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Durango Public Library offering instant digital library cards

Durango Public Library is now offering La Plata County residents an instant digital library card. Residents who haven’t had a chance to get a physical library card can still access the library’s...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Local business owner encourages others to join in donating

Dot of Dot’s Durango Goldendoodles will donate any money over $2,000 on a purchase of a Goldendoodle from her to the Durango Food Bank. Six Goldendoodles are currently available. Dot invites other...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Hesperus Ski Area closes uphill ski access

Hesperus Ski Area has discontinued uphill ski access for the remainder of the ski season. For more information, visit www.ski-hesperus.com .

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Medicare and COVID-19 information offered

Community members interested in an update about how COVID-19 may impact Medicare supplements may contact Janice, a licensed insurance agent in Durango. Right now, underwriters feel that COVID-19...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Katie Hawkins named to Fort Lewis College dean’s list

Katie Hawkins, a senior at Fort Lewis College, was named to the fall 2019 dean’s list. Hawkins is studying public health.

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Tymbree Hawkins named to Palmer College’s fall dean’s list

Tymbree Hawkins of Durango has been named to the fall 2019 trimester dean’s list at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus in Davenport, Iowa.

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Plots now available for lease at OK Community Garden

Garden plots are now leasing at the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden, East Sixth Avenue and 30th Street. Costs are $40 for a half plot and $80 for a full plot for the entire season, May through...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

La Plata County receives $110,000 GOCO grant for school playground improvements

Great Outdoors Colorado Board has awarded a $110,000 grant to La Plata County, in partnership with Animas Valley Elementary, to make improvements to the school’s outdated playground. The project...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Braided postpones spring social and silent auction

Braided has postponed a spring social and silent auction scheduled for Saturday at Irish Embassy, The Underground, 900 Main Ave. Braided is a community of women coming together to learn, travel and...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Wolfwood Refuge to visit Purgatory

Wolfwood Refuge in Ignacio will kick off its community presentation season from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Purgatory Village Plaza. An educational talk will be offered at 12:30 p.m. Photos are...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Mercy to host Soup for the Soul

Mercy Health Foundation will host the annual Soup for the Soul event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by calling...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

Tickets on sale for fourth annual John W. Sanders lecture

San Juan Basin Archaeological Society’s will host the fourth annual John W. Sanders lecture topic, “Meandering Neaders: A new look at our closest fossil relatives,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Community

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