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.
A Denver-based non-profit called PCs for Kids is working with local businesses and educators to provide recycled, upgraded computers for Durango students who don’t have access to technology at home.
The Kiwanis Club of Durango canceled its annual Pancake Day, it’s biggest fund-raiser of the year. So the club is hopeful that you’ll support a socially-distanced golf tourney on August 28 to support kids.
El Rancho Tavern owner Chip Lile talks about his three businesses and how he’s surviving with yo-yoing open-close orders, possible opening strategies for El Rancho when Governor’s Office allows.
The annual fall bulb sale that generates revenues for the Durango Botanic Gardens will move online starting on Aug. 1. Order ahead, and the bulbs will be available in October.
Durango resident Kim Ebner helps save lives in her position as acquatic supervisor at the Durango Rec Center, and she does the same as a volunteer firefighter for the Durango Fire & Rescue Authority.
Non-profits in Southwest Colorado are suffering from the pandemic just like businesses. The Community Foundation and United Way have been able to provide a little help with grants this month.
The coronavirus continues to infect residents in Durango School District 9-R, so district officials have prepared a number of options for students to continue their educations safely.
So, you’ve lost all the weight you’d hope to lose. You can’t go back to your old eating habits, you have to keep your new nutrition habits as a permanent lifestyle, and it’s easier than you think.
Manna and the Garden Project of Southwest Colorado both have a commitment to food security. The two non-profits have decided to merge to make the most of limited community resources.
Durango Police Sergeant Tim Dixon loves the outdoors, and it’s what it drew him and his wife to move here five years ago. He loves policing, too, because he loves to work closely with people.
The long-imagined Paths to Mesa Verde received a huge boost this summer with a $5.8 million grant to start construction on the 7-mile section between Mancos and the national park.
Volunteers with the Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance offers tours of sites in Canyons of the Ancients, provides educational programming for youth, and monitors sites throughout the area.
You exercise and exercise, but the weight still doesn’t come off the way you’d like. Find out why you have to attend to your nutrition first before exercise can have an impact.
With so many people affected in one way or another by the COVID-19 pandemic, chances are you or someone you know may be grieving from a loss. Here’s how you can support them at work.
Animas High School received a $13.7 million grant from the Colorado Department of Education to build a new high school at a new location. Watch the story to find out where!
You may not be able to taste the delectable tidbits for real this year, but you can enjoy the sights and sounds of Men Who Grill during the virtual awards ceremony, complete with grill-giveaways and other door prizes on July 18.
Willpower is over-rated when it comes to losing weight. Habit nutritionist Jolie Ensign says it starts with one small change, then building a series of habits, one at a time.
The real estate market remains strong in the Durango area, and on average, is balanced between housing stock and purchases. But houses valued at under $450,000 are sellling like hot cakes!
Passenger traffic at the Durango Airport dropped to just 5 percent of average when the pandemic hit La Plata in March. It’s slowly inching back up as passengers feel more comfortable about airline travel.
We talked with three restaurant owners about their adjustments to social-distancing recommendations as they re-open for business, and some of the changes look like they’re here to stay!
San Juan Basin Public Health reported a 42 percent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in La Plata County during the last two weeks of June as Durango re-opens and visitors arrive on summer vacation.
Jolie Ensign, nutritionist with Habit, recommends that you keep a journal about the foods you eat, not to count calories, but to observe how foods make you feel mentally and physically.
The Clarks, owners of the 60-year-old Toh-Atin Gallery, say the protests over the historic Chief sign couldn’t have come at a worst time as they struggle to stay in business during the pandemic.
We talk with Christine Serwe, president of the Durango Area Association of Realtors, about whether Durango can expect an influx of urbanites who want to live in a healthier, safer community after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The more information that the area’s human-services agencies have about the population, the more revenues they can raise through grants, federal and state funding. So, fill out your census questionnaire.
Tailwind Nutrition started out as a business to provide good, easy-to-digest energy for endurance athletes, and now, their products are energizing the frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tattoo artists always have practiced good hygiene and sanitizing procedures, but reopening in the ‘new normal’ after the pandemic closures has been more challenging as a business.
After 13 weeks sequestered in your house, you may have soothed your anxiety with chips, cookies, and all manner of sugary foods. We offer a Road to Recovery with a 5-Week Nutrition Reboot.
You may not be able to tour the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park, but you can still enjoy the cultural history and magnificent environment from the rim drives.
If your kids are bouncing off the walls after three months of social distancing at home, consider enrolling them in a weeklong STEM camp at the Powerhouse Science Center this summer.
Tourism nationwide is expected to lose more than 45 percent of its revenues this year because of the pandemic, but the Durango Area Tourism Office has a plan to bring visitors back to SWCO.
The Fiora family has had to try some creative marketing strategies to sell lots in Edgemont Highlands with social-distancing restrictions in place. So they’re throwing a drive-in lot tour event, complete with door prizes. Find out when it is!
Gene Trujillo talks about his "road to recovery" as he makes the best of the economic challenges from the pandemic.
The Cyprus Cafe was one of the first restaurants that fell victim to the COVID-19 business closures. But former owner Alison Dance decided to bring back her Mediterranean menu at Dandelion Cafe.
