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The Loop
Jun24

The Loop

Durango is a hub for many activities including a day trip along the San Juan Scenic Byway. Coined “The Loop”, you can connect four noteworthy stops starting and ending in Durango. The Loop takes five hours by car and you have time to stop at viewpoints, lunch, stroll main streets, and still make it back to Durango for dinner. You can travel either north or west and experience the wonders of these 233 miles. For the itinerary, we will...

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Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose #5 Excursions APRIL 2 – MAY 8
Mar31

Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose #5 Excursions APRIL 2 – MAY 8

  Goose Excursions to Cascade Canyon April 2   (Durango to Cascade Canyon) April 23 (Durango to Cascade Canyon) May 7    (Durango to Cascade Canyon) May 8    (Durango to Cascade Canyon) May Goose Excursions to Event Park May 6 (Durango to Event Park) The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is hosting former Rio Grande Southern railcar, the Galloping Goose No.5, for excursion operations on select dates in April and May...

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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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Highway 550 will CLOSE temporarily this Saturday May 29th
May27

Highway 550 will CLOSE temporarily this Saturday May 29th

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is back, and that means a portion of Highway 550 will be closed for the event. When: Sat. May 29th, from 8:30am – 1:30pm Where: Hwy 550 from Purgatory Resort to Silverton Alternate Routes North: Northbound traffic leaving Durango during this period will be traveling in Southbound lane north on Highway 550 from the city limits north to Hermosa, then merging back in to northbound lane near the...

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Durango City Council approves funding for city’s first-ever electric vehicle fast-charging station
Feb05

Durango City Council approves funding for city’s first-ever electric vehicle fast-charging station

Durango City Council approves funding for city’s first-ever electric vehicle fast-charging station DURANGO, Colo. – In its latest move to promote the local use of electric vehicles, Durango City Council yesterday approved $10,997 in funds for Durango’s first-ever electric vehicle DC fast-charging station. With a total cost of $306,578, this project will leverage funding from the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), La Plata Electric...

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The 15 Most Charming Small Towns in Colorado
Feb05

The 15 Most Charming Small Towns in Colorado

The 15 Most Charming Small Towns in Colorado We Might Just Move to Clean, crisp air, sparkling river canyons and snow-dusted Rocky Mountain vistas are just a few of the things that make Colorado truly unique and a favorite destination amongst domestic and international travelers. Without reservation, you should focus a trip around all this intense, jaw-dropping nature and corresponding outdoor activities, but you’re also likely to...

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Why was Stonehenge built?
Jan09

Why was Stonehenge built?

Why was Stonehenge built? Stonehenge is a massive stone monument located on a chalky plain north of the modern-day city of Salisbury, England. Research shows that the site has continuously evolved over a period of about 10,000 years. The structure that we call “Stonehenge” was built between roughly 5,000 and 4,000 years ago and was one part of a larger sacred landscape that included a massive stone monument that was 15...

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In pictures: Rare solar eclipse darkens Asia on the summer solstice
Jun23

In pictures: Rare solar eclipse darkens Asia on the summer solstice

Skywatchers in parts of West Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, South Asia, southern China and Taiwan have been treated to a dramatic solar eclipse. Photographers have taken photos of the annular eclipse – also known as a ring of fire – where the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, leaving just a thin ring of light visible. This eclipse coincided with the summer solstice – the northern hemisphere’s longest...

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3 Critical Steps to Follow When Involved in a Car Crash in Durango
Feb13

3 Critical Steps to Follow When Involved in a Car Crash in Durango

From 2004 to 2018, 66 car accidents occurred each year on US Highway 160 between Bayfield and Durango,  according to Durango Herald. Animal-caused collisions are frequent in Colorado, but most fatal road accidents result from driving under the influence, drowsy driving, distracted driving, and not buckling up. Nonetheless, even good drivers can experience mishaps because of icy and snowy roads during the winter season. Likewise, the...

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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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Tips to Make Your Holiday Travel Easier
Dec01

Tips to Make Your Holiday Travel Easier

Traveling during the holidays can be a pain, but follow some of these travel tips from Durango Airport Director Tony Vicari, and turn your trip into a smooth ride rather than a roller-coaster of stress.

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Airport Invests $1.7 Million in Infrastructure
Nov01

Airport Invests $1.7 Million in Infrastructure

The $1.7 million investment may not seem like much from a passenger’s view, but the behind- the-scenes improvements will make room for a third carrier and more efficient baggage handling.

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‘We Should Be Retreating Already From the Coastline,’ Scientist Suggests After Finding Warm Waters Below Greenland
Aug23

‘We Should Be Retreating Already From the Coastline,’ Scientist Suggests After Finding Warm Waters Below Greenland

Andrew Yang’s assertion that people move away from the coast at the last Democratic debate is the completely rational and correct choice for NASA scientists in Greenland. “There is enough ice in Greenland to raise the sea levels by 7.5 meters, that’s about 25 feet, an enormous volume of ice, and that would be devastating to coastlines all around the planet,” said Josh Willis, a NASA oceanographer, to CNN....

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What To Do After A Road Accident In Durango
Aug04

What To Do After A Road Accident In Durango

The 2017-2021 Colorado State Patrol Strategic Plan is designed to minimize fatal road accidents by creating more awareness and equipping drivers more effectively. Within a year, the department has managed to drop the figure by 1.4%, which inches them closer to the target of 5%. Motorists have a lot on their plate and also have to contend with non-fatal accidents, fender benders, and road hogs who decide to weave, tailgate, and cause a...

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What You Can’t Take on an Airplane
Jul19

What You Can’t Take on an Airplane

Passenger traffic at the DurangoAirport was up 8 percent in June compared with June last year. To make screening lines go faster, watch this video for what you can and can’t take on the plan.

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Motorbike Safety Tips Ahead Of The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally
Jul02

Motorbike Safety Tips Ahead Of The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally

The streets of Durango come alive over Labor Day weekend, as motorcycles from all over the country rally together for a trip along the Million Dollar Highway. The event kicks off at the Harley Davidson Durango shop, and live entertainment and great food naturally accompany the event. Every day of the weekend has something special, such as the Silverton Poker Chip Run, the Hot Bike Chopper Show, and a Hooligan Dirt Dash. While event...

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Houston, Chicago Flights Start at DRO
Jun21

Houston, Chicago Flights Start at DRO

The Durango-La Plata County Airport welcomed non-stop Saturday flights to Houston and Chicago earlier this month. The flights allow airlines to test the market for new routes.

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A Unique Guide to Durango, Co
May29

A Unique Guide to Durango, Co

Float at Salt 360   I visited Salt 360 for the first time this week. As my first introduction to sensory deprivation tanks, I can say I am highly intrigued and satisfied. At the North end of Durango Salt 360 provides an escape from everyday reality. An entirely relaxing environment awaits you here. The attentive staff accompanies you through the process, which consists of showering, removing contacts and clothes (no bathing suit...

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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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New Car and Road Safety Trends That Can Benefit Road Users in Durango
Apr25

New Car and Road Safety Trends That Can Benefit Road Users in Durango

Speeding, weaving through traffic, and tailgating are some of the reasons why roads in Colorado, are not as safe as those in most other states according to an article on the Colorado Public Radio website. Of course, in Durango such aggressive drivers also exist. Maybe one reason for this aggression is the traffic jams that occur in places like Durango City. Road safety can be enhanced not just through regulations enforced by police...

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