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Monday, May 09, 7:00 AM - Tuesday, Oct 04, 5:30 PM

La Plata County will reconstruct approximately 2.4 miles of County Road 120, from the 3900 block to the 6400 block, beginning May 9. This work is being completed as part of the required road improvements for the GCC Energy coal mine land use permit. Four Corners Materials will be executing the project.

 

Working hours will be 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and is expected to continue until approximately Oct. 4. Traffic may be reduced to one lane while work is in progress. Delays of up to 15 minutes should be anticipated; however, every attempt will be made to minimize traffic delays. Motorists are encouraged to allow a little extra travel time and to drive with caution through the work zone for their own safety and the safety of the work crews.

 

For more information, please contact Jim Davis at (970) 382-6372 at the La Plata County Public Works Department.


Tuesday, Jun 28, 11:00 AM - Wednesday, Sep 28, 9:30 PM

The Hive provides an inclusive, brave space for youth and community members to develop and discover their true selves. We provide exploration through creative expression, mentorship and leadership opportunities. The Hive is currently looking for volunteers and sponsors to support our summer program. Please visit www.thehivedgo.org for more information or email kelsie@hivedgo.org


Wednesday, Jun 29, 5:00 PM - Wednesday, Sep 28, 8:00 PM

ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 29TH THE ANIMAS CITY NIGHT BAZAAR WILL RETURN TO DURANGO’S NORTH MAIN DISTRICT. THIS BAZAAR FEATURES LOCAL BUSINESS, ARTISTS AND RESTAURANTS, AND TAKES PLACE IN THE WEST SIDE ALLEY BETWEEN 29TH AND 31ST STREETS.

THE BAZAAR WILL CONTINUE ONE WEDNESDAY A MONTH THROUGH SEPTEMBER. FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL ANIMAS CITY NIGHT BAZAAR AT GMAIL DOT COM.


Friday, Aug 26, 9:00 AM - Monday, Oct 31, 6:30 PM

 

Stillwater Music reminds students and parents that registration for fall music and voice classes is underway. Classes officially begin the week of August 29th, with new classes being added into October.

 

Students will enjoy professional instruction at their newly upgraded music hub in downtown Durango. Stillwater has classes for all ages and abilities, where everyone gets to play in a performing band. Visit  stillwatermusic.org for more information.


Thursday, Sep 01, 7:00 AM - Friday, Sep 30, 5:00 PM

History Live! is a series of free events throughout the entire month of September celebrating the humanities in Southwest Colorado. These events were organized by the Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable, a regional collaborative of nonprofit organizations who produce public humanities programs. This year’s program schedule will feature a diverse mix of lectures, living history portrayals, live performances, and more. A full list of events can be found by visiting www.swcohumanities.org/.


Friday, Sep 16, 8:30 AM - Wednesday, Oct 12, 9:00 PM

FORT LEWIS STUDENTS! IMAGES will be accepting submissions until October 12th. The theme of this year’s magazine is RUCKUS, defined as a disturbance or commotion. Participants are encouraged to submit their original creative work to the magazine as it aligns with this theme. Submissions are open to students, alumni and faculty. Acceptable submission media consist of poetry, short stories, visual art and music. For submission guidelines, please visit flcimages.fortlewis.edu. With any additional questions, please contact images.fortlewis@gmail.com


Saturday, Sep 17, 6:00 AM - Saturday, Dec 31, 11:30 PM

Come celebrate the opening day of "Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science" on display at The Powerhouse. In Roots of Wisdom, stories from four indigenous communities are brought to life in real-world examples of how traditional knowledge and Western science combine to provide complementary solutions to contemporary concerns. From restoring ecosystems to rediscovering traditional foods and crafts, Roots of Wisdom helps visitors understand the important issues facing indigenous communities, discover innovative ways native peoples are solving challenges, and strengthen the growing movement towards sustainability and the reclamation of age-old practices. Root's of Wisdom will be on display from September 17, 2022-January 1, 2023.


Tuesday, Sep 20, 9:00 AM - Tuesday, Oct 04, 5:00 PM

ALTERNATIVE HORIZONS IS A LOCAL ORGANIZATION THAT SUPPORTS AND EMPOWERS SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. THEY ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR ADVOCATES TO STAFF THEIR 24-HOUR HOTLINE. TRAINING FOR THIS VOLUNTEER POSITION RUNS SEPTEMBER 20TH THROUGH OCTOBER 4TH. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 970-247-4374.


Thursday, Sep 22, 6:00 PM - Wednesday, Sep 28, 6:00 PM

Durango Fire Protection District (DFPD) recently received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation grant (WIIN) is focused on completing wildfire mitigation in the San Juan Basin and watershed for the Florida River. 

Grant funding includes nearly $500,000 for private landowners to complete wildfire mitigation and receive up to 50% reimbursement. The funding also will allow Mountain Studies Institute to install automated water monitoring systems on the Florida River. 

The EPA aims to increase water monitoring programs, particularly those that work in watersheds. The CDPHE accepted a financial award from EPA, reviewed local projects, and selected award recipients. 

The Colorado State Forest Service Action Plan of 2020 identified La Plata County and areas within the Florida River Wildfire Reduction Project as high risk for wildfire and drew attention to the need to protect the watershed. The Florida Watershed, beginning at Lemon Reservoir, provides agricultural water for residents throughout La Plata County and is the primary water source for subdivisions on County Road 240 and all residents and businesses in the City of Durango.

 

Monitoring data collected through WIIN will inform decisions on where mitigation is needed and establish a baseline for further action. Data measured will include metals, mercury, aluminum and macroinvertebrates. The established baseline data will be used following a wildfire to inform which techniques are necessary to restore water quality. 

DFPD will administer the grant with Wildfire Adapted Partnership (WAP), Mountain Studies Institute (MSI), and the Wildfire and Watershed Protection Fund Coordinator (WWPF). The WWPF position was created through an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Durango, DFPD, and La Plata County to implement projects and obtain funds to complete wildfire mitigation at a landscape level and in partnership with private landowners. 

In keeping with the objectives of WWPF, the WIIN grant is the first opportunity to engage the public in a free Home Wildfire Risk Assessments that can translate into completed wildfire mitigation eligible for reimbursement. Landowners will have the opportunity to select a contractor of choice. Contractors are invited to attend a meeting to learn about the grant at Durango Fire Station 1, located at 142 Sheppard Dr. in Bodo Park from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 28 .

CDPHE signed an agreement with EPA to administer the funds by July 2026. For more information, visit https://www.co.laplata.co.us/departments/emergency_management/cdphe___epa_grant.php or contact Pete Stockwell, Durango Fire Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, at (970) 385-3268 or peter.stockwell@durangofire.org.


Sunday, Sep 25, 2:00 PM - Sunday, Sep 25, 7:00 PM

ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH AT 2 P.M. THE COMMUNITY LANGUAGE RESOURCE GROUP AND UNITED TODAY WILL HOST A COMMUNITY LANGUAGE CELEBRATION IN ROTARY PARK. THERE WILL BE FOOD, MUSIC, FAMILY ACTIVITIES, AND LOCAL SPEAKERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT UNITEDTODAY.ORG

 


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