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News Roundup: Gold King Settlement, COVID Surge, Purgy Expansion
Jan18

News Roundup: Gold King Settlement, COVID Surge, Purgy Expansion

San Juan Basin Public Health reports that area ICUs are near capacity. Sunnyside Gold Corporation agreed to a settlement with Colorado on the Gold King Mine Spill. And more. Sponsored by Service Master Restore and Closets Plus

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Unique Bank-Nonprofit Partnership Funds New Businesses
Jan18

Unique Bank-Nonprofit Partnership Funds New Businesses

A unique relationship between the 1st Southwest Bank and a sister community fund provides loans to entrepreneurs who might not otherwise be able to obtain a loan to start a business. Sponsored by Downs, McDonough, Cowan and Foley, LLC and TruWest Auto

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Massachusetts schools are using dogs to detect Covid-19
Jan15

Massachusetts schools are using dogs to detect Covid-19

(CNN)A Massachusetts school district has invited two new police officers to patrol its buildings, only these cops have four paws and aren’t detecting crime. They’re detecting Covid. A pair of specially-trained dogs, 14-month-old labs named Huntah and Duke, began their training in May 2021, and now roam the halls of schools in the Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District. The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office worked...

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19 Balancing Benefits of This Two-Ingredient Morning Tonic
Jan15

19 Balancing Benefits of This Two-Ingredient Morning Tonic

Today’s blog republished from my friends at TheAlternativeDaily is going to explain the potential benefits of a rather unusual daily drink tonic… As you might know from this newsletter previously, real sea salt (not processed refined salt) is actually very good for you in moderate quantities and has many health benefits, including supplying your body with dozens of trace minerals. Science has also proven that moderate levels of sea...

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JAN 7 2022 HEART BEAT OF ZION w M.C. RASTA STEVIE !!! BEST of PLENTY21 vol 1″ uploaded by RASTA STEVIE’s HEARTBEATOFZION
Jan08

JAN 7 2022 HEART BEAT OF ZION w M.C. RASTA STEVIE !!! BEST of PLENTY21 vol 1″ uploaded by RASTA STEVIE’s HEARTBEATOFZION

  New show by RASTA STEVIE’s HEARTBEATOFZION JAN 7 2022 HEART BEAT OF ZION w M.C. RASTA STEVIE !!! BEST … By RASTA STEVIE’s HEARTBEATOFZION #Reggae #Reggae Dancehall … #Roots Reggae #Dub Roots Reggae #Reggae Music The most sought after YEAR IN IRIEview REGGAE RADIO PROGRAM – Its the BEST OF PLENTY21!!! vol 1 !!! BOOM TUNES GALORE from the year of 2021 on KDUR FM’s IRIE FRIDAY strategy from JAHango...

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What existed before the Big Bang?
Jan08

What existed before the Big Bang?

  How our Universe was born from nothing or if there was something that existed before it remains a mystery, but that is not stopping some physicists from trying to figure it out. My understanding is that nothing comes from nothing. For something to exist, there must be material or a component available, and for them to be available, there must be something else available. Where did the material come from that created the Big...

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Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stock Prices Fall as Fed Readies Interest Rate Hike
Jan08

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stock Prices Fall as Fed Readies Interest Rate Hike

  The crypto market cap fell by more than 6% and stocks faltered after the Federal Reserve indicated that interest rates may soon rise. By Jeff Benson “Buy the dip!” Bitcoin proponents will tell you. But how do you know when BTC is done dipping? The price of Bitcoin is down again, shedding over 6% of its price tag in 24 hours. Since December 27, the coin has dropped from nearly $52,000 to $43,500, per data from...

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7 amazing foods that cleanse your liver naturally
Jan05

7 amazing foods that cleanse your liver naturally

  Most of us have an overworked liver that needs a little detox love here and there…  Here are some of the best natural foods that will cleanse your liver naturally… 7 powerful foods that cleanse your liver naturally (new article from our friends at PaleoHacks)   The Death of Black Coffee: Latest studies have found that 1 tiny tweak to your morning coffee puts your body into fat-burning mode for the rest of the...

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Housing 101 Virtual Meeting
Jan05

Housing 101 Virtual Meeting

  As our community takes on the challenge of addressing a housing crisis, we’re offering a presentation on the basic elements of housing — from subsidized solutions to workforce housing to market-rate developments. This will be part of the community outreach effort to get input on a Workforce Housing Investment Plan we are developing to be delivered to the community in March of 2022. This virtual presentation will take...

