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Child Abuse Cases Rise During Pandemic
Apr06

Child Abuse Cases Rise During Pandemic

Southwest Colorado non-profit, 4 The Children, provides support and advocacy for neglected and abused children. They say abuse reports are on the rise, and are launching a fund-raising and volunteer-recruitment campaign during Child Abuse Awareness Month is April. Sponsored by Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic and the Timbers at Edgemont Highlands. Sponsored by Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic and the Timbers at Edgemont Highlands.

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New Training Facility is a “Game-Changer” For Fire Department
Apr06

New Training Facility is a “Game-Changer” For Fire Department

As a Durango Fire Protection District captain, Jim Anderson is in charge of coordinating training sessions for his crews, and he says the new training facility next to the fire station in Bodo will be a game-changer for the men and women who respond to medical and fire emergencies in our community. Sponsored by Bank of the San Juans

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One-Stop Shop for Mental Health and Physical Exercise
Apr05

One-Stop Shop for Mental Health and Physical Exercise

Durango psychologist Stacy Reuille-Dupont knows that mind and emotions affect physical health, and physical health contributes to emotional well-being. But getting clients to incorporate both was a challenge. That’s why she opened Studio B. Sponsored by 2180 Lighting and Design Studio and Serious Texas BBQ

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First-Year Debate Team Qualifies 5 for National Tournament
Apr02

First-Year Debate Team Qualifies 5 for National Tournament

Sometimes you can find the silver lining behind the dark cloud of the pandemic. The Demon Debate Team certainly did. When COVID travel restrictions forced all the tournaments onto Zoom, the Demons could participate without travel expenses, and five of the 11 team members qualified for the national tournament in June.

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Healthy Living: What to Eat for Breakfast
Apr02

Healthy Living: What to Eat for Breakfast

The old saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, that’s not necessarily true, but if breakfast is a necessary start to your day, PHD Weight Loss Founder Ashley Lucas advises you to avoid cereal and cold milk, bagels, and other high carb foods to keep your energy going.

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April updates from LPEA
Apr01

April updates from LPEA

In this edition of #LPEAwire, LPEA CEO Jessica Matlock answers some of your questions on LPEA’s power supply, power reliability, and power costs, in the wake of the rolling blackouts in Texas.

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Donations to a Southwest Colorado Foundation More Than Double During Pandemic
Mar31

Donations to a Southwest Colorado Foundation More Than Double During Pandemic

The Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado experienced unprecedented support from donors in 2020 in response to the needs that arose during the pandemic.

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Business Matters: Why Pappy Is So Happy
Mar29

Business Matters: Why Pappy Is So Happy

“Serial entrepreneur” Mark “Pappy” Anderson loves his latest venture: A family-friendly pizza joint that happens to serve up a mean batch of chicken wings and healthy salads, too.

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Lodger’s Tax Increase to Boost Tourism
Mar27

Lodger’s Tax Increase to Boost Tourism

A proposal to raise the lodger’s tax from 2% to 5.25% will increase funding the creative district and encourage “shoulder-season” tourism. Written by Hannah Robertson

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Demon Wrestling Ends Season with Regional Winners
Mar24

Demon Wrestling Ends Season with Regional Winners

When wrestlers hit the mat for a match, it’s one against one. But two Demon wrestlers say they never would have made it to the state championship finals had it not been for the efforts of their teammates and coaches.

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KSUT Now Broadcasting from New Media Center
Mar24

KSUT Now Broadcasting from New Media Center

They did it. KSUT Public Radio and its supporters raised $1.5 million to match a $1 million challenge grant from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe to build a modern media center that will allow the station to expand local news and public affairs programming about and for the Four Corners.

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Car Burglaries Increase Dramatically
Mar19

Car Burglaries Increase Dramatically

Durango Police urge residents to lock their cars in the wake of a dramatic increase in car thefts and car burglaries.

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Kelly’s Kitchen Launches as Pop-Up in Dolores Brewery
Mar17

Kelly’s Kitchen Launches as Pop-Up in Dolores Brewery

Kelly Gregory waited more than 20 years to realize her dream of owning a food-service business or a restaurant. The pandemic gave her the opportunity to just that when she began operating out of the Dolores River Brewery kitchen two nights a week. By LNN News Director Deborah Uroda; Editor Zach Marqua

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Public Health Leader Receives National Recognition
Mar16

Public Health Leader Receives National Recognition

Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health, received national recognition from the American Medical Association for her work to mitigate the pandemic in Southwest Colorado and her advocacy for public health agencies across the state. Footage courtesy of American Medical Association, San Juan Basin Public Health & The Durango Herald

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Applying to College during COVID
Mar15

Applying to College during COVID

Given the changes across the country in how college’s operate, how is COVID affecting the way students apply to colleges, and how are colleges working to help them? Written by Hannah Robertson

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School District Gets First Electric Bus
Mar12

School District Gets First Electric Bus

Durango School District 9-R is one of only eight school districts in Colorado to be awarded a Regional Air Quality Council grant to purchase an electric school bus. Find out how it will benefit the district’s sustainability goals and financial bottom line. Written by Deborah Uroda and Edited by Zach Marqua

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Durango Police Officer Relishes Life in Mountains and Desert
Mar12

Durango Police Officer Relishes Life in Mountains and Desert

Durango Police Officer Jonathan Mizner grew up in Florida and worked as a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy before hiring on in Durango, and he relishes the differences between the two environments.

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Hunting for Artistic Treasure in Alleys and Parking Lots
Mar09

Hunting for Artistic Treasure in Alleys and Parking Lots

If Cortez could have a cultural motto, town leaders may want to consider City of Murals. Find out how artists transformed walls, even houses, into works of art.

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Real Estate Update: Supply Challenges and Homebuilding
Mar08

Real Estate Update: Supply Challenges and Homebuilding

With today’s housing shortages in Southwest Colorado, many homeowners are turning to building their houses-to-be. But COVID-induced shortages are affecting building supplies — and the cost of building your own home.

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Chapman Hill, Durango’s Ski Mountain
Mar08

Chapman Hill, Durango’s Ski Mountain

Nolan Stowers, describes the importance of Chapman Hill for the community. Chapman hill serves as a training ground for young athletes, a family environment, and a healthy way for people to enjoy the outdoors.

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