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JULY 4TH IN DURANGO
Jul01

JULY 4TH IN DURANGO

  NOW THROUGH JULY 4 EVENT DESCRIPTION July 4th celebration in Historic Downtown Durango will feature a whole weekend of fastivities and events! Things will kick off on Friday in Buckley Park with Outdoor Movie Night featuring Sandlot. The night will include music by Stillwater Youth Bands and Bike Decorating for the 4th of July Parade. On Saturday evening at the transit center, kick up your heels for a Street Dance and watch the...

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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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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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Wild Rivers report… river flows, Southwest Colorado!
Jun03

Wild Rivers report… river flows, Southwest Colorado!

Durango River Report The Southwestern United States harbors some of wildest rivers in the world. Below are displayed the real time discharge of prominent rivers in the Durango and Four Corners area including the Animas, San Juan, Chama, Dolores, Green, Piedra, Little Colorado, Salt and Colorado Rivers. This information is provided by the USGS and republished here for your convenience . Animas River Flows near Durango, CO   Animas...

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Tico Time Resort
May11

Tico Time Resort

  Plan your summer get-away at Tico Time Resort! Located between Durango, CO & Aztec, NM Tucked along the Animas River Valley, Tico Time offers Live music, RV sites, car camping, primitive wooded camping, multiple ponds, beaches, water slides, paddle boards, disc golf, biking, hiking trails, river tubing, and zip line adventure tours for the whole family! Special Weekend Pricing for RV sites & camping available when you...

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May Events 2022
May04

May Events 2022

May is the beginning of Durango’s summer celebrations. With warmer days for outdoor events, you won’t want to miss these fun activities. On May 1st, the Powerhouse Science Center in hosting Rockin’ on the River. This live concert will be featuring Lavalanche and more to come for five Sundays this summer! While the event is free, there will be a bar open for drink purchases. This lively event right next to the Animas River will surely...

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JULY 4TH IN DURANGO
Jul02

JULY 4TH IN DURANGO

  JULY 4TH IN DURANGO SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2021 EVENT DESCRIPTION There are many events taking place around the city of Durango this 4th of July. There will be plenty of entertainment and fun for the whole family to enjoy. See below for details about specific events. Events In Buckley Park Independence Day Party presented by Builiding Homes for Heroes & Building Homes for Heroes: 12 – 4:30 pm (featuring BBQ, beer, kids...

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DURANGO BMX MOUNTAIN BIKE OPEN SERIES
Jun30

DURANGO BMX MOUNTAIN BIKE OPEN SERIES

DURANGO BMX MOUNTAIN BIKE OPEN SERIES JULY 2 – OCTOBER 1 EVENT DESCRIPTION Introducing the Durango BMX Mountain Bike Open Series! The first Friday of every month June until October we will be holding mountain bike open races! Riders will be separated based on age. Entry per race: $10 All riders will need a USABMX membership to enter. A one day pass will be available for the first event. LOCATION Durango Durango,CO UPCOMING DATES...

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Bar D Ranch and Chuckwagon
Jun13

Bar D Ranch and Chuckwagon

Cowboy Music and Comedy Stage Show with songs of the Old West, comedy and lively instrumentals to please the whole family. The Show ticket includes a chuckwagon supper and an evening’s entertainment. The Chuckwagon Fare is sliced roast beef or chicken breast simmered in our famous barbecue sauce, a combo that includes both beef and chicken, or an optional flame grilled ribeye steak all served with a Potato, Oven Baked Beans,...

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Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 2021
Apr13

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 2021

The 49th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic will be returning this year and although this event will look different than in years past, it is a great event that generates excitement throughout our community and helps boost the local economy. The history of this fun event started years ago with a fun brotherly bet. Brothers Tom and Jim Mayer concocted the idea behind the first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Jim worked as a brakeman on the...

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Take a walk in the park by the river… Durango’s parks are OPEN!!
Jul28

Take a walk in the park by the river… Durango’s parks are OPEN!!

