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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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Why is it so hazy outside?
Aug07

Why is it so hazy outside?

Smoke from western wildfires engulfs western Colorado By Nick Gonzales, Herald Staff Writer Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 12:02 Updated Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 5:05 Smoke from wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington reduces visibility in Durango on Saturday morning. Jerry McBride Residents of western Colorado woke up Saturday morning to hazy skies in every direction, the result of fires closer to the West Coast. “When we had that big...

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Top 10 CBD-Dominant Weed Strains
Aug06

Top 10 CBD-Dominant Weed Strains

When we think of weed, we typically think of THC. THC is psychoactive where CBD is a non-psychoactive compound. Even though CBD doesn’t get you “high” like THC does, it does have it’s own benefits. It can help with problems like: Pain relief Inflammation Seizures Anxiety Finding CBD-dominant strains are great for patients needing to keep a clear head while treating their symptoms. Here are 10 CBD-Dominant...

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Durango Rafting & Adventures
Jul28

Durango Rafting & Adventures

  Mountain Waters Rafting: Durango’s Rafting & Adventure Center We believe that white water rafting is the funnest thing you can do while visiting the Durango, Colorado area. The joy of floating down a stretch of family friendly river or being challenged by Class 4 & 5 whitewater has created an insatiable passion in us that we want to share with you. Visitors to Durango come to tour Mesa Verde National Park or ride the...

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CARVE WARS FESTIVAL
Jul28

CARVE WARS FESTIVAL

Date: July 30, 2021 to August 1, 2021 Location: Base area #1 Skier Place Durango CO 81301 United States Get ready for the HIGH OCTANE chainsaw carving competition that is entertaining crowds across the country! Carve Wars showcases the excitement and wonder of this unique artistry. This family-friendly FREE event will take place right in the base area at Purgatory Resort.  Big thanks to Kroegers Ace Hardware, our presenting sponsor...

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LPEA July 2021 Newsletter
Jul28

LPEA July 2021 Newsletter

Dear valued member, Greetings from your team at LPEA! A big thank you to the participants and donors at this year’s LPEA and IBEW Local 111 Annual Golf Benefit Tournament. We hosted 28 teams and raised a record $20,000 for Rise Against Violence! Thank you again and we hope to see you next year for more fun. In other news, this month’s edition offers tips for reducing your LPEA bill and preparing your home for vacation. It...

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Anarchy Brewing Joins Durango’s Brewery Scene
Jul22

Anarchy Brewing Joins Durango’s Brewery Scene

A neighborhood nano-brewery has become Durango’s fifth local brewery, providing our taste buds with small batch beers. Matt “Sully” Sullivan previously served as a firefighter/paramedic and now serves up beers in his tap room. He set out to open Anarchy Brewing as a small community space for live music, fundraising events, and everything in between. Located by the Horse Gulch trail head, Sully combined his punk rock and outdoor...

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Slice of the Pie
Jul22

Slice of the Pie

Pizza party or a night out, pizza is always a great go-to option! There are so many possible combinations, it is a win for everyone! In our laid-back mountain town, Durango has many local pizzerias to enjoy a slice and a brew after a long day in the mountains. Here are a few top picks. Perhaps the biggest pizza presence in town, Homeslice has three locations serving up fresh-out-of-the-oven pizzas satisfying both New York and Chicago...

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‘A legend in the making’: Durango’s Sepp Kuss wins stage of Tour de France
Jul19

‘A legend in the making’: Durango’s Sepp Kuss wins stage of Tour de France

  Hailed as “The Durango Kid,” Sepp Kuss accomplished the greatest feat by an athlete in the storied history of the Colorado mountain town Sunday. Kuss, 26, can now call himself a stage winner of the Tour de France. He is only the 11th rider from the United States to win a stage of the event in its 108-year history, and he is the first American since Tyler Farrar in 2011 to celebrate victory at the world’s most famous race. “I am...

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$1.5 million in Capital Credits heading to LPEA members in July and August
Jul09

$1.5 million in Capital Credits heading to LPEA members in July and August

  DURANGO, Colo. – Over the coming weeks, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will disburse $1.5 million in Capital Credits to its members. This special retirement passes the benefit of Tri-State’s proposed 2% rate reduction directly to members as quickly as possible. LPEA’s power costs are budgeted at roughly $70 million annually, so $1.5 million represents more than 2% of that total. The amount members receive is relative to...

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MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS
Jul09

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS

  MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS JULY 11 – AUGUST 1 EVENT DESCRIPTION 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 2021 for Music in the Mountains from July 11- August 1....

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SUMMER BREW
Jul09

SUMMER BREW

SUMMER BREW SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2021 EVENT DESCRIPTION Come join us for a fun day sampling great summer beers! This is Purgatory Resort’s summer beer festival, featuring all your favorite cold, refreshing, summertime beers! Bring your friends and a blanket or a lawn chair, and enjoy a great summer day on the mountain sipping away the afternoon! Tickets: This event will sell out! Just 300 tickets available. $25 in advance. Admission...

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La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $31,269 in grants to local non-profits in Q2 2021
Jul02

La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $31,269 in grants to local non-profits in Q2 2021

DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approved a total of $31,269 in grant funding to local non-profit organizations at its meetings in April, May, and June of 2021. Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center, Durango Botanical Gardens, Durango PlayFest, Wildfire Adaptive Partnership, Seed Studio, Community Treehouse, Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration, and the Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County...

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JULY 4TH IN DURANGO
Jul02

JULY 4TH IN DURANGO

  JULY 4TH IN DURANGO SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2021 EVENT DESCRIPTION There are many events taking place around the city of Durango this 4th of July. There will be plenty of entertainment and fun for the whole family to enjoy. See below for details about specific events. Events In Buckley Park Independence Day Party presented by Builiding Homes for Heroes & Building Homes for Heroes: 12 – 4:30 pm (featuring BBQ, beer, kids...

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DURANGO BMX MOUNTAIN BIKE OPEN SERIES
Jun30

DURANGO BMX MOUNTAIN BIKE OPEN SERIES

DURANGO BMX MOUNTAIN BIKE OPEN SERIES JULY 2 – OCTOBER 1 EVENT DESCRIPTION Introducing the Durango BMX Mountain Bike Open Series! The first Friday of every month June until October we will be holding mountain bike open races! Riders will be separated based on age. Entry per race: $10 All riders will need a USABMX membership to enter. A one day pass will be available for the first event. LOCATION Durango Durango,CO UPCOMING DATES...

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ANIMAS CITY NIGHT BAZAAR
Jun30

ANIMAS CITY NIGHT BAZAAR

ANIMAS CITY NIGHT BAZAAR JUNE 30 – OCTOBER 30 EVENT DESCRIPTION The great Animas City passeggiata returns! We’ll see you back on the streets each last Wednesday of the month from 5-8 pm June till October! Check out our mobile-enabled map for a next-level experience of our twist on this Italian tradition that is the perfect solution to physically distanced fun. 2021 Themes: June 30 “Homegrown Hootenanny” (sponsored by The...

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