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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

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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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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English

Contact:

970-247-8137


Episodes

Little Purple Flower Inspires Big Dreams for Family Farm

12/10/2021
What would you plant first if you wanted to start a farm? The Bryant family planted 4,000 lavendar bushes on Los Miramontes Lavender Farm. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/little-purple-flower-inspires-big-dreams-for-family-farm Sponsored by Choice Building Supply Ace Hardware and TruWest Auto Outlet Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=lnVwLUjtnvy6klI_cwFZHX3QD7_Qq31bfc__61o5YYQMk6dVdXRyI_pfDd0uYN4HkgRZIjjaj4Qw1R1_)

Duration:00:04:56

Buy a Christmas Tree, Save the Forest

12/9/2021
The San Juan Mountain Association harvests white firs from local forests to thin overgrowth, reduce wildfire fuels, and raise revenues during its annual Christmas Tree sale. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/buy-a-christmas-tree-save-the-forest Sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Downs, McDonough, Cowan and Foley, LLC Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=lnVwLUjtnvy6klI_cwFZHX3QD7_Qq31bfc__61o5YYQMk6dVdXRyI_pfDd0uYN4HkgRZIjjaj4Qw1R1_)

Duration:00:03:16

City of Durango Making Progress on Housing Crisis

12/6/2021
The City of Durango is taking some of the most aggressive action to date to address the need for affordable and workforce housing. Learn about the initiatives under way. Watch the full story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/city-of-durango-making-progress-on-housing-crisis Sponsored by Service Master Restore and The Payroll Department Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=lnVwLUjtnvy6klI_cwFZHX3QD7_Qq31bfc__61o5YYQMk6dVdXRyI_pfDd0uYN4HkgRZIjjaj4Qw1R1_)

Duration:00:04:11

LPEA Opens 2022 Scholarship Program

12/2/2021
In this edition of #LPEAwire, learn more about LPEA’s 2022 scholarships, help your neighbors keep the lights on this holiday season with LPEA’s Giving Tree program, and catch up on the latest with LPEA’s future power supply options. Watch the full story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/lpea-opens-2022-scholarship-program Sponsored by La Plata Electric Association Support the show...

Duration:00:02:27

Innovating Public Transportation

12/2/2021
Durango Transit received the 2021 Outstanding Innovation Award from the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies for their work adding the Three Springs route during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the full story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/innovating-public-transportation. Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals and Closets Plus Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=lnVwLUjtnvy6klI_cwFZHX3QD7_Qq31bfc__61o5YYQMk6dVdXRyI_pfDd0uYN4HkgRZIjjaj4Qw1R1_)

Duration:00:03:05

Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees Supports Community Connections Inc.

12/1/2021
Visit the Festival of Trees to get into the holiday spirit and marvel at the inventiveness of this year's sponsors and the decoration themes they've created. The festival benefits Community Connections Inc. Watch the full story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/enchanted-forest-of-christmas-trees-supports-community-connections-inc Sponsored by Alpine Bank Support the show...

Duration:00:03:22

Building Up Businesses

11/30/2021
The Fort Lewis College Center for Innovation is one of the recipients of the Build to Scale Grant Program funded by the EDA. The grant will allow the Center to expand its current opportunities to include mentorship, more coworking spaces, and more partnerships to local and aspiring entrepreneurs. Watch the full story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/building-up-businesses Sponsored by Service Master and Closets Plus Support the show...

Duration:00:04:12

Farmington Museum Opens New Exhibition: “Built By Gas.”

11/24/2021
Farmington evolved from a rural farming community to a national energy hub when New Mexico’s first commercial gas well was drilled one mile south of Aztec on October 21, 1921. Watch the full story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/farmington-museum-opens-new-exhibition-built-by-gas Sponsored by Traegers Bar and Three Rivers Brewing Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=lnVwLUjtnvy6klI_cwFZHX3QD7_Qq31bfc__61o5YYQMk6dVdXRyI_pfDd0uYN4HkgRZIjjaj4Qw1R1_)

Duration:00:03:06

Singing with Santa, Colorado Gives, Noel “NITE”

11/23/2021
If you've been in Durango for more than a couple of years, you know we like to go crazy with our holiday events, starting the day after Thanksgiving. Here's a brief roundup. Watch the full story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/singing-with-santa-colorado-gives-noel-nite Sponsored by Downs, McDonough, Cowan & Foley, LLC and Closets Plus Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=lnVwLUjtnvy6klI_cwFZHX3QD7_Qq31bfc__61o5YYQMk6dVdXRyI_pfDd0uYN4HkgRZIjjaj4Qw1R1_)

Duration:00:02:26

Lost and Found Champions Since 1981

11/22/2021
Literally dozens of backcountry enthusiasts each year can thank La Plata County Search and Rescue volunteers who came looking for and found them, and in some cases, saved their lives. Watch the full story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/lost-and-found-champions-since-1981 Sponsored by Alpine Bank Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=lnVwLUjtnvy6klI_cwFZHX3QD7_Qq31bfc__61o5YYQMk6dVdXRyI_pfDd0uYN4HkgRZIjjaj4Qw1R1_)

