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Durango, Colorado Local NEWS is part of Local NEWS Network (LNN), a unique platform to produce and distribute local NEWS programming in communities across the USA. Check us out on TV @ Durango Cable Channel 15 & Purgatory Cable Channel 3, online at www.durangolocal.news or on one of our 10 digital displays around town and at the airport. News Producer - Deborah Uroda, Executive Producer - Laurie Sigillito
 
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The annual Parade of Homes returns this September after last year's pandemic-induced hiatus, and it promises to be as inspiring as ever to those who are planning to build a new home or who want to dive into their own do-it-yourself remodel. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/parade-of-homes-best-of-the-best Sponsored by Homebuilde…
 
The Durango Fire Protection District's new, four-story fire-training tower will provide the region's firefighters with in-depth, realistic experiences fighting fires and rescuing victims. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/preparing-for-the-worst Sponsored by FASTSIGNS and Serious Texas Barbecue Support the show (https://www.paypa…
 
Dan Korman, owner/broker with Alpenglow Properties, provides a quick update about the housing market in August and also discusses the state of Colorado's efforts to address homelessness and affordable housing. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/is-relief-in-sight-for-tight-housing-market Sponsored by Alpenglow Properties Support t…
 
Archuleta County resident Marina Zimmerman says she wants to bring sanity back to the Republican Party and to Congress as a candidate for the Third Congressional District seat in the House of Representatives. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/congressional-candidate-wants-to-bring-sanity-back-to-congress Sponsored by TruWest Auto…
 
The pandemic changed the world of work irrevocably, and that's what the 2021 Economic Summit will address on Sept. 21. Find out who the speakers will be. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/summit-tackles-revolutionary-changes-in-workplace Sponsored by Durango Party Rental and Tafoya Barrett & Associates…
 
Scientists continue to learn more about what causes Alzheimer's Disease and are slowly nearing a cure. Your participation in the Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease on Sept. 9 can help make a difference. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/walk-to-end-alzheimers-disease-on-sept-25 Sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware in Durango and Choic…
 
After decades of community conversation about the need for affordable housing, local municipal and county governments finally have the political will to tackle the problem. Interviews with Durango Mayor Kim Baxter, La Plata County Commissioner Marsha Porter-Norton, and Ignacio Mayor Stella Cox. Resources Bayfield: townofbayfield.colorado.gov Durang…
 
San Juan Basin Public Health urges area residents and visitors to wear a face mask indoors to prevent transmission of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus to protect the unvaccinated, the majority of whom are school children younger than 12. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/covid-cases-surge-as-school-year-begi…
 
In this edition of #LPEAwire, learn more about LPEA’s upcoming member appreciation lunches, annual meeting, and available rebates to get your home winter ready. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/member-appreciation-lunches-lpeas-annual-meeting-and-winter-ready-rebates Sponsored by La Plata Electric Association…
 
A local Durango family recently purchased the Leland House from Diane Wildfang and her son, Kirk Komick. But don't expect radical changes. The new owners want to carry on the hotel's historic legacy. Featuring interviews with the new Leland House owners Tonya Ensign, Alec Ensign, and Dominic Martinez. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsst…
 
Adrienne Miller of the Durango Fire Protection District recounts her career as a Wildland Firefighter in California and Colorado and discusses the demands of this dangerous profession. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/durango-firefighter-emt-looks-back-on-wildland-firefighter-career Sponsored by Bank of the San Juans…
 
Kerri Beattie knows firsthand the challenges that parolees face when they're released from prison. She once was a parolee. Now, she helps new parolees recreate their lives through the Work and Gain Employment and Education Skills program at the Pinyon Project in Montezuma County. A sister program soon will be offered through Manna Soup Kitchen in L…
 
When women find themselves in a bind, whether they need help with a custody case, help with tuition or rent, or maybe help moving up the economic ladder, the Women's Resource Center will help them find the resources they need to take care of themselves and their families. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/womens-resource-center-m…
 
