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Local First Launches Local Impact Fund to Address Social Equity
May26

Local First Launches Local Impact Fund to Address Social Equity

A simple desire by Durango business owners to share their success with the community has turned into a formal funding mechanism for local businesses to have an impact on local social equity issues. This story is sponsored by TBK Bank and The Norm Phillips Team, at Draper & Kramer Mortgage

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After 30 Years, Ute Mountain Casino ‘Still the One’
May24

After 30 Years, Ute Mountain Casino ‘Still the One’

Get ready to celebrate the Ute Mountain Casino’s 30th anniversary – it’s ‘Still the One’ for gaming, dining and serving as central headquarters for visitors who want to explore Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners Region. This story is sponsored by the LOR Foundation and the law firm of Downs, McDonough, Cowan and Foley

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Public Hearing on Fire Department Plans Scheduled
May23

Public Hearing on Fire Department Plans Scheduled

The Durango City Council will hold a public hearing to determine whether it should adopt a proposed ordinance changing whether emergency services like the Durango Fire and Rescue Authority should undergo a more stringent public review process for land-use proposals; the Durango Botanic Gardens annual garden tour returns, and the San Juan National Forest will impose Stage 1 fire restrictions beginning May 25. This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings and Closets Plus

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Morel Mushrooms – Gather Them Yourself this Spring
May23

Morel Mushrooms – Gather Them Yourself this Spring

Stalking the elusive wild morel mushroom happens in the springtime here in the Southwest, usually in a thick of old cottonwoods, where they like to grow in the newly dead roots of the trees along the Pine River. Donna K. Hewett. This story is sponsored by Pops Truck and RV Center and Boons Family Thai Barbecue

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Riding the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic – Virtually
May20

Riding the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic – Virtually

While thousands of bicycle riders and their families will arrive in Durango Memorial Day Weekend to ride in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic or watch cyclists race the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad over three mountain passes to Silverton, hundreds of others across the world will be riding Hermosa Valley leg of the race without rolling a wheel into town. This story is sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware, Choice Building Supply, and Ace Hardware of Farmington

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Grandview Bridge Closed for Construction
May18

Grandview Bridge Closed for Construction

Water tests indicate an increase in the COVID virus, Pueblo Community College Southwest will offer a once-a-week class to help students get a jump on their college educations, and the Grandview Bridge, once again, will become the Bridge to Nowhere. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas Barbecue and Tafoya Barrett and Associates.

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Strings, Wood, Metal, and More – Musical Instruments Through the Ages
May16

Strings, Wood, Metal, and More – Musical Instruments Through the Ages

For its summer exhibition, the Powerhouse Science Center has teamed up with the National GUITAR Museum to display Medieval to Metal – an exploration of the history of the guitar from its early origins with the Arabic Oud to modern-day Guitar-Hero controllers. With hands-on exhibits on how sound is made and what the inside of a guitar looks like, there’s a little something for everyone. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware and The Payroll Department

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Riverview Science Teacher Plants Seeds of Inspiration for Community Garden
May13

Riverview Science Teacher Plants Seeds of Inspiration for Community Garden

When Riverview science teacher Charlie Love learned that the lot where the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden grows was to be sold, he proposed that it be moved up the hill to Riverview Elementary School. Little did he anticipate that his suggestion would plant the seeds of inspiration to grow an outdoor community education center. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas Barbecue and the law firm of Downs, McDonough, Cowan & Foley

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Casa Blanca Inn Features Nine Individually Decorated Suites
May11

Casa Blanca Inn Features Nine Individually Decorated Suites

Farmington’s most charming B & B, Casa Blanca Inn and Suites, is a Spanish Colonial hacienda built in the 1950s. Minutes from downtown Main Street, it’s surrounded by gardens, court yards and sparkling water fountains. Each of the nine suites are unique and luxurious with kitchens, king beds and jet tubs. By Donna K. Hewett. This story is sponsored by ServiceMaster Restore and Boons Family Thai Barbecue

