Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort helps support local schools

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort announced it will offer discounted tickets on Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as part of the 10th annual “Ski for Education Day.”

Proceeds will benefit Durango School District 9-R and Mountain Middle and Animas High charter schools.

Tickets are $35 and will be on sale Jan. 2-18, ending at 5 p.m. on the last day, at north and south City Markets, Albertsons, Nature’s Oasis, and PJ’s Gourmet Market.

In Farmington, tickets will be sold at Three Rivers Brewery and Zia Sporting Goods.

Tickets will allow holders to catch a $5 bus at the Durango Transit Center.

At noon Jan. 21, Durango High School’s jazz ensemble will perform at the base of Purgy’s.

Community Banks of Colorado is sponsoring the event on behalf of the Durango Federation for Educational Excellence.

For more information, visit www.dfee.net or call 375-1491.

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