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Prepare a budget that includes closing costs to prevent sticker shock.

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Choosing to reface or replace can determine a renovation timeline.

08 REALTOR SPOTLIGHT featuring Emily Carrillo 20 BUYERS & SELLERS Calculating closing costs 28 INTERIOR DESIGN Kitchen remodel: reface or replace? 36 BLUEPRINTS Korallus Tiny Homes 42 ON THE COVER Luxury valley retreat 48 PROTECTING PROPERTY How to ensure proper coverage 52 HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding materials to consider 58 LANDSCAPING & GARDEN How to keep a lawn looking green 64 SAFE SPACES How to spot mold in the home 70 REGIONAL MAPS Learn the lay of the land 78 OUT & ABOUT Calendar of community events Features CONTENTS Consider different siding materials to transform your home's exterior. ABOUT THE COVER This luxury retreat includes acres of irrigated land available for agriculture in the Animas Valley. PHOTO COURTESY OF LEGACY PROPERTIES WEST SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 42 52 WWW.FOURCORNERSREALESTATE.COM 5
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Where did you grow up?

Born and raised in Aztec.

How long have you lived in the region, and what do you like most about living in the Four Corners?

I love that no matter the season or the weather, there is always something to do.

Tell me a little bit about what your life looks like with friends and family.

I have the best friends and family. Whether it’s helping at the farm, riding side by sides on our many trails or hanging out by the water, it is sure to be enjoyable.

Switching gears to career, how many years have you worked in the industry?

Six years, total. I have been licensed for four years as a realtor and worked behind the scenes for two years prior to that.

What is your day-to-day like? What do you enjoy most, and what challenge does the career offer?

The best part of my job is seeing the joy of families at the closing table. There are different challenges everyday, making the day to day very unique. One day I may be helping a first time home buyer navigate the process, and the very next day helping an investor sell off their portfolio.

Do you represent buyers, sellers or both? What is your approach to helping each?

I get to help both buyers and sellers. The approach is very similar in that I want their experience to be one of the most exciting, stress-free transactions they have been a part of.

THIS OR THAT n Night Owl n Extrovert n Winter n Podcasts n Staycation n Dogs n Waffles n Function n Realist n Takeout Early Bird n Introvert n Summer n Playlists n Vacation n Cats n Pancakes n Form n Dreamer n Dine-in n 8 LATE SUMMER 2023
~ Emily Carrillo

How can you help potential buyers or sellers compete in this market?

With buyers, we make a plan of action with their wants and needs in their home, and we work around their budget to find the perfect place. The best way for buyers to be competitive is to make sure they have a clear understanding of the whole process. With sellers, I talk about their next-step goals, competitive pricing and how to best advertise to make sure their property is at the top of their respective market.

Any advice to offer all new residents to the area?

Take some time to explore to find what you love about the area.

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Currently reading or watching: I’ve been on a Kristin Hannah reading binge, and currently obsessed with SWAT on Netflix.

Favorite local restaurants: Boons Thai and Los Hermanitos

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Calculating closing costs

BUDGETING FOR A HOME PURCHASE CAN BE EXCITING, YET MAY SEEM DAUNTING. There are a variety of costs to consider and it is essential to address each one. A first-time homebuyer may feel overwhelmed by the many expenditures they will encounter on the road to homeownership. However, preparing for these costs is just a question of knowing what will be coming your way and addressing each one in the proper order.

One of the most important considerations for prospective homebuyers is to prepare for all costs, including the closing costs, from the very beginning. It can be easy to focus on and budget for the list price of the home, but this will leave a gap when it comes to addressing all of the expenditures that will eventually accrue.

Closing costs can vary depending on the neighborhood, homeowner’s association (HOA) fees and the buyer’s specific circumstance, so consulting with a realtor or lender helps future buyers understand potential costs prior to submitting an offer.

Buyers may not realize that some costs are negotiable, and the seller may assist with costs upon request. Closing costs typically range from 2% to 5% of the purchase price of the home. Expenses such as the appraisal fee, mortgage insurance (if required), and a variety of taxes and additional types of insurance are all items to take into consideration.

A proper budget for a home should include the price of the home, the closing costs and preparation for upcoming future expenses such as potential repair or replacement expenses regarding the home, such as plumbing or roofing and potential HOA fees.

