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Concert Hall Hosts Virtual Live Concert
Oct12

Concert Hall Hosts Virtual Live Concert

Sign up for a virtual live worldwide concert featuring the Moody Blues tribute band, Go Now, and you you support the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

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Meet Marsha Porter-Norton, Democratic Candidate for District 2
Oct09

Meet Marsha Porter-Norton, Democratic Candidate for District 2

We asked the four La Plata County Commissioner candidates to tell us what their priorities will be if they win their seats. Meet Marsha Porter-Norton. (The views expressed are those of the county commissioner candidates and are presented as a public service of the Local NEWS Network.)

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Meet Jack Turner, Independent Candidate for County Commissioner, District 2
Oct09

Meet Jack Turner, Independent Candidate for County Commissioner, District 2

We asked the four La Plata County Commissioner candidates to tell us what their priorities will be if they win their seats. Meet Jack Turner! (The views expressed are those of the county commissioner candidates and are presented as a public service of the Local NEWS Network.)

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Meet Matt Salka, Democratic Candidate for County Commissioner, District 3
Oct09

Meet Matt Salka, Democratic Candidate for County Commissioner, District 3

We asked the four La Plata County Commissioner candidates to tell us what their priorities will be if they win their seats. Meet Matt Salka, the Democratic candidate for the District 3 seat. Charly Minkler, the independent candidate running against Salka, did not respond to several requests to participate. (The views expressed are those of the county commissioner candidates and are presented as a public service of the Local NEWS Network.)

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Urban Refugees Heat Real Estate Market
Oct08

Urban Refugees Heat Real Estate Market

The real estate market is hot right now, thanks, in part, to urban pandemic refugees looking for a better quality of life. Alpenglow Properties owner Dan Korman dives into the stats.

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District Says School Buildings Need Repair
Oct07

District Says School Buildings Need Repair

Better Schools, Better Future Campaign is stumping for a yes vote on Referendum 4A, a measure that would allow the district to raise $90 million for school repairs and rebuilding Miller Middle School.

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New LPEA Wire News Update Debuts
Oct06

New LPEA Wire News Update Debuts

We introduce the LPEA Wire, a newsy update from La Plata Electric. Learn about the LPEA virtual town halls scheduled for October, COVID relief funds for electric bills, and how to lower costs.

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San Juan Symphony Offers Virtual Season
Oct05

San Juan Symphony Offers Virtual Season

What do you do when you’re a musician and a member of a symphony orchestra? You follow the lead of Conductor Thomas Heuser and you go virtual. Find out more about this season’s offerings.

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SJNF Gets Lot of Love for Public Lands Day
Oct01

SJNF Gets Lot of Love for Public Lands Day

More than a hundred volunteers to work on 13 improvement projects throughout the San Juan National Forest during Public Lands Day. Find out what Trouts Unlimited tackled that day.

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Ballots to Start Arriving in Mail on Oct. 6
Sep30

Ballots to Start Arriving in Mail on Oct. 6

We talk with La Plata County Clerk Tiffany Parker about the important voting dates you should know to ensure timely delivery of your ballot to be counted onTuesday, Nov. 3

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Grab Your Paddle Boards; Oxbow Opens
Sep29

Grab Your Paddle Boards; Oxbow Opens

The long-awaited completion of the $2 million improvements to Oxbow Park and Preserve means that you can park, launch, and play on the north end of the Animas River Trail year-round.

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No Pancakes, but You Can Support Kiwanis
Sep27

No Pancakes, but You Can Support Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Durango’s annual Pancake Day, like many special events, had to be canceled because of the pandemic, but you can still support their good works with an online donation.

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New Spa Offers One-Stop Shop Wellness
Sep24

New Spa Offers One-Stop Shop Wellness

The Cryomedspa offers a one-stop shop of more than a dozen alternative therapies to improve your body’s functioning. Think of it as a gymnasium for your internal systems.

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Tragedy Inspires Responders to Serve
Sep23

Tragedy Inspires Responders to Serve

Both Kristina and Lance Stillwaugh were inspired to serve as first responders because of personal and professional tragedies. Learn why they serve, and what they want you to know.

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Autumn Arts Festival a Go, Despite COVID
Sep15

Autumn Arts Festival a Go, Despite COVID

You’ll have to wear a mask, but you’ll be able to peruse the fine art and goods on display during the Durango Arts Center’s 26th annual Autumn Arts Festival scheduled for Sept. 19-20.

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Be Aware of These Home Safety Hazards
Sep12

Be Aware of These Home Safety Hazards

Local real-estate professional Dan Korman identifies common safety hazards that may be lurking in your home and that may affect your ability to sell your house when you’re ready.

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Agencies Join Forces to Protect Bears
Sep09

Agencies Join Forces to Protect Bears

Local, state and wildlife organizations have joined forces to coordinate bear education and tracking efforts to reduce human-bear encounters during bears’ annual fall feeding frenzy.

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MITM Pops Night Goes Virtual for Free
Sep08

MITM Pops Night Goes Virtual for Free

Music in the Mountains, like most other special events in the region, had to cancel its summer music festival because of the pandemic, but it didn’t cancel its Pops Night. Learn more about this year’s concert.

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Popular Local Coupon Book Offers New Mobile App
Sep01

Popular Local Coupon Book Offers New Mobile App

Supporting local businesses has become more important than ever during the pandemic. That’s why Local First decided to pursue publication of its annual coupon book, despite tough economic times. And to provide a few incentives to consumers, they book is available for pre-sales, and each purchase comes with a mobile app that will include bonus coupons throughout the year.

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Goats Milk Soap Handmade in Mancos
Aug28

Goats Milk Soap Handmade in Mancos

The St. Hilaire family’s business started out as a 4H project raising goats, now they hand-craft soaps and lotions made from 40 percent goat milk, and they have customers from all over the country.

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