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Píinu Núuchi Farmers Market Opening

The first Píinu Núuchi Farmers Market and Outdoor Biz Lab launches July 12th, offering both vendor space for growers and makers alongside live business workshop demonstrations. Vendor sign-ups are still available through the Southern Ute Economic Development Department. Help Smokey Bear celebrate his 80th birthday with the Ignacio Community Library this summer with the Smokey Bear Reading Challenge. And sports physicals for any student interested in participating in school sports will be offered at Ignacio Middle School Friday, August 2nd. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy's Pizza & Wings and Denise Elliott, State Farm Agent.

Fiber Optic Project Begins Work

The second phase of the Wolf Creek Fiber Optic Project has begun with work-related delays on Highway 160. Durango Public Library's new EV charging stations are now operational, offering free charging until the end of July. Animas Museum will host a talk and book signing with Ed Horvat, author of Images of America: La Plata County, on July 13th. Three trails leading to Miller Middle School have been closed for safety and security reasons. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and Tafoya Barrett & Associates.

Two New Trails Open on Animas Mountain

Durango Trails is celebrating the addition of two new trails at Animas Mountain. The Lupine and Merve trails add to the network of multi-use trails available from the Animas Mountain trailhead. The Durango Running Club celebrated with a group run on the Lupine Trail while Durango Trails hosted a mountain bike ride on Merve, a downhill flow trail. The grand opening marks the completion of three years of work by Durango Trails, a local, volunteer-based non-profit. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Denise Elliott State Farm Agent and Serious Texas BBQ.

Lake Nighthorse Construction Commences

A $1.9 million project is underway at Lake Nighthorse to address entrance congestion issues and construct a more efficient decontamination station. The project is a cost-share partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation and the City of Durango. The Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club invites all to their 70th annual Gem and Mineral Show July 12th - 14th at the La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center. And El Pomar Foundation selected four Durango-based non-profits for $20,000 in grants. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Krogers Ace Hardware and Sky Ute Casino.

Fourth of July Excitement

Durango has a little something for everyone this Fourth of July. Whether your thing is eating, live music, parades, or fireworks, with 30 different activities between July 3rd and July 6th, there’s bound to be something for everyone. The City of Durango, Business Improvement District, Durango Chamber of Commerce, and the La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center have partnered together to put together a full itinerary of Fourth of July Fun this year. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Payroll Department and Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.Durango has a little something for everyone this Fourth of July. Whether your thing is eating, live music, parades, or fireworks, with 30 different activities between July 3rd and July 6th, there’s bound to be something for everyone. The City of Durango, Business Improvement District, Durango Chamber of Commerce, and the La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center have partnered together to put together a full itinerary of Fourth of July Fun this year. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Payroll Department and Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

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