Take a walk in the park by the river… in one of Durango Colorado’s many parks!  Or if you prefer take your bike or your boat and enjoy the float!! Durango’s 800 acres of beautiful clean safe parks by the Animas River are open.  Time for a walk or take your bike, kayak, tube or raft… the river is calling.  The river trail goes through the parks and allows you to hike and bike and enjoy the gorgeous scenery and...

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Monsoon Season is kicking in… expect some rain this weekend!!
Jul20

Monsoon Season is kicking in… expect some rain this weekend!!

  We got a little rain on Monday- .11 inches, but expect more as Monsoon Season is kicking in… expect some rain this weekend!! Our Durango area Monsoon Season lasts from July 1 to September 30.  Some weather professionals are suggesting that we will get less rain than normal this year. Let’s prove them wrong and ask the rain season to settle in an bring moisture to our parched region.  Rain Rain come today and come...

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Local Fourteeners
Jul17

Local Fourteeners

As we all find creative ways to explore and practice social distancing, we are continually grateful to live in a place that offers space and distance for adventures. One of Colorado’s unique features is our Fourteeners—Peaks above 14,000 feet. Colorado has roughly 58 of these beautiful peaks, and we live close to a few. One of the local favorites is Handes Peak. It’s only a couple hours’ drive from Durango, and it’s easy and...

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Our Lovely Local Animas River
Jun24

Our Lovely Local Animas River

One of our favorite features about Durango is the Animas River, as it runs through the middle of town. For years, this river has provided a variety of outdoor adventures. According to this article on the Duranglers website, “The Animas River is the major stream draining the high alpine terrain of the Needle Mountains. It heads in small meadows on the flanks of Cinnamon Mountain north of Silverton, then plunges through wild canyons as...

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Lake Powell
Jun23

Lake Powell

Each week we feature a lifestyle blog on activities in and around Durango. This week, our feature is not on a Durango activity, but It’s a local favorite place to visit: Lake Powell. Many of us venture to Lake Powell throughout the year—whether for fishing, hiking, or boating and water activities, there is a plethora of adventure. Best of all, the lake is open now! Lake Powell is over 2,000 miles of shoreline and is about 186 miles...

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Durango Planning E-Bike Trial At Twin Buttes
Jun16

Durango Planning E-Bike Trial At Twin Buttes

At the end of June, the city of Durango will allow pedal-assist electric bikes on 10 miles of trails at Twin Buttes Open Space. Although this one-year trial is the  second of its kind in Durango, it’s the first time e-bikes will have been allowed on natural trails. Durango City Council gave Parks and Recreation the go-ahead for the project at a recent City Council meeting. Important preparations The trial will only permit Class One...

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Purgatory Opens for Summer Activities!
Jun16

Purgatory Opens for Summer Activities!

June 20 marks an exciting day for Durango—Purgatory opens for the summer season! Each year, Purgatory hosts several fun activities for locals and tourists alike, and we are excited to see 2020 is no exception. Of course, most people know it as our local ski resort, but summertime is also a fun time to enjoy the outdoors at Purgatory. There is a morning session and an afternoon session available to help minimize crowds. The Alpine...

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Durango Farmers Market Open for Business
May08

Durango Farmers Market Open for Business

Durango, Colorado is a community that is tightly woven and significantly strives to better one another and grow as a whole. That is the overall goal of the Durango Farmers Market! The farmers market will be open for business once again starting Saturday, May 9th and will continue until October. The vendors from this market are not only just from Durango, but also the entire region! La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, San Juan CO and San...

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Life on the road: A recount by Derek Abt of Liver Down the River
Mar25

Life on the road: A recount by Derek Abt of Liver Down the River

We all know the life of a musician is a glorified one. But not all of us realize the all-encompassing commitments of being in a band. As the great Bon Scott of AC/DC said, “it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll.” Touring really has its ups and downs. I mean, you’re in a 6-person marriage living in a van. For people who have issues regarding personal space, it’s probably not the best career path for you. That being...

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