That thick layer of fat around your belly is almost an independent organ that seems as if it never shrinks, no matter how much you diet. Learn what kinds of food you should eat to reduce that dangerous layer of fat. Sponsored by PHD Weight Loss
Louise Barton and Jane Barden, of Farm to Summit, are two young Durango entrepreneurs hoping to create tasty foods for hiking and backpacking by ‘upcycling’ food products from local farms that might otherwise go to waste. By Hannah Robertson. Sponsored by Tile and Light Art of Durango and San Juan Basin Public Health.
A proposal to design an underpass connecting 12th Street and Veterans Way across Camino del Rio is expected to be approved this month by the Durango City Council, launching a yearlong community outreach effort to design the pedestrian crossing that will provide safer access from the Animas River Trail to downtown Durango.
The Durango Art Market, put on by the Creative Arts District of Durango, is hoping to help highlight local artists. Find the booths every Sunday from 10 - 2 at 11th Street Station for locally made jewlery, paintings, t-shirts, and more! By Hannah Robertson
It happens only once in every 100 years: the date matches the zip code, and for some postal stations, it never happens at all. But in Southwest Colorado, it will occur more than once in the 21st century.
Mortgage forbearance, moratorium on evictions, and climate change may affect the real estate market . . . or they may not. Alpenglow Properties broker/owner Dan Korman explores how these issues may affect housing availability. HERE ARE SOME RESOURCES: Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ARPA): https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/coronavirus/assistance-for-state-local-and-tribal-governments/emergency-rental-assistance-program Tenant Info and Assistance (CFPB): https://www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/mortgage-and-housing-assistance/renter-protections/cares-act-eviction-protections/ Tenant and Landlord Assistance (Colorado): https://cdola.colorado.gov/rental-mortgage-assistance Information on Mortgage Forbearance (CFPB): https://www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/mortgage-forbearance-during-covid-19-what-know-what-do/ List of All Current Relief Options (Housing, Student Loan, Utilities, and More): https://www.usa.gov/covid-financial-help-from-the-government#item-214703 Sponsored by Alpenglow Properties
The U.S. Forest Service seeks comments about a proposal to groom Junction Creek Road for winter recreation. By Hannah Robertson. Sponsored by Tafoya Barrett and Associates and San Juan Basin Public Health
Chief Hal Doughty says the Durango Fire Protection District has been looking for five years to find a more appropriate site for its downtown fire station than at River City Hall. The 9-R Administration Building and adjacent property might just fit the bill. Sponsored by FASTSIGNS and 2180 Lighting and Design
The 4th annual American Indian Cultural Artsfest was held at Aztec Ruins National Monument in late July. Painters, potters, weavers and jewelers came from various Southwest nations, including the ancient Pueblo Acoma in mid-western New Mexico, to sell their work and share their techniques. By Donna K. Hewett. Sponsored by SunRay Park and Casino and Three Rivers Brewery
Colorado's Independent Restricting Commissions will hold a joint public hearing on first round of proposed realignments for Congressional and state legislative districts in Durango. See how the changes impact Southwest Colorado. Sponsored by TruWest Auto and Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic
Excavating for 20 years on Tommy Bolack’s B-Square Ranch in Farmington, Linda Wheelbarger and her students have found multiple Puebloan sites, including a great kiva. By Donna Hewett. Sponsored by Farmington Play Day Trampoline Park and Traegers
Houses that contain three or more apartments aren't allowed under the city of Durango's land-use code, but dozens exist in neighborhoods around town. The city wants to find a way to legalize existing multiplexes and allow for more. Sponsored by The Payroll Department and Happy Pappy's Pizza and Wings
Local Jenny Diehl, Cura.Te wants to help you live your best life with all-natural, handmade products. By Hannah Robertson. Sponsored by Tile and Light Art of Durango and Durango Party Rental
The crowds will be smaller, but you'll have twice the opportunity to enjoy the beers and beverages offered this year at the 22nd annual San Juan Brewfest set for August 28-29, brought to you by the Bank of the San Juans. Sponsored by Durango Party Rental and Tile and Light Art of Durango
