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.
La Plata Electric explains how it determines the amount of money it will refund the cooperative's membership and why it gives the money back in this edition of LPEA Wire.
Bill and Jim Carver made the difficult decision to close for a few months with the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. But you'll still be able to buy beer to go and in new 12-ounce cans, too.
One of Durango's favorite traditions, the Durango Choral Society's annual Christmas Concert, will head online with traditional favorites from past concerts as well as a brand-new, virtual performance compiled with the magic of technology. And you can watch it at your leisure through the holiday season!
Purgatory resort opened on Saturday, Nov. 21, for the 2020-21 ski season amidst rising cases of COVID-19, but resort officials say they believe that skiers and snowboarders can be safe if they wear their masks, practice social distancing, and come prepared to stay outside, because indoor facilities will be closed.
Dan Korman, owner of Alpenglow Properties, reminds us to give thanks for the good things in our lives as we begin the holiday season.
Eso Terra Cider in Dolores hunts for rare varieties of apples in Montezuma and La Plata counties' heritage orchards to make its unique hard ciders.
Will the changing climate change how we garden? Choose plants for our landscaping? Destroy the local urban forest? The Durango Botanic Gardens will host a virtual conference addressing these very questions starting on Nov. 21.
You can still shop locally and safely this holiday season – and earn local rewards rebates – with the Business Improvement District's new Holiday Rewards Program and its online store, Share the Love.
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