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La Plata County Conservation District seeking nominations

The La Plata County Conservation District is accepting self-nominations from eligible residents who are interested to serve a four-year term on its board of directors. Three director positions are...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

History Day competition to feature Escalante students

Students at Escalante Middle School will compete at the regional National History Day Competition March 2 at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive.

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Gemma Kavanagh to join Durango High School orchestra

Gemma Kavanagh will perform with Durango High School orchestra students at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Edgemont Highlands Community Center. Kennebec Cafe, Cyprus Cafe, 81301 Coffee Roasters and DHS...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

First United Methodist to start new sermon series

A new sermon series called “Marks of Discipleship” will be offered on Sundays, Feb. 25 through April 1, at First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive. The congregation will read the New...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Center of Southwest Studies to open new exhibit

An opening reception for a new exhibit at the Center of Southwest Studies will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. New items will be on display with Ben...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Animas High School to host information session

An information session for prospective students and their families will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Animas High School, 271 Twin Buttes Ave. AHS “Shadow Days” are also held on...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Twin Buttes to conduct series of controlled burns

Durango Parks and Recreation, Durango Fire Protection District and Twin Buttes will conduct controlled burns of slash piles starting Wednesday and continuing through March 30 in the Twin Buttes...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Bike Specialists hires one

Mountain Bike Specialists recently hired Travis Turner as a service writer and sales associate. Turner is from Connecticut, attended college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, before moving to...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango AARP meeting to be held Wednesday

The Durango AARP Chapter will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. The meeting is free and open to AARP members and seniors in the community. To make a...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Daybreak Rotary to meet Wednesday

Durango Daybreak Rotary Club will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Eolus Room at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. Foreign exchange student Lily Bisantz will present...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Community

Fort Lewis College to host medicinal plant talk

Gretchen Fitzgerald will give a lecture about the osha plant from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. Osha is native to the San Juan...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Food safety class to be held at La Plata County Fairgrounds

A food-safety class for Colorado cottage food and egg producers will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. March 8 at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2700 Main Ave. The La Plata County Extension Office and...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life