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.
Animas River Days are back, and this time for a whole weekend! Come enjoy the U.S. Kayak Freestyle Championships alongside the traditional Animas River Days activities. By Hannah Robertson. Sponsored by Tafoya Barrett and Associates and Serious Texas BBQ.
Like most nonprofits across the nation, the Durango Arts Center struggled to keep programs alive during the pandemic. But as the community begins to reopen and recover, the arts center will rise out of the ashes with plans to become bigger, stronger and more vibrant than ever. Sponsored by Alpine Bank
A new Four Corners area resident has established a network of support and education to help those with Alzheimer's disease and their families. Sponsored by The Timbers at Edgemont Highlands and FASTSIGNS
Kim Oyler of the Durango Chamber of Commerce recaps this year's Durango Rocks award recipients and announces community programs on the horizon. Sponsored by Durango Chamber of Commerce