The Durango Train, taking a cue from it's successful socially-distanced summer train from Rockwood to the Cascade Wye this summer, will run the Polar Express for the holidays with adaptations to accommodate health precautions in the midst of the pandemic.
Coronavirus infections are increasing exponentially in Colorado, and La Plata County saw a 23 percent increase in confirmed cases over the cumulative total as of Nov. 6. Health officials warn that the county could be headed for another shutdown if residents don't take health precautions more seriously.
Durango Police Officer James Perkovich says Durango is a kind and respectful community. Perkovich is one of the newest officers on the Durango Police Force.
Make a donation to 4Core's Carbon Footprint Offset Fund, offset your own carbon footprint, and the funds will be used to improve energy efficiencies in lower-income households.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado hopes to convince you to mentor a child, volunteer with the program, or make a donation to support kids in our community. Learn more about the organization during its virtual Mentor Durango show on Nov. 19.
Are your eyes itchy? Scratchy? Burning all the time? You may have dry-eye syndrome, and you may require more than over-the-counter treatments. Learn what's available.
The Southwest Health Alliance, a local insurance cooperative, promises to lower health-insurance premiums by more than 35 percent. Learn more about the program.
Learn about La Plata Electric's Fill-the-Bucket food drives in Archuleta and La Plata counties this month along with weatherization tips and programs that can help you become more energy-efficient.
A bipartisan team of judges oversees every step of the ballot verification and tallying process to ensure the integrity of the election and to ensure that your vote counts
Runners work on their individual times, but they rely on the team to do their best. Find out why!
Bayfield's venerable library has adjusted to the times and has become far more than a warehouse for books. Learn how the library has adjusted with the times.
Each year, tons of fruit and produce are wasted because they haven't been harvested. The Good Food Collective takes advantage of the unused abundance by organizing volunteers to glean fields and fruit trees and to make sure the food gets onto the tables of those in need.
The Powerhouse Science Center hosts a fun exhibit about dinosaurs curated by the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Learn about the latest discoveries and research.
The fifth-annual Animas Valley Balloon Rally will take off as planned, complete with a drive-by balloon glow in the valley on Saturday night. Learn more about the schedule of events.
Last week, we broadcast three out of four La Plata County Commissioner candidate presentations. Because of a miscommunication on our part, we were unable to connect with Charly Minkler, independent candidate for District 3. Our apologies, and please meet Charly Minkler!
Sign up for a virtual live worldwide concert featuring the Moody Blues tribute band, Go Now, and you you support the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.
We asked the four La Plata County Commissioner candidates to tell us what their priorities will be if they win their seats. Meet Marsha Porter-Norton. (The views expressed are those of the county commissioner candidates and are presented as a public service of the Local NEWS Network.)
We asked the four La Plata County Commissioner candidates to tell us what their priorities will be if they win their seats. Meet Jack Turner! (The views expressed are those of the county commissioner candidates and are presented as a public service of the Local NEWS Network.)
We asked the four La Plata County Commissioner candidates to tell us what their priorities will be if they win their seats. Meet Matt Salka, the Democratic candidate for the District 3 seat. Charly Minkler, the independent candidate running against Salka, did not respond to several requests to participate. (The views expressed are those of the county commissioner candidates and are presented as a public service of the Local NEWS Network.)
The real estate market is hot right now, thanks, in part, to urban pandemic refugees looking for a better quality of life. Alpenglow Properties owner Dan Korman dives into the stats.
Better Schools, Better Future Campaign is stumping for a yes vote on Referendum 4A, a measure that would allow the district to raise $90 million for school repairs and rebuilding Miller Middle School.
We introduce the LPEA Wire, a newsy update from La Plata Electric. Learn about the LPEA virtual town halls scheduled for October, COVID relief funds for electric bills, and how to lower costs.
What do you do when you’re a musician and a member of a symphony orchestra? You follow the lead of Conductor Thomas Heuser and you go virtual. Find out more about this season’s offerings.
More than a hundred volunteers to work on 13 improvement projects throughout the San Juan National Forest during Public Lands Day. Find out what Trouts Unlimited tackled that day.
