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[25th Annual]

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Backyard TreeNet by Will Reynolds

Saturday, April 27th from 10am-5pm & Sunday, April 28th from 10am-3pm La Plata County Fairgrounds | $5 Admission | Children 12 and under are free


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The Sound of the Four Corners Since 1935

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Welcome Sponsors There is no place like home Door Prizes DURANGO'S

Featured Artist: Will Reynolds AM 930 FM 97.3 List of Vendors Map of Vendors Entertainment Menu by Hot Tomatoes Cafe & Catering Improving entertaining in the home Benefits to open concept floor plans

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER DIRECTOR OF FINANCE VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVERTISING

Douglas Bennett

DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE SERVICES

Tad Smith

SPECIAL SECTIONS EDITOR

ADVERTISING DESIGN/PREPRESS

Carrie Cass David Habrat Hunter Harrell Christian Ridings Gary Markstein Michelle Martin Ryan Brown

ADVERTISING SALES & OPERATIONS

 bby Feldman A Amy Baird Emily Campana Cole Davis Heather Mobley Joe Nelson Kelly Bulkley Tana Bowen Teressa Nelson

The Durango Herald uses reasonable effort to include accurate and up-to-date information for its special magazine publications. However, all information comes from a variety of sources and may change at any time for any reason. To verify specific information, refer to the organization or business noted. To view the online version of this guide, visit www.durangoherald.com

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Native Roots is the most complete, year-round garden center in Southwest Colorado.

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years have gone by since the first Durango Home & Ranch Show. Creator of the show Kay Ulwelling of Showcase Productions operated the show for 10 years. When Ulwelling moved out of state, The Durango Herald purchased the event. Since that time, the show, much like our region, has grown and changed while retaining its culture and character. Some of the biggest changes come in the form of innovation and advancements. Flat screens have replaced console TVs and wireless smart home systems allow homeowners to control the thermostat and lights from a smartphone while at work. Solar energy is more accessible than ever, and new technology such as drones, can improve efficiency on the ranch and take amazing aerial photos of homes and properties. There is also a growing wh en : focus on sustainability with more homes built Saturday, April 27 with recycled materials. Landscapers are more water conscious, using xeriscaping and new from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. techniques. Homeowners are attracted to Sunday, April 28 convertible furniture, and handy individuals use from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. wooden pallets in ways we never expected. With that sustainable mindset, tiny homes are more a dm i s s ion : the rage than the spacious mansions of the past. Adults $5, children But among those changes, some things have under 12 free stayed the same. Visitors can still browse a wide variety of vendors at the show’s original location, La Plata County Fairgrounds. And the show still takes place during the last full weekend in April. Some of our vendors, like Durango Nursery, Dietz Market, Louisa’s Electronics, Southwest Ag and many more, have supported the show since the beginning. And Four Corners Expos continues to support local nonprofits by offering subsidized space and partnering with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, La Plata County Humane Society, The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado and the Women’s Resource Center. Finally, it is still the largest and finest home show in the Four Corners, showcasing so many amazing businesses. We hope to see you there.

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his year, the sponsors for the 25th Home and Ranch Expo include a variety of businesses that serve the communities we call home. Four Corners Expos extends our appreciation to Durango Spas, United Rentals, Durango Thank you for Party Rental, The Durango Herald and Four your support! Corners Broadcasting for making this event successful. Without this support, it would be more difficult to organize and host the largest home show in the region. You can learn a little more about these businesses below.

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305 S. Camino del Rio, Suite U, Durango (970) 739-7722 show location: 82-93 Courtyard, 133 & 135 Parking Lot hours: Monday & Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tuesday 4-8 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday Noon-4 p.m. The owners of Durango Spas bring 20 years of experience to the new locally-owned and operated business. Durango Spas connects its customers to a small selection of high-quality spas, as well as necessary chemicals and equipment to keep them clean. Browse a variety of spa models at the show this weekend at booths 82-93 in the courtyard, and 133 & 135 in the parking lot.

