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to the 17th Annual Durango Home & Ranch Show This year’s show really ROCKS, and in more ways than one! With more than 110 vendors, there is something for everybody and something for every home. You’ll find plenty of ideas to get your spring spruce-up going. Our featured artist, woodworker Doug Hunderman, creates custom rocking chairs, and his beautiful “Mountain Rocker” is the image for this year’s show poster. Visit Doug in Booth 106 and try one out for yourself! Alpine Lumber and iLevel Trus Joist Products is our show co-sponsor, with displays in the Exhibit Hall and outdoor lot. If a new deck is in your future, be sure to check out those booths. You’ll also see dogs from the La Plata County Humane Society walking around, hoping to be adopted. Their booth is in the outdoor lot. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado will have a live auction on Sunday for a playhouse and several doghouses built by local high school students. In addition, Big Brothers/Big Sisters is also holding an auction for a package for two to Hawaii. The package includes airfare and lodging at your choice of one of three Wyndham resorts. These fundraisers are helping kids and dogs – who doesn’t love that? Our gate proceeds benefit the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado, and you can be sure your $2 donation is helping local people and making Durango a better place. Norton’s Catering will serve delicious breakfast and lunch fare both days of the show in the dining area of the Exhibit Hall, and also in the Extension Building. So grab a snack – you need your strength to shop! Enjoy the show.

Sharon Hermes, Durango Home & Ranch Show Coordinator

Publisher: Richard Ballantine General Manager: Sharon Hermes Sales & Marketing Director: Dennis Hanson Advertising Sales Manager: Dominick McCullough Design Manager: Brady Sutherlin Magazine Editor: Karla Sluis Layout & Design: Jennifer Dickens Advertising Design/Prepress: Mitchell Carter, Georgia Davenport Jennifer Dickens, Laney Peterson Jeri Trausch, Michelle Uhl Tracy Willbanks Account Executives: Darryl Hunt, Karolann Latimer Shawna Long, Larissa Lopez, Corrin Oxnam, Rob Lillard, Matt Wood The Durango Herald uses reasonable effort to include accurate and up-to-date information for its magazine publications. However, all general 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 see the online version of this guide, click the link at

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Table of Contents

4 Featured Artist: Doug Hunderman 6 Co-Sponsor: Alpine Lumber Co. & iLevel Trus Joist Products 8 Dining: Norton’s Catering 10-29 Featured Exhibitors 16-17 Map & Exhibitor List 26 Event Beneficiary: Community Foundation The Durango Home & Ranch Show is brought to you by

Event Co-Sponsor

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Doug Hunderman thinks everyone deserves a rocking chair. “Our lives are so unbalanced, and very few of us slow down enough to rest. But sitting in a rocker, which floats like the wind under you, looking out into nature – that feeds your soul, not just your body,” he said in a Durango Herald interview in 2005. Hunderman is a woodworker and owner of Durango Rockers, a business he started in 2002. His three signature rockers – Mountain Rocker, Wind Rocker and Spirit Rocker – will be on display at the show. The curvy lines and rich colors invite the sitter to plop down, sink in and de-stress. Hunderman, who is also a professional counselor with his business Dawn Treader Counseling, says he has to remind himself to follow his own advice when it comes to resting in a rocker. “Slowing down has been an issue in my life, with the typical negative consequences,” he said. “I usually don’t work well. I work less efficiently. We have to learn how to work less and do more. I recommend people sit and rock – not facing a monitor.”

About the Artist

Hunderman’s early interest in wood began working alongside his dad as a child and fixing things around the house. He said he always admired quality woodworking, and years ago he told himself he would simply learn how to do it himself. Today, he tells people if it’s wood, he can do it. He creates tables, beds, dressers and more. He even built his own timber-framed, woodpegged house. He spends long hours outdoors with a grinder or hand rasp to make the rockers, wearing a full respirator and covered head to toe in dust. But it’s a labor of love. “A nice counterbalance to working with people is working with wood,” he said. “There’s not a lot of politics or backstabbing or complaining. ” The rockers have distinct personalities, and Hunderman can design a special chair to fit the individual. The Mountain Rocker is more of sculpted chair, he said, and the Wind Rocker and Spirit Rockers are more precise, with classical woodworking techniques. One of his rockers is on display this month at Azul Gallery in Durango. Hunderman invites you to sit and rest at Booth 106 during the show. 4 • April 24, 2011 • Durango Home and Ranch Show



