Durango Police Officer Jonathan Mizner grew up in Florida and worked as a Manatee County sheriff's deputy before hiring on in Durango, and he relishes the differences between the two environments.
If Cortez could have a cultural motto, town leaders may want to consider City of Murals. Find out how artists transformed walls, even houses, into works of art.
With today's housing shortages in Southwest Colorado, many homeowners are turning to building their houses-to-be. But COVID-induced shortages are affecting building supplies -- and the cost of building your own home.
Nolan Stowers, describes the importance of Chapman Hill for the community. Chapman hill serves as a training ground for young athletes, a family environment, and a healthy way for people to enjoy the outdoors.
Stress can contribute to weight gain. PHD Weight Loss and Nutrition founder Ashley Lucas explains how controlling your stress can help you lose weight.
José Madrigal wants to rebuild residents' trust in the City of Durango through transparency in the city's finances and decision-making processes, and he wants and expects accountability for meeting the goals that the community wants accomplished.
The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education has narrowed its field of 28 applicants to three finalists in its search for a new superintendent, and it invites the public to meet the candidates during a Zoom community forum scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, March 8. Reporter: Deborah Uroda. Editor, Zach Marqua.
In this March edition of #LPEAwire, see if LPEA owes you a capital credit refund, switch to paperless and win a prize, and the best hours to call LPEA for quick service.
Women's History Month activities had to be put on hold last March because of Colorado's stay-at-home orders at the beginning of the pandemic. But the Women's Resource Center is picking up where it left off with small, socially distanced activities in celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.
Durango Parks and Recreation will launch a number of major improvements this year including Durango Mesa Park, pickleball courts at Three Springs, and completion of the Animas River Trail to Three Springs.
Durango School District 9-R got approval to start vaccinations for teachers and staff beginning Feb. 13. San Juan Basin Public Health and Albertson’s helped to facilitate the first round of vaccines at Escalante Middle School and Durango High School for 9R teachers, staff, and faculty.
When the orange safety cones start popping up, you know it's summer, and this year will be no different when Camino del Rio undergoes a $4 million safety upgrade.
Local chef, Maddalena Tummenaro, faced a life-threatening bacterial infection that had to be treated with a long-course of intravenous antibiotics that she says literally destroyed the good bacteria in her digestive system, so she started making tempeh to restore her health. Now she sells her creations under the label of Luv Tempeh.
The Demon Boys Basketball team had three days of pre-season play to get used to each other before they started playing games. But that hasn't stopped them from developing the team spirit they share.
This local duo is comprised of a guitarist, a bassist, and whole lot of groovy, electronic sound. (DJ) Calvin performs two of their original songs and discusses the unique sound they bring to our hometown of Durango. We hope you enjoy the first ever edition of Hometown Sound, a brand new video series featuring local musicians. Featured Songs: “Groovy B****” and “Write Me A Letter”
Rylee and Jaida Woody love horses, so much so, that they spend hours every week riding and training their four horses to compete in rodeos, the third generation in their family to do so.
Locally grown tomatoes in winter? Fresh-picked lettuce, arugula, kale in February? Yes, you can find them at the Four Seasons Winter Farmers Market every Saturday.
The Colorado Pet Pantry now has distribution points in Southwest Colorado and pet owners who are having trouble keeping food bowls filled can pick up free pet food to help.
The mineral hot springs about 8 miles north of Durango on La Plata County Road 203 has experienced several reincarnations as a therapeutic hot springs and resort since the late 19th century, but none as dramatic as the reconstruction by owners Bryan Yearout and Dan Carter. See what changes they've added to create what they hope will become a world-class destination.
Ben Rodgers, a local community member of Durango has been utilizing the Maker lab to create art and positivity. He uses recycled items and community space to create knives and other pieces of functioning art.
A Durango-area woman is the first in the United State to sell a low-cost, chemical-free water-softening tool originally developed for the oil and gas industry, and you won't believe how it works. Check out enercatwater.net.
Fewer houses available, low mortgage rates are driving up the cost of housing, but sales of single-family homes was at a record high for January. The commercial office space is another matter. Find out more.
The Chicken Creek Nordic Ski Area north of Mancos offers 14 miles of groomed trails through ponderosa pines and scrub oak on the San Juan National Forest. Find out who takes care of the area.
