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New Mexico Education Foundation Addresses Teacher Shortages in Region
Jun20

New Mexico Education Foundation Addresses Teacher Shortages in Region

Rural Northern New Mexico and Southwest Colorado are suffering from teacher shortages, particularly in secondary math and science classrooms and special education classrooms. The Three Rivers Education Foundation hopes to put a dent in the problem with a unique teacher-training program for professionals considering a change in their careers. This story is sponsored by Boons Family Thai Barbecue and Pop’s Truck and RV Center

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MONSOON Season starts early this year! Rain is here!!
Jun19

MONSOON Season starts early this year! Rain is here!!

Monsoon season started Friday night which is early for SW Colorado. The Durango Area is expected to receive more than an inch of rain over the weekend. When planning to visit or recreate in the Southwestern United States in the summertime, it’s important to be aware of the afternoon thunderstorms typical of “Monsoon Season“. This time of year should be associated with afternoon rainstorms and lightning, so be prepared and plan...

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Next Few Weeks in Southwest Colorado Packed with Events
Jun15

Next Few Weeks in Southwest Colorado Packed with Events

Get your calendars ready! This week’s Local News Roundup offers a slew of special events to keep you entertained while you support good causes. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas Barbecue and The Cave Man Barber

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Durango Colorado Real Estate
Jun15

Durango Colorado Real Estate

Durango Colorado Real Estate durangocoloradorealestate.com and the SW Colorado Real Estate Region   Meet Deven Meininger Jon Pomeroy custom designed Southwest style home with 360 degree views Gorgeous 13.6 acre parcel in the Horse Gulch system The Sun Building in the heart of downtown Durango Durango Area Commercial Property Search By the La Plata Economic Development Alliance   FUN things to do in Durango and SW Colorado...

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This Week in Coins: Ethereum Slides 11% Despite Ropsten Testnet Merge
Jun14

This Week in Coins: Ethereum Slides 11% Despite Ropsten Testnet Merge

Are we firmly in a Crypto Winter? It was another down week for the leading coins as regulators continued their scrutiny of the industry. The crypto market couldn’t hold on to gains it made last week following eight consecutive weeks of decline. According to CoinMarketCap data, all of the top 10 cryptocurrencies fell in the past week by at least 3% except Cardano (ADA), which is up 6% on the week. Market leader Bitcoin weathered the...

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Anthony Hopkins Adopts Ethereum Name, Asks Snoop Dogg What NFT to Buy
Jun14

Anthony Hopkins Adopts Ethereum Name, Asks Snoop Dogg What NFT to Buy

In brief Anthony Hopkins publicly asked Jimmy Fallon, Snoop Dogg, Reese Witherspoon for shopping advice. Actor was an early Web3 adopter, releasing ‘Zero Contact’ last year via NFT film platform Vuele. Actor Anthony Hopkins was one of the first major Hollywood stars to get into the NFT film space. The storied thespian now appears ready to to dive deeper into the NFT world, sharing his Ethereum Name Service (ENS) name and...

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True Western Rodeo
Jun14

True Western Rodeo

Durango has a rich western history and cowboy culture is still a big part of our community today. The True Western Roundup provides weekly entertainment throughout the summer at the La Plata County Fairgrounds starting June 8th. The stands fill up as classic events are showcased such as Saddle Bronc Riding, Breakaway Roping, Mutton Bustin’, Steer Riding, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, and Bull Riding. On August 3rd, a freestyle bull...

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Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
Jun14

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Abstract Purpose of Review We review the underlying mechanisms and potential benefits of intermittent fasting (IF) from animal models and recent clinical trials. Recent findings Numerous variations of IF exist, and study protocols vary greatly in their interpretations of this weight loss trend. Most human IF studies result in minimal weight loss and marginal improvements in metabolic biomarkers, though outcomes vary. Some animal...

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Suze Orman: This is ‘the No. 1 investment’ to make right now, ‘no matter what’
Jun14

Suze Orman: This is ‘the No. 1 investment’ to make right now, ‘no matter what’

Inflation is at historic highs, well above anything the U.S. has seen since the early 1980s. On Friday, June 10, investors and economists will be watching closely when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its latest consumer price index report, which measures the average change over time in prices paid by consumers for common goods and services. Some experts believe inflation might show signs of cooling off, but Suze Orman, host of...

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Introducing VR: The Case for the Metaverse
Jun14

Introducing VR: The Case for the Metaverse

  ListenAudio Player 00:00 00:00 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. On April 28th, 2022, we listed the Global X Metaverse ETF (VR) on Nasdaq. VR is designed to provide exposure to companies that are positioned to benefit from the development and commercialization of the metaverse. The metaverse is a set of virtual, three dimensional (3D), real-time rendered spaces and simulations that can be experienced...

