DLN News

Bond Extension to Update School Bldgs
Aug10

Bond Extension to Update School Bldgs

Durango School District 9-Rhas had to cut its operting budget by $4 million. But it plans to ask voters to extend its 2002 bond to ensure enough capital revenues to keep school buildings from deteriorating.

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Five Easy Ideas to Update Your House
Aug10

Five Easy Ideas to Update Your House

Simple steps like using energy-efficient light builbs, spiffying up your landscaping, or remodeling your bathroom and kitchen can add value to your home, whether you want to sell or stay a while.

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Dishing Up Dirt with $100,000 State Grant
Aug10

Dishing Up Dirt with $100,000 State Grant

Durango’s Table to Farm Compost has ramped up its production of artisan soil made from local food scraps-turned-compost thanks to a $100,000 state health department grant for projects that divert waste from landfills.

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Cooking Up Success at DGO Artisan Foods
Aug10

Cooking Up Success at DGO Artisan Foods

A small artisan food manufacturer produces its own line of hot sauces, salsa, and spice mixes, but it also helps other food entrepreneurs develop their recipes to bring to market in their commercial kitchen.

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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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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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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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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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Jazz on the Hill
Oct26

Jazz on the Hill

This year’s Jazz on the Hill promises great food and great entertainment by torch-singer Storm Strong.

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Music in The Mountains – The Show Will Go On!
Jul12

Music in The Mountains – The Show Will Go On!

The Music in the Mountains Festival is ready for audiences. All it needs now are ticket sales.

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Lake Nighthorse Opens April 1
Mar23

Lake Nighthorse Opens April 1

The Durango Parks and Recreation Department has developed a compromise between wakeless-water advocates and motorized boaters.

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HEALTHY LIVING: Healthy Menu Suggestions for Kids
Mar16

HEALTHY LIVING: Healthy Menu Suggestions for Kids

Need some healthy menu tips for picky eaters? Ashley Lucas offers some suggestions in this edition of Healthy Living.

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