The East Canyon Fire west of Cherry Creek Road has sparked evacuations, new pre-evacuation orders to three miles east of Cherry Creek Road, and closed U.S. Highway 160.
Durango High School seniors will be able to walk across the stage to accept their diplomas in an unusual drive-in ceremony reminiscent of old drive-in movies. Ceremonies start at 10 a.m. on June 13.
When Durango-area residents take to the streets to protest police brutality and racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death, the Durango Police Department will be unobtrusively present.
A rare subspecies of cutthroat trout found only in isolated streams of the San Juan Mountains is on its way back from near extinction, thanks to biologists at the Colorado Fish Hatchery in Durango.
New listings are coming online, properties are going under contract, and sales resume as La Plata County begins to reopen. Can commercial real estate weather the storm?
Charles Leslie, director of the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, says the popular Music in the Park summer concert series will head online with artists performing from the concert-hall stage and from their home studios.
When parents are involved in a bitter divorce, children often become the victims on the battleground. A non-profit offers a safe haven for kids while they interact with one parent or another.
Ben Frihauf with Farmers Insurance of Durango offers advice about your insurance policies and what discounts and rebates may be coming your way in the wake of the pandemic.
While the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad waits for approval from the state Health Department to begin runs to Silverton, an symbolic train delivered hope to the tiny town.
Passenger traffic at the Durango Airport has declined by 85 to 95 percent during the past two months. Find out how that has affected operations and what to expect when you travel again.
Durango approved an urban renewal authority that will allow it to provide financial support to developers to build affordable housing, infrastructure, or other economically beneficial projects.
Ski Barn owner Bill Brown found himself thousands of dollars in deposits to return when Gov. Polis closed all the ski areas in the state. But an emergency loan helped him emerge into a biking boom.
If you want to build resiliency in your kids, don’t be too quick to rescue them. Let them struggle or try to solve problems on their own before you rush in and try to solve their problems for them.
Cream Bean Berry owner Katie Burford talks about her new ice cream outlet parked at Birds Restaurant on North Main Avenue, and how she hasn’t had to modify her business that drastically for social-distancing.
Citing safety and the support from local businesses, the Durango City Council agreed to issue an emergency order that requires anyone entering a business or public building in town to wear a mask.
Farmers pooled resources to build an online e-commerce site to sell their produce this year, and it’s turned out to be a boon during the pandemic. Just order what you want, and pick it up on Thursdays.
Dave Woodruff, manager of El Moro Restaurant and president of the Durango Restaurant Association, talks about the impact of the pandemic on the hospitality industry and how you can help restaurants stay in business.
Durango Police Officer Forrest Kinney enjoys weight-lifting, rafting, traveling and the beauty of the San Juan Mountains. But he became a police officer because he likes helping people.
Local leaders provide an update of the past week's developments concerning the pandemic's impact on the community.
Can restaurants open safely and protect their customers from the spread of the coronavirus? One restaurant owner thinks so by installing protective barriers and adopting social-distancing practices.
State campgrounds and area marinas will be open for Memorial Day Weekend, but developed recreation areas in the San Juan National Forest will closed, and there’s a fire ban.
We talk with 11th Street Station owner Marcos Wisner and his stable of food-cart vendors to learn have adjusted to the pandemic closures and how pivoted to offer online ordering and delivery.
A local youth activities group has joined forces with Celebrating Healthy Communities to provide families with free art supplies to brighten their neighborhoods with ‘Spread Cheer, Not COVID’ posters.
The Montezuma County Commissioners have asked for an exemption to Safer-at-Home regulations so that more businesses can re-open to jump start an already depressed economy.
Purgatory Resort General Manager Dave Rathbun talks about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected operations. And what about the future? Will the resort open for summer operations/
Farmers markets are considered an essential service because they provide food for the community. But this year’s social-distancing rules will change how you pick out your food and your socializing.
Residential property owners continued to list their properties during the April COVID-19 shutdown, although in fewer numbers than during the same period last year. Find out how sales prices fared from Alpenglow Properties’ Dan Korman.
Community leaders talk about the week's issues during the Safer-at-Home Chapter of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Animas High School seniors whose capstone projects disappeared with the stay-at-home orders in March turned to running errands, tutoring online and helping community-service agencies.
Local yoga and fitness instructors are learning to exercise their technical muscles to bring classes to their clients online, and it may prove to be so popular that online instruction may be here to stay.
When the summer tourism season appeared to be disappearing from COVID-19 restrictions, Roll E-Bike owner Claire Attkisson decided to turn her fleet of rental bikes into a food-delivery service.
It’s an old-fashioned practice in the medical world: Making house calls. But Nurse Practitioner Bronwyn Radcliffe thinks the way of the past is the wave of the future. (News director’s note: We used an incorrect last name for Ms. Radcliffe in our original post.)
San Juan Basin Public Health has delayed easing restrictions under the governor’s ‘safer-at-home’ order until May 8, because COVID-19 cases continue to increase substantially in San Juan County, NM.
No one plans for a medical emergency and an unexpected admission into the hospital. It’s a stressful time, and to help provide the medical personnel with your care, it helps to have a ‘mini’ medical record in hand.
Joel Krueger, owner of Kroeger’s Ace Hardware, talks about the changes the Durango commercial landmark has had to make to continue serving customers. Good news: garden stuff will be available!