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Students Seek Support for National SkillsUSA Competition
Jun11

Students Seek Support for National SkillsUSA Competition

SkillsUSA is an organization that assists students from middle school students through college with career and technical education, leadership experience, and more. Durango High School has a long history of successful SkillsUSA students in their local chapter, and after a COVID-related hiatus, club advisor Shaun Smith and a team of six DHS students are headed to the national SkillsUSA Championships in June, paying for and fundraising their way. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by StoneAge Tools and Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado

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Purple Cliffs Homeless Camp “Not Working”
Jun11

Purple Cliffs Homeless Camp “Not Working”

After five years of looking, La Plata County and the City of Durango have found a site to establish a managed camp for residents experiencing homelessness. This story is sponsored by Closets Plus and Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings

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Vermiculturists Want to Worm Their Way into Your Compost
Jun08

Vermiculturists Want to Worm Their Way into Your Compost

Montezuma County residents Frank Dean and Wendy Walker run a worm farm. Yes, WORM farm. Four Corners Worm Farm. And they’re on a mission to introduce worm composting and worm fertilizer as a practice in regenerative agriculture that reduces the amount of waste thrown in landfills and rids the need for chemical pesticides and fertilizers – and provides bait for the occasional fisherman. This story is sponsored by the LOR Foundation of Montezuma and Keesee Motors

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Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot
Jun08

Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot

Summertime in the southwest means blue skies, warm weather, and, unfortunately, drought conditions. Fires already are burning across the Four Corners, so how best do we balance having fun in the sun, with taking precautions and being safe with fires? By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by TBK Bank and Pop’s Truck and RV Center You can visit San Juan County Fire & Rescue, Cortez Fire & Rescue, La Plata County Search & Rescue, and Durango Fire & Rescue for updates

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Will Durango Fire Wind Up at River City Hall After All?
Jun08

Will Durango Fire Wind Up at River City Hall After All?

Emergency services will have to undergo more scrutiny for land-use changes, Men Who Grill returns to Buckley Park, and Durango Arts Center summer camps begin. This story is sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware and ServiceMaster Restore

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600 Dogs Compete in Annual Dog Show in Farmington
Jun04

600 Dogs Compete in Annual Dog Show in Farmington

Dog lovers united for the Durango Kennel Club’s annual American Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show at McGee Park in Farmington. On their best behavior, 600 dogs and their owners, handlers, and judges came from across the United States and Mexico to participate. By Donna K. Hewett. This story is sponsored by Ute Mountain Casino and ServiceMaster Restore

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Grab a Picnic, Blanket, and Kids; Concerts in Buckley Return
Jun04

Grab a Picnic, Blanket, and Kids; Concerts in Buckley Return

Community Concert Hall at the Park returns this summer with free performances every Thursday evening starting on July 16. Find out who will be on stage. This story is sponsored by Alpine Bank.

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DURANGO FARMERS MARKET IS BACK
Jun04

DURANGO FARMERS MARKET IS BACK

NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 30 EVENT DESCRIPTION The Durango Farmers Market offers fresh produce, protein, high-quality artisan crafts and ready to eat food and beverage – all from our local region! Every Saturday from May through October, you can find us in the parking lot of the TBK Bank on 8th Street in between Main Avenue and Camino del Rio. Free Parking is available at the City Transit Center lot. The market opens at 8 am from May...

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ANIMAS RIVER DAYS
Jun04

ANIMAS RIVER DAYS

JUNE 2-5, 2022 ​SANTA RITA PARK, DURANGO, CO   Thursday, June 2nd 1:00 – 2:00 PM Rock Out with Team JK Kids Clinic with Jackson Kayak 3:00 – 5:00 PM Freestyle with Team Jackson Kayak Come play with JK at the Whitewater Park 3:30 – 5:00 PM Rock Out with Team JK Women’s rolling clinic with Jackson Kayak 5:00 – 8:00 PM Kick-Off Party & Silent Auction Live music and annual silent auction at Ska...

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June 2022 Events
Jun04

June 2022 Events

The summer months are in full swing with long, sunny, and warm days! Everyday is a lake or river day. But, if you want something else to do, check out these fun events. On June 11th, run in the Steamworks Half Marathon along the Animas River down County Road 250. The 13.1 mile stretch is rewarded with a pool party at the Durango Sports Club. Food and drinks from Steamworks Brewing and Homeslice are provided for the celebratory...

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