Durango Local NEWS by LNN

Ingredients that Make a Championship Team
Dec30

Ingredients that Make a Championship Team

The Durango Demons Football Team brought home this year’s state championship trophy. We talk with Coach V and team members about season and what it took to win.

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Police Play Santa at Shop-with-a-Cop
Dec27

Police Play Santa at Shop-with-a-Cop

More than 200 kids in Archuleta and La Plata counties will have a brighter Christmas this year, thanks to the generosity of donors and the annual Shop-with-a-Cop event.

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First Shots of Hope Arrive in Southwest Colorado
Dec19

First Shots of Hope Arrive in Southwest Colorado

The first COVID-19 vaccinations arrived in Southwest Colorado on Tuesday, Dec. 15, and more doses are expected to arrive next week. But don’t throw away your masks just yet. Public health officials say that vaccinating all residents in the region may take until the end of summer.

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Dance Team Keeps Focus on Spirit
Dec15

Dance Team Keeps Focus on Spirit

The Durango Demonettes, Durango High School’s dance team, has refused to let the pandemic dampen its spirit, and its goal when it performs at football games is to lift the crowd’s spirit, too.

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Giving a Puppy or a Kitten as a Xmas Gift?
Dec09

Giving a Puppy or a Kitten as a Xmas Gift?

DON’T! The La Plata County Humane Society says to think carefully about adopting a pet or giving a pet as a gift during the holidays.

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Farmers Market Opens at Fairgrounds
Dec08

Farmers Market Opens at Fairgrounds

Purchase fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and perhaps some cozy alpaca gloves at the 7 Rivers Farmers Market open from noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Fairgrounds. Take a look at some of the wares on sale.

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Lodgers Tax Increase Long Overdue?
Dec07

Lodgers Tax Increase Long Overdue?

A coalition of area tourism and cultural organizations has proposed to raise the Durango lodgers tax by 3 percent to boost the winter and spring economies.

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Weight Loss More than Moderation
Dec06

Weight Loss More than Moderation

PHD Weight Loss founder Ashley Lucas explains why “eating in moderation” doesn’t always work when it comes to losing weight and maintaining it.

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LPEA Refunds $3.5 Million in Capital Credits
Dec04

LPEA Refunds $3.5 Million in Capital Credits

La Plata Electric explains how it determines the amount of money it will refund the cooperative’s membership and why it gives the money back in this edition of LPEA Wire.

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Firefighter Yates Living Her Dream
Dec03

Firefighter Yates Living Her Dream

When Durango firefighter and paramedic Jenny Yates was growing up in Telluride, she knew that she wanted to be a firefighter. That she’s living in Durango working in her dream job is just whipped cream on an ice cream soda.

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Carver’s Closes Until Customers Return
Nov30

Carver’s Closes Until Customers Return

Bill and Jim Carver made the difficult decision to close for a few months with the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. But you’ll still be able to buy beer to go and in new 12-ounce cans, too.

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Purgatory: Prepare to Stay Outside
Nov26

Purgatory: Prepare to Stay Outside

Purgatory resort opened on Saturday, Nov. 21, for the 2020-21 ski season amidst rising cases of COVID-19, but resort officials say they believe that skiers and snowboarders can be safe if they wear their masks, practice social distancing, and come prepared to stay outside, because indoor facilities will be closed.

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Choral Society’s Christmas Concert Goes Virtual
Nov24

Choral Society’s Christmas Concert Goes Virtual

One of Durango’s favorite traditions, the Durango Choral Society’s annual Christmas Concert, will head online with traditional favorites from past concerts as well as a brand-new, virtual performance compiled with the magic of technology. And you can watch it at your leisure through the holiday season!

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Real Estate Update: Let’s Be Thankful
Nov23

Real Estate Update: Let’s Be Thankful

Dan Korman, owner of Alpenglow Properties, reminds us to give thanks for the good things in our lives as we begin the holiday season.

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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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