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Alpine Lumber Company & iLevel Trus Joist Products

As the weather warms up, it’s time to step outside... onto a new deck. Check out all the colors, materials and options at the Alpine Lumber Co. booth. Featured products and samples include Timbertech decking and other engineered lumber. In-house designers will be on hand for questions and computer demonstrations. Alpine Lumber Co. in Durango is part of a family of lumber yards, truss plants and millwork shops stretched over two states, Colorado and New Mexico, in 16 operations, which includes big yards in Denver and postage-stamp sized in Crested Butte. The Durango branch services contractors and owner-builders with building materials. Contractor products and services include: lumber, trusses, FastFrame, windows, doors, millwork, delivery, building materials, log home products, FSC products, and more. The dedicated employee-owners are committed to being the best suppliers of materials and related services to the professional builder. For more information, call 385-1855. Drop by the Alpine/Timbertech booth (134,140), Alpine/Durango Decks booth (129) and the Alpine/Weyerhaeuser booth (41) and learn how to create an outdoor living space with a deck that matches your house and lifestyle.

Photos courtesy of Timbertech

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Photos by Hal Lott

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Norton’s Catering Home & Ranch Show Menu Norton’s Catering Company was created in 1989 by chef Chuck Norton. A native of New Orleans, Chef Norton creates flavors from a variety of food styles, such as Cajun, Italian, Mexican and Southwestern. Along the way, Chuck was cocreator and owner of restaurants in Louisiana, Aspen, Telluride, Ouray and Durango. After settling in Durango, his reputation for excellent food and service quickly established Norton’s Catering as one of the premier caterers in the area. With his highly trained staff, Norton’s Catering has become a logical choice for nearly any conceivable event, including corporate events and weddings. Serving 400 or more is not uncommon for Chuck and his team.


Hours: Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (prices include sales tax)

Soup Chicken Tortilla with Roll


Salads Spinach Salad with Fresh Fruit & Citrus Dressing with Bread Caesar Salad with Bread with Grilled Chicken (add $3.00)

$6.50 $6.50


(substitute Caesar Salad for Chips, 75¢)

Cuban Sandwich


with Spicy Pork, Ham, Cheese, Pickle, with Chips

Traditional Gyro


with Pita, Diced Tomato & Onion with Chips

Since the opening in 2009, The Highway 3 Roadhouse has been a rousing success. Chuck features sumptuous appetizer versions of his already famously fine foods. With a nice wine list, it’s all served in a laid-back style, embracing the warm and hearty style that bespeaks Chuck’s Southern roots.

8-oz Angus Burger on Ciabatta Roll

The Highway 3 Roadhouse, at 955 State Highway 3 in Durango, is open Wednesday through Friday from 4-8 p.m. Chuck’s tantalizing menu changes week-to-week, so visit or frequently to review his current selections.

with Chips or Caesar


with Chips (with Cheddar, Blue Cheese, Swiss or Green Chiles, add $.75)

BBQ Brisket Sandwich with Chips All-American 5-ounce Hot Dog

Croissant Sandwich

With Blackened Chicken and Chips With Herb-Crusted Turkey and Chips With Provolone, Sprouts, Tomato and Roasted Red Bell and Chips

$7.50 $6.00 $7.50

(substitute Chips for Caesar Salad add 75¢)



Hours: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (prices include sales tax)

Cinnamon Roll Whole Fruit Hot Croissant Sandwich

$2.50 $1.50 $7.00

With Egg and Sprouts with, choose one: bacon, ham, Swiss, cheddar

Norton’s Breakfast Burrito with Salsa: $5.50 Sausage, Bacon & Green Chile; Spinach, Mushroom and Swiss; Ham with Jack and Cheddar; or Jack Cheddar Cheese 8 • April 24, 2011 • Durango Home and Ranch Show

