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Public Hearing on Fire Department Plans Scheduled

The Durango City Council will hold a public hearing to determine whether it should adopt a proposed ordinance changing whether emergency services like the Durango Fire and Rescue Authority should undergo a more stringent public review process for land-use proposals; the Durango Botanic Gardens annual garden tour returns, and the San Juan National Forest will impose Stage 1 fire restrictions beginning May 25. This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy's Pizza and Wings and Closets Plus

Morel Mushrooms – Gather Them Yourself this Spring

Stalking the elusive wild morel mushroom happens in the springtime here in the Southwest, usually in a thick of old cottonwoods, where they like to grow in the newly dead roots of the trees along the Pine River. Donna K. Hewett. This story is sponsored by Pops Truck and RV Center and Boons Family Thai Barbecue

Riding the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic – Virtually

While thousands of bicycle riders and their families will arrive in Durango Memorial Day Weekend to ride in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic or watch cyclists race the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad over three mountain passes to Silverton, hundreds of others across the world will be riding Hermosa Valley leg of the race without rolling a wheel into town. This story is sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware, Choice Building Supply, and Ace Hardware of Farmington

Grandview Bridge Closed for Construction

Water tests indicate an increase in the COVID virus, Pueblo Community College Southwest will offer a once-a-week class to help students get a jump on their college educations, and the Grandview Bridge, once again, will become the Bridge to Nowhere. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas Barbecue and Tafoya Barrett and Associates.

Strings, Wood, Metal, and More – Musical Instruments Through the Ages

For its summer exhibition, the Powerhouse Science Center has teamed up with the National GUITAR Museum to display Medieval to Metal - an exploration of the history of the guitar from its early origins with the Arabic Oud to modern-day Guitar-Hero controllers. With hands-on exhibits on how sound is made and what the inside of a guitar looks like, there’s a little something for everyone. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware and The Payroll Department

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