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Powder Hounds online art auction to benefit homeless pets

La Plata County Humane Society’s third annual Powder Hounds Online Art Auction will kick off Monday and run through March 14. The event features snowboard art created by 17 artists who are featured...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Fort Lewis College featured in premiere of new Amazon Prime show

Viewers of the new Amazon Prime series “The College Tour” can see the inside story of what makes Fort Lewis College tick through interviews with students and a tour of campus. The series premiered...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort cranks up snowmaking operations

Purgatory Resort has begun snowmaking for the 2020-21 season. A storm that hit the region earlier this week brought a dusting of snow to the resort north of Durango, with the summit receiving a few...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A starring role for Southwest Colorado on ‘Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley’

With its autumn colors giving their first hint of the show to come, the San Juan National Forest played starring role on “Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley.” The CBS show, which has been on the air...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Need a social-distancing getaway? Try Durango, says USA Today

Durango is the right place for a pandemic-style fall road trip, according to USA Today . The national publication outlined a four-day road trip through some of the region’s attractions –...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Fort Lewis College ranks among top 10 for diversity

U.S. News & World Report ranks Fort Lewis College ninth for campus diversity among liberal arts colleges in its 2021 Best Colleges rankings. The top three liberal arts colleges for campus...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: New York Times features Durango’s Black Lives Matter mural

Durango’s newly unveiled Black Lives Matter mural on the side of the Everyday Gas Station apparently caught the attention of The New York Times . The Times in its Sunday paper featured the mural,...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

No flags, but VFW scored a flyover this Fourth of July

Astute residents may have noticed something missing from this year’s Fourth of July festivities in Durango. No, not just the annual parade and fireworks show, which were canceled because of...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community briefs

Rotary adds new focus to its mission The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have added a new area of focus: supporting the environment. More than $18 million in...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Creating Community

How hot? Even a bullsnake had to cool off under a sprinkler near Durango

How hot is it? So hot, apparently, that a 4-foot bullsnake had to cool off this week under a La Plata County woman’s sprinkler. Julie Winkelman said she went outside to move the sprinkler about 2...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Ska rolls out new beer for those looking to cut calories

Looking to cut back on those calories, yet unable to give up the refreshing taste of an IPA brew? It looks like Ska Brewing Co. has you covered with a new low-calorie, low-carb beer. Ska recently...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango lights community holiday tree to bring cheer

It may be the first half of April, but there it was: Durango’s holiday tree in Buckley Park lit up like it was Christmastime. “Maybe Santa made a surprise visit to Durango to give us some Christmas...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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