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La Plata Open Space Conservancy hires executive director

La Plata Open Space Conservancy, a Southwest Colorado land conservation organization, recently hired Patrick Barker as executive director. Barker is originally from West Virginia and earned...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Four Corners Beekeepers Association to meet Tuesday

The Four Corners Beekeepers Association will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Florida Baptist Church, 30296 U.S. Highway 160. Guest speaker Jim Marquis will give a presentation about creating...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: LIFESTYLE01

Chuck wagon cook-off to be July 28

The La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Association recently announced tickets are on sale for its chuck wagon cook-off, which is scheduled to be held July 28 at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: LIFESTYLE11

End of July marks 118th San Ignacio Fiesta

Events were recently announced for the 118th annual San Ignacio Fiesta, which will be held July 28 and July 29 at various locations in Ignacio. The 73rd annual parade will be held at 10 a.m. July...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango KOA receives TripAdvisor award

It was recently announced that the Durango KOA Holiday campground received the 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Awards are based on the quantity and quality of reviews received from...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Crow Canyon announces new programs

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is offering two new, free educational programs at Crow Canyon Connection in the Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez. Programs include: “Ask an Archaeologist”...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: LIFESTYLE01

Sky Ute Casino helps with 416 Fire relief

Sky Ute Casino Resort recently held a donation effort that collected groceries and supplies and matched funds from unredeemed slot vouchers for Durango Food Bank and La Plata County Humane Society....

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Adult Education Center hires executive director

The Durango Adult Education Center Board of Directors recently announced that Elizabeth Helvey was hired as its new executive director, effective Aug. 1. Helvey has more than 30 years of work...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

For Pets’ Sake summer wine festival is July 21

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society will host its 11th annual Summer Wine Festival 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at Cliffrose Garden Center just east of Cortez on U.S. Highway 160. “Party with Ric...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Fort Lewis College lecture series to feature Olga Little

Andrew Gulliford, Fort Lewis College professor of history and environmental studies, will give a presentation, “Durango’s Own Olga Little,” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Center of Southwest...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: LIFESTYLE01

Prosecutors: New Mexico officer preyed on woman, teen

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico state police officer is facing charges after prosecutors say he tried to give methamphetamine to a woman and marijuana to a 16-year-old girl. The Albuquerque Journal...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wild food, plant event to be held Friday

A wild food plant walk and gourmet wild foods dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at River Bend Ranch, 27846 U.S. Highway 550. The walk will be led by Turtle Lake Refuge founder Katrina Blair,...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: LIFESTYLE01