Brownies Assorted Cookies


Assorted Sodas, Coffee & Waters Assorted Juices Mango Mint Iced Tea or Lemonade

$2.50 $1.50

$1.75 $2.75 $1.75

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Amerigas With AmeriGas, you get more than just a propane supplier – you get a propane expert and partner. Since 1959, their mission is to provide you with the most reliable, safest, and responsive propane service in the nation. Over 1.3 million customers just like you use AmeriGas propane services in nearly 50 states. That has made AmeriGas the largest marketer of propane. The company uses the size of their organization to your advantage every day, retaining their focus on friendliness and personal attention found only in a “corner store.” Today, that attention to your needs continues, as AmeriGas is the only major propane company offering you easy access to online payments and account management. You can count on AmeriGas propane for a variety of uses, including home heating, space heating, water heating, pool and spa heating, drying, cooking, grilling and motor fuel. Learn more about propane, the safe fuel. AmeriGas values current customers and looks forward to serving everyone’s personal or business needs. Come visit us at Booths 38-40 at the 2011 Durango Home & Ranch Show and see how easy it is to get set up with the propane you need. Serving La Plata, Mountezuma, Dolores and Archuleta counties for over 50 years. Amerigas propane is reliable, safe and responsive. Contact us today at (970) 884-2629 or (970) 210-7219.

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Artesanos What is Artesanos? Quality. Creativity. Responsibility. And a unique, artistic style. Artesanos is a store unlike any other. Whether you’re looking for a single gift, or furnishing an entire home, Artesanos has just what you need to create an unforgettable impression. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Artesanos has evolved from strictly a Mexican import store into one of the most striking collections of handcrafted furniture and accessories from around the world. Our eclectic mix of home furnishings, and the accessories we import to complement them, combine the best qualities of the old and the new, of hand craftsmanship and classic style. Many of the items reflect a relationship with the artisans we work with on a personal, direct-trade basis. Yet our store is more than its inventory. Housed in what was once an 1890s-era livery stable, Artesanos is a reflection of the qualities that make Durango unique. Our Home & Ranch Show booth will offer: comfort sleeper demo, Brazilian cherry end table giveaway, an eclectic mixture of lighting, pottery, iron, rugs, indoor and outdoor furniture, glassware, folk art and more. For more information, visit Booth 130 or

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Closets Plus This year at the 2011 Durango Home and Ranch show, Closets Plus will have an exciting new display. A wall bed/home office will be featured. Come by and see the space-saving bed, which is a great addition to any room in your home. Guest rooms are always nice to have, but having a bed take up all the space can be frustrating if you’re not using that bed every day. See how an office, recreation room, sewing room or any other room can be turned into a wonderful, comfortable guest room. Closets Plus will also feature closets and garage systems. Closets Plus is a family-owned cabinet company. The business is not a franchise, so orders are not shipped from another location. All of the products are made in a state-of-the-art shop in Durango, custom-fit to specifications. Professional designers can come to your home or office and offer free estimates. Experts will create a computer-generated design that will demonstrate how any space can be improved. Closets Plus has the capability to maximize your space, making it the most efficient, organized area in your home. As the name implies, the business is Closets PLUS! They manufacture custom residential and commercial cabinetry, including closets, garages, offices, pantries, entertainment centers, kitchenettes and laundry rooms, as well as custom-made wall beds. See Closets Plus in Booths 59 & 60. Visit the showroom at 190 Turner Drive, Unit H in Bodo Park. Call (970) 259-1845 or visit

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Durango Door & Cabinet Open the door on a new season with Durango Door & Cabinet. Their booth will offer a display of custom doors, custom cabinetry, hardware, granite and Cambria quartz countertops. A kitchen designer on site will help you make decisions and answer questions. Durango Door & Cabinet is owned by Scott and Laura Hose and has been in business since 1998. They have a custom shop where they fabricate custom doors, entry systems and custom cabinetry. The business also offers quality factory-fabricated doors and cabinets and well as hardware for each. Hardware lines accommodate every price point. Framed and frameless styles of cabinetry are available, including Canyon Creek and Wood Harbor cabinet lines. The business also offers kitchen design services aided by auto cad drawings and bath remodel and design services. See Booth 33 & 42 for more information, or call (970) 375-0002 or e-mail

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Durango Nursery Gardeners, your season has arrived! Be sure to check out the Durango Nursery & Supply booth, which will be filled with premium shrubs and perennials for sale. Get inspired with landscaping ideas as you stroll a rock pathway, and see the sculptural lines of wrought iron accents and furniture. Knowledgeable nursery staff will be on hand to answer your questions. Durango Nursery is a complete landscape and garden supplier, serving La Plata County and the surrounding Four Corners area. They are committed to providing excellent customer service in an environment that supports your success in all of your landscape and gardening needs. “We point people to drought-tolerant plants and help them make smart landscaping decisions,” said Lisa Ahern, assistant manager at Durango Nursery & Supply. “We want to help them find plant material that will fit in their zone and work with their specific elevation.” The nursery is gearing up for the growing season with indoor seed-starting supplies and shipments of plant material. New spring hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit or visit Booth 125.