This summer, the Powerhouse museum is hosting an interactive exhibit about bicycles. From learning about different materials for the bike frame to practicing your musical skills on a xylophone made out of bike parts, come learn more about bikes! By Hannah Robertson. Sponsored by Alpine Bank
In this edition of #LPEAwire, get the latest on LPEA’s drone pilot project, the membership satisfaction survey, and a new resource for members with ETS units. Sponsored by La Plata Electric Association
If you or am loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you have local resources and support available to you. Learn more. Sponsored by Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic and San Juan Basin Public Health
As Durango School District 9-R prepares to spend $63 million in capital construction and renovations during the next few years, it's also working with area business development organizations to ensure that local contractors and subcontractors in Southwest Colorado know how to submit bids and land contracts to benefit from the district's investment. Sponsored by FASTSIGNS and The Payroll Department
The national demand for RVs and camper vans exploded during the pandemic as social distancing drove people into the great outdoors, and one Durango business, Wanderful Wheels, has grown exponentially as a result. Sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates and Serious Texas BBQ
Outdoor concerts, a chance to win a Viking River Cruise for two, and an Elton John impersonator are a part of the post-pandemic Music in the Mountains Festival schedule as it returns to live performances this year. Sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware and Choice Building Supply Ace Hardware
When two new families take possession of their new Habitat for Humanity homes this fall, they can thank nine members of an Americorps team for a lot of the work. Sponsored by Happy Pappy's Pizza and Wings and Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic
Dan Korman, owner of Alpenglow Properties, compares real estate prices for the first half of the year with last year and speculates that the hot market is setting a new normal. Sponsored by Alpenglow Properties
A new program at Colvig Silver Camps north of Durango gives children an opportunity to indulge in unstructured play all day long. Sponsored by Tile and Light Art of Durango and Durango Party Rental
A grant from the Colorado Energy Office and local organizations are providing local restaurant workers with eBikes in exchange for participating in a pilot program that is designed to help, in part, with reducing emissions during daily commutes. By Hannah Robertson. Sponsored by Tile and Light Art of Durango and San Juan Basin Public Health
Retired Ignacio science teacher Danny Jaques is famous for his spicy, fresh homemade salsa. Now, he's making, packaging, and selling a dehydrated version that he hopes one day will be out of this world. Literally. Sponsored by FASTSIGNS and The Timbers at Edgemont Highlands
Traditional diet management programs include recommendations to lower your fat intake. But that doesn't always take off the fat. Sugar is the culprit. PHD Weight Loss founder, Dr. Ashley Lucas, explains why. Sponsored by PHD Weight Loss
In this edition of #LPEAwire, LPEA CEO Jessica Matlock gives an update on the latest developments with LPEA’s three future power supply options. Brought to you by La Plata Electric Association
The Community Concert Hall opened the summer concert season with their first in-person concert since March 2020 on June 10. Concerts in the park and a full fall line-up are set to follow. By Hannah Robertson. Sponsored by FASTSIGNS and The Timbers at Edgemont Highlands
The La Plata Historical Society found the silver lining in the dark cloud of the pandemic: patrons are hungry for stories about Durango's history. So when Animas museum reopens on July 6, expect even more educational programming about the region's past. Sponsored by Alpine Bank
A lengthy renovation program to install new seating, as well as enhanced irrigation systems and better facilities for players, will be ready to go just in time for the 2021 Connie Mack World Series, which will return to Ricketts Park after being canceled in 2020. The World Series will open in Farmington on July 23. Sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Express Employment Professionals
Jack Llewellyn and Kim Oyler of the Durango Chamber of Commerce join Allee the goldendoodle to bring you information on this summer's Top Dog & Coolest Cat contest, a fun filled event benefiting Parker's Animal Rescue.
Alpenglow Properties owner Dan Korman discusses some of the economic factors that are affecting the housing market, including employment, construction costs, and workforce housing.
