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Memorial Day to honor veterans with events

The Durango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, American Legion and the Vietnam Veterans Association will hold Memorial Day events Monday in Durango. Monday 6 a.m.: VFW flag placement on Main Avenue. ...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students march to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

About 200 people marched, held workshops and heard speeches Monday to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s struggle to overcome bigotry and racism in America, and they offered reminders that work to...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beware of overindulging in ‘holiday cheer’ at office parties

Everyone has a favorite tale to tell, but the goal is to avoid a starring role in office chatter about that cringe-worthy, embarrassing Christmas office party moment that is the center of next-day...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The ultimate guide to your first stress-free Thanksgiving

Maybe it’s your first time cooking for Thanksgiving. Or maybe you’re hoping this is the first time you’ll prepare it without inviting stress into the kitchen, too. Whatever the case, I have just...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Communities to gather for Thanksgiving feasts

Pine River Shares potluck The fifth annual Pine River Shares Thanksgiving turkey dinner-potluck will be Friday, Nov. 17, at the old community gym on South Street in Bayfield. Serving will start...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Fireworks, community celebration planned for Veterans Day

Durango will mark Veterans Day with fireworks and a community celebration at the Durango Transit Center after the annual parade on Main Avenue, and several events will be held at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Fourth of July fireworks to be shot off in November

The city of Durango plans to launch fireworks Nov. 11, Veterans Day, that were held over from this summer’s Fourth of July display, which was called off for severe fire danger. The fireworks are...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Changes lead to successful Fourth of July celebration in Silverton

After last year’s troublesome Fourth of July celebration, which saw the near death of a minor as a result of alcohol poisoning, Silverton’s effort to create a more family-friendly environment led...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Patriotism rings along Main Avenue during July 4 Parade

Main Avenue filled with color, patriotic song, cyclists, and a few miniature donkeys during the Fourth of July Parade Tuesday. The sidewalks were packed, even though the city of Durango canceled...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clouds, rain over Durango expected to dissipate

Midday showers pelted downtown Durango on Tuesday, driving some people under cover after an Independence Day concert in Buckley Park. The thunderstorm was expected to be short, said Jeff Colton, a...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton revamps July 4 celebration to be family friendly

After the near death of a 14-year-old Durango boy from alcohol poisoning at last year’s Fourth of July celebration in Silverton, the mountain town reflected on how to change the culture of its...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Memorial Day services in Durango draw crowds

While many take advantage of Memorial Day weekend by spending time outside and barbecuing, a few hundred people in Durango spent Monday at several ceremonies honoring those who have fallen in...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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