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Southwest Colorado Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (SCCORR) has an online survey
Mar30

Southwest Colorado Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (SCCORR) has an online survey

What are YOUR thoughts on conservation and outdoor recreation in southwest Colorado? Southwest Colorado Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (SCCORR) has an online survey, designed to gather input from residents and visitors on the main opportunities and challenges they see facing conservation and outdoor recreation in southwest Colorado.  The Citizen Survey will be available until the end of April. But don’t wait!...

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Mancos Common Press Ventures into Affordable Housing
Mar29

Mancos Common Press Ventures into Affordable Housing

Mancos Common Press sits at the intersection of art and historical preservation. Over the past decade, the organization has revived the old Mancos Times-Tribune building and supported a thriving artist community around letterpress and printing. Now, they are expanding into affordable housing, with the new Mancos Commons project which will be completed in May. The Mancos Commons includes three one-bedroom apartments and additional studio space for the Press. By Ilana Newman. This story is sponsored by Keesee Motors and Lor Foundation.

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HAND TO GOD Mar 29-31, 2024
Mar27

HAND TO GOD Mar 29-31, 2024

EVENT DESCRIPTION Get your tickets to the exciting HAND TO GOD Show written by Robert Askins and Directed by Michael McKelvey. A Description: In the tiny, conservative town of Cypress, Texas, the shy, mild-mannered Jason is just trying to be a good son. When he joins his mother Margery’s Christian Puppet Ministry at the local church, Jason discovers a burgeoning talent for puppetry, and it seems like things, after his father’s sudden...

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DURANGO CELTIC FESTIVAL
Mar27

DURANGO CELTIC FESTIVAL

  TICKETING INFORMATION The Durango Celtic Festival is back and we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary! This year we will feature a number of multi-award bands from across the pond, including The Jeremiahs, One For The Foxes, SuperTrad, and Heron Valley, along with many other Celtic musicians. Get ready for three full days of memorable performances along with workshops, ceilidh dancing, and late-night sessions. This is a family...

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This Is the Method Behind My Memecoin Success
Mar27

This Is the Method Behind My Memecoin Success

From the outside, memecoins may look like a madhouse. You’ll recall that memecoins are digital assets based on memes — ideas, behaviors or styles that gain spontaneous popularity, causing them to explode like wildfire across social media. And since there is no fundamental value underpinning the trading price of a memecoin, this sector can easily feel like a giant casino, where both the house and other players are acting against you...

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Spring Clean-Up Starts April 1st
Mar27

Spring Clean-Up Starts April 1st

The City of Durango’s annual spring clean-up, starting April 1st, encourages residents to prepare items like furniture and large appliances for collection, reminding them to separate yard waste from scrap metal and follow guidelines for placement. United Airlines is launching seasonal nonstop flights from George Bush International Airport in Houston to Durango-La Plata County Airport, providing more travel options for passengers from Southeast Texas. Colorado’s fishing license sale for 2024-2025 introduces a new regulation for Hermosa Creek, while Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado invites everyone to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a gala on April 18th. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Sky Ute Casino and Dunkin Donuts.

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A terrific commercial investment (property only) in Durango, CO
Mar26

A terrific commercial investment (property only) in Durango, CO

Amazing opportunity to purchase 1.855 acres on a very high visibility state highway, a beautifully remodeled building with 6 offices, 2 bathrooms, a kitchenette area with a dishwasher and a large section with RV supplies and accessories for sale and for electric bike rentals. There is a second office building with 2 offices and a bathroom. The heated service area has tall overhead doors and is approximately 2730 square feet providing...

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La Plata County Fairgrounds
Mar26

La Plata County Fairgrounds

A look inside the La Plata County Fairgrounds, a historic hub of community events and engagement in Durango, Colorado. Learn about the array of activities offered, from rodeos and 4-H fairs to educational programs facilitated by Colorado State University Extension. Discover the fairgrounds’ commitment to affordability and accessibility, making it the perfect venue for all types of gatherings. By Sadie Smith. This story is sponsored by Alpine Bank.

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Celebrating National Cocktail Month
Mar26

Celebrating National Cocktail Month

Warmer days mean a switch in cocktail menus across the southwest. As National Cocktail Month gives way to April, bar managers add fresh and light flavors to their menus. San Juan Sips Owner Stephanie Sarussi takes a floral approach to spring drinks. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware and Serious Texas BBQ.

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Uncompahgre River Annual Benefit
Mar22

Uncompahgre River Annual Benefit

The 8th annual benefit for the Uncompahgre River and 18th Annual F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour recently took place in Ridgway, Colorado, supporting the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership. Attendees enjoyed diverse fly-fishing films while contributing to restoration projects and education initiatives aimed at enhancing the health of the watershed. Policymakers, including State Senator Cleave Simpson, emphasized the importance of protecting water resources amidst legal and environmental challenges. By Sadie Smith. This story is sponsored by Sky Ute Casino Resort and Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

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Wildfire Resource Center Hub Launched
Mar21

Wildfire Resource Center Hub Launched

La Plata County has introduced the Wildfire Resource Center, an online platform providing comprehensive information on wildfire mitigation efforts, risk assessment, and preparation techniques for residential properties. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s annual spring clean-up is scheduled for April 18th-19th, offering services for tribal members and tenants within the tribal boundaries to dispose of household items. The community is invited to join the Easter Egg Hunt on March 23rd at SunUte Park, featuring categories for various age groups, food from local vendors, and games with prizes alongside the egg hunt festivities. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings and Kroeger’s Ace Hardware.

