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Carver Brewing Co. and College Drive Cafe Reopen!!
Mar05

Carver Brewing Co. and College Drive Cafe Reopen!!

Two Durango restaurants prepare to reopen Carver Brewing Co. and College Drive Cafe closed during COVID-19 spikes By Patrick Armijo Education, business & real estate reporter Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:03 AM Updated 2 days 13 hours ago  Follow @Patrick_Armijo Carver Brewing Co. plans to reopen Wednesday after it closed for a second time during the COVID-19 pandemic on Nov. 20. Initially, the popular brewpub plans to open only for...

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Winter Maintenance Tips
Feb23

Winter Maintenance Tips

Winter Maintenance Tips A cold front has hit the country and the winter storm is bringing some serious cold weather, unexpected ice and snow fall in places that hardly ever see weather like this. Residences in many areas of Texas woke up to a winter wonderland this week without power and many without heat. Not being prepared for winter weather can put you in a difficult situation. Below is a list of winter home maintenance tips that...

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An Online Concert with Victoria Vox & Jack Maher
Feb23

An Online Concert with Victoria Vox & Jack Maher

An Online Concert with Victoria Vox & Jack Maher Event date: 2/27/2021 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Export event The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College is continuing the Artists You Should Know Concert Series on Saturday, February 27, 7 pm with Victoria Vox (ukulele, voice & mouth trumpet) and Jack Maher (bass ukulele, voice & guitar) broadcast from their home in Los Angeles, California. Purchase Tickets Victoria...

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Durango School District 9-R wins competitive grant for district’s first electric school bus
Feb18

Durango School District 9-R wins competitive grant for district’s first electric school bus

Durango School District 9-R wins competitive grant for district’s first electric school bus DURANGO, Colo. – Durango School District 9-R has been awarded up to $328,803 to purchase and install a fully electric school bus and related charging infrastructure, thanks to a joint grant application by the school district and La Plata Electric Association (LPEA). The grant, funded through the Regional Air Quality Council’s (RAQC) ALT Fuels...

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Durango City Council approves funding for city’s first-ever electric vehicle fast-charging station
Feb05

Durango City Council approves funding for city’s first-ever electric vehicle fast-charging station

Durango City Council approves funding for city’s first-ever electric vehicle fast-charging station DURANGO, Colo. – In its latest move to promote the local use of electric vehicles, Durango City Council yesterday approved $10,997 in funds for Durango’s first-ever electric vehicle DC fast-charging station. With a total cost of $306,578, this project will leverage funding from the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), La Plata Electric...

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The 15 Most Charming Small Towns in Colorado
Feb05

The 15 Most Charming Small Towns in Colorado

The 15 Most Charming Small Towns in Colorado We Might Just Move to Clean, crisp air, sparkling river canyons and snow-dusted Rocky Mountain vistas are just a few of the things that make Colorado truly unique and a favorite destination amongst domestic and international travelers. Without reservation, you should focus a trip around all this intense, jaw-dropping nature and corresponding outdoor activities, but you’re also likely to...

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La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $21,400 in grants to local non-profits
Jan28

La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $21,400 in grants to local non-profits

La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $21,400 in grants to local non-profits DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approved a total of $21,400 in grant funding to local non-profit organizations at its meetings in December 2020 and January 2021. Annie’s Orphans, the Salvation Army’s Durango office, Archuleta Seniors, Inc., Fort Lewis College Engineering and Physics students, the Be Frank...

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Durango Restaurants
Jan28

Durango Restaurants

Durango Restaurants There is nothing quite like strolling down Main Avenue in downtown Durango on a beautiful evening trying to decide what one of the many delicious restaurants you want to dine at. Before COVID-19 hit and along came shut downs throughout the country, Durango held a unique title many do not know about. Durango had more restaurants per capita than San Francisco, granted Durango is much smaller, but the number of over...