We talk with La Plata County Clerk Tiffany Parker about the important voting dates you should know to ensure timely delivery of your ballot to be counted onTuesday, Nov. 3
The long-awaited completion of the $2 million improvements to Oxbow Park and Preserve means that you can park, launch, and play on the north end of the Animas River Trail year-round.
The Kiwanis Club of Durango’s annual Pancake Day, like many special events, had to be canceled because of the pandemic, but you can still support their good works with an online donation.
The Cryomedspa offers a one-stop shop of more than a dozen alternative therapies to improve your body’s functioning. Think of it as a gymnasium for your internal systems.
Both Kristina and Lance Stillwaugh were inspired to serve as first responders because of personal and professional tragedies. Learn why they serve, and what they want you to know.
You’ll have to wear a mask, but you’ll be able to peruse the fine art and goods on display during the Durango Arts Center’s 26th annual Autumn Arts Festival scheduled for Sept. 19-20.
Local real-estate professional Dan Korman identifies common safety hazards that may be lurking in your home and that may affect your ability to sell your house when you’re ready.
Local, state and wildlife organizations have joined forces to coordinate bear education and tracking efforts to reduce human-bear encounters during bears’ annual fall feeding frenzy.
Music in the Mountains, like most other special events in the region, had to cancel its summer music festival because of the pandemic, but it didn’t cancel its Pops Night. Learn more about this year’s concert.
Supporting local businesses has become more important than ever during the pandemic. That's why Local First decided to pursue publication of its annual coupon book, despite tough economic times. And to provide a few incentives to consumers, they book is available for pre-sales, and each purchase comes with a mobile app that will include bonus coupons throughout the year.
All that Montezuma County folk artist Dave Sipe needs to create a carving is a chainsaw, a chunk of wood and the inspiration the wood gives him. Stop by his roadside museum on the way to Cortez.
The St. Hilaire family’s business started out as a 4H project raising goats, now they hand-craft soaps and lotions made from 40 percent goat milk, and they have customers from all over the country.
Voter fraud is nearly non-existent, and mail-in balloting a number of safeguards are in place to protect the integrity of each vote, according to the President of the Colorado County Clerk’s Association.
Deck Shaline has known since he was a kid that he wanted to serve his community as a police officer. He's done so now for nearly 34 years.
If you like fresh, local food, you can't get any fresher or more local than Bluebird Flour, manufactured right here in Southwest Colorado. Find out why Bluebird Flour flies out the door once it's milled.
The giant construction project to re-route U.S. Highway 550 off Farmington Hill to connect with the Grandview Interchange will include $31 million in contracts for local contractors.
A small, rural preschool in Weber Canyon south of Mancos offers a curriculum based on the Waldorf Method, an approach to education that allows to learn from exploring their own curiosity.
Women fought for the right to vote for more than 70 years when they finally won with the ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 1920. Join the Non-Rally Rally on August 22 to celebrate.
The San Juan Brewfest has fallen victim to the COVID Crisis, but not to worry. You can still try a variety of beers by ordering a tasting kit online and enjoying your beer at home.
The economic chaos that the pandemic has caused among families and others in need has inspired the re-emergence of mutual aid networks across the country, and now one has started in SWCO.
24/7 Fitness Gym rarely, if ever, reaches its capacity, but the workout center has instituted a number of changes to ensure that its clients are safe and well distanced to get their workout done safely.
Durango School District 9-Rhas had to cut its operting budget by $4 million. But it plans to ask voters to extend its 2002 bond to ensure enough capital revenues to keep school buildings from deteriorating.
Simple steps like using energy-efficient light builbs, spiffying up your landscaping, or remodeling your bathroom and kitchen can add value to your home, whether you want to sell or stay a while.
Durango's Table to Farm Compost has ramped up its production of artisan soil made from local food scraps-turned-compost thanks to a $100,000 state health department grant for projects that divert waste from landfills.
A small artisan food manufacturer produces its own line of hot sauces, salsa, and spice mixes, but it also helps other food entrepreneurs develop their recipes to bring to market in their commercial kitchen.