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The San Juan Symphony Begins its Season with “Bolero!”
Nov07

The San Juan Symphony Begins its Season with “Bolero!”

San Juan Symphony opened their 37th season with a program devoted to French composers. Big and bold, it was the symphony’s largest assemblage in years, featuring Lili Boulanger, Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Arthur Honegger, and the concert’s center piece: Maurice Ravel’s Bolermo! By Donna K. Hewett.

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Durango Colorado Real Estate
Nov06

Durango Colorado Real Estate

Durango Colorado Real Estate durangocoloradorealestate.com and the SW Colorado Real Estate Region   Meet Carol Click Featuring Unique Durango Properties   Elegant, custom log home located in the exclusive gated community of Windom Ranch. Beautiful aspen wooded lot with great views MOTEL SOCO and the POPULAR EL CAMINO LOUNGE AND MUSIC VENUE Durango Area Commercial Property Search By the La Plata Economic Development Alliance...

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Meet Carol Click of Mesa Verde Realty
Nov06

Meet Carol Click of Mesa Verde Realty

Not only am I your resort area real estate expert – I can tell you the best places to hike, fish, paddle-board, golf, dine and have a “night out”! With a full service and . . .

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ANNUAL SKI SWAP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022
Nov03

ANNUAL SKI SWAP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION More than 10,000 items to choose from! New and used ski and snowboard equipment for sale at prices that cannot be beat. In addition to the vendors, local individuals will have their equipment for sale as well. Buyers will experience further bonus as they discover hiking gear, packs, car racks, and many other items. Swap proceeds are used for community group donations, patrol medical supplies, patrol equipment,...

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The 1st ever Election Day Blood Moon lunar eclipse is coming on Nov. 8
Nov03

The 1st ever Election Day Blood Moon lunar eclipse is coming on Nov. 8

This will be the second and final lunar eclipse of 2022. Early on Election Day morning, early risers will have an opportunity to observe the November Beaver Moon undergo a total eclipse. This will be the second lunar eclipse this year; the last one took place on May 16, 2022(opens in new tab). You may want to try and catch this one next week as there won’t be another total lunar eclipse until March 14, 2025. The lunar...

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Durango-area real estate prices increase in third quarter
Nov03

Durango-area real estate prices increase in third quarter

The median price for a La Plata County home was $609,750 during the third quarter of 2022. (Durango Herald file) Lack of housing inventory proves problematic for homebuyers Durango real estate prices increased during the third quarter of 2022 compared to 2021. But with an increase in sale prices, there was a decrease in the number of units sold in most areas in and around Durango, according to sales data from Durango Area Association...

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Bee Pollen: A Survival Food With Extraordinary Health Benefits
Nov03

Bee Pollen: A Survival Food With Extraordinary Health Benefits

Bee pollen is the male seed of a flower blossom, collected by honey bees and combined with the insects’ digestive enzymes. It’s a mixture of sticky pollen granules that can contain up to five million pollen spores each. It is one of my favorite natural health and survival foods and packs a powerful punch in each spoonful. Raved by many as a perfect superfood, bee pollen is considered one of nature’s most complete foods when it comes...

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Energy Awareness, EDIE Awards Announced
Nov02

Energy Awareness, EDIE Awards Announced

EnergySmart Colorado is offering free energy assessments to residents as the weather turns colder, LPEA has opened applications for high school juniors to represent the Coop at the National Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. this summer. A new website is launched for the River City Hall project, and the 2022 EDIE Awards are announced. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Law Firm of Downs, McDonough, Cowan, and Foley and Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings

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Local Recognized by Red Cross
Nov02

Local Recognized by Red Cross

Karin Romero, the Aquatics Coordinator at the Community Recreation Center, was recently awarded the National Lifesaving Award by the Red Cross, one of the highest awards from the organization. The award recognized Romero’s lifesaving work when a 5-year-old boy was drowning at the Recreation Center pool this summer. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by 2180 Lighting and Design Studio and Pop’s Truck and RV Center

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Fort Lewis College Mountain Bike Team Wins National Titles
Oct30

Fort Lewis College Mountain Bike Team Wins National Titles

Fort Lewis College placed second overall at the 2022 Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships at Purgatory Resort, while winning gold medals in the Women’s Downhill and Team Relay disciplines. USA Cycling sanctioned the racing. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by StoneAge and Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado

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Needham Teacher Receives Esteemed Award
Oct30

