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Your Guide to Snowshoeing in Durango
Whether you’re a newcomer or a local just looking to get outside, this guide is sure to offer some fresh tips. Durango is known for some of the best snowshoeing around. With miles of trails and millions of acres of open land and national forests, Durango is the perfect spot to get out for a hike this winter.
In the winter months, many of the trails around Durango transform into perfect snowshoeing routes allowing you to explore everything from leisurely, groomed walks to more challenging adventures to get your blood flowing. Snowshoeing is the perfect activity for those of all ages and skill levels regardless of experience.
A full-day enrichment program for remote learners in 1st – 12th grades
The Durango Learning Lab provides academic support and enrichment opportunities for all Durango-area students regardless of grade level or learning model:
  • Remote/Homeschool Support: Mixed academic support and enrichment activities Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday for small cohorts of up to eight students in grades K-8 in either full- or half-day settings.
  • Wednesday Enrichment Days (NEW!): Full- and half-day learning and exploration on Wednesdays for students attending school in-person.
  • High School Tutoring (NEW!): Subsidized small group and individual tutoring for high school students to provide the added support many remote students need to thrive in a new environment.
Thank you to Chris Bettin and Christina Rinderle of Durango Land and Homes for their generous gift to support the Learning Lab which has allowed us to expand our program to include tutoring for high school students. Families are facing special challenges this year and we are offering tiered pricing to keep the Learning Lab accessible to all. Discounts are available based on financial need, academic performance, children of educators and healthcare workers, and other families requesting assistance in accessing the program.
Contact [email protected] for additional information.
Kudos to One of Our Own!
Always a supporter of local non-profits, Chris Bettin bought Red Ball Express tickets and didn’t give them another thought … until he won $5,000! He immediately knew he would give the winnings to Manna’s Head Chef – Seanan Culloty. Seanan and his dog lost everything in a recent house fire. If this isn’t the epitome of our core belief that “Integrity Leads. Sales Follow.,” then we don’t know what is. Way to go Chris!
Fly from Durango to Los Angeles
International Airport (LAX) starting June!
This announcement is very positive news as we continue to see the pandemic recovery at DRO outperform the recovery seen at airports nationwide.
American Airlines will be introducing daily seasonal service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Durango (DRO) in June. American will operate one daily nonstop flight between Durango and Los Angeles beginning June 3, 2021 through August 15, 2021 on a dual-class 70-seat Bombardier CRJ-700 aircraft. The added service will provide passengers at DRO with a 4th daily nonstop destination this summer, opening up more choices for our community, improving access for visitors, and having a strong impact on our regional economy as we continue to recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Don’t Forget … Some of Us Have New Email Address – Please Immediately Update Your Contact Info for Us!
Christina – [email protected]
General Office Mailbox – [email protected]
Please note – Amber Johnson’s & Sven Brunso’s emails have NOT changed – they can be reached at:
Historical photos capture Four Corners life from a hundred years ago
A box filled with large-format film and glass-plate negatives shot by an unknown photographer reveals what life was like in the Four Corners a hundred years ago.
10 Delightful Ways to Make Your House Brighter in Winter
Fall and winter start out cozy enough, but come January, staying indoors can feel less like a treat and more like you’re living in a cave. Here’s how to make your house lighter, brighter, and cheerier with more natural light indoors.
Home Organization Ideas to Turn Unused Space into Storage Heaven
It’s hard to enjoy your home when it feels cramped. But before you start thinking, “Time to move!” you may just need to make your house more clever – one with organization solutions built into surprising places. Here are some home organization ideas that’ll delight you!
6 Coronavirus-Friendly Home Upgrades That Cost Less Than $10K—and Will Bring In Offers
If you’re a seller with a house in need of a little TLC, you should direct your efforts toward relatively low-budget upgrades that will seriously boost your home’s value.
4 Crucial Questions To Ask Your Partner Before Buying a House Together
It’s a cliche among successful couples that communication is key and that’s especially true if you’re planning to buy a house together. So before you get too serious and start poring through real estate listings, pop these four questions first.
Monthly Contest!
Who Won the Last Contest?
In our last issue, we asked:
How many steps are there from the lip of the Reflecting Pool into the temple of the Lincoln Memorial and why was that number chosen?
Answer: There are exactly 4 score and 7 (or 87) steps from the lip of the Reflecting Pool to the temple of the Lincoln Memorial in a nod to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
Congratulations to Dean Fagner for being the first to correctly answer the question – and by doing that, he wins a $100 Gift Certificate to East by Southwest!
This Month’s Trivia Contest
February is Black History Month … so let’s focus a bit on Martin Luther King, Jr.
MLK’s life was short, but he changed the world. His relatives went on to continue his work for civil rights with Coretta Scott King, his wife, being a major player. His children MLK, III, Dexter, Yolanda, and Bernice have worked toward the cause as well.
But who is Michael King, Jr and how is he related to Martin Luther King, Jr?
Be the first to email us the correct answer and you’ll win a $100 Gift Certificate to Sunnyside Farms Market.
Good luck and send your answers to [email protected]
What’s up around Durango?
First Time Homebuyers Take Note!
Are you ready to buy your first home? This FREEHomebuyer Education class should be the first step toward your goal of home ownership. This class is a great way to gauge your readiness to purchase as well as learn about the various steps involved in purchasing a home. Whether you take one of their in-person or online classes, the information provided will help you make educated decisions throughout the home buying process.
Upcoming classes:
However, during this unique time, we are offering the E-home American Online course for FREE!
To learn more, call
970-259-1418 EXT 4
Friday Durango Grit Gatherings
Start in Downtown Durango!
Feb 19 & 26 and Mar 5 & 12 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
9th and 10th Streets from Main to Narrow Gauge will be blocked off to traffic and parking on 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, and 03/12 to create an area for people to safely gather in Downtown. Tables, chairs, heaters, and lighting will be brought in to create a space to enjoy take out from a local restaurant and listen to live entertainment. QR codes will be at every table that link you to Downtown restaurants to place your order. Pick up your food and then enjoy a meal in Downtown! BID also encourages you to also stroll around downtown to do some shopping; there will be lists at the tables with information on stores that are open and any specials they might be offering.
Masks are required when you are in downtown and are thus required in the Durango Grit Gathering spaces, except when you are actively eating. Tables will be socially distanced and a limited number of people are allowed inside the areas at one time to help ensure everyone’s safety. Please bring your mask and listen to the volunteers working the entrances.
BID thanks the City of Durango and our friends at Local First for making this happen! We hope to see you in Downtown this Friday, or any of the next three Fridays!
Durango Land and Homes is a customer service organization which happens to sell real estate. We pride ourselves on making the transition into, out of, and around our community as seamless and enjoyable as possible. We are known for our commitment to customers and clients and to this community.
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