Spring

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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Cinco De Mayo: How did the holiday become more popular in the United States than Mexico?
May04

Cinco De Mayo: How did the holiday become more popular in the United States than Mexico?

Christian Gonzalez, 9, and Jayliah Villa, 7 perform Mexican folk dance with Baile Folklorico Raices Mexicanas in Passaic, New Jersey, on Cinco de Mayo May 5, 2019. Look out for the sombreros, margaritas and everyone saying “gracias” at your local Mexican restaurant on May 5, Cinco de Mayo, when many celebrate the “biggest Mexican holiday of the year.” Leer en Español Except it isn’t. That’s Sept....

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May Day Newsletter
May01

May Day Newsletter

Celebrate Life Force Energy on May Day,   May Day is the time when nature has truly come alive. Our ancestors joyfully embraced the fertility of Mother Earth; flowers bloomed, offering their pollen to the bees. The Celtic name for this period is Beltane, which means bright or sacred fire. During the festival, great bonfires were lit and animals and fields were blessed in hopes for an abundant year. Traditionally May Day began on...

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Durango, Colorado– beautiful 365 days a year!! Spring rain is here!!
Apr12

Durango, Colorado– beautiful 365 days a year!! Spring rain is here!!

Durango, Colorado– is beautiful 365 days a year!! Spring rain is here!!  We love our Spring moisture. Locals and tourists alike love the variety of the Four Seasons, and the ever changing light show on the 14,000 foot mountains that surround the town.  Today we welcome the rain and snow as it nourishes the trees and plants and brings much needed moisture to our region.  For a local weather report visit us...

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Enjoy The Spring Equinox My Friends
Mar22

Enjoy The Spring Equinox My Friends

This year in the Northern Hemisphere, the Vernal Equinox is March 20th , as the Sun enters Aries. Millennia ago this was considered the beginning of the New Year; hence the sign of Aries at the beginning of the Zodiac. The Persian New Year is still celebrated on the Spring Equinox, following these very ancient traditions. Equinox means that day and night will be balanced at the equator. Also known as Ostara or Eostre (the origin of...

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EARTH DAY 2021
Apr22

EARTH DAY 2021

EARTH DAY 2021 THREE DAYS OF CLIMATE ACTION ALL STREAMING RIGHT HERE STARTING APRIL 20 EARTH DAY LIVE Nice YouTube video for Earth Day 2021 https://youtu.be/kICYfJ0qdrE THURSDAY APRIL 22 12 PM EASTERN 12PM HOUR Global Faith Prayer & Land Acknowledgement Remarks from His Holiness Pope Francis AJR Musical Performance Earth Definition: Conversation and Film on Digital Carbon Footprint Message from Ed Begley Jr. & Amanda Begley...

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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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Enjoy your Spring Blue Sky Day!!
May06

Enjoy your Spring Blue Sky Day!!

Enjoy your Spring Blue Sky Day!!      We are blessed in SW Colorado with many days of sunshine per year.  Along with roughly 300 days of sunshine annually comes the bright blue sky!  Nothing like it to bring cheer and good will.      SW Colorado has awesome mountain views in almost all directions.  Beautiful Durango is surrounded by 3,000,000 acres of national forest and twelve mountains over 14,000 feet tall.  A river runs through...

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A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation
Apr24

A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation

Good day all! It has been a wonderfully sunny spring this year! With this fantastic weather comes the natural explosion of wide variety of weeds. This makes maintaining gardens and yards a lot more trouble than it needs to be. In this part of Colorado we see a great deal of leafy greens pop up such as Dandelions, Curly/Yellow Dock, Common Mallow, Prickly Lettuce, and so much more. The plants I’ve just listed are known to many...

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Tee Time – Golfing Allowed With COVID-19 Restrictions
Apr16

Tee Time – Golfing Allowed With COVID-19 Restrictions

GOOD NEWS… Hillcrest Golf Course right in-town town re-opened to the public on April 7th with COVID-19 restriction in place to allow golfers a safe outdoor activity. http://www.golfhillcrest.com/ Dalton Ranch, just 6 miles north of town, golf course is now open (Clubhouse is closed) with restrictions in place. Call 970-247-8774 to pre-pay tee time and review restrictions. https://www.daltonranch.com/golf The Glacier Club’s...