Having a solid understanding of what the first year in a home will look like can help set expectations for what kind of home purchase is feasible. It is also important to not maximize the size of the upcoming loan if that will take all of the available financial resources from the buyer.



COSTS RELATED TO THE LOAN: These can include appraisal fees to determine the home’s worth, fees for credit reporting, possible mortgage insurance for those putting less than 20% down, and prepaid interest for the time that lapses between the closing and the first mortgage payment.

TITLE-RELATED COSTS: Title search and insurance costs ensure there are no preexisting lien or ownership issues and protect the buyer against title disputes, and the lender and owner title policies which will protect both entities.

HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE AND SURVEY/INSPECTION: Insurance will typically be paid upfront for the first year at the time of the closing and inspections and surveys will allow professionals to assess the the condition of the home and other structures as well as its legal boundary lines.

ASSOCIATED FEES AND TAXES: Property taxes may need to be reimbursed to the original owner and transfer taxes will cover the property changing hands, while recording fees will pay for the appropriate government agency to record the sale of the home. These are in addition to the fees that will be charged by an attorney or closing agent to finalize the sale of the home.

ESCROW COSTS: Escrow will cover taxes and additional costs through a prepaid deposit held by the lender.

Since every buyer’s situation is different, professional assistance will go a long way toward relieving stress and creating proper preparedness. A variety of professionals are available to help, including financial advisors, real estate agents and mortgage brokers and there are even online tools to help. These can all be invaluable in assessing each unique situation and advising prospective buyers on what they should expect as they begin their path to homeownership.

A budget to buy a home is simply a list of items that will require available finances to facilitate the purchase.


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378 Colonial Drive 3 BD - 3 Ba - 2987 SF 30 Moenkopi Drive 3 BD - 3 Ba - 2580 SF - 1 aC 803833 - $1,199,000 1river riM roaD 3 BD - 3 Ba - 4490 SF - 9.19 aC 801676 - $1,825,000 910 WinD Walker plaCe BD - 4 Ba - 3235 SF - 38 aC 796704 - $1,999,000 580 oakCreSt Drive BD - 4 Ba - 5984 SF - 1 aC 510 oakCreSt Drive BD - 3 Ba - 3031 SF - 1 aC
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Kitchen cabinets: reface or replace?

KITCHENS ARE OFTEN THE BUSIEST ROOMS IN MANY FAMILY HOMES. Kitchens are more than just places to prepare meals. Many function as gathering spaces, and even casual dining spots in homes with and without formal dining rooms.

So much time spent in the kitchen makes it worthwhile to invest in these popular spaces. According to highlights from the 2022 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, the median spend on major kitchen remodels grew by 14% from the previous year, and minor remodels increased by 25%. Kitchen renovations are high on homeowners’ to-do lists, and there’s many decisions to make once a homedweller commits to redoing the room.

In the kitchen, there are many aspects of the design and layout that homeowners can customize. Houzz found 94% of renovators either fully or partially replaced cabinets in their

improvement plans. Cabinets are not only a major component of kitchen layouts, they can help to establish the aesthetic of a kitchen and serve a useful function, providing necessary storage space to prevent clutter.

Homeowners have different options when it comes to cabinet renovations, and they may need to decide if they need to replace or reface their cabinets.


Cabinet replacement involves removing all of the existing cabinets before new cabinets are leveled and installed. According to the home improvement resource The Spruce, homeowners can expect to pay between $13,000 and $30,000 for contractor grade cabinets. Cabinet replacement is a good idea when homeowners want to add more cabinet space or create a new layout in the room.



Cabinet refacing is less messy and less disruptive than replacement. All cabinets remain the same size and in the same location. The cabinet boxes must be in good shape to facilitate a refacing. The process involves installation of new drawer fronts and cabinet doors, as well as veneering of the cabinet boxes. New hardware typically is installed as well. The insides of the cabinets typically remain the same. The Spruce says cabinet refacing can be 30 to 50% cheaper than a replacement.

Most people call in professionals to change their cabinets. Cabinet replacement can be a do-it-yourself job, but it involves measuring

and ensuring everything fits and is leveled appropriately. Homeowners who choose to reface their cabinets themselves may opt to paint or restain. Wood veneer or a new door and drawer panel installation can be complicated and is best left to qualified contractors.


Kitchen countertops can define how the room looks, and homeowners have many options to choose from when designing a new kitchen. It’s more than matching a counter with cabinets. Homeowners will also need to choose a material to install, and the following rundown of popular options can help simplify that decision.


