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Durango Wine Experience Returns after 2-Year Hiatus
Jan25

Durango Wine Experience Returns after 2-Year Hiatus

Nonprofits from throughout Southwest Colorado will benefit from wine lovers when they attend the 2022 Durango Wine Experience, now under the direction of the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado. This story is brought to you by Service Master Restore, Ace Hardware of Farmington, Choice Building Supplies Ace Hardware, and Kroegers Ace Hardware

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Don’t Feed Wildlife, Don Coram Challenges Boebert
Jan21

Don’t Feed Wildlife, Don Coram Challenges Boebert

U.S. Congressional Rep. Lauren Boebert has launched an attack campaign and website accusing primary challenger Don Coram of corruption; Coram fights back.This story is brought to you by FASTSIGNS and the law firm of Downs, McDonough, Cowan and Foley

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What a Crazy Year for Real Estate in 2021
Jan20

What a Crazy Year for Real Estate in 2021

Dan Korman gives a concise recap of the crazy real estate market in 2021 and why prices soared countywide. Brought to you by Alpenglow Properties

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Snowdown’s Still Conjuring 2022 Celebration
Jan18

Snowdown’s Still Conjuring 2022 Celebration

The highly contagious Omicron variant of the COVID virus is prompting a number of event cancellations, but the Snowdown board of directors voted to move forward with Snowdown 2022 – with caveats. This story is sponsored by the law firm of Downs, McDonough, Cowan and Foley and Service Master Restore

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Author Speaks Out about Assaults
Jan18

Author Speaks Out about Assaults

Durango resident Michelle Lachner suffered 40 years from nightmares, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and anorexia after a friend’s brother sexually assaulted her when she was 16. Telling her secret was the first step on a journey to healing. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and FASTSIGNS

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Design Work Begins on Camino del Rio Pedestrian Underpass
Jan18

Design Work Begins on Camino del Rio Pedestrian Underpass

Topics in this week’s Roundup include a COVID update, LPEA’s Round-Up grants, and new license plates. Sponsored by Service Master Restore, Closets Plus, Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings, and the law firm of Downs McDonough Cowan and Foley, LLC

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Learning to Live with Grief
Jan18

Learning to Live with Grief

The Grief Center of Southwest Colorado offers support and understanding to survivors who’ve lost a loved one so that they once again can find hope and joy in their lives. Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals and The Payroll Department

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Happy Holidays to our Furry Friends
Jan18

Happy Holidays to our Furry Friends

With all the craziness of the holiday season, sometimes Fido and Fluffy may get themselves in trouble. La Plata County Humane Society Director Chris Nelson shares some of his top tips for ensuring that everyone has a safe and happy holiday. By Hannah Robertson. Sponsored by Closets Plus and Tafoya Barrett and Associates

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Better Support Ahead for Child Sexual Assault Victims
Jan18

Better Support Ahead for Child Sexual Assault Victims

The 6th Judicial District is one of only three areas in Colorado that does NOT have a place where child sexual assault victims can receive help and support in one location. A local non-profit, 4 the Children, wants to change that. Sponsored by Kroeger’s Ace Hardware and Downs, McDonough, Cowan and Foley

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Calming Traffic on 32nd
Jan18

Calming Traffic on 32nd

Early plans are in the works for a proposed traffic-calming design along 32nd Street, with the goal of improving traffic conditions and reducing traffic infractions. Sponsored by Closets Plus and Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings

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A Giving Holiday Spirit
Jan18

A Giving Holiday Spirit

Express Employment Professionals of Durango presented the Durango Food Bank with a check for $10,000 as part of its mission to be active within the local community. Sponsored Express Employment Professionals and Serious Texas BBQ

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News Roundup: Gold King Settlement, COVID Surge, Purgy Expansion
Jan18

News Roundup: Gold King Settlement, COVID Surge, Purgy Expansion

San Juan Basin Public Health reports that area ICUs are near capacity. Sunnyside Gold Corporation agreed to a settlement with Colorado on the Gold King Mine Spill. And more. Sponsored by Service Master Restore and Closets Plus

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Unique Bank-Nonprofit Partnership Funds New Businesses
Jan18

Unique Bank-Nonprofit Partnership Funds New Businesses

A unique relationship between the 1st Southwest Bank and a sister community fund provides loans to entrepreneurs who might not otherwise be able to obtain a loan to start a business. Sponsored by Downs, McDonough, Cowan and Foley, LLC and TruWest Auto

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Buy a Christmas Tree, Save the Forest
Dec09

Buy a Christmas Tree, Save the Forest

The San Juan Mountain Association harvests white firs from local forests to thin overgrowth, reduce wildfire fuels, and raise revenues during its annual Christmas Tree sale. Sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Downs, McDonough, Cowan and Foley, LLC

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City of Durango Making Progress on Housing Crisis
Dec06

City of Durango Making Progress on Housing Crisis

The City of Durango is taking some of the most aggressive action to date to address the need for affordable and workforce housing. Learn about the initiatives under way. Sponsored by Service Master Restore and The Payroll Department

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LPEA Opens 2022 Scholarship Program
Dec03

LPEA Opens 2022 Scholarship Program

In this edition of #LPEAwire, learn more about LPEA’s 2022 scholarships, help your neighbors keep the lights on this holiday season with LPEA’s Giving Tree program, and catch up on the latest with LPEA’s future power supply options. Sponsored by La Plata Electric Association

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Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees Supports Community Connections Inc.
Dec03

Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees Supports Community Connections Inc.

Visit the Festival of Trees to get into the holiday spirit and marvel at the inventiveness of this year’s sponsors and the decoration themes they’ve created. The festival benefits Community Connections Inc. Sponsored by Alpine Bank

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Innovating Public Transportation
Dec02

Innovating Public Transportation

Durango Transit received the 2021 Outstanding Innovation Award from the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies for their work adding the Three Springs route during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals and Closets Plus

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Building Up Businesses
Nov30

Building Up Businesses

The Fort Lewis College Center for Innovation is one of the recipients of the Build to Scale Grant Program funded by the EDA. The grant will allow the Center to expand its current opportunities to include mentorship, more coworking spaces, and more partnerships with local and aspiring entrepreneurs. Sponsored by Service Master and Closets Plus

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Farmington Museum Opens New Exhibition: “Built By Gas.”
Nov27

Farmington Museum Opens New Exhibition: “Built By Gas.”

Farmington evolved from a rural farming community to a national energy hub when New Mexico’s first commercial gas well was drilled one mile south of Aztec on October 21, 1921. Sponsored by Traegers Bar and Three Rivers Brewing

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