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DURANGO SPRING & SUMMER PLANNING GUIDE
Mar20

DURANGO SPRING & SUMMER PLANNING GUIDE

  Plan For Sunny & Mild Days In Durango This Year The beauitful sunny days in Durango are just asking for people to raft the Animas, zipline through the trees or spend your days relaxing outdoors near Vallecito Lake, a favorite spot for horseback riding. You don’t want to miss out on summertime in Durango, Colorado! Durango’s spring season typically consists of snowstorms followed by sunny days where the temperatures...

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DHS Principal Named Principal of the Year
Mar20

DHS Principal Named Principal of the Year

Dr. John Hoerl of Durango High School has been awarded the 2024 Colorado Principal of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives, recognizing his substantial contributions to the school’s progress. La Plata County has launched the Wildfire Resource Center, an online hub providing residents with crucial information on wildfire mitigation efforts, funding opportunities, and techniques to protect residential properties. The upcoming Engage Durango forum on March 26th will feature updates on the Durango La Plata County Airport improvements, while families can enjoy the Easter Egg Scramble at Santa Rita Park on March 30th. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Sky Ute Casino and Tafoya Barrett & Associates.

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Be “Bear Aware” to Keep Animal Conflicts Trending Down
Mar19

Be “Bear Aware” to Keep Animal Conflicts Trending Down

Colorado Parks and Wildlife received 3,526 reports of sightings and conflicts with bears in 2023, which is a 21 percent decrease from previous years. That’s largely due to healthy natural forage production last season. It’s still too early to tell how 2024 will shape up. The vast majority of calls involve bears trying to access human food sources, with trash remaining the number one source of conflicts. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates and Dunkin’ Donuts.

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Durango Arts Center Presents Hand to God
Mar14

Durango Arts Center Presents Hand to God

The Durango Arts Repertory Theatre presents Hand to God, an irreverent dark comedy written by Robert Askins and directed by Fort Lewis College Theatre Professor Michael McKelvey. Hand to God runs from March 15th through March 31st at the Durango Arts Center. This play carries a parental advisory for its adult language and content and is not suitable for all audiences. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Durango Arts Center box office. By Jessica McCallum. This story is sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware and Dunkin’ Donuts.

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Expanded Community Services Through Housing and Transportation
Mar13

Expanded Community Services Through Housing and Transportation

Durango is abuzz with sustainability initiatives and community development. Durango Green Drinks offers monthly gatherings for networking and learning about local sustainability efforts, hosting nearly 30 organizations throughout the year. La Plata Open Space Conservancy received accreditation, joining a nationwide network focused on land conservation. The Durango City Council approved an agreement for the development of 30 affordable housing units at the former Animas High School site in Twin Buttes, while Durango Transit expands its on-demand microtransit service hours due to increasing ridership. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and The Payroll Department.

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DHS Hockey Celebrates State Title
Mar12

DHS Hockey Celebrates State Title

The Durango High School The Demons hockey team captured the 4A State Championship by beating Summit 4-2 in Denver on March 5th. The accomplishment came just two years after Durango moved from a club team to a sanctioned varsity team under the Colorado High School Activities Association regulations. The win marks a banner year for Durango Hockey, which celebrated major accomplishments across most of its age designations in 2023/24. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Payroll Department and Serious Texas B-B-Q.

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Durango Non-Profit Brings Bikes to Kids
Mar12

Durango Non-Profit Brings Bikes to Kids

Durango-based non-profit Wheelie Cool operates with one goal: get more kids on bikes as early as possible. In past years, founder Fynn Funke has built trails near local schools to accomplish that mission. In 2024, Funke’s non-profit will host a series of week-long bike rodeos at Durango elementary schools to teach young students how to ride. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Payroll Department and Freddie’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

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Colorado Department of Transportation 
Mar11

Colorado Department of Transportation 

The Colorado Department of Transportation has three upcoming projects occurring in La Plata County this coming summer. Projects range from chip seal operations on US Highway 160, safety improvements along Main Avenue including single replacement and traffic flow enhancements, and completing the US Highway 160 and 550 connection project. The connection project at Grand View will improve safety and accessibility and will include wildlife underpasses and a planned extension to a four-lane highway. Julie Constan from the Colorado Department of Transportation provides insights into these crucial infrastructure developments, underlining safety precautions for travelers navigating construction zones. By Sadie Smith. This story is sponsored by Alpine Bank.

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Women’s History Month
Mar08

Women’s History Month

Durango’s The Women’s Resource Center is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of events emphasizing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The month kicked off with a chocolate and wine tasting on March 7th, followed by a photo exhibit at the Durango Public Library on March 12th. Additional events include a diversity panel on March 18th, a WomenAid fundraiser on March 20th, and the culminating Extraordinary Women Award Dinner on March 27th at the DoubleTree hotel, honoring women who exemplify the theme of diversity, equity, and inclusion. By Sadie Smith. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas Bar-B-Q and Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

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