What could be more fun than driving a big, honkin’ 4-wheel drive over a bunch of rocks? Driving a radio-controlled scaled model of a truck over the rocks. Find them at the new Durango Hobby Shop.
The Durango Student Council in pursuit of its 10th Gold Excellence Award from the National Student Council. The award recognizes a council’s leadership and commitment to community improvement.
The 35th annual Ride the Rockies tour will start and end in Durango this year, passing through Cortez. The tour is expected to generate more than $1 million in Southwest Colorado.
The Durango-La Plata County Airport experienced record-breaking passenger traffic in 2019. Good news for the airport, because it also means increased revenues for expansion plans.
NOTE: ALTHOUGH IT MAY APPEAR THE VIDEO DOESN'T EXIST, IT DOES. IT'S A YOUTUBE ISSUE. PLEASE CLICK AND WATCH! Table to Farm Compost recycles residential food waste into reusable compost to grow more food. Now the start-up company will begin composting food waste from Albertson’s Grocery Store.
Are you a helicopter parent, always trying to protect your child from making mistakes or from the consequences of mistakes? Learn how to hold your child accountable with kindness.
La Plata County Clerk Tiffany Parker answers frequently asked questions about this year’s presidential primary election. Colorado will hold its primary on Tuesday, March 3.
Fort Lewis College student-athletes will receive greater access to orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists and nutritionists as part of a new agreement between FLC and Mercy.
San Juan Basin Public Health offers free radon-testing kits to determine whether the radioactive element is accumulating in your house and threatening your health.
FLC students who receive a civic scholarship from a Southwest Colorado orgnization will be eligible for a matching scholarship from the college.
Osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million people in the United States. Learn about treatments for the disease from a San Juan Regional Adult Rehabilitation Center physical therapist.
Sixth Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne explains how the courts offer alternatives to incarceration for those who’ve been convicted of a non-violent or victimless crimes.
Get ready to rock-n-roll with this year’s Snowdown theme, ‘It’s a Rockin’ Snowdown.’ Rock star Dave Imming (and Snowdown board member) tells us what to expect for this year’s rockin’ good time.
Imagine a social event without your cell phone, without your Smart Watch, without your i-Pad. Could you do it? Find out more about the Real Social Event sans electronics coming up soon.
A group of residents called Durango Beyond Plastics wants the City of Durango to consider a measure to ban plastic bags and to impose a fee on paper bags to encourage the use of reusable bags.
The Durango-area real-estate market is poised for Millenial buyers with low-interest rates, new developments coming on line, and a big inventory of homes for sale.
The old Mason Elementary School on Third Avenue is falling apart, so the City of Durango plans to demolish the old building. The public will be invited to suggest new uses for the site.
Front Range communities are enjoying an economic boon, but that boon isn’t spreading as quickly to rural Colorado. A new organization hopes to change that. Here’s one story.
Aaron Stone says he likes chocolate. Now he’ll own a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise store for writing the best business plan for its operation. Find out how the deal came together.
Our Animas High School Intern explores whether vaping is a safe substitute for smoking cigarettes, especially in light of the recent vaping-related deaths. Learn what he discovered.
Joslin Roderick started Solutions Candle Company so that she could offer homeless workers an oppotunity to earn a daily wage. Her company has a commitment to serve the public good.
What do manners have to do with citizenship? Escalante Middle School sixth-graders explored the answers to that question while also learning table manners at a luncheon at the Himalayan.
If you’re thinking about renting your house or buying a rental property, be forewarned: It’s just like owning a business. Learn about the tax implications in this episode of ‘It’s Your Money.’
Amy and Mike Testa became physical therapists because they wanted to help people. That desire to help extends beyond the doors of their clinic with their 14th annual coat drive.
No one likes to be told what to do. It goes for your children as well. And they will resist. Dr. Doug Miller offers effective tips for turning the tables to ensure your kids’ compliance with your wishes.
Pendleton Woolen Mills has selected two rare weavings from The Durango Collection to replicate into its world-famous wool blankets for its Preservation Series.
Hundreds turned out to bid on the sparkling Christmas-tree ornaments and gifts during the annual Festival of Trees fund-raiser for Community Connections.
For the friend or family member who has everything, why not start a new forest for a Christmas present? The San Juan National Forest has gift certificates for seedlings to reforest burn areas.
The Durango Business Improvement District wants to use empty storefronts downtown for artistic installations. Artists can earn a small stipend for creating individual displays.
How much is your house worth? What’s the average price of a house right now in La Plata County? How long will a typical house be for sale on the market? Find out more with this update.
Learn more about La Plata County’s foster-care program and how you can help care for children who’ve been removed from their families because of abuse or neglect.
A Durango woman with Raynaud’s Syndrome was looking for a way to keep her fingers warm during outdoor, cold-weather activities. She and her partner have created a unique solution.
Traveling during the holidays can be a pain, but follow some of these travel tips from Durango Airport Director Tony Vicari, and turn your trip into a smooth ride rather than a roller-coaster of stress.
When you’re facing a lawsuit for damages, you may want to protect your assets from potential creditors, but the time to do that is before a crisis hits to avoid defrauding creditors. Learn more in this segment of It’s Your Money with Charles Spence.
The fourth-grade Demons won the Youth American Football League ‘Super Bowl’ championship for the second year in a row. Coach Noah Lopez attributes a strong returning roster for the winning season.
La Plata County’s new land-use plan and development regulations will not use traditional zoning to identify areas for growth. Rather, it will attempt to streamline regulations for faster approvals. Learn more in this interview.
More than a 100 property owners have been notified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that their properties may be contaminated by radioactive mill tailings.
You can celebrate Mesa Verde National Park and support the foundation’s programs by purchasing a new Colorado license plate featuring the cliff dwellings.