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Spring Cleanup Has Sprung!
Apr15

Spring Cleanup Has Sprung!

Spring Cleanup Has Sprung… April 14th, 2020 Spring Cleanup Begins April 6 with New 5-Week Schedule   The City of Durango is implementing a new five-week Spring Cleanup schedule beginning April 6 and ending May 8. City crews will be moving through residential neighborhoods picking up the following materials:   Furniture Large Appliances Scrap metal, drywall, fencing, carpeting, tiles, and open dried paint cans Tree trimmings...

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Canyon of the Ancients: Visions of the Past
Apr10

Canyon of the Ancients: Visions of the Past

Canyon of the Ancients is a desert masterpiece. It’s many abstract rock formations and caves are complimented by a spectrum of different colors and vibrant plant life. This natural wonder also happens to contain countless relics and artifacts that remain from ancient peoples you have come and gone with time. Ancient structures and evidence of many kinds are present throughout this seemingly holy landscape. As the seasons turn...

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The Magic of Mullein: Cowboy TP & More!
Apr10

The Magic of Mullein: Cowboy TP & More!

To many of us living in this beautiful little corner of Colorado Mullein is a fairly common sight. It can be recognized by its distinct towering rod-like stem that has an incredibly soft feel to its leaves and flowers. It’s no wonder it earned the name back in the old west as Cowboy Toilet Paper. This might come in handy if we keep seeing the toilet paper keep flying off our shelves! Most of the time we pass the plant by,...

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A Beautiful Idea for Palm Sunday
Apr05

A Beautiful Idea for Palm Sunday

How can we publicly acknowledge this important day on our calendar when so many of us will be behind closed doors? The Missionaries of the Holy Spirit posted this idea on their Facebook page: What if everyone on Sunday April 5 in the morning, puts a branch on the door of their house or on the window, to celebrate Palm Sunday? It could be any green branch you can get. This would help, despite the social distancing, to be connected as...

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When to see the ‘Full Pink Moon,’ the Biggest and Brightest Supermoon of the Year
Apr05

When to see the ‘Full Pink Moon,’ the Biggest and Brightest Supermoon of the Year

  We’re all feeling a bit stir-crazy and isolated, and there’s perhaps no better time to step outside and take in the night sky. The biggest and brightest moon of 2020, the so-called Full Pink Moon, will make an appearance over three nights in early April. The supermoon officially arrives on Tuesday. But nearly full moons on Monday and Wednesday evenings will make for equally great viewing. “It’s one of...

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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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Coronavirus updates– no cases in La Plata County
Mar22

Coronavirus updates– no cases in La Plata County

As of 4 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020, the State of Colorado reports no cases of Corona Virus in La Plata County. No cases have been reported in Montezuma or Archuleta Counties as well! Colorado Case Summary (Updated 3/22/20 at 4:00 p.m.) PDF version Note: This summary only includes data through 3/21 and does not reflect cases since then. 591 cases 58 hospitalized 29 counties 5,436 people tested 6 deaths 5 outbreaks at residential and...

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The Springs Resort and Spa
Feb04

The Springs Resort and Spa

If you’re looking for a relaxing adventure, you may consider the Springs Resort and Spa in Pagosa Springs. This is the home of the world’s deepest geothermal hot spring! There are multiple soaking pools (24), which are 100% mineral water overlooking the river. There’s also a mineral water swimming pool.  Many of the minerals in the water are considered to have healing benefits. Each of the pools features a different temperature, so...

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Spring Hiking in Durango
May08

Spring Hiking in Durango

    Durango is a crossroads for many extraordinary hiking trails that are accessible nearly all year around. The sunny days, abundant water, and gorgeous views are ideal for hiking excursions in southwest Colorado. The Colorado Trail’s Southern Terminus is located in Durango and much of the Continental Divide Trail is accesible from close by areas. You can grab skis or a board and summit a peak in the spring, just to...

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Lake Nighthorse On Track to Open April 1st
Jan05

Lake Nighthorse On Track to Open April 1st

The Durango City Council set April 1 as the opening date for Lake Nighthorse recreation . . . nearly seven years after the reservoir filled to capacity.

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