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41 149 78 38-40 130 109 15 23

Alpine Lumber AJ Road & Landscape LLC Alternative Systems Amerigas Artesanos Design Collection Artistic Designs in Wood ASDG Homes Atmos Energy

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29 146 124,136 121

Bauen Group Architecture Best Cleaning & Disaster Restoration Services, Inc. Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado Black Canyon Builders, Independent Builder Dealer for Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Co. 143 Bobcat of Durango 9 Budget Blinds 45, 46, 55, 56 Building Specialties Store

Exhibitors 86 118B 94A 101 28 59, 60 138 68, 5 81 117 53 67 64 34 33,42 6 65 61 125 148 105 133 7 44 137 71 88 112 94-98 144 21 127 79,80 122 1 16,24 13 14 43 128 131 120 31 111 115 99 47,48 135 27, 36

26, 35 Lewis True Value Mercantile Cal Steel & Sheet Metal 10, 11 Lifetime Cookware Carpet Direct 147 Living Solar Chris’s Trees 54 Lorien Timberframes LLC Cleaning & Restoration Experts 119 Louisa’s Movie House & Electronics Clear Well 69 M & M Enterprises Closets Plus 49, 50 McCormick Tile & Stone Colorado Dreamscapes, Inc. 22 Mesa Propane Creative Plumbing & Heating 62 Mortgage Solutions Cundiff Water Systems 132 Multi Pure Drinking Water Systems Custom Calligraphy & Frame 72 Norton’s Catering Co. Custom Window Coverings 12 Pasco, SW Dietz Market, Inc. 37 Peak to Peak Elevator LLC Directory Plus, Buzztown 2 Phantastic Screens Dogwatch of the Western Slope, LLC 139 Precision Asphalt Paving Durango Door & Cabinet Co. 3,4 Proven Technologies, LLC Durango Handyman 18 Prudential Insurance Durango Herald 52 Regal Custom Homes by Patrick Nargi Durango Marble & Granite 141 Re/Max Pinnacle Durango Nursery & Supply 30 Rocky Mountain Brush Co. Durango Outdoor Decor 126 San Juan Marine & Sports Durango Sewing Center 123 Sheds & More Eagle Block Company 82-85, 89-93 Smart Enterprises Eco-Safe Septic, LLC 126 Southwest AG Eytchison Agency of Farmers Insurance 17, 8 Southwest Appliance Fire Ready 57 Spectrum Construction/Real Log Homes For The Birds 71A Steve Gates Architect/E-Terra Construction Foam Insulation Specialists LLC 142 Sublime Rockers Four Corners Cabinetry 51 Sunburst Horizons Four Corners Stoves & Spas 103 SunGlo Window Films Galbraith Builders 102 Sunland Renewable Energy Systems Garrhs, Inc. 66 Superior Sod Genesis Land & Waterscapes, Inc. 158 Target Rental & Sales Glass Doctor of Durango 58 Task Masters of SW Colorado Inc. Grasshoppers Landscape 100 The A Team Great Solar Work! 87 The Original Wonder Pot Healthy Gourmet/Americraft 110 The Tile & Carpet Store of Durango Hermosa Creek Homes 32 Tierra Goup Hi Fashion Sewing Machines of Durango 134, 140 Timbertech High Country Flagpoles 129 Timbertech/Durango Decks/Alpine Lumber High Plains Nursery, Inc. 70 Top Hat Hearth & Home Hot Stuff Spas & Billiards 108 Town & Country Cedar Homes Information 104 Verified Green It’s Bath Time LLC 150 Walker MFG Jill Creates 19, 20 WaterFurnace Joe Toledo Transparent Watercolor Paintings 159 WCA/Waste Corporation Junction Creek Canvas 63 Westwood Culligan Kogan Builders 107 Wildshots, Inc. La Plata County Humane Society 25 Wind River Timberframes, Inc. La Plata Electric Assn., Inc.