Physical therapists with Mercy Sports Medicine are using NASA technology to rehabilitate patients with leg injuries more quickly by creating (an almost) zero-gravity environment for exercise.
ASK DOCTOR DOUG! Dr. Doug Miller, a licensed psychologist, offers proven strategies in a fun and engaging presentation to show you how to reduce conflict and interact more successfully with your children. His mantra: Be a Hero to Your Child!
La Plata County has joined the Colorado Energy District that offers a new financing tool for business owners and multiple-family property owners to install energy-saving improvements.
The Montezuma County Historical Society finally has a permanent home for its collections. Now it’s in the process of raising $275,000 to remodel the building into a community asset that will impress residents and visitors alike.
Applying for college and financial aid can be stressful for seniors this time of year. Intern Robbie Patla asks college-admission counselors for advice on how to make the process easier to reduce stress on parents and students.
Local-First in Durango is spearheading an effort to form a local health-care alliance to negotiate lower medical fees and lower health-insurance premiums for its members. Learn how the alliance is drawing upon the lessons from agricultural cooperatives.
A ballot proposal that would have allowed the state Legislature to keep excess tax revenues above the TABOR cap failed to pass muster with voters. That means no extra money for education or transportation.
A Durango man who was looking for a healthy alternative to dairy products for his daily calcium intake couldn’t find what he wanted, so he created his own concoction out of four simple ingredients.
Housing Solutions for the Southwest has obtained the state tax credits to build 40, one-bedroom apartments with supportive social services to help homeless residents transition into stable homes.
The $1.7 million investment may not seem like much from a passenger’s view, but the behind- the-scenes improvements will make room for a third carrier and more efficient baggage handling.
No, Durango resident Lou Galinson’s dogs did NOT make him put the cute kitties in a cage. But his dogs did inspire him to open the Pet Haus 10 years ago. Since then, he’s adopted out more than 750 Humane Society kittens from his store.
Retired U.S.A.F. TSgt. Matthew Slaydon lost his sight and his right arm while on a mission in Baghdad. He and his wife have received a mortgage- free home in Bayfield from the Sinise Foundation.
We hate to say it, but Tax Day 2020 is only five and a half months away. It may seem like an eternity right now, but you may wish to start planning now for deferring income to offset your tax liabilities.
A Durango hyperbaric oxygen therapy clinic treats brain trauma, fibromyalgia, PTSD, chronic depression, stroke, and many other health issues. Users say it makes a difference in their quality of life.
When you’re ready to retire and want to sell your share in the business to a business partner or family member, you’ll need a team of advisors. Charles Spence explains why.
The executive director with the Colorado Fiscal Institute told the League of Women Voters that TABOR may unfairly impact low- and middle-income families, while the state’s education and transportation infrastructure suffer.
So someone has offered you a ridiculously low price to buy your business. Should you say no? Be insulted? Charlie Cole with Cole and Partners offers some advice.
Two friends in pursuit of the perfect beer decided to start the Telluride Brewing Company, and they’ve won seven national awards in eight years. Learn more about the men behind the suds.
Finding the dining hall, let alone the Registrar’s Office can make the first year of college intimidating for any new student. So Fort Lewis College has started a program for first-time students to help with retention and student success.
Archaeologists with the Colorado Department of Transportation have wrapped up excavation of a small Pueblo I village that is in the path of the Farmington Hill realignment project. Local Indian tribal experts assisted on the research project.
A group of volunteers have organized an independent Tedx Talk featuring Durango speakers who have ‘Ideas Worth Spreading.’ Although the inaugural event is sold out, it will be broadcast on YouTube worldwide.
What’s on the November ballot in this off-year election? Quite a few local issues, school board elections, and a couple of state referenda. La Plata County Clerk Tiffany Parker explains.
Tim Kirkland with Renegade Hospitality Group will be the keynote speaker at the annual La Plata County Economic Summit, and you can learn how to handle multiple generations in the workplace.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado matches about 100 young people with adults every year, but it comes with a cost, and now, the agency is challenging you to support a match!
A new road-base material developers are calling ‘Nature’s Concrete’ promises to reduce the cost of road construction and maintenance for local governments by more than 60 percent.
If you’re using artificial tears, you may want to check with your ophthalmologist for other diagnoses and treatment options for your dry-eye syndrome.
La Plata County Clerk Tiffany Parker talks about important deadlines with regard to voter registration, when ballots will be dropped in the mail, and when you get them to the clerk’s office.
A La Plata County chapter of the national Slow Money Movement hopes to offer micro-loans to jump-start young farmers who want to grow food locally and boost the local economy.
After the 416 Fire burned up the tourism season last summer, this year's tourism economy has not only rebounded, but it appears to be even better than 2017.
We visit with the Salt 360 Float Studio to learn about this relaxation practice in which you float in a highly concentrated solution of salt water to experience weightlessness.
A tiny house built by the Trades N Training program at Bayfield High School will be auctioned by the Homebuilders Association of Southwest Colorado to raise revenues for future trades projects.
Trusts are tools you can use to protect your assets or to ensure your heirs receive the inheritance you want them to receive. Learn more from Charles Spence with Maynes Bradford Shipps & Sheftel.
A new era of education opened this month in Bayfield: Pueblo Community College opened a satellite campus in the town to offer a variety of post-secondary courses in the community.
San Juan Health Partners Pediatrics talks about the importance of vaccinating your students against measles and other communicable diseases to protect them and the community.
Do you think bad things happen on Friday the 13th? We talk to Fort Lewis College Psychology Professor Brian Burke about the origins of superstition in society and why they have a hold on us.
The annual Kiwanis Club of Durango’s Pancake Day will be on Thursday, September 19. All-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham and more for only $10 per person . . . and a good cause for 64 years!