Scale is the single greatest factor to consider when estimating the time it takes to complete various home improvement projects, and kitchen remodels are no exception. Some HomeAdvisor users reported projects taking as long as four months, though the average time reported was roughly six weeks. Projects that require major overhauls like rearranging the plumbing and moving walls will likely take longer than more cosmetic projects that are limited to replacing cabinets and countertops.




Quartz is considered a low-maintenance and durable countertop material. The home improvement experts at This Old House note that quartz countertops are typically 94% ground quartz and now come with an honed, sandblasted or embossed treatment, which makes them appealing to homeowners with varying ideas on the ideal look of a kitchen countertop. Quartz can crack if it’s not handled properly, and edges and corners can chip over time. Rounded edges can minimize the risk of chipping. Costs vary by location and product availability, but quartz typically costs about the same as natural stone.


Consumer Reports notes that no two slabs of granite are the same, and that uniqueness has long appealed to homeowners. Tests run by Consumer Reports found that heat, cuts and scratches did not harm granite, though this material, like quartz, can crack around edges and corners. Granite is a durable material that, if properly maintained, can last several decades. Granite also is nonporous, which makes it resistant to bacteria.


Laminate countertops appeal to budget-friendly homeowners and Consumer Reports notes that they’re easy to install. Home Depot also notes that laminate countertops come in a wide range of colors, textures and designs. Laminate countertops also are durable, which helps budget-conscious homeowners stretch their dollars even further. Laminate countertops are easily maintained, though it’s also easy to permanently damage them with knives, so Consumer Reports recommends always using a cutting board when preparing meals on laminate.


Butcher block countertops are among the more unique options homeowners may consider. Sometimes referred to as “wood countertops,” butcher block countertops are made from wooden strips that are fused together. Butcher block is among the more affordable materials, but the final cost will be dictated by location and availability. Butcher block countertops are highly sensitive to liquid, so exposure to moisture should be limited. Sealing butcher block countertops immediately after installation can help protect against bacteria and warping. Though butcher blocks can be high maintenance, many homeowners find the unique look is well worth the extra elbow grease.


Architecturally designed 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home on 11 irrigated acres featuring a curving staircase, wood floors, tall ceilings, two car garage, carport and RV pad. The kitchen features a butcher block island with extra storage, a commercial six-burner gas stove, under-cabinet lighting, and a hanging pan rack. The main bedroom has a large bath with double sinks and a soaking tub with beautiful views and two walk-in closets. The large laundry room has extra space and cabinets for a hobby/craft area. The back of the home has decks and a flagstone patio. The fenced backyard is landscaped and also features a matching shed for your lawn equipment/patio furniture storage and 2 dog kennels. Property has no Home Owners Association or Covenants, free to do whatever you want within county rules, possibly a VRBO. Only 15 mins from Durango and five minutes from Mercy Hospital. Visit the property website for more information:

MLS #798464 priced at $1,045,000

Top of the world views from fabulous county home in Durango Colorado

This legacy property is situated on the pinnacle lot of Destination Ranch. It was made famous by the movie “City Slickers”. This lot has breathtaking views in every direction, including of iconic La Plata Mountains and is just 20 minutes from Durango. Destination Ranch, is an exclusive, gated working cattle ranch. The pinnacle lot consists of 40 acres with a blend of three multiple acre pastures accented with an extensive system of tractor wide trails. Enjoy the front patio, fountain, pond and manicured lawn area, which are a sanctuary of relaxation. Inside, the home is spacious and very comfortable. The living, dining, and kitchen areas have an open living floorplan, with the living room being highlighted by a beamed, vaulted ceiling. The chef’s kitchen includes lots of storage and a large pantry. The master suite has it’s own, private balcony, a fireplace, and a gorgeous bathroom with a unique, stone wall shower with views of Missionary Ridge. The lower levels have even more space with a recreation room that accommodates a pool table, TV area, bar, office home gym, and home theater with high tech features. Finishing off the lower level are two bedrooms, with their own bath and outside space. This home has four heat zones, alarm system, and two outside cameras – all internet accessible. Utility costs for this efficient home are amazingly low, with water at no charge, propane mainly winter use only and electric costs averaging under $200/month (previous 12 months). This mountain home is one of a kind and must be seen to be fully appreciated. For more information see the property website:

MLS #805589 priced at $2,985,000

The Overington Group Keller Williams Realty

Southwest Associates, LLC 700 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 970-749-8902

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Phil Schoon Broker Associate (970) 769-2857 Come and visit us at our Twin Buttes Sales Office at 335 Tipple Ave. 1294 Twin Buttes, Durango | MLS # 806091 | $ 495,000 | 0.92 Acres 405 Tipple Avenue, Durango | MLS#806085 | $1,590,000 | 2.83 Acres MLS LOT ADDRESS SQ FEET PRICE 799272 101 16 WILD CHIVES COURT 10,890 $185,000 799291 118 17 WILD CHIVES COURT 8,712 $195,000 799905 119 911 TWIN BUTTES AVENUE 7,840 $195,000 799902 111 127 WILD CHIVES COURT 14,374 $199,000 799276 104 64 WILD CHIVES COURT 11,761 $205,000 799274 102 38 WILD CHIVES COURT 10,890 $205,000 799903 112 117 WILD CHIVES COURT 12,196 $210,000 800761 115 89 WILD CHIVES COURT 10,454 $210,000 799888 103 48 WILD CHIVES COURT 11,325 $220,000 799890 107 173 WILD CHIVES COURT 11,761 $225,000 799287 108 167 WILD CHIVES COURT 13,068 $225,000 799278 105 187 WILD CHIVES COURT 11,325 $225,000 799290 117 63 WILD CHIVES COURT 13,503 $235,000 34 LATE SUMMER 2023

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970-749-0099 Cell 970-375-3219 Direct

700 Main Avenue, Durango, CO

3,743 SF, 3 BR’s, 4 BA’s with mountain views

Open floor plan: true craftsmanship & custom ironwork

Main House: 2 master suites: one on the main level

2nd master suite: upstairs w/office, balcony & two-sided fireplace

Open kitchen: Soapstone counters, large center island and seating area

Artistically crafted metalwork surrounding wood burning fireplace

Travertine & Slate floors, custom accents, handmade doors, arched doorways

Two car detached garage/storage buildings with office/gust house/workshop/apt

Studio apartment: 600 SF, 1 BR, 1 BA unit w/kitchen

Workshop space: main level, 1,800 SF +/- finished, heated, restroom

Partially fenced: Livestock & horse approved

10-acre irrigated property - pond & sprinkler system


MLS #801628

DBA Home & Land Peddlers, LLC

In Town 2-story. 1,248 SF 2 BR, 2.5 BA townhome. Open kitchen/dining area with Bamboo flooring. Walk out lower level has 2 bedrooms with access to the fenced back yard with dog run.

$549,000 MLS #801628

Retail Office Business Condo

Rivergate Complex. 1,215 SF. Lg open room. Easy access. 2 garage spaces plus non metered parking. Leased to a long term tenant. Good for a 1031 Deferred Tax Exchange and/or investment.

$399,000 MLS #805259

East Animas Village Commercial Center

Investment Offering

Long term leases on 13 commercial condos, 4 residential condos and a development lot approved for 16 units High quality building priced less than the cost to build. Financial details available. Land with 4 buildings: 100% leased: commercial & residential units

Vacant Lot: Approved 16 unit plans available.

$13,200,000 MLS #787543

Commercial Offices, High Traffic, Visibility

Easy access & parking. Common area deck. Elevator access. Finished interior & high-speed internet. More units available soon.

Suite 202: 949 SF, open floor plan, corner unit, with windows. $293,000 MLS #801030

Suite 203: 921 SF, open floor plan, nice finishes. $325,000 MLS #800481

Suite 209: 1,031 SF open floor plan, 2 offices, floor to ceiling windows.

$300,000 MLS #800482

Mountain Views and Privacy

Gated Community. High Chaparral Ranch on 35.1 acres. 1,840 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA, 2-story home with large kitchen wrap-around covered decks. Attached carport. Detached 1,200 SF garage/shop, livestock barn and corrals, sheds, firepit and fencing.

$685,000 MLS #TBD

Centennial Center

1,200 sq. ft. refurbished retail, restaurant or office space. End cap, excellent storefront exposure, 200 amp, 3 phase power. Private restroom, rear alley access and delivery.

$1,800 per month + C.A.M. fees.

MLS #801839

Bodo Industrial Park

750 SF unit with an open reception area, private office, storage closet and private restroom. Onsite parking and views of the mountains.