Needham Teacher Receives Esteemed Award

Tiffany Miera, a fifth-grade math teacher at Needham Elementary School, is one of this year’s Milken Educator Award recipients, an award given to teachers who show exemplary teaching, leadership, and a drive for excellence in education. The award, which includes a $25,000 cash prize, was presented to Miera during an assembly in front of the entire school so that everyone could celebrate her success. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Tafoya Barrett & Associates

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Nominations and Awards Across Durango
Oct30

Nominations and Awards Across Durango

Durango Transit Director Sarah Hill has been recognized as a Colorado Transit Champion of the Year. Durango Rocks nominations are due by October 31st, so make sure to nominate your favorite local business by then. And new traffic calming measures are in place at West Park Avenue as part of a pilot project to address speeding by motorists in the area. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Kroeger’s Ace Hardware and Ute Mountain Casino Hotel

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Mountain Living in Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Oct29

Mountain Living in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Mountain Living in Pagosa Springs, Colorado Pagosa Springs is located in Southwest Colorado, nestled between the San Juan Mountains and the Weminuche Wilderness.  Pagosa enjoys more than 300 days blue skies and sunshine per year! We have four distinct seasons.  Our warmest month is July, with an average daytime high temperature at 83.1 F degrees and average low at 45.2 degrees.  Our coldest month is January, with a high of 37.9...

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GROOVY, RETRO 16 ROOM HOTEL FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET!!
Oct29

GROOVY, RETRO 16 ROOM HOTEL FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET!!

  FULLY RENOVATED CLEAN, REFRESHING, GROOVY, RETRO, 1961 16 ROOM, 18 BATH MOTEL KNOWN AS MOTEL SOCO and the POPULAR EL CAMINO LOUNGE AND MUSIC VENUE IS OFFERED FOR SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE HUGE SAN JUAN MOUNTAIN VIEWS REALLY GIVE YOU A ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH!! This fully renovated motel, lounge and music venue is packed on a daily basis with little room to get in if you don’t get there early. Almost 7 acres of prime multi...

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Can Dogs See Ghosts?
Oct27

Can Dogs See Ghosts?

While there are people who believe in the paranormal, have you ever wondered whether your dog is able to sense the spirits? After all, canines have extraordinary senses that are much sharper than a human’s. And wouldn’t it be comforting to know that your dog is able to detect a loved one who has passed on? As much as we’d like to believe there is some truth to the idea that dogs can sense the paranormal, the scientific answer is that...

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Samhain Newsletter
Oct27

Samhain Newsletter

Samhain Greetings my friends,   The time period, between Oct. 31st and Nov. 2nd is one of the most widely celebrated ancient traditions honoring our ongoing connection with ancestors and loved ones who have passed. Samhain meaning ‘summer’s end’ heralds the thinning of the veil between the seen and unseen worlds. Most of us have heard of or participated in the celebration of the Day of the Dead in Mexico or here in the US....

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Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
Oct27

Hauntings & History Ghost Tour

Join Horsefly History Tours on a special haunted underground tour this Halloween. You’ll hear true ghost stories from the buildings and businesses on Main Avenue as you explore. Highlights of the tour include the saloon block, where the ghost of a murdered sheriff still lingeres, a sporting girl still wanders a building where her throat was slashed, and a little boy still plays and runs around the halls of an old hotel where...

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Is the US facing a potential ‘tripledemic’ of flu, RSV and COVID-19?
Oct27

Is the US facing a potential ‘tripledemic’ of flu, RSV and COVID-19?

As summer ended and the United States headed into the fall and winter, doctors were worried Americans would see a “twindemic” — a situation in which both flu and COVID-19 spread at the same time. But experts told ABC News the country may now be facing the threat of a “tripledemic” as doctors see an early rise in other pediatric respiratory viruses, particularly respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. MORE: Flu...

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What is RSV?
Oct27

What is RSV?

  Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a contagious virus that is usually mild, but can severely affect the lungs and respiratory airways in older adults While you may not have heard of it yet, RSV is not a new virus and may be more of a health concern than you think—even if you’re healthy. And if you’re aged 60 or older, you can get RSV. But don’t worry, by coming here you’ve taken a savvy first step toward learning...

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CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2022
Oct27

CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION The little ghost and goblins fill the streets of Downtown Durango on October 31 for the Children’s Halloween Event. This is a fun and safe option for kids to trick or treat in costume at nearly 100 participating merchants. This event is for children 10 and under, accompanied by an adult, and in costume. LOCATION Downtown Durango Durango, CO

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