Education

IT’S YOUR MONEY: How Much Should Your Borrow for College?
Sep20

IT’S YOUR MONEY: How Much Should Your Borrow for College?

Pat Barrett with Tafoya Barrett & Associates offers advice for figuring how much debt you should assume to obtain your college degree.

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Astronaut snaps picture of Hurricane Florence as it makes landfall
Sep17

Astronaut snaps picture of Hurricane Florence as it makes landfall

Astronaut Ricky Arnold, who has been keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station, shared a majestic view of the giant spiral early Friday. “#HurricaneFlorence makes landfall this morning,” the NASA spaceman tweeted to his almost 50,000 followers. Arnold, 54, a flight engineer and former science teacher in Maryland, is part of Expedition 55 that launched to the ISS in March. On Wednesday, he tweeted...

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Watch the Awesome Way in Which Plants Defend Themselves Against Threats
Sep17

Watch the Awesome Way in Which Plants Defend Themselves Against Threats

https://durangodowntown.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/m52vp21gl6j9e51f2isb.mp4   We tend to think of plants as helpless, passive green blobs, but a fascinating new study, in which scientists used fluorescent light to visualize alarm signals within plants, shows how our photosynthesizing friends are able to mobilize their defenses. New research published today in Science is providing an unprecedented view of the signaling action that...

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Sep13

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Should you be tested for prostate cancer? That depends . . .

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OTZI, the 5,300-year old Tyrolean Iceman Mummy and the World’s Oldest Tattoos
Sep05

OTZI, the 5,300-year old Tyrolean Iceman Mummy and the World’s Oldest Tattoos

In this second presentation of the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society’s John W, Sanders Lecture Series, Aaron Deter-Wolf, Prehistoric Archaeologist, Tennessee Division of Archaeology, will discuss “Otzi, the 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman Mummy and the World’s Oldest Tattoos”  Since his recovery from an Alpine glacier in 1991, the ice mummy known as “Otzi” has come to represent a triumph of modern scientific analysis. ...

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Planet Nine may exist, but it might be hiding behind Neptune
Sep04

Planet Nine may exist, but it might be hiding behind Neptune

Evidence for Planet Nine continues to mount, but there may be a good reason why scientists have yet to find it  – it may be hiding. In October 2017, NASA released a statement saying that Planet Nine may be 20 times further from the Sun than Neptune is, going so far as to say “it is now harder to imagine our solar system without a Planet Nine than with one.” But the reason it may not yet have been found is due to that same...

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30 Years of Leave No Trace
Aug24

30 Years of Leave No Trace

The San Juan Mountain Association celebrates 30 years of sharing the ‘leave-no-trace’ philosophy with wilderness users.

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It All Starts with Good Night’s Sleep
Aug24

It All Starts with Good Night’s Sleep

The foundation of your students’ academic success is a good night sleep and a healthy lifestyle.

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IT’S YOUR MONEY: Get Inspired
Jul20

IT’S YOUR MONEY: Get Inspired

Find it difficult to plan for your financial future? Brad Tafoya with Tafoya Barrett and Associates knows how to inspire a change in your financial planning.

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Pueblo to Offer Bachelor’s in Nursing
Jun15

Pueblo to Offer Bachelor’s in Nursing

Pueblo Community College will offer bachelor’s degrees in nursing beginning Fall 2019.

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The Importance of Wildfire Mitigation
Jun14

The Importance of Wildfire Mitigation

Durango has made national headlines this week as the 416 Fire has erupted just north of town. This fire is the stark reminder that it’s crucial to employ fire mitigation strategies, especially if you live in an area that is surrounded by forest. Many local properties border undeveloped land, or contain high levels of trees and brush, thus creating flammable environments. What is wildfire mitigation? This is the idea that the...

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Bridging the Divide: Growing from the Ashes
Jun14

Bridging the Divide: Growing from the Ashes

Wolf Creek Ski Area & South Fork Visitor Center | 5:00pm – 8:00pm Join local forest and fire experts to learn about wildland fire management, explore the impacts and recovery from the West Fork and Million fires, and understand how to protect your home from future fires. On June 22 from 5:00-8:00pm, evening fire discussions at the Wolf Creek Ski Area will be followed by a FREE BBQ and local beer from both sides of the...

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You Are Ordered to Evacuate
Jun01

You Are Ordered to Evacuate

What would you grab first? Your photo album? Your jewelry? Your pets? WRONG!

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Story Hour at James Ranch
Jun01

Story Hour at James Ranch

Young children and their families will learn about ranch and animal safety, watch milking, and hear darling stories about farms and ranches read by an experienced and loving mother. James Ranch | 10:00am – 11:00am Address: 33846 US-550, Durango, CO 81301 Each Wednesday starting June 6, 2018 thru Wednesday August 22, 2018 Original post courtesy of...

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Sunscreen: Six ingredients to avoid this summer
May26

Sunscreen: Six ingredients to avoid this summer

What’s in Your Sunscreen: Six Ingredients to Avoid This Summer Article courtesy of Dr. Amy Myer’s MD As we head into a holiday weekend and the peak of summer, you’re bound to be stocking up on sunscreen to protect your family during long days at the lake or by the pool. However, the sunscreen that you’re about to buy and slather on yourself and your children likely contains harmful and toxic chemicals that might actually cause...

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It’s Your Money: Overcoming Financial Fears
May18

It’s Your Money: Overcoming Financial Fears

Durango Financial Advisor Brad Tafoya talks about overcoming preconceived notions about money that may be hold you back.

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Down on the Farm
May11

Down on the Farm

The Old Fort Farm hosted its first-ever Farm Field Day, and a small but attentive audience saw how hand-held, horse-drawn and tractor-drawn plows work.

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Oil Portrait Painting Workshop
May11

Oil Portrait Painting Workshop

Learn a Practical Approach to a Realistic Portrait $125 This class will focus on the grisaille method of oil painting. In the class we will cover: * what a grissaille is * variations like the brunaille and the verdaille methods, and each application * variations on washes, glazes, and veilings. * finish a grissaille painting and begin color layering Learn to paint from photos as if they were live models. The focus in this class will...

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May – Stroke Awareness Month
May01

May – Stroke Awareness Month

Signs and Symptoms of Stroke Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke is the first step to ensuring medical help is received immediately. For each minute a stroke goes untreated and blood flow to the brain continues to be blocked, a person loses about 1.9 million neurons. This could mean that a person’s speech, movement, memory, and so much more can be affected. FAST is an easy way to remember and identify the most common symptoms...

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Mesa Verde Tour Tickets Now Available in Durango
Apr27

Mesa Verde Tour Tickets Now Available in Durango

No more long, frustrating waits for ranger-led tour tickets at Mesa Verde National Park. The museum association has opened a kiosk

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