Durango Local NEWS by LNN

Non-Profit to Recycle Computers for Kids
Aug10

Non-Profit to Recycle Computers for Kids

A Denver-based non-profit called PCs for Kids is working with local businesses and educators to provide recycled, upgraded computers for Durango students who don’t have access to technology at home.

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Why Exercise Alone Can’t Take Off Weight
Jul17

Why Exercise Alone Can’t Take Off Weight

You exercise and exercise, but the weight still doesn’t come off the way you’d like. Find out why you have to attend to your nutrition first before exercise can have an impact.

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How Restaurants Cope with New Normal
Jul17

How Restaurants Cope with New Normal

We talked with three restaurant owners about their adjustments to social-distancing recommendations as they re-open for business, and some of the changes look like they’re here to stay!

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Proteins + Veggies + Dietary Fat = Health
Jul03

Proteins + Veggies + Dietary Fat = Health

Jolie Ensign, nutritionist with Habit, recommends that you keep a journal about the foods you eat, not to count calories, but to observe how foods make you feel mentally and physically.

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Durango Concert Series Online
Jun11

Durango Concert Series Online

Charles Leslie, director of the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, says the popular Music in the Park summer concert series will head online with artists performing from the concert-hall stage and from their home studios.

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City Issues Mask Mandate thru June 19
May29

City Issues Mask Mandate thru June 19

Citing safety and the support from local businesses, the Durango City Council agreed to issue an emergency order that requires anyone entering a business or public building in town to wear a mask.    

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What’s Open and Not for Memorial Day
May21

What’s Open and Not for Memorial Day

State campgrounds and area marinas will be open for Memorial Day Weekend, but developed recreation areas in the San Juan National Forest will closed, and there’s a fire ban.    

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Community Update 5-21-20
May21

Community Update 5-21-20

Local leaders provide an update of the past week’s developments concerning the pandemic’s impact on the community.      

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Only Time Will Tell about Real Estate
Apr07

Only Time Will Tell about Real Estate

The real-estate market remains steady for now as deals in the pipeline continue to close. Dan Korman with Alpenglow Properties says it’s too soon to tell how the pandemic will affect the future market.

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Three Additional COVID-19 Cases ID’ed
Apr03

Three Additional COVID-19 Cases ID’ed

San Juan Basin Public Health has confirmed three more cases of COVID-19 infections in La Plata County as a result of last week’s drive-through community testing.

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An Update on Developments During the Virus Crisis
Mar20

An Update on Developments During the Virus Crisis

We’ve summarized some of the highlights of the changing social and medical environment during the pandemic.

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Council Explores Animas Trail Options
Mar13

Council Explores Animas Trail Options

A proposed pedestrian bridge that crosses the Animas River adjacent to the traffic bridge on 32nd Street has been in the planning stages for 15 years, but last-hour protests have spawned another look.

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Local Fruit Ferments New Cortez Wine
Feb28

Local Fruit Ferments New Cortez Wine

A bumper crop of local apples in Montezuma County inspired a U.S. Air Force retiree and his wife to start making wines from other local fruit and to open the new Yellow Car Country Wines.

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It’s Your Money: What Your CPA Can Do
Feb14

It’s Your Money: What Your CPA Can Do

If you’re looking for an accountant who will do more than your taxes, Michelle Kooi from Tafoya Barrett & Associates has some questions you should ask to get what you want.

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Do Cellphones Interfere with Learning?
Feb14

Do Cellphones Interfere with Learning?

We have laws that prohibit us from using our cellphones while driving because of the distractions they present. Durango middle schools now are considering a ban on phone use during school hours.

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Advantage PT Launches Annual Coat Drive
Jan03

Advantage PT Launches Annual Coat Drive

Amy and Mike Testa became physical therapists because they wanted to help people. That desire to help extends beyond the doors of their clinic with their 14th annual coat drive.

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Is Vaping a Safe Sub for Smoking Tobacco?
Dec22

Is Vaping a Safe Sub for Smoking Tobacco?

Our Animas High School Intern explore whether vaping is a safe substitute for smoking cigarettes, especially in light of the recent vaping-related deaths. Lern what he discovered.

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Why Buy One Xmas Tree? Buy a Forest!
Dec14

Why Buy One Xmas Tree? Buy a Forest!

For the friend or family member who has everything, why not start a new forest for a Christmas present? The San Juan National Forest has gift certificates for seedlings to reforest burn areas.

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Chimney Rock – Ancestral Temple of the Sky
Dec14

Chimney Rock – Ancestral Temple of the Sky

Chimney Rock National Monument is an undiscovered gem located at the southern edge of the San Juan Mountains. At more than 7,000 feet above sea level, the ancient Chimney Rock settlement was the sacred center of astrological and calendrical knowledge for Ancestral Puebloans of the Chaco Canyon. This undiscovered gem is an intimate, off-the-beaten-path archaeological site located at the southern edge of the San Juan Mountains in...

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Festival of Trees Raises $22,000 for CCI
Dec13

Festival of Trees Raises $22,000 for CCI

Hundreds turned out to bid on the sparkling Christmas-tree ornaments and gifts during the annual Festival of Trees fund-raiser for Community Connections.

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