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United Rentals

969 Highway 3, Durango (970) 382-2591 show location: Exhibit Hall 11-12, Courtyard 99-100, Parking Lot 143 hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Full team on call after hours. Whether upgrading your bathroom or tilling a garden, customers at United Rentals can rent tools and equipment necessary for all home and ranch projects close to home since 1993. United Rentals offers commercial lawn and garden tools, home remodeling tools, construction equipment and industrial services. Stop by any of the previously listed booths to meet the United Rentals team.

Durango Party Rental

67 Suttle Street, Durango (970) 259-6009 Farmington (505) 327-7985 hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-Noon Durango Party Rental has helped residents in the Four Corners host an assortment of amazing events for individuals, groups, nonprofit organizations and local businesses for over a decade. With the largest inventory of event accessories available for rent, the team can find the perfect fit for the party and the pocket.

The Durango Herald

1275 Main Avenue, Durango (970) 247-3504 show location: Extension Building 120A hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Durango Herald is an award-winning news publication. It publishes articles online every day and a print newspaper every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, in addition to The Weekend Edition every Saturday. The paper includes local, state and national news, regional issues, entertainment news, community calendars, sports, opinions, columns, comics and classifieds.

Four Corners Broadcasting

fm stations: KIQX 101.3, KKDC 99.3, KRSJ 100.5 am stations: KIUP 930 Four Corners Broadcasting adapts and grows to serve the communities in our region by broadcasting local news, local sports, ESPN talk shows, public service announcements and music around the clock. Today, the company reaches a range of audiences across four radio stations in southern Colorado and Utah, as well as northern Arizona and New Mexico.

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[There is no place like home]

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hen the interior and exteriors of our homes focus on what we value, our homes also increase in value. Spaces feel more welcoming when they are genuine reflections of the people who live there. But how can you make a space feel more like home? Four Corners Expo Coordinators Sharon Hermes and Abby Feldman work to create exciting events How can you that benefit both businesses and attendees. Together, make a space they host the largest home show in the region where visitors can talk with professionals about homes – their feel more build, design, maintenance, renovation, efficiency and like home? much more. The Home and Ranch Show offers attendees the opportunity to connect with experts to help others make the most of their space. This year, visitors can browse more than 90 vendors at the La Plata County Fairgrounds April 27 and 28. “We have vendors from around the Four Corners, and some travel from the Front Range,” Hermes said.

“We also have a few national clients that travel from as far as Florida,” Feldman said. These vendors can consult with individuals, offer advice, demonstrate services, sell products and schedule future appointments with attendees. Some businesses may offer samples or additional raffles, so be sure to stop by each booth! The businesses invited year after year are able to meet the needs and desires of a wide variety of homeowners, landlords and renters in Southwest Colorado while keeping budgets in mind. Feldman said there will be cleaning companies, energy experts, lawn services, storage solutions, drone photography and much more. Attendees can shop for art, décor and furniture. They can also look into upgrading appliances, hire a professional for a renovation project, or find the perfect fire pit or spa for outdoor entertaining. Homes are more than a shelter. They are unique expressions of those who dwell there. If you want to make a house feel like a home, Four Corners Home & Ranch Expo has ideas, inspiration, innovation and individuals that can help you make your dream a reality.

Largest Selection in Town! Plants Are Locally Grown.

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30,000 square feet Take Hwy 160 to the Grandview area, just east of Durango and turn north onto Davidson Creek Road, follow it around to Owen Road and you can’t miss us! We are across from Pet Resort and just south of Mercy Regional Medical Center and Three Springs! (No access from Mercy)

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[Vendors select special surprises for guests]

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s over 90 vendors prepare for the big show, our list of door prizes continues to grow. Year after year, participating vendors offer outstanding prizes for several lucky winners that attend the Home and Ranch Expo. This year, we have over $2000 in prizes to give to attendees. Some of the prizes include gift certificates to local establishments worth Don’t miss between $25 to $60 from vendors like Bath Planet and Aim Construction, out on this while the experts at Southwest opportunity. Appliance will give away one JennAir Dishwasher valued at $1399. United Rentals will give away a Titleist golf bag and a yeti cooler. Organization professionals Closets Plus will give away two sliding

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racks for storing belts, ties or scarves. Aspen Wall Wood Company will keep someone warm with the gift of firewood, and Atmos Energy aims to help other homeowners be more energy efficient by providing a programmable thermostat. Reflections in Metal will give away one piece of metal artwork perfect for display on the interior or exterior of the home. The list of prizes is large, but there are small benefits too. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Guests can register to win these prizes and many more at the show near the entrance. Some of our vendors have special swag or other goodies available to guests at their booths, so swing by and say hello!