$750 per month + utilities

MLS #788884

1.557 & 0.39 acres in the Riverview School area. All city utilities are available at property boundary. Zoned “Medium Density Residential” (5 to 11.99 dwelling units per acre) for Multifamily, or single family development.

$700,000 MLS #781848

Each Keller Williams Office is Independently Owned and Operated

Lease in Walmart Town Center 800 SF retail space. Glass entry door plus a rear door for deliveries. Good visibility location with plenty of parking in high traffic area.

$2,000 per month +utilities

MLS #801081

Twin Buttes

In town building site. 0.24 acre, open space, all utilities to boundary. Building site offers a street level home design with main level living and a walkout basement. Views of Twin Buttes.

$190,000 MLS #781848



Korallus Tiny Homes


CONTINUE TO RISE, the owners of Korallus Tiny Homes want to provide an affordable alternative to traditional homes. That’s why Daniel and Alyssa Korallus began building tiny homes in 2020, providing people with a solution for simple and sustainable living wherever they settle.

A passion for building and design unites the husband and wife. Before moving to Bayfield, the couple remodeled homes in Oklahoma. Daniel’s skill with construction and Alyssa’s eye for design proved successful for the pair. So, when they made their way to Southwest Colorado, they pondered starting a business in Bayfield that would allow them the freedom and flexibility to spend more time with their three young daughters.

“Tiny houses exploded during this time because people were working from home and they wanted to be able to downsize and have a simpler life,” Alyssa said.

While many see tiny homes as a passing trend in home design, Daniel and Alyssa see valuable opportunities for their clients to pursue their own dreams. While each customer has a different reason for downsizing, many of them see similar benefits to simple living, including a lower cost of entry for ownership.

In addition to lower costs, owners also tout energy efficiency and minimal maintenance as large benefits of small living. And though most clients prefer modern amenities in their personalized space, Korallus Tiny Homes does design the homes to function fully off-grid, if desired.


“It is hard to price out a tiny home because the cost of materials is so out of control right now,” Alyssa said. “I also want people to realize that tiny houses aren’t necessarily $10,000. They do cost money, but they are a much cheaper option than buying a house and taking out a $400,000 mortgage.”

To keep costs reasonable, Daniel and Alyssa work with the buyer’s budget to source materials. Fortunately, Alyssa said she doesn’t mind shopping around for the best deals. She loves sorting through salvage yards and thrift stores for items to reclaim and repurpose.

Since starting the business venture, the couple has completed six projects of various aesthetics and sizes, which sold for between $80,000 and $130,000. The couple sources trailers from Montrose, Colorado to construct the home. Each project is inspected by a third party and NOAHcertified to ensure it meets safety, structural and energy efficiency standards.

Though each interior is customized for the buyer, Korallus Tiny Homes uses inspiration from coastal, traditional farmhouse and modern

craftsman designs. The builds incorporate elements, such as clean lines, light tones and natural colors, exposed wood beams and large skylights.

With every build, Korallus Tiny Homes has learned new ways to incorporate every aspect of a traditional home in a smaller footprint. Their designs prioritize closet space, pantries and storage for linens and towels. Daniel even designed a signature spiral staircase, which is situated over the trailer hitch, to maximize living space.

Another quality that sets them apart from other tiny home builders is their willingness to answer questions from the public and engage in the tiny home community. Though the custom construction of each home keeps them busy year-round, Alyssa said she enjoys being able to schedule time to talk to other people, not just customers, about tiny houses and simple living.

“We strive to live more simply, and we both really like that concept of living.”
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This stunning two-story, single-family home built in 2020 promises owners contemporary comfort and modern amenities with plenty of privacy.

Settled on nearly 40 acres, the residence is a rural retreat with agricultural status.


The multipurpose property at 5529 County Road 250 is just five minutes from both Dalton Ranch Golf Club and Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa, as well as essential stops, such as a local grocer and hardware store. In addition to these nearby amenities, the rural residence is also less than 10 miles from downtown Durango.

Though bordered by a conservation easement to the north, the acreage includes 1,000 feet of riverfront property along the Animas River, one of the last free-flowing rivers in the country. The river is stocked with brown and rainbow trout, and lucky anglers can catch brook and cutthroat trout, steelhead and largemouth bass.

Living just outside city limits also allows easy access to outdoor recreation such as biking, hiking and horseback riding in the nearby San Juan National Forest. There are several popular trails within close proximity to the property, including Haflin Creek, First Fork and Missionary Ridge. Purgatory Resort, which is located 20 miles north of the property, offers a plethora of seasonal activities as well.


