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New Spa Offers One-Stop Shop Wellness
Sep24

New Spa Offers One-Stop Shop Wellness

The Cryomedspa offers a one-stop shop of more than a dozen alternative therapies to improve your body’s functioning. Think of it as a gymnasium for your internal systems.

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Tragedy Inspires Responders to Serve
Sep23

Tragedy Inspires Responders to Serve

Both Kristina and Lance Stillwaugh were inspired to serve as first responders because of personal and professional tragedies. Learn why they serve, and what they want you to know.

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Autumn Arts Festival a Go, Despite COVID
Sep15

Autumn Arts Festival a Go, Despite COVID

You’ll have to wear a mask, but you’ll be able to peruse the fine art and goods on display during the Durango Arts Center’s 26th annual Autumn Arts Festival scheduled for Sept. 19-20.

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Be Aware of These Home Safety Hazards
Sep12

Be Aware of These Home Safety Hazards

Local real-estate professional Dan Korman identifies common safety hazards that may be lurking in your home and that may affect your ability to sell your house when you’re ready.

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Agencies Join Forces to Protect Bears
Sep09

Agencies Join Forces to Protect Bears

Local, state and wildlife organizations have joined forces to coordinate bear education and tracking efforts to reduce human-bear encounters during bears’ annual fall feeding frenzy.

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MITM Pops Night Goes Virtual for Free
Sep08

MITM Pops Night Goes Virtual for Free

Music in the Mountains, like most other special events in the region, had to cancel its summer music festival because of the pandemic, but it didn’t cancel its Pops Night. Learn more about this year’s concert.

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Popular Local Coupon Book Offers New Mobile App
Sep01

Popular Local Coupon Book Offers New Mobile App

Supporting local businesses has become more important than ever during the pandemic. That’s why Local First decided to pursue publication of its annual coupon book, despite tough economic times. And to provide a few incentives to consumers, they book is available for pre-sales, and each purchase comes with a mobile app that will include bonus coupons throughout the year.

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Goats Milk Soap Handmade in Mancos
Aug28

Goats Milk Soap Handmade in Mancos

The St. Hilaire family’s business started out as a 4H project raising goats, now they hand-craft soaps and lotions made from 40 percent goat milk, and they have customers from all over the country.

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County Clerk: Fraud Rare with Mail Voting
Aug26

County Clerk: Fraud Rare with Mail Voting

Voter fraud is nearly non-existent, and mail-in balloting a number of safeguards are in place to protect the integrity of each vote, according to the President of the Colorado County Clerk’s Association.

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Meet Your First Responder: Sgt. Deck Shaline
Aug25

Meet Your First Responder: Sgt. Deck Shaline

Deck Shaline has known since he was a kid that he wanted to serve his community as a police officer. He’s done so now for nearly 34 years.

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Folk Artist Carves Roadside Attraction
Aug24

Folk Artist Carves Roadside Attraction

All that Montezuma County folk artist Dave Sites needs to create a carving is a chainsaw, a chunk of wood and the inspiration the wood gives him. Stop by his roadside museum on the way to Cortez.

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Cortez’s Bluebird Flour Flies Out the Door
Aug21

Cortez’s Bluebird Flour Flies Out the Door

If you like fresh, local food, you can’t get any fresher or more local than Bluebird Flour, manufactured right here in Southwest Colorado. Find out why Bluebird Flour flies out the door once it’s milled.

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$31 Million in Contracts for Local Business
Aug20

$31 Million in Contracts for Local Business

The giant construction project to re-route U.S. Highway 550 off Farmington Hill to connect with the Grandview Interchange will include $31 million in contracts for local contractors.

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Region’s Only Waldorf Preschool Opens
Aug19

Region’s Only Waldorf Preschool Opens

A small, rural preschool in Weber Canyon south of Mancos offers a curriculum based on the Waldorf Method, an approach to education that allows to learn from exploring their own curiosity.

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100th Anniversary of Women Voting
Aug18

100th Anniversary of Women Voting

Women fought for the right to vote for more than 70 years when they finally won with the ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 1920. Join the Non-Rally Rally on August 22 to celebrate.

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Brewfest Goes Virtual; Order by Aug. 21
Aug13

Brewfest Goes Virtual; Order by Aug. 21

The San Juan Brewfest has fallen victim to the COVID Crisis, but not to worry. You can still try a variety of beers by ordering a tasting kit online and enjoying your beer at home.

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Person-to-Person Giving Network Starts
Aug11

Person-to-Person Giving Network Starts

The economic chaos that the pandemic has caused among families and others in need has inspired the re-emergence of mutual aid networks across the country, and now one has started in SWCO.

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Road to Recovery: 24/7 Fitness’ New Normal
Aug11

Road to Recovery: 24/7 Fitness’ New Normal

24/7 Fitness Gym rarely, if ever, reaches its capacity, but the workout center has instituted a number of changes to ensure that its clients are safe and well distanced to get their workout done safely.

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Bond Extension to Update School Bldgs
Aug10

Bond Extension to Update School Bldgs

Durango School District 9-Rhas had to cut its operting budget by $4 million. But it plans to ask voters to extend its 2002 bond to ensure enough capital revenues to keep school buildings from deteriorating.

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Five Easy Ideas to Update Your House
Aug10

Five Easy Ideas to Update Your House

Simple steps like using energy-efficient light builbs, spiffying up your landscaping, or remodeling your bathroom and kitchen can add value to your home, whether you want to sell or stay a while.

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