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Fire Ready The recent Lightner Creek fire that threatened homes in the forest is a timely reminder about the danger of wildfires. “Sometimes people call during a fire when it’s too late to do the work of defensible space (thinning overgrown vegetation around a home),” said Dan MacVeigh, owner of Fire Ready. “Don’t wait until the next fire starts: Please call now. There’s plenty of work to do out there, it just has to happen in advance.” MacVeigh said the last couple of winters have had good snowfall, so people haven’t been thinking about fire. However, the underbrush has still been growing, and dry, windy conditions are always a risk factor in our region. The Fire Ready booth at the show will offer free DVDs that explain defensible space, and materials will be on hand to educate people and explain the company’s techniques. Fire Ready offers wildfire prevention services that include: defensible space consulting and contracting, tree thinning and limbing, hazard tree and brush removal and large-capacity chipping. With a holistic approach to forestry and tree care, Fire Ready is often the best choice for pre-construction site clearing, insect and disease Before prevention, hazard tree removals, tree planting and pruning, and general forest cleanup to create appealing landscapes. Trees and plants need special consideration when working outside of urban environments. This year is Fire Ready’s 10-year anniversary. The company has built its reputation on meeting residential-forest needs with an ecological and aesthetic approach. Whether you have a single tree or an entire forest that needs attention, Fire Ready is there to help. For more information, visit Booth 137 or After

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Genesis Land & Waterscapes The mission of Genesis Land and Waterscapes is to create sustainable landscapes that provide the client with their ideal outdoor living environment. The company has a xeric planting philosophy and utilizes durable hardscape materials, installed with craftsmanship to withstand the test of time. The business was established in 2003 and is owned and operated by Chad White. He has a BS in Environmental Conservation and experience in the landscape industry in a number of fields over the last 20 years. White enjoys creating landscapes in a wide variety of styles. He creates landscapes in harmony with nature, incorporating native and xeric plant material and geologically appropriate rock material, as well as clean modern designs with a utilitarian focus. Matching the right design to the client and environment is always part of the enjoyment of the installation. White can do new construction or rejuvenations of existing landscapes. The full-service landscape company excels in custom rock work and specializes in water features. Services include: design, construction and maintenance with experience in a wide variety of industry-related tasks. For more information, visit outside Booth 127 to see a variety of stacked rock art and water fountains, as well as representations of landscapes. Visit us at

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Mark Rudie does a cooking demonstration at the 2010 Durango Home & Ranch Show at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

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Jill Creates Interior Design Jill Creates. She does, indeed… A slab of barn wood reimagined to become a handsome tabletop or sitting bench. An old wheel rim repurposed into a beautiful decorative mirror. These are just a few of the things that you might find in the beautiful homes of clients whose homes have been reinvented by the interior design and décor-building talent of Jill Lupton, owner of Jill Creates. Jill Creates is the newest creative venture for Jill and Kelly Lupton, a company that specializes in interior design, unique décor for home and office and custom window treatments from top brands like Hunter Douglas and Skandia. Jill moved to Durango in 2007, beginning a new life with her husband, Kelly Lupton, former owner of Quality House Interiors. She is not new, however, to the world of interior design and window coverings. Jill owned and ran a successful design and window covering business in Greeley and prior to that in Wyoming. “It was the fact that I was on a limited budget, but wanted a beautiful home with beautiful things that inspired my passion for home decorating,” she said. As for her design style, one might call it “rustic and vintage meets shabby chic.” Her knack for blending classic, vintage and eclectic elements defines her signature look, but no two homes she has decorated look the same. Her frugal nature and creative eye for repurposing old items into unique design pieces gives the homes Jill transforms a timeless and elegant simplicity, peppered with a dash of fun and creative embellishments. If you ask Jill what she enjoys most about what she does, her answer is simple: “My passion is for creating beautiful, unique homes that people love to come home to. That’s what I do, and I have a blast doing it – life is just too short to not enjoy where you live.” Very well put, indeed. For more information, contact Jill Lupton at (970) 764-8529, or visit

