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Guided nature walks at Purgatory Resort with San Juan Mountains Association

The Journal The San Juan Mountains Association will host nature tours every Tuesday and Thursday at Purgatory Resort from July 3 through Aug. 16. Arrive early at the ticket office for a 9:45...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health Services office launches smartphone app to ease state benefits

The Journal The Colorado Department of Human Services is launching a smartphone app to give customers instant mobile access to benefits, documents and tips, CDHS said in a news release. The...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taste of the San Luis Valley debuts this weekend

The Journal The first annual Taste of the San Luis Valley, which highlights several local restaurants and food producers, is scheduled for Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Monte Vista’s...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

For Pets’ Sake membership drive is underway

The Journal For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s membership drive for the fiscal year beginning July 1 is underway. For Pets’ Sake, a group of volunteers working to improve the lives of companion...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park to host traditional Hopi dances

The Lomayestewa Family of Shungopovi Village, Second Mesa, Arizona, will perform traditional Hopi dances at the Visitor and Research Center in Mesa Verde National Park on June 30 and July 1....

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Improv quilters to display works in July

Improvisational quilters from Stitch, a local quilt and sewing boutique, will hold a group exhibition of new works from July 2 to July 31 at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Unlike...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

No more tickets for charging phones at outlets in Boulder

BOULDER – With prosecutors refusing to pursue charges, Boulder police will no longer ticket people for using city outlets to charge their phones. The Daily Camera reports that nine people have been...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health clinic offers contraception services

San Juan Basin Public Health works to prevent teen pregnancy through its Sexual Health Clinic. The clinic provides annual exams, sexually transmitted infection screenings, pregnancy tests, all...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Forest Service hires Durango supervisor

Colorado State Forest Service recently named longtime forester and wildland firefighter Mark Loveall as its Durango supervisory forester for forest planning and implementation in Southwest...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College to hold Wednesday lecture

Kate Nelson, author and former news writer and editor, will give a presentation titled “Three Women, One Story: 1,000 Years of Art, History and Culture in Under an Hour” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Microloan created to ease economic impact from fires

Area nonprofit First Southwest Community Fund recently announced that it has created the low-interest, fixed-rate SouthwestStrong Fire Relief Business Microloan, for area businesses that have been...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Dog Ranch expands services

Durango Dog Ranch owners Gretchen and Gregg Dubit announced they have expanded services for the summer at the Hesperus business to include daily guided kennel tours. Visitors can now tour the...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business