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July 4th Celebration to Be a Bit Different This Year
May11

July 4th Celebration to Be a Bit Different This Year

This week’s news roundup touches on proposed changes to the annual Fourth of July celebration, concerts in the park this summer, and beginning farmer classes at the Old Fort. This story is sponsored by StoneAge Tools and Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado

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Learning to be Yourself
May09

Learning to be Yourself

The Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center opened its doors in 2015 with the goal of creating a space where LGBTQ+ youths could safely hang out, learn about services available to them, and where parents of LGBTQ+ youths can find resources. The Center offers after-school programs for youths ages five to 18, as well as a couple of parent groups and a couple of community-wide activities aimed at education about and for the LGBTQ+ community. This story is sponsored by StoneAge Tools and Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado

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World-Renown Bicycle Classic Celebrates 50 Years
May06

World-Renown Bicycle Classic Celebrates 50 Years

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic will honor the past and look to the future during this year’s 50th anniversary celebration. This story is brought to you by Alpine Bank.

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Wendy’s Journey with PHD Weight Loss – Episode 6
May03

Wendy’s Journey with PHD Weight Loss – Episode 6

Wendy is no longer letting her weight interfere with her life and her goals. PHD Weight Loss and Nutrition have given her the tools to not only lose the weight, but maintain it as well.

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News on Pickleball Courts and Electric Bikes
May03

News on Pickleball Courts and Electric Bikes

The City of Durango unveiled several design alternatives to build pickleball courts at the Duane Smith Sports Complex at Fort Lewis College, and charge up your e-mountain bikes. You now can ride them on the Twin Buttes Trail System. This story is sponsored by the law firm of Downs, McDonough, Cowan & Foley and Pop’s Truck and RV Center

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Wendy’s Journey with PHD Weight Loss – Episode 5
Apr26

Wendy’s Journey with PHD Weight Loss – Episode 5

Halfway through her weight loss journey, Wendy is feeling joy and confidence again in her clothes as well as how she presents herself. PHD Weight Loss and Nutrition have been there for her the entire time.

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Frontier Resumes Vegas Flights; Fishing at Nighthorse; Spring Snowpack
Apr26

Frontier Resumes Vegas Flights; Fishing at Nighthorse; Spring Snowpack

Spring snowpack below normal; Fly to Vegas on Frontier, catch Kokanee at Nighthorse, LPEA donates $150,000 to nonprofits and scholarships. This story is sponsored by The Norm Phillips Team and TBK Bank

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Number of Home Sales Drop; Prices Continue to Soar
Apr26

Number of Home Sales Drop; Prices Continue to Soar

With the availability of housing stock dwindling in the wake of the pandemic, prices are soaring with the average sale price about 101.4 percent above asking price. Alpenglow Properties owner Dan Korman touches on the factors affecting housing costs.

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Wendy’s Journey with PHD Weight Loss – Episode 4
Apr22

Wendy’s Journey with PHD Weight Loss – Episode 4

PHD Weight Loss and Nutrition clinicians is supporting her Wendy on weight loss journey. Having that guide and accountability partner is helping her stay on track to reach her weight loss goal.

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$250K Gift to Support After-School, Summer School
Apr20

$250K Gift to Support After-School, Summer School

Durango School District 9-R received the first $250,000 check from the Durango Education Foundation’s “Bridge the Gap” campaign to raise $450,000 to enhance K-12 literacy, math and science programs. This story is sponsored by Closets Plus and Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings.

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Farmington’s Civic Center – Mexico’s Most Revered Traditional Dance Companies
Apr18

Farmington’s Civic Center – Mexico’s Most Revered Traditional Dance Companies

Founded in 1952 by choreographer Amalia Hernandez, Ballet Folklorico is Mexico’s most revered traditional dance company. It brings together music, dance and costumes from pre-Columbian civilizations through the modern era. By Donna K. Hewett. This story is sponsored by CMIT Solutions and Traegers Bar

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