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McCormick Tile & Stone Does your bathroom or kitchen need a spring spruce-up? Or are you dreaming of an outdoor fireplace for roasting marshmallows? Get inspired at the McCormick Tile & Stone booth. There will be a tile fireplace surround at the event, many tile samples and in-house staff on hand for questions and demonstrations. McCormick Tile & Stone’s showroom in Bodo Park offers an extensive collection of tile, natural stone, glass and more. The store also has soapstone and manufactured quartz countertops. Services include top-of-the-line granite and marble fabrication and installation, and professional design services. The store uses green energy and recycles their fabrication water. “These guys are artists in their own rights,” said a reviewer on Buzztown. “They have an amazing showroom that is bright and full of variety. You can easily see what you are looking at and be provided with quality customer service. Also, if you think they are out of your price range, don’t worry: They work with us people living on tight budgets! Definitely go for a visit before deciding to use any other business for your tile and stone needs.” Visit booth 49 & 50, or call (970) 247-9710 for more information.

Vision Window Screens

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The Original Wonder Pot The Original Wonder Pot™ is a new line of high performance, fabric, agricultural growing containers, designed to provide an optimal environment for healthy plant cultivation. Available in a variety of sizes, Wonder Pots have arrived just as gardening is making a comeback as one of America’s top pastimes. The pots work well in all applications, including indoor and outdoor, soil or hydro. A tough economy and the “eat local” movement have motivated people to grow their own food. Urban gardeners have vegetables in small rooftop spaces and window boxes. Suburbanites are gardening in backyard patio pots and raised beds. Seniors are discovering the health and therapeutic benefits of dabbling in the soil. Our Wonder Pots meet all their needs. Wonder Pots are better than traditional clay, ceramic or plastic containers because they keep plants healthier. They’re lightweight, made of a non-biodegradable, non-water-absorbent, reflective fabric that keeps plant roots cooler than other pots. The fabric is breathable, as well as mold and mildew resistant, creating an envelope of aerated, sterile soil around the plants. Wonder Pots are the invention of Travis Willis, who grew his first tomato at age five, and has been hooked on gardening ever since. “I’m proud of the way Wonder Pots help plants thrive. They create instant vessels for all kinds of urban and country gardening, from raised beds and terraces to flower and vegetable beds. The Wonder Pot is the only fabric pot designed for long-term planting. It’s also versatile, and can go directly in the ground to contain fast-spreading mint or bamboo, or be easily moved around a deck or yard,” Willis said. For more information about The Original Wonder Pot visit Booth 87 or

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Tierra Group While at the 2011 Home and Ranch Show, make sure to stop by Tierra Group’s booth to learn more about the neighborhoods they build in. Tierra Group realizes that one size does not fit all, and that is why they build in quality neighborhoods in and around Durango, from Three Springs, Durango’s only Traditional Neighborhood Development, to Edgemont Highlands in the tall pines, Harmony and Artisan Court, small neighborhoods in-town Durango, and Twilight Cabins at Durango Mountain Resort. Tierra Group is known for a seamless, professional experience when it comes to buying a home, and it doesn’t stop there. Their customers rave about Tierra Group’s customer service and home warranty program. Take a look at their customers’ reviews on By the way, have you seen the Home Energy Rating System? What is it, and how can you benefit? Let the folks at Tierra Group explain to you what this rating system is and how it can save you thousands of dollars over the This kitchen design is part of the reason the lifetime of your new home. Tierra Group received the 2010 Durango While at the booth, make sure to pick up a Three Springs Calendar of Parade of Homes “People’s Choice Award” Events to see what events are coming up, such as Mulch Madness in May and Judge’s Selection Award in the under (thank you Phoenix Recycling for the free mulch!), Three Springs Plaza Pics $500,000 category. (free outdoor movie nights), Habitat/Home Builder Assoc. Yard Sale, Three Springs Annual Fall Festival, and more! Visit Booth 32 for more information.

