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Wednesday, Jan 04, 1:00 PM - Friday, Mar 31, 10:00 PM

La Plata County’s Road & Bridge department will begin repairing and regrading all of the gravel roads in the County Road system as soon as conditions allow. District managers will identify and prioritize the grading schedule with those roads most damaged by recent winter weather being graded first.


Grading will begin on all gravel roads as soon as they are free and clear of snow and ice and dry enough for regrading operations. In the interim drivers are advised to slow down and be extra cautious when traveling on gravel roads in adverse weather conditions.


Tuesday, Jan 10, 2:30 AM - Sunday, Jan 29, 10:00 PM

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has become aware of a phone scam targeting county residents.

A caller identifying himself as “Lieutenant Tom Cowing” has called several residents informing the respondent that there is a warrant issued in his or her name for failure to report for a court date and then demanding payment over the phone or in person.

Neither Lt. Cowing nor any other employee of the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office will ever solicit financial information over the phone, email or internet. If you receive a call like this, hang up and report the call to non-emergency dispatch at (970) 385-2900.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 1:00 AM - Tuesday, Feb 28, 11:00 PM

Please join the non-profit Turtle Lake Refuge in our mission to celebrate the connection between personal health and wild lands by joining us for our Turtle Cafe lunch Tuesdays and Fridays. We serve a locally grown, wild and vital lunch at 848 East 3rd Ave from 11:11am -2:22pm all winter long by donation. Seating includes outside patio if weather permits or inside in the sunny greenhouse. We can also deliver by calling 970-247-8395. Turtlelakerefuge.org.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 12:00 PM - Friday, Feb 10, 10:30 PM

San Juan Square Dance Club of Durango is offering an eight-week series of Beginner Square Dance Lessons starting Friday night, February 10th, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the main hall of the Durango Senior Center, 2424 Main, next to Durango High school. Modern square dance is good for the mind and body, and everyone is welcome! Partners preferred, but not required. First lesson is free. No registration, just come and have fun! For more information contact Carrie D. at 281-923-7155

Thursday, Jan 12, 12:00 PM - Friday, Apr 07, 9:00 PM

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) has launched a survey to gather input from La Plata and Archuleta county residents on their primary public and environmental health priorities and needs. The results of this community health assessment will guide a public health improvement plan that will inform the service and program priorities in both counties.

For questions or for access to the survey contact CHASURVEY@SJBPUBLICHEALTH.ORG

Friday, Jan 13, 7:00 AM - Sunday, Feb 05, 7:30 PM

All Durango Transit Free on Feb. 3rd and 4th Ride Responsible, a program under Coalition on Responsible Driving (CORD) is sponsoring free public transit for the final two days of Snowdown. The sponsoring organization's name is School Community Youth Collaborative (SCYC) and the main contact is Emily Spahn espahn@scyclistens.org or 202-421-7189. SCYC's website is www.scyclistens.org

Monday, Jan 16, 5:00 PM - Thursday, Feb 02, 8:00 PM

Aiko Aiko sound will be hosting its annual Magical Mystery Musical tour during Snowdown. This is Snowdown's oldest music trivia contest. Teams of 4 will test their knowledge of music trivia in a variety of musical genres from Top 40 and heavy metal to classic Broadway show tunes. The competition will be held at SKA brewing on Wednesday, February 1st and the finals will be held on Thursday, Feb 2. Must be 21+. Entry Cost is $40/per team of 4. 

Contact 970-769-2872 for more information

Friday, Jan 20, 7:00 AM - Thursday, Feb 16, 5:30 PM

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is offering a series of radon education workshops to assist residents in learning how to test for the cancer-causing gas in their homes and businesses. January is National Radon Action Month, and winter is the best time to test for radon because levels are highest when windows and doors are closed.

Radon is colorless, odorless, radioactive and naturally present in local soil. The gas travels upwards through cracks in your foundation into your home or business space. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and the leading cause of lung cancer in people who have never smoked, causing an estimated 21,000 deaths annually.

In Archuleta and La Plata counties, between one third and one half of homes have radon levels high enough to warrant mitigation, and testing is the only way to know for sure what a building’s radon levels are. Radon test results cannot be predicted by neighbors’ results or testing that is outdated. Homeowners who already have a radon mitigation system should re-test every few years to ensure the system continues to work properly.

SJBPH will host a series of free in-person radon testing workshops and one free online workshop where attendees will learn how to test a home properly, how to find a certified testing professional for businesses and rental properties, and how to interpret and respond to test results. Attendees will receive as many free home testing kits as needed based on the size or layout of their home. Radon mitigation, if indicated by test results, is relatively easy, generally costs less than other home repair projects, and can save your life. Financial assistance for low-income households to complete radon mitigation is also available.

Help keep your home safe by signing up for one of our radon education workshops at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/519051666507. The initial workshop schedule is as follows:

  • Jan. 25, 1-2 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 E. 3rd Ave., Durango
  • Friday, Jan 27, 9:00 AM - Saturday, Feb 25, 10:00 PM

    Theater Ensemble Arts presents “Steel Magnolias”. The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Performances are February 17, 18, 24, and 25 at 7:30 pm and Sunday February 26 at 2:30 pm at the Connie Gotsch Theater at San Juan College in Farmington. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. For more information, call 505-326-2839 or email teartsnm@gmail.com. Or visit our online store at https://theater-ensemble-arts.square.site. Find out more by following us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TEAcommunitytheatre.

Saturday, Jan 28, 5:00 PM - Saturday, Jan 28, 8:00 PM

The Turtle Talent Show is a talent sharing night in a safe and welcoming environment to express your talents with a friendly community. We encourage music, poetry, skits, stories, acting, and any additional expressions of artistic creativity. Turtle Lake Refuge will be serving healthy locally made drinks and appetizer snacks to nourish our performers and audience. Our goal is to nourish our bodies with good food and drink, support our sense of belonging by connecting with good community and expand our potentiality with witnessing and sharing heart felt expressions.