Louise Barton and Jane Barden, of Farm to Summit, are two young Durango entrepreneurs hoping to create tasty foods for hiking and backpacking by ‘upcycling’ food products from local farms that might otherwise go to waste. By Hannah Robertson. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/bringing-local-foods-to-mountain-peaks Sponsored by Ti…
 
A proposal to design an underpass connecting 12th Street and Veterans Way across Camino del Rio is expected to be approved this month by the Durango City Council, launching a yearlong community outreach effort to design the pedestrian crossing that will provide safer access from the Animas River Trail to downtown Durango. Watch the story at www.dur…
 
The U.S. Forest Service seeks comments about a proposal to groom Junction Creek Road for winter recreation. By Hannah Robertson. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/us-forest-service-proposes-grooming-junction-creek-road Sponsored by Tafoya Barrett and Associates and San Juan Basin Public Health…
 
Mortgage forbearance, moratorium on evictions, and climate change may affect the real estate market . . . or they may not. Alpenglow Properties broker/owner Dan Korman explores how these issues may affect housing availability. Here are some resources: Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ARPA) Tenant Info and Assistance (CFPB) Tenant and Landlord A…
 
Excavating for 20 years on Tommy Bolack’s B-Square Ranch in Farmington, Linda Wheelbarger and her students have found multiple Puebloan sites, including a great kiva. By Donna Hewett. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/san-juan-college-archaeological-field-school Sponsored by Farmington Play Day Trampoline Park and Traegers Suppor…
 
Chief Hal Doughty says the Durango Fire Protection District has been looking for five years to find a more appropriate site for its downtown fire station than at River City Hall. The 9-R Administration Building and adjacent property might just fit the bill. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/fire-district-interested-in-buying-9-r-…
 
The 4th annual American Indian Cultural Artsfest was held at Aztec Ruins National Monument in late July. Painters, potters, weavers and jewelers came from various Southwest nations, including the ancient Pueblo Acoma in mid-western New Mexico, to sell their work and share their techniques. By Donna K. Hewett. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.new…
 
Colorado's Independent Redistricting Commissions will hold a joint public hearing on first round of proposed realignments for Congressional and state legislative districts in Durango. See how the changes impact Southwest Colorado. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/public-hearing-on-redistricting-set-for-aug-7 Sponsored by TruWest…
 
Houses that contain three or more apartments aren't allowed under the city of Durango's land-use code, but dozens exist in neighborhoods around town. The city wants to find a way to legalize existing multiplexes and allow for more. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/city-looks-to-multiplexes-for-more-housing Sponsored by The Payro…
 
The crowds will be smaller, but you'll have twice the opportunity to enjoy the beers and beverages offered this year at the 22nd annual San Juan Brewfest set for August 28-29, brought to you by the Bank of the San Juans. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newstories/brewfest-offers-double-the-fund Sponsored by Durango Party Rental and Tile an…
 
As Durango School District 9-R prepares to spend $63 million in capital construction and renovations during the next few years, it's also working with area business development organizations to ensure that local contractors and subcontractors in Southwest Colorado know how to submit bids and land contracts to benefit from the district's investment.…
 
The national demand for RVs and camper vans exploded during the pandemic as social distancing drove people into the great outdoors, and one Durango business, Wanderful Wheels, has grown exponentially as a result. Sponsored by Tafoya Barrett & Associates and Serious Texas BBQ Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/pandemic-takes-custom…
 
Outdoor concerts, a chance to win a Viking River Cruise for two, and an Elton John impersonator are a part of the post-pandemic Music in the Mountains Festival schedule as it returns to live performances this year. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/35th-music-in-the-mountains-returns-with-a-few-surprises Sponsored by Kroegers Ace…
 
A new program at Colvig Silver Camps north of Durango gives children an opportunity to indulge in unstructured play all day long. Sponsored by Tile and Light Art of Durango and Durango Party Rental Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=lnVwLUjtnvy6klI_cwFZHX3QD7_Qq31bfc__61o5YYQMk6dVdXRyI_pfDd0uYN4HkgRZIjjaj4Qw1R1_)…
 
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