Durango Local NEWS by LNN

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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How Stress Affects Your Weight
Mar07

How Stress Affects Your Weight

Stress can contribute to weight gain. PHD Weight Loss and Nutrition founder Ashley Lucas explains how controlling your stress can help you lose weight.

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New City Manager’s First Goal: Rebuild Trust
Mar07

New City Manager’s First Goal: Rebuild Trust

José Madrigal wants to rebuild residents’ trust in the City of Durango through transparency in the city’s finances and decision-making processes, and he wants and expects accountability for meeting the goals that the community wants accomplished.

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9-R Board Selects Superintendent Finalists
Mar04

9-R Board Selects Superintendent Finalists

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education has narrowed its field of 28 applicants to three finalists in its search for a new superintendent, and it invites the public to meet the candidates during a Zoom community forum scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, March 8. Reporter: Deborah Uroda. Editor, Zach Marqua.

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LPEA Wire: Capital Credit Refunds, Go Paperless, and more
Mar02

LPEA Wire: Capital Credit Refunds, Go Paperless, and more

In this March edition of #LPEAwire, see if LPEA owes you a capital credit refund, switch to paperless and win a prize, and the best hours to call LPEA for quick service.

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Women’s History Month Revival a Year Later
Mar02

Women’s History Month Revival a Year Later

Women’s History Month activities had to be put on hold last March because of Colorado’s stay-at-home orders at the beginning of the pandemic. But the Women’s Resource Center is picking up where it left off with small, socially distanced activities in celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

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Animas River, Three Springs Trail Connection in the Works
Mar01

Animas River, Three Springs Trail Connection in the Works

Durango Parks and Recreation will launch a number of major improvements this year including Durango Mesa Park, pickleball courts at Three Springs, and completion of the Animas River Trail to Three Springs.

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Vaccinations for Teachers Begin
Feb28

Vaccinations for Teachers Begin

Durango School District 9-R got approval to start vaccinations for teachers and staff beginning Feb. 13. San Juan Basin Public Health and Albertson’s helped to facilitate the first round of vaccines at Escalante Middle School and Durango High School for 9R teachers, staff, and faculty.

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Summer Means Highway Construction
Feb24

Summer Means Highway Construction

When the orange safety cones start popping up, you know it’s summer, and this year will be no different when Camino del Rio undergoes a $4 million safety upgrade.

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Local Chef Creates Tempeh for Sale
Feb23

Local Chef Creates Tempeh for Sale

Local chef, Maddalena Tummenaro, faced a life-threatening bacterial infection that had to be treated with a long-course of intravenous antibiotics that she says literally destroyed the good bacteria in her digestive system, so she started making tempeh to restore her health. Now she sells her creations under the label of Luv Tempeh.

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Talk about On-the-Job Training
Feb23

Talk about On-the-Job Training

The Demon Boys Basketball team had three days of pre-season play to get used to each other before they started playing games. But that hasn’t stopped them from developing the team spirit they share.

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Hometown Sound: (DJ) Calvin Debuts New Series on Local Musicians
Feb19

Hometown Sound: (DJ) Calvin Debuts New Series on Local Musicians

This local duo is comprised of a guitarist, a bassist, and whole lot of groovy, electronic sound. (DJ) Calvin performs two of their original songs and discusses the unique sound they bring to our hometown of Durango. We hope you enjoy the first ever edition of Hometown Sound, a brand new video series featuring local musicians. Featured Songs: “Groovy B****” and “Write Me A Letter”

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Dolores Twins Carry On Family Rodeo Tradition
Feb19

Dolores Twins Carry On Family Rodeo Tradition

Rylee and Jaida Woody love horses, so much so, that they spend hours every week riding and training their four horses to compete in rodeos, the third generation in their family to do so.

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More than $64,500 in LPEA bill-assistance funds disbursed to 860 local families
Feb18

More than $64,500 in LPEA bill-assistance funds disbursed to 860 local families

More than $64,500 in LPEA bill-assistance funds disbursed to 860 local families DURANGO, Colo. – Two bill-assistance efforts lead by La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) – the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and the Giving Tree Program – have disbursed nearly $65,000 in funds to support more than 860 LPEA members in need. Originally approved by the LPEA Board of Directors in March 2020, the $50,000 LPEA COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund...

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Four Seasons Winter Farmers Market Brings Summer to Winter
Feb18

Four Seasons Winter Farmers Market Brings Summer to Winter

Locally grown tomatoes in winter? Fresh-picked lettuce, arugula, kale in February? Yes, you can find them at the Four Seasons Winter Farmers Market every Saturday.

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Colorado Pet Pantry Helps Pet Owners Feed their Furry Friends
Feb16

Colorado Pet Pantry Helps Pet Owners Feed their Furry Friends

The Colorado Pet Pantry now has distribution points in Southwest Colorado and pet owners who are having trouble keeping food bowls filled can pick up free pet food to help.

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