Durango Local NEWS by LNN

Is a real estate investment right for you?
May11

Is a real estate investment right for you?

Dan Korman, founder of Alpenglow Properties, discusses the pros and cons of buying a house as a rental property, vacation rental, or corporate rental. Sponsored by Alpenglow Properties.

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Durango Trains Converts from Steam to Oil
May11

Durango Trains Converts from Steam to Oil

Chris Brophy, the Roundhouse foreman tells us about how coal is used to create steam to power the trains, normally. However now the railroad is going to be converting their engines to gasoline power. This will allow for safer travel, fire prevention and no longer needing to rely on sources for coal. Filmed and Editted by Tucker Cocchiarella. Sponsored by Durango Party Rental and 2180 Lighting & Design

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Looking for a Job? Consider Becoming a Home-Health-Care Professional
May10

Looking for a Job? Consider Becoming a Home-Health-Care Professional

The home-health-care industry is expected to grow exponentially during the next five to 10 years, so if you’re looking for a job or career change, local home-health-care professionals say a rewarding position in the field is available right now. Sponsored by Whole Health Family Medicine and Tafoya Barrett and Associates.

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City to Thin Forests in Wildland-Urban Borders
May09

City to Thin Forests in Wildland-Urban Borders

The City of Durango, in partnership with residents and seven local, state, and federal agencies, will thin forests adjacent to high-density developments this summer to reduce fire danger. Sponsored by The Payroll Department and Kroegers Ace Hardware.

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Job Searching in a Pandemic
May05

Job Searching in a Pandemic

With unemployment claims making the news almost as often as surges in the coronavirus, what are local employment agencies doing to help job seekers find jobs? By Hannah Robertson. Sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and The Payroll Department.

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What to Eat for Lunch to Stay on Your Health Plan
May05

What to Eat for Lunch to Stay on Your Health Plan

Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, offers lunch menu ideas to keep your new healthy eating habits on track and to avoid that afternoon slump. Sponsored by PHD Weight Loss.

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Shift to Level Blue
May04

Shift to Level Blue

What does the change from the COVID State Dial to the local guidelines called “Level Blue” mean for San Juan Basin residents? By Hannah Robertson. Sponsored by FASTSIGNS and Carver Brewing Company.

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Opening Day for Paragliding on Smelter Mountain
May03

Opening Day for Paragliding on Smelter Mountain

Jeremiah St. Ours talks about the importance of the winter closure on Smelter, Paragliding Safety, and the joy of free-flight for the community. Sponsored by 2180 Lighting & Design Studio and Carver Brewing Company. Filmed and Edited by Tucker Cocchiarella.

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May Updates from LPEA Wire: 5 Top Tips to Stay Safe Around Electricity
May03

May Updates from LPEA Wire: 5 Top Tips to Stay Safe Around Electricity

On average, one person dies every day in the United States from electricity-related injuries. May is National Electric Safety Month, and to help you stay safe around electricity, here are 5 electric safety tips from LPEA’s VP of Operations Jerry Sutherlin.

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Humane Society Expecting; Time for a Baby Shower
Apr29

Humane Society Expecting; Time for a Baby Shower

Hundreds of baby animals will soon be raining on the La Plata County Humane Society with the annual springtime deluge of just-born puppies and kittens. They’ll need food, health care, toys, and warm blankets, so the humane society is throwing a baby shower May 1-8. Sponsored by Durango Party Rental and Carver Brewing Company.

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Two Additional Carriers to Depart DRO
Apr29

Two Additional Carriers to Depart DRO

Get ready for lower fares, airline passengers. Two more airlines will arrive and depart from the Durango La Plata County Airport this summer. And one carrier will offer a “teaser” fare to Denver at only $19 one-way. Sponsored by Kroeger’s Ace Hardware and The Timbers at Edgemont Highlands.

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Pandemic Bump-Outs Allow Restaurants to Survive
Apr28

Pandemic Bump-Outs Allow Restaurants to Survive

Derailed Pour House owner Lisa Gibson says the ability to add seats outdoors in city-approved bump-outs has allowed her restaurant to survive the pandemic, and she hopes they’re here to stay. Sponsored by Durango Party Rental and Whole Health Family Medicine.

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Hometown Sound: Stillhouse Junkies Burn Down The Distillery
Apr27

Hometown Sound: Stillhouse Junkies Burn Down The Distillery

Stillhouse Junkies returns to the very distillery where it all began for this band. Guitarist and Mandolinist Fred Kosak, Fiddler Alissa Wolf, and Bassist Cody Tinnin, perform original songs rich with the sounds of blues, roots, bluegrass and a vibe distinctive of Southwest Colorado. Featured Songs: “Johnny Mac” “Burn It Down” Special thank you to Durango Craft Spirits Audio Engineer: Jeff Jones Videography: Zachary Marqua, Cooper Stowers, Gabe Powel

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Demon Girls Tennis Players Confident about Successful Season
Apr26

Demon Girls Tennis Players Confident about Successful Season

Tennis season starts at the end of April for the Durango High School girls tennis team. Yes, they’re looking forward to playing well, but they’re in it for the love of the sport. Sponsored by Durango Dental, Cryomedspa, Four Corners Eye Clinic, Durango Hot Springs, and First Southwest Bank.

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Classic Cars Owners Passionate about Their Rides
Apr23

Classic Cars Owners Passionate about Their Rides

With shiny re-built motors and new paint jobs, classic cars are certainly works of art – and works of the heart. Sponsored by Kessee Motors and Choice Building Supply.

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Silverton Excursions Resume
Apr22

Silverton Excursions Resume

All aboard! The Durango & Silverton Train will resume round-trip excursions to Silverton this summer. Sponsored Carver’s Brewing and The Timbers at Edgemont Highlands

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Are You Prepared for an Evacuation?
Apr21

Are You Prepared for an Evacuation?

Wildfire season is upon us. Are you prepared to leave your home in a moment’s notice? Firefighters with the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District and residents in the Los Ranchitos subdivision recently practiced an evacuation drill. Find out how it went. Sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware and FASTSIGNS.

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Durango Trails Launches New Education Campaign on Earth Day
Apr20

Durango Trails Launches New Education Campaign on Earth Day

If it seems like your favorite hiking or biking trail has become more crowded lately, it has. Users on Durango-area trails has increased significantly, and so have conflicts. That’s why Durango Trails, in partnership with Alpine Bank and Ska Brewing, will launch a new trail-etiquette education campaign on Earth Day. Sponsored by Alpine Bank

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Colorado Remains Diligent with Boat Inspections
Apr14

Colorado Remains Diligent with Boat Inspections

Colorado waterways are free of the prolific – and damaging – quagga and zebra mussels, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to keep it that way with continued boat inspections and the boating public’s cooperation. Sponsored by The Payroll Department and Big-O Tires.

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New Carrier and New Routes for DRO. Welcome back Frontier!
Apr13

New Carrier and New Routes for DRO. Welcome back Frontier!

Tony Vicari, Aviation Director for the  Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) just announced today that Frontier Airlines will be establishing year-round nonstop service between Durango and Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS), and seasonal nonstop service to Denver International Airport (DEN). Service to Denver will start June 4, 2021, and service to Las Vegas will start June 11, 2021. Flights to Las Vegas will be operated...

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