Duration:00:04:40

Hope's Door Opens to Homeless, Housing Insecure

11/19/2021
The new 40-unit Espero apartment complex will offer on-site support services to help residents overcome homelessness and the problems that led them there. Watch the full story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/hopes-door-opens-to-homeless-housing-insecure Sponsored by Closets Plus and Express Employment Professionals Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=lnVwLUjtnvy6klI_cwFZHX3QD7_Qq31bfc__61o5YYQMk6dVdXRyI_pfDd0uYN4HkgRZIjjaj4Qw1R1_)

Duration:00:03:44

Luxury Housing Dominating the Real Estate Market

11/18/2021
Luxury housing purchases comprise the bulk of real estate sales this fall. Learn why. Watch the full story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/luxury-housing-dominating-the-real-estate-market Sponsored by Alpenglow Properties Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=lnVwLUjtnvy6klI_cwFZHX3QD7_Qq31bfc__61o5YYQMk6dVdXRyI_pfDd0uYN4HkgRZIjjaj4Qw1R1_)

Duration:00:04:45

LPEA Closer to Meeting Carbon Footprint Goals

11/8/2021
LPEA is on track to reduce its carbon footprint six to seven years ahead of schedule – AND – save $7 million a year. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/lpea-closer-to-meeting-carbon-footprint-goals Sponsored by ServiceMaster Restore and Closets Plus Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=lnVwLUjtnvy6klI_cwFZHX3QD7_Qq31bfc__61o5YYQMk6dVdXRyI_pfDd0uYN4HkgRZIjjaj4Qw1R1_)

Duration:00:03:46

Voters Say 'No' to 'Building Durango's Future' Slate

11/5/2021
Erika Brown, Rick Peterson, and Andrea Parmenter will take seats on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Directors. Lawsuit still pending. Watch the full story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/voters-say-no-to-building-durangos-future-slate Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals and Happy Pappy's Pizza and Wings Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=lnVwLUjtnvy6klI_cwFZHX3QD7_Qq31bfc__61o5YYQMk6dVdXRyI_pfDd0uYN4HkgRZIjjaj4Qw1R1_)

Duration:00:01:52

Here’s what YOU need to know this November

11/1/2021
In this edition of #LPEAwire, LPEA VP of Member Experience Hillary Knox highlights three things to watch out for: Your LPEA Capital Credit refund, phone scams, and LPEA’s annual “Fill the Bucket” food drive on November 20th. Watch the full story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/heres-what-you-need-to-know-this-november Sponsored by La Plata Electric Association Support the show...

Duration:00:02:59

Delta Leaving, Frontier Staying, Airport Expanding

10/29/2021
At the start of the summer, Durango-La Plata Airport announced two new carriers, Frontier and Delta, would start offering regular flights out of Durango. Although Delta has announced they will no longer be flying out of Durango beginning November 1, the summer had higher-than-usual numbers of people traveling to and from Durango, and it looks like the trend will continue into the holiday season. Interview with Tony Vicari. Watch the full story at...

Duration:00:04:51

Animas High School Gather at Site of New Building

10/29/2021
Animas High School students, faculty, and community members gathered to celebrate at the soon-to-be new location on the Fort Lewis College campus. This move was made possible by the BEST Grant. Watch the full story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/animas-high-school-gather-at-site-of-new-building Sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings and Express Employment Professionals Support the show...

Duration:00:04:19

My Own Pioneers: The McCoys and the Hoods

10/27/2021
When Barbara Hill began researching her family history twenty years ago, she had no idea that her great, great grandfather, Levi McCoy, was part of the posse to track down the most notorious outlaws in San Juan County, Porter, and Ike Stockton. By Donna K. Hewett. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/my-own-pioneers-the-mccoys-and-the-hoods Sponsored by Boon’s Family Thai Barbeque and Distill Beer Wine and Spirits Support the show...

Duration:00:03:52

From the Classroom to the River

10/26/2021
This year, Fort Lewis College has launched a new interdisciplinary program that combines river studies, river management, and engineering to help set up the next generation of river management officials. Interview with Dr. Gigi Richard. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.news/newsstories/from-the-classroom-to-the-river Sponsored by ServiceMaster Restore by Restoration and Big O Tires Support the show...

Duration:00:04:40

Back to the Farm

10/25/2021
A local company is working to help make composting more accessible and sustainable. Table to Farm Compost provides resources, transportation, and information on composting and the benefits for the community. Interviews with co-owners Monique DiGiorgio and Taylor Hanson, Operations Director Chris Cullaz and Driver Jeremy Church. Watch the story at www.durangolocal.new/newsstories/back-to-the-farm Sponsored by Closets Plus and Tafoya Barrett and Associates Support the show...

Duration:00:04:52