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[Featured Artist]

Will Reynolds F

Local artist weaves an escape, experience

rom the ground below, Will Reynolds looks like a spider ambling in a web woven with brightly colored climbing rope. “People can walk right underneath me, and never see me,” he said. Around here, Reynolds is better known as TreeNet Willy. Although he calls a regular guy, he is also an “My strength himself amazing artist, amateur engineer and is that I can business owner. Reynolds is the founder and creator of create these TreeNet Willy’s, where he uses paracord and experiences, recycled climbing rope to create high-quality as opposed to nets suspended in trees, which are capable of multiple people. just making a supporting “I picked up TreeNets from my cousin Hippie hammock.” Pete in Santa Cruz, California,” Reynolds said. “This whole thing started as an escape to make really cool hangouts away from people.” Now, Reynolds is working on installations for backyards, festivals and interactive art displays internationally. He chooses a variety of colors to create designs and incorporates o-rings to add some flair. He also uses blacklights or LED lights to transition from day to night use. “There’s nobody else doing it, really,” he said. “My strength is that I can create these experiences, as opposed to just making a hammock.” Over 12 years, Reynolds has developed his weaving skills through trial and error. When it comes to making large displays, he has a small “army of hippies” to help, but Reynolds weaves around three times faster than all of them. [ 10 ]

“The best and worst part is always coming up with something new,” he said. “I hate making the same thing twice, but at the same time, it is hard to constantly come up with all these (new designs). It comes and goes in waves.” Reynolds said the time it takes to install a permanent TreeNet depends on the height off the ground, perimeter size and other variables with features and safety. With every installation, it is his goal to create a durable net without harming the trees. “I don’t use any hardware,” Reynolds said. “If you want to take it down in five or 10 years, there will be no remnants of it being there.” In addition to TreeNets, Reynolds builds DIY kits for personal SpaceNets. SpaceNets are designed as temporary nets rigged with ratchets or slackline gear. Reynolds will have special surprises at the show, including examples of his custom patio furniture and a net constructed in a trampoline frame. Find more information about Treenets and a portfolio of completed projects at www.treenetwillys.com.

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[Vendors] BOOTH# BUSINESS NAME

