have been busy creating online exhibits, now totaling 10 with more to come, said Jeremy Foote, president of the board of...

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Colorado can expect a warm, dry winter ahead, NOAA report says
Oct19

Colorado can expect a warm, dry winter ahead, NOAA report says

                                By BEN REPPERT | WeatherNation TV PUBLISHED: October 17, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. | UPDATED: October 18, 2020 at 12:56 p.m. Colorado can expect a warm, dry winter ahead, NOAA report says This will likely lead to an intensification of the ongoing drought in Colorado Coloradans can expect a warmer, drier, and less snowy winter than...

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La Plata County Residential Real Estate Numbers for September
Oct10

La Plata County Residential Real Estate Numbers for September

This week we have the latest La Plata County residential real estate transactions for the month of September. Not surprisingly, it was a standout month of transactions. With 186 total transactions, it is the highest month of any in 2020, and higher than any other September since prior to 2011. Year to date, we have seen 979 total residential sales, whereas last year at this time there were 888 total sales. The median sales price...

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Real Estate in the News
Oct10

Real Estate in the News

This week we have the latest national real estate news headlines. Across the board, we continue to see significant market activity, even in the midst of COVID. Here are some of the articles: Home Prices Increase in 20 US Cities: We have seen historically low mortgage rates, which gives buyers more buying power, and the ability to search for homes outside of their previous price range. According to this HousingWire article, “The...

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Durango Hot Springs
Oct10

Durango Hot Springs

Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa is now open daily. Formerly known as Trimble Hot Springs, the resort has undergone a massive renovation, along with a new name. The resort includes a saltwater swimming pool and four mineral soaking tubs. The water from these hot springs reaches the surface at 120 degrees, and comes from deep underground. The pool includes a 25-meter lap swim section. The Durango Hot Springs Resort also features a...

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2020 Market Season – now until October 31st
Oct10

2020 Market Season – now until October 31st

  2020 Market Season – now until October 31st Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) Social distancing plans in place! (no pets/dogs allowed at the market) “It is the mission of the Durango Farmers Market to strengthen community ties to agriculture: by providing a venue for regional agricultural producers to sell their products; by preserving open space; by promoting healthy farming...

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Eat Local Month – Durango
Oct06

Eat Local Month – Durango

A monthlong celebration of Durango’s best local food! Put together by Local First in Durango. 2020 has been a challenge for all of us, but especially for our local restaurants and purveyors who are such a large part of what makes Durango special! Come celebrate the local food businesses that make this such a delicious place to live. New This Year Four weeks, each with its own theme and gourmet “take-home” dinner every Friday. Pick-up...

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26th Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival
Sep19

26th Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival

The Durango Arts Center is excited to celebrate its 26th year of presenting fine art and fine craft by makers from around the country.  This festival takes place amidst the fall colors on quaint Second Avenue in historic downtown Durango, Colorado. The wide avenue, lined with restaurants and a variety of shops, is one block from Main Avenue, a gathering place for shoppers and the thousands of visitors that fill the town each fall....

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REC Center Reopens!
Jul20

REC Center Reopens!

Recreation Center Reopening – Welcome Back! Durango Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that the Durango Community Recreation Center has reopen!  The health and safety of the community is our top priority, and the City appreciates your patience and flexibility in the navigation of this first phase of reopening. Recreation Center guests are asked to abide by the guidelines below to keep the staff and the community safe...

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Community Concerts Reimagined
Jul17

Community Concerts Reimagined

One of the unique aspects of the pandemic we have all seen is the creative thinking and ideas of so many people. We have all had to make new traditions, think “outside of the box” for special occasions, and find new ways to entertain ourselves. On a local level, we have seen this with a rise of virtual and at-home experiences. One of the unique ideas comes from The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado. They are offering...

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How Restaurants Cope with New Normal
Jul17

How Restaurants Cope with New Normal

We talked with three restaurant owners about their adjustments to social-distancing recommendations as they re-open for business, and some of the changes look like they’re here to stay!

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4th of July in Durango
Jul03

4th of July in Durango

Durango has unfortunately cancelled fireworks display and 4th of July parade.  But that doesn’t mean celebrating US independence is cancelled! But if you are willing to drive a bit, Farmington will have their display tonight. July 3, 2020 9:25 p.m. – Fireworks Display Fireworks set off from Sullivan Hill, simulcast on KWYK 94.9 FM. Sullivan Hill is west of the intersection of College Blvd. and 30th Street. Please note, San...

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Our Lovely Local Animas River
Jun24

Our Lovely Local Animas River

One of our favorite features about Durango is the Animas River, as it runs through the middle of town. For years, this river has provided a variety of outdoor adventures. According to this article on the Duranglers website, “The Animas River is the major stream draining the high alpine terrain of the Needle Mountains. It heads in small meadows on the flanks of Cinnamon Mountain north of Silverton, then plunges through wild canyons as...

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