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Community Foundation

Serving Southwest Colorado The Community Foundation makes a difference in five counties through philanthropic leadership, nonprofit support, education and initiatives. Through the presence and influence of the Community Foundation, there is a strong, active link between philanthropy and need, resulting in a cohesive and productive nonprofit community. The Foundation administers an enormous range of grants, touching all segments of our community; such as Adaptive Sports, American Red Cross, Dove Creek Students Against Drunk Driving, Cadence Equine Therapy, Cowboy Gathering, and the Durango After Prom Party. Your Community Foundation also fills an essential role as a nonprofit umbrella for agencies such as the Durango Friends of the Arts; which provides resources to the arts and nonprofits, and the Women’s Health Coalition; which provides cancer treatment support. The Foundation has almost $2,000,000 in over 70 funds earmarked for local needs. A record $132,000 was granted through these funds in 2010, including: • Donor advised funds: A charitable giving fund that has a community focus, stewardship opportunities, accountability and affordability for donors. • Fiscal sponsorships: A relationship providing a group with the benefits of tax-exempt status, mentoring, nonprofit expertise and marketing support. • Organization funds: A long-term fund held and managed on behalf of a nonprofit. Donors receive assurance their money will be managed into perpetuity. • Scholarship funds: Individuals, groups and businesses create scholarship funds to support education and community enhancement. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with the Durango Herald and hope you enjoy the Durango Home and Ranch Show, and want to thank the Durango Herald for their support of the Foundation and the community.

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La Plata County Humane Society Some furry friends will be strolling around the booths at the show this year. La Plata County Humane Society volunteers will let mutts strut their stuff in the hopes of being adopted. Watch for these dogs in their “adopt me” jackets, and take a minute to meet and greet them. The La Plata County Humane Society is a nonprofit organization created to enhance the quality of life in our community by encouraging the humane treatment of animals. LPHS was created to provide shelter for homeless animals, to rescue animals in distress, to assist in the investigation and prosecution of reported cruelty and abuse, and to encourage kindness and responsibility toward all living things through humane education. LPHS is always looking for help, and volunteering is wonderful work for people who love animals but can’t adopt a pet of their own. There are many volunteer opportunities, such as: walking dogs, playing with cats, grooming and bathing, retail, administrative assistance, Mutts in the Mountains (hiking), doggy outings, helping with advertising (photography and videos), fostering and more. For more information, visit Booth 135 or

Spring is upon us, and that means babies. At LPHS, there are new litters of kittens and puppies. They won’t be at the show, but they will be at the shelter, waiting to be adopted.

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Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado Why should you attend the 2011 Durango Home & Ranch Show? How about a chance to win a trip for two to Hawaii, including round-trip airfare and lodging? The local nonprofit organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado is offering an exciting fundraising auction of several items at the event. The trip to Hawaii is one package for two people with round-trip airfare from Durango to the Hawaiian Islands and lodging at a Wyndham resort at either the Big Island, Kauai or Oahu. (The airfare is for economy class and must be booked through Wyndham or its designated agent at least 60 days in advance. Additional travel and lodging restrictions, including block-out dates for major holidays, may apply.) This package has been generously donated by Steve Thull, Senior Vice President of Wyndham Vacation Ownership. At the show booth, you’ll also see some amazing mini-structures for auction – all built by students at Durango High School. There will be one two-story playhouse that could double as an attractive storage space; five dog houses of various sizes; and one dog quilt. The auction will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the event – don’t miss it! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado’s vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools and stronger communities for all. Their mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children with the friendship of an adult that will grow for many years. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national and international movement that began in 1902 with the first Big Sisters agency. In 1946 the first National Big Brothers agency began, and 31 years later the two organizations merged to form the first Big Brothers Big Sisters of America agency. There are currently over 507 national agencies as well as international programs. For more information, visit: Visit Booth 124 or 136 to find out more about the auction.

These are Durango High School students’ design work that shows what the finished playhouse will look like.

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Alpine Lumber Tierra Group Louisa’s Movie House Mountain Home & Ranch Caretakers Buzztown Buzztown Colorado Dreamscapes Pagosa Mountain Home Company Closets Plus Mesa Propane Durango Door & Cabinet Kroegers Inc. Absolute Comfort Spa Steve Gates Architect Bank of Colorado Southwest Appliance Kogan Builders Genesis Land & Waterscapes Lewis Mercantile Pasco/SW, Inc. Jill Creates Interior Design McCormick Tile & Stone Phantastic Screens La Plata Business Edition San Juan Water Works Smart Enterprises Directory Plus Little Paradise Landscaping Aspen Design Studio/Budget Blinds Kogan Builders The Durango Herald/Who Can Do It Economy Nissan La Plata Electric Association Amerigas

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