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Area Hot Springs
Jan18

Area Hot Springs

Area Hot Springs As we look forward to more snowfall in the near future we also look for some alternative activities and are still enjoyable throughout the winter. We are lucky to live in a stunning area of the country with access to majestic mountains, gorgeous rivers and relaxing hot springs. Join us for a journey through 4 different hot springs all located within hours of Durango. First and foremost the Durango Hot Springs are...

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Moreheart new opening
Jan13

Moreheart new opening

After 25 years at 33 Parker Avenue in South Bodo Park, Durango, Morehart Murphy Subaru has moved to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility at 450 Wilson Gulch Drive in Three Springs, near Mercy Medical Center. We invite you to come visit our beautiful, new Subaru facility! We think you’re going to love our new location. So what’s in it for you? • A 3.5-acre lot, with LOTS of room for LOTS of inventory, in fact, the most inventory of...

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LPEA accepting applications for nine college scholarships
Jan13

LPEA accepting applications for nine college scholarships

LPEA accepting applications for nine college scholarships; virtual information session slated for February 4, 2021 DURANGO, Colo. – La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) is now accepting applications for nine scholarships for graduating high school seniors – including GED graduates – in its service territory. Scholarships range from $500 to $28,000 and can be used at any accredited school in the United States. Applications are due...

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LPEA end-of-year statement on the status of future power supply discussions
Dec28

LPEA end-of-year statement on the status of future power supply discussions

LPEA end-of-year statement on the status of future power supply discussions DURANGO, Colo. – As 2020 draws to a close, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) continues to explore all options for its future power supply that deliver affordable and reliable power to its members while also reducing carbon emissions. LPEA is particularly focused on exploring options that provide immediate cost savings to its membership, while also...

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Durango Christmas Events
Dec16

Durango Christmas Events

Durango Christmas Events Christmas time is here! Durango is full of festive holiday events to spread good cheer and ring in the season. We hope you get a chance to enjoy some of our local celebrations and events. A seasonal favorite, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad again offers the Polar Express. This family favorite event includes the reading of the story of the Polar Express, as well as hot chocolate and a treat....

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Durango High School Football Wins 3A State Title
Dec16

Durango High School Football Wins 3A State Title

Like Christmas morning: Durango football steals the show with 3A state title win Durango High School’s Gage Mestas, middle, posses with his teammates after the Demon’s won the Class 3A State Title Saturday, Dec 5th, 2020, at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl at CSU Pueblo. Austin White/ Pueblo Chieftain Austin White The Pueblo Chieftain There’s no secret the headlines in Colorado are dominated by the Front Range, from...

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Christmas Food and Shopping
Dec16

Christmas Food and Shopping

Enjoy A Holiday Meal Durango is home to many great, diverse restaurants. This Christmas, leave the cooking to the pros and enjoy your holiday meals at one of the many restaurants open on Christmas in Durango. Leave the mess and the stress behind and enjoy some of the best food in the area with the ones you love. Many restaurants are also open on Christmas Eve. In order to help locals and visitors to have a holly, jolly Christmas,...

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Christmas in Durango, Colorado
Dec16

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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Annual Geminid meteor shower
Dec12

Annual Geminid meteor shower

Skygazers delight! Annual Geminid meteor shower set for this weekend will see more than 100 multi-colored shooting stars per hour streaking through the sky at 78,000mph The cosmic show will occur between December 4 and December 17, with the best nights for viewing on the evening of December 13 and into morning on the following day. Pictured is the event over Arizona in 2017 The annual Geminid meteor shower is set to peak December 13...

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Durango Noel Night
Dec10

Durango Noel Night

Durango Noel Night Noel Night has been a staple in Durango’s holiday events for years. This event helps businesses promote local discounts, generate business and help spread some holiday cheer. Local First acknowledges the social distancing rules in place and they believe hosting the typical Noel Night would not be a responsible choice. As an alternative, this year Local First will offer coupons inside the annual Noel Night newspaper...

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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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