BOOTH# BUSINESS NAME

62 Northpoint Home Furnishings

42 Pasco Southwest Home Health

2 AAA Colorado

118B Adaptive Solutions Radon Testing & Mitigation

34 Affordable Blinds

50 Aim Construction Services Company LLC

79 AMCAT Roofing

48 American Family Insurance - Jennifer Wade

70 Ashes Away

20 Aspen Wall Wood

1 Phantastic Screens

BOOTH# BUSINESS NAME

128 Eagle Block Company

116 Reflections in Metal

43 Eytchison Insurance

39, 40 Renewal by Anderson

87 4 CORE

96 Riverview Landscaping

30 First Cut General Contractor/ First Melt Installations

33 Rock Solid Custom Granite

23 Atmos Energy

52 Foam Insulation Specialists

26 Big Sky Insulations

44 Four Corners Surfacing Solutions

51 Black Bear Carpet Cleaning

21 Galbraith Builders

41 Boise Cascade

31 Garrh’s Inc.

15 CAL Steel & Sheet Metal

139 Hercules Storage Containers

25 ChemDry of the Southwest

131 Hodiak Wildlife Solutions

144 Chisolm Trail RV

59,60 Closets Plus

Kitchen Hot Tomatoes Cafe

22 Colorado 811

88 Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance/Mark Craig Agency

5A Kauppi Landscaping

137 Contract Trucking LLC

29 Crazy Dog Window Washing

27,36 Custom Window Coverings

28 Cutco Cutlery

102 Deep Roots

67 Dietz Market

121A Directory Plus/Real Estate Guide

18 Dugas & Associates

113 Durango Farmers Market 13,14,108 Durango Glass

4 Horizon Environmental Services 49 Integrity Glass

35 La Plata Electric Assn.

69 La Plata Quilters Guild

45,46,55,56 Lewis True Value

66 Lifetime Spas LLC

47 Linwood Custom Homes

130 Living Solar

64 Louisa’s Electronics

109 Lowe’s 16,24 Lustre Craft

19 Martin Built Homes

95 R. A. Biel Plumbing & Heating

142 Rocky Mountain Building Products 37,38 Rocky Mountain Resurfacing, LLP

94 Rocky Top Painting

65 Shaw Solar

123 Shed Pros

53 Sleep Number

81 Sogno Toscano Olive Oil Boutique

132 Solarworks! LLC 122 Southwest Ag 8,17 Southwest Appliance

32 Southwest Gutter 9 State Farm - Denise Elliott

134 Stotz Equipment 138 Studs Lumber

3 Sun Rose Landscaping 10 Surface Innovations/Bath Planet

105 Sutter Homes

61 TBK Bank

57,58 The Gallery

54 The Pixel Stage

126 Tuff Shed

125 Durango Nursery & Supply

5,6,7 Navajo Lake Marina/ Freedom Boat Club/Sims Marina

124 Durango Shade Company

119 Next Level Home Audio & Video

112 Vibe Massage Pillow

82-93, 133 & 135 Durango Spas

115 Nightlight Electric Co.

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11-12,99-100,106, 143 United Rentals 63 Westwood Culligan

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[Entertainment]

[Leah Orlikowski]

[Matt Rupnow]

Orlikowski is a solo musician not defined by the genre she plays but instead, by her interpretation and delivery. Her voice is rich and clear with a little rasp and her guitar work rhythmic and in full support of vocals. Her repertoire contains Saturday from a majority of folk rock with twists and turns, as well as songs that will surprise you and keep you Noon to 3 p.m. interested. You can find her strumming locally at The Strater, Derailed, Ska Brewing Company, 11th Street Station and El Rancho Tavern. Check out her music schedule on Facebook at leahmarie@yaylikemymusic. Catch her performance at the Home & Ranch Show

Rupnow writes, produces and performs his own music and plays covers of his favorite songs. He has toured the United States and Mexico with the Americana outfit and Tempe, Arizona based band D.L. Marble Band. His solo act features an eclectic mix of styles ranging from country to Sunday from reggae, to rock and blues, as well as Motown, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Soul and Funk. Rupnow uses a looper in his solo shows to create rhythms, melodies and harmonies that blanket the sonic landscape with colorful sounds and inventive improvisations. Catch his performance at the Home & Ranch Show

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Sandwiches

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All beef frank served on a white bun.

Croissant Sandwiches Chicken Salad

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Oven-roasted Turkey

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Housemade salad, blended with mayo, sour cream, scallions, tarragon, cranberries and walnuts

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Sliced green apples and Brie with honey mustard

Soup & Salad Soup

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Salad

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[Home Improvement]

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Improving entertaining in the home ome homes are seemingly built for entertaining, while others may need a little help to make them more fit for hosting dinner, holiday gatherings or an evening with friends. Overall, one-quarter of people entertain guests in their home either daily or weekly across the globe. One-third entertain monthly, according to findings from GFK Insights. People who open their homes to loved ones may want to make some modifications to their spaces to improve the experience for all involved.

n Tame the clutter. Look for ways to reduce clutter in rooms where entertaining takes place. Built-ins with bookshelves and cabinets can hide electronics and wayward toys or collectibles. Focus attention on the entryway, hanging hooks for collecting coats, keys and shoes, so they do not overrun the foyer. Remove any knickknacks or other breakable items from shelves or on coffee tables to free up more space. n Improve conversation seating. Arrange tables and chairs to create conversation nooks for guests who want to talk and get to know one another better. Consider moving out big and bulky sofas in favor of love seats or comfortable chairs that will take up less room and improve flow in entertaining areas. n Find the pieces you like. Think about how you tend to entertain and then cater your space to those preferences. For example, a large dining table with fold-out extensions or leaves is ideal for someone who regularly hosts formal dinner parties. Renovate a room to include a small bar and club chairs for a lounge feel if cocktail parties are typical.