The Mancos Burrofest features local burros and highlights local artists in a family-friendly afternoon activity. Sponsored by TruWest Auto and Express Employment Professionals
Have you noticed the colorful murals, lego sculptures, and window art popping up around town as you've emerged from a year of pandemic hibernation? Those are the works of the Durango Arts Brigade. Sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings and San Juan Basin Public Health
The transportation sector contributes more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector in the world, and a Colorado company, Lightning eMotors, wants to help reduce those emissions by manufacturing electric commercial vehicles like delivery vans and passenger shuttles. Local fleet managers recently had an opportunity to learn more about them. Sponsored by Happy Pappy's and San Juan Basin Public Health
What started out as a project to source the fabrics that LeeAnn Vallejos wanted for her quilting addiction has turned into a nationally recognized fabric and quilting shop, Stitch – right here on Main Avenue in Durango. Sponsored by Tile & Light Art of Durango and San Juan Basin Public Health
Business plans battled for supremacy in the 2021 Hawk Tank competition, sponsored by Fort Lewis College, and now San Juan College in Farmington. By Donna K. Hewett. Sponsored by Distill Beer, Wine, Spirits and Three Rivers Brewery
When a Cortez-area store discontinued its line of high-quality yarns, the area's knitters, weavers, crochet enthusiasts, and fiber producers formed a collective and opened a store to provide a source for their fiber crafts and a market for fiber producers. Sponsored by The Timbers at Edgemont Highlands, the Cortez Airport, and Boutique Air
This year’s Memorial weekend saw the return of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Although this trimmed down event wasn’t the usual full-on summer kickoff of past years, it proved a sign that Durango can start breathing a little easier during the post-pandemic summer. Thank you to the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic for providing footage and photos. Sponsored by Kroeger’s Ace Hardware and San Juan Basin Public Health
It's no secret that housing prices in Southwest Colorado are soaring, and a limited, local skilled labor pool is part of the problem. That's why the Homebuilders Association of Southwest Colorado intends to donate part of the proceeds from its June 26 Contractors Yard Sale to support Durango and Bayfield high school training programs. Sponsored by Homebuilders Association of Southwest Colorado
The new CDC guidelines caught most states and public health organizations by surprise. What do the guidelines mean for local businesses, tourists and everyday activities? By Hannah Robertson. Sponsored by Tile and Light Art and Serious Texas BBQ
The Galloping Goose Historical Society will operate its Dolores museum this summer after a year's closure caused by the pandemic, but whether the Goose will fly down the tracks this season remains to be seen. Sponsored by Big-O Tires and Keesee Motors
If you want to help your neighbors and community, Durango Fire Protection District Captain Jessica Borden wants you on her volunteer first-responder team. Sponsored by Bank of the San Juans
The Demon Girls Volleyball Team won its first league title in 10 years, and they attribute their success to a lot of play and practice despite pandemic restrictions. Sponsored by Cryomedspa, Durango Dental, Four Corners Eye Clinic, First Southwest Bank, Durango Hot Springs
In this edition of #LPEAwire, we explain how you can save money on your LPEA bill by switching to the Time-of-Use rate. We also celebrate the seven local high school seniors awarded LPEA scholarships this year. Sponsored by La Plata Electric Association
What do you get when you cross a burro race with an arts festival? No, this isn't a bad joke. You get a BurroFest – a celebration of the hard-working pack animals and the art they inspire. Sponsored by TruWest and Big-O Tires
Farming ain't what it used to be, and that's a good thing, says the coordinator for a new agriculture program at Pueblo Community College. That's because climate change, the need to build local food supplies, and food insecurity are changing the way that people view food production. Sponsored by Cortez Airport and Boutique Air
A number of sleep studies indicate that getting adequate sleep can facilitate weight loss. PHD Weight Loss and Nutrition founder Ashley Lucas explains why. Sponsored by PHD Weight Loss.
In this debut of a new feature, Building SWCO, Home Builders Association of Southwest Colorado Executive Officer Rebekah Delamare discusses the lumber industry's recovery. Sponsored by Home Builders Association of Southwest Colorado.
Commercial property and business owners will receive a break in their property taxes during the next two years as a result of the latest the biennial reappraisal of properties in La Plata County. Sponsored by The Payroll Department and Kroegers Ace Hardware.