DLN News

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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Singing with Santa, Colorado Gives, Noel “NITE”
Nov27

Singing with Santa, Colorado Gives, Noel “NITE”

If you’ve been in Durango for more than a couple of years, you know we like to go crazy with our holiday events, starting the day after Thanksgiving. Here’s a brief roundup. Sponsored by Downs, McDonough, Cowan & Foley, LLC and Closets Plus

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Lost and Found Champions Since 1981
Nov17

Lost and Found Champions Since 1981

Literally dozens of backcountry enthusiasts each year can thank La Plata County Search and Rescue volunteers who came looking for and found them, and in some cases, saved their lives. Sponsored by Alpine Bank

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Hope’s Door Opens to Homeless, Housing Insecure
Nov17

Hope’s Door Opens to Homeless, Housing Insecure

The new 40-unit Espero apartment complex will offer on-site support services to help residents overcome homelessness and the problems that led them there. Sponsored by Closets Plus and Express Employment Professionals

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Luxury Housing Dominating the Real Estate Market
Nov17

Luxury Housing Dominating the Real Estate Market

Luxury housing purchases comprise the bulk of real estate sales this fall. Learn why. Sponsored by Alpenglow Properties

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LPEA Closer to Meeting Carbon Footprint Goals
Nov08

LPEA Closer to Meeting Carbon Footprint Goals

LPEA is on track to reduce its carbon footprint six to seven years ahead of schedule – AND – save $7 million a year. Sponsored by ServiceMaster Restore and Closets Plus

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Voters Say ‘No’ to ‘Building Durango’s Future’ Slate
Nov05

Voters Say ‘No’ to ‘Building Durango’s Future’ Slate

Erika Brown, Rick Peterson, and Andrea Parmenter will take seats on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Directors. Lawsuit still pending. Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals and Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings

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Here’s what YOU need to know this November
Nov01

Here’s what YOU need to know this November

In this edition of #LPEAwire, LPEA VP of Member Experience Hillary Knox highlights three things to watch out for: Your LPEA Capital Credit refund, phone scams, and LPEA’s annual “Fill the Bucket” food drive on November 20th. Sponsored by La Plata Electric Association

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Animas High School Gather At Site of New Building
Oct30

Animas High School Gather At Site of New Building

Animas High School students, faculty, and community members gathered to celebrate at the soon-to-be new location on the Fort Lewis College campus. This move was made possible by the BEST Grant. Sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings and Express Employment Professionals

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Delta Leaving, Frontier Staying, Airport Expanding
Oct29

Delta Leaving, Frontier Staying, Airport Expanding

At the start of the summer, Durango-La Plata Airport announced two new carriers, Frontier and Delta, would start offering regular flights out of Durango. Although Delta has announced they will no longer be flying out of Durango beginning November 1, the summer had higher-than-usual numbers of people traveling to and from Durango, and it looks like the trend will continue into the holiday season. Interview with Tony Vicari. Sponsored by Service Master Restore and Ace Hardware

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My Own Pioneers: The McCoys and the Hoods
Oct27

My Own Pioneers: The McCoys and the Hoods

When Barbara Hill began researching her family history twenty years ago, she had no idea that her great, great grandfather, Levi McCoy, was part of the posse to track down the most notorious outlaws in San Juan County, Porter, and Ike Stockton. By Donna K. Hewett. Sponsored by Boon’s Family Thai Barbeque and Distill Beer Wine and Spirits

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From the Classroom to the River
Oct26

From the Classroom to the River

This year, Fort Lewis College has launched a new interdisciplinary program that combines river studies, river management, and engineering to help set up the next generation of river management officials. Interview with Dr. Gigi Richard. Sponsored by ServiceMaster Restore by Restoration and Big O Tires

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Back to the Farm
Oct25

Back to the Farm

A local company is working to help make composting more accessible and sustainable. Table to Farm Compost provides resources, transportation, and information on composting and the benefits for the community. Interviews with co-owners Monique DiGiorgio and Taylor Hanson, Operations Director Chris Cullaz and Driver Jeremy Church. Sponsored by Closets Plus and Tafoya Barrett and Associates

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Merely A New Space
Oct22

Merely A New Space

Mona Wood-Patterson and Charles Ford have found a new home for the Durango-based theater company Merely Players. Merely Underground, the new space opened their first production since 2020 October 1st and are looking forward to sharing community-based theater once again. Sponsored by San Juan Basin Public Health and Tafoya Barrett and Associates

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Kicking Off for Fall
Oct21

Kicking Off for Fall

On October 2nd, Purgatory Mountain Resort hosted the kick-off for the Big Brothers Big Sisters programs, including the sports buddies program that helps wait-listed children find a mentor. Interview with Caleb Speas, Program Manager. Sponsored by San Juan Basin Public Health and Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic

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