Durango Local NEWS by LNN

Sip Some History of Southwest Colorado
Nov20

Sip Some History of Southwest Colorado

Eso Terra Cider in Dolores hunts for rare varieties of apples in Montezuma and La Plata counties’ heritage orchards to make its unique hard ciders.

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Understanding Climate Change Locally
Nov18

Understanding Climate Change Locally

Will the changing climate change how we garden? Choose plants for our landscaping? Destroy the local urban forest? The Durango Botanic Gardens will host a virtual conference addressing these very questions starting on Nov. 21.

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Share Holiday Love Safely Online
Nov17

Share Holiday Love Safely Online

You can still shop locally and safely this holiday season – and earn local rewards rebates – with the Business Improvement District’s new Holiday Rewards Program and its online store, Share the Love.

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Modified Polar Express to Run for Holidays
Nov16

Modified Polar Express to Run for Holidays

The Durango Train, taking a cue from it’s successful socially-distanced summer train from Rockwood to the Cascade Wye this summer, will run the Polar Express for the holidays with adaptations to accommodate health precautions in the midst of the pandemic.

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Learn a New Language, Vacation in Durango
Nov13

Learn a New Language, Vacation in Durango

Durango language teacher CeeCee McQuinn opens her home to visitors who not only want to enjoy all that Southwest Colorado has to offer vacationers, but who also want to be immersed in learning a new language. Learn more about Our Language House. Sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates

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County Enters into High-Risk for COVID-19
Nov12

County Enters into High-Risk for COVID-19

Coronavirus infections are increasing exponentially in Colorado, and La Plata County saw a 23 percent increase in confirmed cases over the cumulative total as of Nov. 6. Health officials warn that the county could be headed for another shutdown if residents don’t take health precautions more seriously.

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First Responder: James Perkovich
Nov10

First Responder: James Perkovich

Durango Police Officer James Perkovich says Durango is a kind and respectful community. Perkovich is one of the newest officers on the Durango Police Force.

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Offset Your Carbon Footprint
Nov09

Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Make a donation to 4Core’s Carbon Footprint Offset Fund, offset your own carbon footprint, and the funds will be used to improve energy efficiencies in lower-income households.

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Virtual BBBS Event on Nov. 19 to Help Kids
Nov06

Virtual BBBS Event on Nov. 19 to Help Kids

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado hopes to convince you to mentor a child, volunteer with the program, or make a donation to support kids in our community. Learn more about the organization during its virtual Mentor Durango show on Nov. 19.

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Healthy Living: Dry-Eye Remedies
Nov06

Healthy Living: Dry-Eye Remedies

Are your eyes itchy? Scratchy? Burning all the time? You may have dry-eye syndrome, and you may require more than over-the-counter treatments. Learn what’s available.

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New Local Insurance Coop Lowers Costs
Nov04

New Local Insurance Coop Lowers Costs

The Southwest Health Alliance, a local insurance cooperative, promises to lower health-insurance premiums by more than 35 percent. Learn more about the program.

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Ideas to Reduce Your Winter Electric Bill
Nov03

Ideas to Reduce Your Winter Electric Bill

Learn about La Plata Electric’s Fill-the-Bucket food drives in Archuleta and La Plata counties this month along with weatherization tips and programs that can help you become more energy-efficient.

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Pine River Library is more than a book warehouse
Nov02

Pine River Library is more than a book warehouse

Bayfield’s venerable library has adjusted to the times and has become far more than a warehouse for books. Learn how the library has adjusted with the times.

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Election Judges Guard Against Voting Fraud
Oct30

Election Judges Guard Against Voting Fraud

A bipartisan team of judges oversees every step of the ballot verification and tallying process to ensure the integrity of the election and to ensure that your vote counts

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DHS Cross-Country Team Runs on Teamwork
Oct30

DHS Cross-Country Team Runs on Teamwork

Runners work on their individual times, but they rely on the team to do their best. Find out why!

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Pine River Library more than book warehouse
Oct29

Pine River Library more than book warehouse

Bayfield’s venerable library has adjusted to the times and has become far more than a warehouse for books. Learn how the library has adjusted with the times.

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Have Apple Picker, Will Harvest
Oct26

Have Apple Picker, Will Harvest

Each year, tons of fruit and produce are wasted because they haven’t been harvested. The Good Food Collective takes advantage of the unused abundance by organizing volunteers to glean fields and fruit trees and to make sure the food gets onto the tables of those in need.

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What You May Not Know about Dinosaurs
Oct25

What You May Not Know about Dinosaurs

The Powerhouse Science Center hosts a fun exhibit about dinosaurs curated by the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Learn about the latest discoveries and research.

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Balloon Rally a Go, but Stay in Your Car!
Oct14

Balloon Rally a Go, but Stay in Your Car!

The fifth-annual Animas Valley Balloon Rally will take off as planned, complete with a drive-by balloon glow in the valley on Saturday night. Learn more about the schedule of events.

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Minkler Shares His Priorities for County
Oct13

Minkler Shares His Priorities for County

Last week, we broadcast three out of four La Plata County Commissioner candidate presentations. Because of a miscommunication on our part, we were unable to connect with Charly Minkler, independent candidate for District 3. Our apologies, and please meet Charly Minkler!

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