After performing virtually during last year's pandemic shut down, the San Juan Symphony returns to live concerts in Durango and Farmington for its 36th season under the direction of Maestro Thomas Heuser. Sponsored by Alpine Bank
On Friday, October 8th, the 16th annual Style and Stones event to benefit the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Colorado will host local artists. Come enjoy local, hand-made jewelry and help support a local non-profit through donations and purchases. Featuring interviews with Carol McGuire, Jama Crawford, and Nancy Frederick Conrad. By Hannah Robertson
On September 14, the second annual Men in Heels event kicked off successfully, with teams of men running in heels to help raise money for the Women’s Resource Center in Durango. Lots of laughter, food, and camaraderie made for an exciting afternoon activity with a good cause. Story sponsored by Alpine Bank
The Durango Fire Protection District's new, four-story fire-training tower will provide the region's firefighters with in-depth, realistic experiences fighting fires and rescuing victims. Sponsored by FASTSIGNS and Serious Texas Barbecue
Dan Korman, owner/broker with Alpenglow Properties, provides a quick update about the housing market in August and also discusses the state of Colorado's efforts to address homelessness and affordable housing. Sponsored by Alpenglow Properties
The annual Parade of Homes returns this September after last year's pandemic-induced hiatus, and it promises to be as inspiring as ever to those who are planning to build a new home or who want to dive into their own do-it-yourself remodel. Sponsored by Homebuilders Association of Southwest Colorado
Archuleta County resident Marina Zimmerman says she wants to bring sanity back to the Republican Party and to Congress as a candidate for the Third Congressional District seat in the House of Representatives. Sponsored by TruWest Auto and Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings
The pandemic changed the world of work irrevocably, and that's what the 2021 Economic Summit will address on Sept. 21. Find out who the speakers will be. Sponsored by Durango Party Rental and Tafoya Barrett & Associates
Scientists continue to learn more about what causes Alzheimer's Disease and are slowly nearing a cure. Your participation in the Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease on Sept. 9 can help make a difference. Sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware in Durango and Choice Building Supply Ace Hardware in Cortez
San Juan Basin Public Health urges area residents and visitors to wear a face mask indoors to prevent transmission of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus to protect the unvaccinated, the majority of whom are school children younger than 12. Sponsored by San Juan Basin Public Health and Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic
After decades of community conversation about the need for affordable housing, local municipal and county governments finally have the political will to tackle the problem. Interviews with Durango Mayor Kim Baxter, La Plata County Commissioner Marsha Porter-Norton, and Ignacio Mayor Stella Cox. Sponsored by FASTSIGNS of Durango and Durango Party Rental
In this edition of #LPEAwire, learn more about LPEA’s upcoming member appreciation lunches, annual meeting, and available rebates to get your home winter ready. Sponsored by La Plata Electric Association
Losing weight doesn't have to be a miserable experience, but it does take support and a mindful commitment to changing your eating habits. Sponsored by PHD Weight Loss
A local Durango family recently purchased the Leland House from Diane Wildfang and her son, Kirk Komick. But don't expect radical changes. The new owners want to carry on the hotel's historic legacy. Featuring interviews with the new Leland House owners Tonya Ensign, Alec Ensign, and Dominic Martinez. Sponsored by 2180 Lighting and Design Studio and Happy Pappy's Pizza and Wings
Kerri Beattie knows firsthand the challenges that parolees face when they're released from prison. She once was a parolee. Now, she helps new parolees recreate their lives through the Work and Gain Employment and Education Skills program at the Pinyon Project in Montezuma County. A sister program soon will be offered through Manna Soup Kitchen in La Plata County. Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals and Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic.
Adrienne Miller of the Durango Fire Protection District recounts her career as a Wildland Firefighter in California and Colorado and discusses the demands of this dangerous profession. Sponsored by Bank of the San Juans
When women find themselves in a bind, whether they need help with a custody case, help with tuition or rent, or maybe help moving up the economic ladder, the Women's Resource Center will help them find the resources they need to take care of themselves and their families. Sponsored by Alpine Bank
A new apartment complex is expected to open this fall to offer a path to security for those experiencing homelessness. Sponsored by Serious Texas Barbecue and The Payroll Department
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