With only two games under their gym shoes so far this season, the Demon Girls Varsity Basketball team hasn't let the restrictions of the pandemic prevent them from giving their all, especially since the team has six seniors who've been playing together since second grade. Sponsored by First Southwest Bank, Durango Hot Springs, Durango Dental, CyroMedSpa, and Four Corners Eye Clinic.
Are you committed to a sustainable lifestyle but have difficulty finding sustainable products and services? Now you can check a local sustainable-business guide developed by a sustainable-business marketing firm. Sponsored by Whole Health Family Medicine and Tafoya Barrett & Associates.
A Mancos man says that energy therapy and massage are as good for your dogs as they are for humans, and his 21-year-old dog is his best case study.
If an old wagon road, mule-train route, or trail existed before the U.S. Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management were established, does that make them public rights-of-way open to travel now although they're on federal land? That depends.
Cutting back on what you eat and getting more exercise to lose weight doesn't necessarily work. Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, explains that losing weight is a far more complex nutritionally than the simple bromide suggests.
Deadline for scholarships for any LPEA-area resident is March 1. Learn how you or your student can apply. Also learn about rebates for electric bikes, LED bulbs, energy audits and more, and finally, do you want to run for the LPEA board?
San Juan Basin Public Health officials say they're making progress on COVID vaccine distribution, but until supplies ramp up, vaccinations for the entire Southwest Colorado population may take longer than anticipated.
A box filled with large-format film and glass-plate negatives shot by an unknown photographer reveal what life was like in the Four Corners a hundred years ago.
Although the pandemic has forced cancellation of dozens of charitable events, local nonprofits have devised creative ways to raise money this year, including the Rotary Clubs of Durango. See how they've adapted the annual Red Ball Express. Winner could take home up to $25,000 in prize money. Sponsored by Alpine Bank of Durango.
The pandemic has devastated fund-raising for Annie's Orphans, a no-kill dog shelter and sanctuary. Find out how you can help keep hope alive for orphan dogs this winter.
Find out how the Flores family tapped into their perseverance and cooking talents to keep The Family Market and Restaurant afloat during the pandemic.
January is National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado is looking for mentors to match with waiting kids. To find out how you can become a mentor, watch our interview with Executive Director, Paul Plvan.
The Southwest Colorado District Collaborative, Fort Lewis College and Pueblo Community College have received a $3.6 million grant to share teachers, equipment and other resources across school district boundaries to provide clearer, more defined pathways to jobs and professions after graduation from high school or college.
Durango and La Plata County saw record-breaking growth in residential house sales and prices in 2020. Alpenglow Properties owner Dan Korman gives us the lowdown.
Career and vocational education is much more than trades training, and Durango High School wants to make that point with the development of its Career Pathways Program to prepare students for the workplace.
LPEA recently published it's five-year master plan to provide safe, reliable clean energy; find out where to download a copy. Learn about scholarships available for LPEA residents, and follow these safety tips when using a space heater.
Losing and keeping it off takes a lot more than more exercise. Dr. Ashley Lucas with PHD Weight Loss and Nutrition explains why each weight-loss plan has to be tailored to your metabolism.
The Durango Demons Football Team brought home this year's state championship trophy. We talk with Coach V and team members about season and what it took to win.
More than 200 kids in Archuleta and La Plata counties will have a brighter Christmas this year, thanks to the generosity of donors and the annual Shop-with-a-Cop event.
The first COVID-19 vaccinations arrived in Southwest Colorado on Tuesday, Dec. 15, and more doses are expected to arrive next week. But don't throw away your masks just yet. Public health officials say that vaccinating all residents in the region may take until the end of summer.
The Durango Demonettes, Durango High School's dance team, has refused to let the pandemic dampen its spirit, and its goal when it performs at football games is to lift the crowd's spirit, too.
DON'T! The La Plata County Humane Society says to think carefully about adopting a pet or giving a pet as a gift during the holidays.
Purchase fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and perhaps some cozy alpaca gloves at the 7 Rivers Farmers Market open from noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Fairgrounds. Take a look at some of the wares on sale.
A coalition of area tourism and cultural organizations has proposed to raise the Durango lodgers tax by 3 percent to boost the winter and spring economies.
PHD Weight Loss founder Ashley Lucas explains why “eating in moderation” doesn't always work when it comes to losing weight and maintaining it.
When Durango firefighter and paramedic Jenny Yates was growing up in Telluride, she knew that she wanted to be a firefighter. That she's living in Durango working in her dream job is just whipped cream on an ice cream soda.