People who open their homes to loved ones may want to make some modifications to their spaces to improve the experience for all involved.

n Improve lighting. Work with an electrician and/or designer who can offer ideas for lighting that can set the mood for entertaining. Rooms that are dull and dim can benefit from overhead lighting fixtures if there are none already available. Task lighting in the kitchen under cabinets can make it easy to prepare food for guests. Wall sconces or focused lighting on artwork can establish a dramatic effect.

n Do major construction. Consider working with a builder to make some changes if you simply don’t have the space to entertain. Taking down a wall can open kitchens to living spaces, while adding a deck or three-season room off the kitchen or dining room can provide more space for guests to congregate. n Install a guest bath. Update or add a bathroom near the main entertaining areas. This allows guests to discretely use the bathroom and keeps them from roaming in areas of the house you would prefer they avoid. [ 16 ]

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[Home Improvement]

Benefits to open concept floor plans

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he way a home is designed can say a lot of things about it. In fact, many real estate professionals and contractors can determine when a home was built based on the design of its interior. For example, homes with sunken living rooms were likely built sometime in the 1960s and 1970s. Open concept living rooms are one trend that might one day make people nostalgic for Open concept the early 21st century. Many of today’s home floor plans buyers want homes with open concept floor which can give homes a more spacious continue to be plans, feel, perhaps even creating the illusion that a popular among home is bigger than it really is. Home buyers who have never before enjoyed home buyers and open concept floor plans can consider these benefits to these wildly popular layouts.

might prove to be the most lasting home design trend of the early 21st century.

Entertainment

Many people who live in homes with open concept floor plans cite their convenience when entertaining as one of their biggest assets. In an open concept home, guests don’t have to be corralled into a single room in the home. Instead, hosts and their guests can roam freely from room to room because there are no walls dividing common areas. This can make gatherings feel less cramped than in homes with more traditional floor plans.

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Safety

The safety of open concept floor plans may be most applicable to parents of young children. Open concept floor plans allow parents to keep an eye on their children while cooking dinner, working from home or tending to other chores around the house. Since there are no walls to divide rooms in open concept homes, parents don’t have to wonder what their curious kids are up to because they can see them at all times.

Flexibility

Open concept floor plans give homeowners more flexibility. For example, homes with more traditional floor plans may have designated spaces for dining areas. These spaces don’t leave much room to work with and may not be valued by homeowners who don’t often host dinners at home. As a result, such rooms may just be wasted square footage. With an open concept floor plan, homeowners have the flexibility to make dining areas as big or small as they see fit and can even adjust the rooms on the fly on those occasions when people are coming over.

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*Manufacturer’s mail-in rebate offer valid for qualifying purchases made 4/13/19 – 6/24/19 from participating dealers in the U.S. only. Offer excludes HDOrigins™ and Nantucket™ Window Shadings, a collection of Silhouette® Window Shadings. Rebate will be issued in the form of a prepaid reward card and mailed within 4 weeks of rebate claim approval. Funds do not expire. Subject to applicable law, a $2.00 monthly fee will be assessed against card balance 6 months after card issuance and each month thereafter. See complete terms distributed with reward card. Additional limitations may apply. Ask participating dealer for details and rebate form. ©2019 Hunter Douglas. All rights reserved. All trademarks used herein are the property of Hunter Douglas or their respective owners. 19Q2MAGSIC3

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Building a better future is our commitment to the people and communities we serve. 970-382-2591 969 HWY 3 Durango, CO 81301 www.unitedrentals.com


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THREE LOCATIONS IN THE FOUR CORNERS AREA! 2936 Hwy 491 Cortez, CO (970) 565-0814

1201 Troy King Rd Farmington, NM (505) 564-3893

29318 Hwy 160 Durango, CO 81302 (970) 749-2295

Look for us on the east side of the parking lot!


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Come see us at booth 37 & 38!


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Cell: 970-749-5063 | P.O. Box 438 Bayfield,CO 81122

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