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Snowdown 2022
Jan04

Snowdown 2022

Winter in Colorado is a long, dark time. Many days you’ll find the sun hiding behind the mountains by midafternoon. Snowdown is a bright spot during the dark winter for Durango. Planning a trip to Durango during Snowdown means bracing yourself for a party of epic proportions. Here are a few things you need to know about Snowdown in Durango:

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PURGATORY DEMO DAY
Jan04

PURGATORY DEMO DAY

Come try all the latest gear! Just $20 for unlimited demos, all day long. Your favorite local shops will be on the mountain offering demos of their newest skis and snowboards. Demos start at 9am, and last demo is at 2:30pm. Come find us right at the base of Lift 1, and be sure to bring a photo ID and $20 cash.

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January 2022 Durango Events
Dec31

January 2022 Durango Events

  A new year, cold weather, and activities galore; January in Durango doesn’t slack in family fun! From snowshoeing, a motorcycle breakfast, and Durango’s own Snowdown festival, you don’t want to miss these events. January 8th Durango Harley Davidson is hosting the Biker Breakfast. Everyone is invited, on a motorcycle or not, for a free (first come, first serve) breakfast provided by the Black Sheep Christian Motorcycle Ministry....

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La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $118,754 in grants to local non-profits in 2021
Dec31

La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approves $118,754 in grants to local non-profits in 2021

  DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation Board approved 38 grants in 2021 totaling $118,754 for non-profit organizations in La Plata and Archuleta counties. In 2020, the board approved 44 grants totaling $115,785. Recipients of the 2021 grants were 4Core, Animas High School, Aspire Medical Services, Bear Smart Durango, Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County, Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado, Chimney...

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Visualizing the $94 Trillion World Economy in One Chart
Dec27

Visualizing the $94 Trillion World Economy in One Chart

The $94 Trillion World Economy in One Chart View the expanded version of this infographic. Just four countries—the U.S., China, Japan, and Germany—make up over half of the world’s economic output by gross domestic product (GDP) in nominal terms. In fact, the GDP of the U.S. alone is greater than the combined GDP of 170 countries. How do the different economies of the world compare? In this visualization we look at GDP by country in...

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New Years at Purgatory – Parade and Fireworks
Dec21

New Years at Purgatory – Parade and Fireworks

Parade & Fireworks: At dusk (around 6pm), come out to the beach for the spectacular torchlight parade down the mountain. Then we light up the night sky with an amazing fireworks display! Date: December 31, 2016 Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm Location: Purgatory Mountain Durango loves a party, and we have a great one on New Year’s Eve at Purgatory Resort. Apres-Ski: Festivities start with live Music by the Kirk James Band, 2:30-5:30pm...

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The Hive Indoor Skate Park
Dec21

The Hive Indoor Skate Park

The Hive Indoor Skate Park is open, offering open skate and skate lessons. Waivers required. For schedule and online waiver, go to https://www.thehivedgo.org/upcoming-events The Hive is a great youth focused non-profit providing skate and art activities for Durango area kids.  Check them out! Skate Lesson are at The Hive Skatepark on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 4:00-5:00PM

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The Polar Express Runs Through January 1st
Dec21

The Polar Express Runs Through January 1st

Join the Durango Train for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story about a child’s Christmas Eve journey aboard a vintage steam train as it departs the station in Durango and sets off for the North Pole to pick up Santa. Once onboard, the chefs will serve hot chocolate and a sweet treat and you will enjoy a reading of The Polar Express by your conductor, Once at the North Pole you will see an incredible light show set...

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7 Superfoods to Eat to Live Longer
Dec18

7 Superfoods to Eat to Live Longer

  These superfoods can help you stave off disease and remain healthier as you age by Kimberly Goad, AARP, December 9, 2021 There’s a reason the Mediterranean diet has been dubbed the longevity diet. Research shows that people who follow the eating plan — which favors fresh foods over processed — tend to live not just long lives, but long, healthy lives. Not coincidentally, it’s also the one most followed by people who live in the...

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Durango School District 9-R and LPEA launch Colorado’s first vehicle-to-grid enabled electric school bus
Dec18

Durango School District 9-R and LPEA launch Colorado’s first vehicle-to-grid enabled electric school bus

    DURANGO, Colo. – Durango School District 9-R and La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will today launch the area’s first electric – and Colorado’s first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) enabled – school bus. In February 2021, District 9-R was awarded a grant of $328,803 through the Regional Air Quality Council’s (RAQC) ALT Fuels Colorado program. Augmented with $120,000 from LPEA to cover electric charging infrastructure, the...

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LPEA experiencing widespread outages throughout service territory
Dec15

LPEA experiencing widespread outages throughout service territory

  DURANGO, Colo. – La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) has been experiencing widespread outages in our service territory since roughly 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. As of 7:30 a.m., we have 26 outages impacting 1,452 members. The primary cause of the outages are high winds, downed trees, and damaged LPEA equipment. Crews have been fully dispatched and are working to restore power, though inclement weather and road...

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