Next to the property entrance stands a Quonset with concrete floor and electricity. After a brief stint on a private gravel road, a paved driveway welcomes guests. The home’s earthy exterior is crafted with stucco, stone and cedar.

An eight-car garage with epoxy floors and eastfacing windows protects vehicles from Colorado’s winter weather, and accommodates storage for large recreational vehicles with a rear 12-foot RV door. There is also a 60-foot by 40-foot barn with 12-foot door, and a 60-foot by 12-foot lean-to with three sliding doors, electricity and water, perfect for various uses.

The area includes spectacular views of the lush valley pasture, punctuated by spruce and maple trees. The home’s meticulous landscaping includes vibrant flora, fruit trees and a garden fit to grow produce and keep pests at bay.


Seamlessly extend entertaining from the kitchen to the backyard using the triple-pane folding glass door. The north-facing patio includes a cozy fireplace to bask in the incredible valley views year-round.

The kitchen includes ample counter space to prepare meals and custom cabinetry with LED lighting for storage. The quartzite island and breakfast bar provides extra seating for casual family meals.

Appliances include a Viking fridge-freezer, dishwasher, French door double convection oven and La Cornue French range.


address: 5529 County Road 250, Durango

built: 2020

bedrooms: 4

bathrooms: 4.5

square footage: 5,619 feet

asking price: $9,495,000 million

schools: Animas Valley Elementary, Miller

Middle, Durango High


Adjacent to the kitchen, the chef’s pantry, also known as a scullery, is ideal for entertaining guests. It includes additional shelves, pullout baskets, a microwave, sink and granite countertops.


A grand front entryway leads into the spacious living room with 30-foot vaulted ceilings and large windows. The high-quality quartzite stone floor throughout the home is durable and resistant to fading and stains. A spacious mudroom is connected to the garage entry, and it includes a walk-in shower and patio access.

The main level has rustic interior design elements, such as an antler chandelier, stacked stone wood fireplace and tongue-and-groove ceilings, complementing the earthy exterior design. The main floor powder room houses a raised copper sink situated on top of an ore car vanity with unique lantern lights.


The main suite allows homeowners to admire the breathtaking views of Hermosa Cliffs and Animas Valley through three large windows framed under vaulted wood ceilings and a contemporary stone gas fireplace. There are two walk-in closets with built-in shelves that allow ample storage for couples.

The adjoined master bath includes marble countertops, his-and-her vanities with porcelain sinks and quality lighting. A spacious, twoperson soaking tub, the marble backsplash and rustic walnut cabinetry is illuminated by sconce lighting. The expansive walk-in shower includes durable fixtures and intricate tile work, while motorized shades provide simple privacy control.


Suspended by a stainless-steel cable railing, a floating walnut staircase leads to three luxurious bedrooms and two bath spaces. The bedrooms feature plush flooring and enjoy direct access to the deck and an outdoor gas fireplace.

One bathroom features walnut cabinetry, porcelain sinks, a combined bathtub and shower, and leather granite countertops. The other bath offers onyx sinks, and a walk-in tiled shower.


The residence includes an attached apartment or accessory dwelling unit with the same rustic design. It houses a single bedroom, bathroom and full kitchen with a private view deck and entrance.


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How to ensure proper insurance coverage

HOME AND AUTO INSURANCE ARE AMONG THE THINGS MANY PEOPLE BUY BUT HOPE TO NEVER USE. Proper coverage provides peace of mind that an accident, weather event, natural disaster or unexpected injury or illness won’t cause financial ruin. However, many Americans are uninsured, underinsured or paying too much for coverage.

Data from the Insurance Research Council cited by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners shows 12.6% of U.S. motorists are uninsured - approximately 1 in 8 cars on the road. For uninsured drivers, plus those involved in accidents with them, fender benders or worse can result in out-of-pocket costs.

Homeowners need to be properly insured, as well. According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, the U.S. has experienced more than 350 weather events or natural disasters since 1980 that have caused more than $1 billion in damage. Even small thunderstorms can send tree branches into homes, causing thousands of dollars in damage. For home and auto insurance, consumers should be sure their policies cover replacement and repair costs at today’s market rates in addition to liability coverage for personal injury and other damages.

Insurance helps bridge these gaps, but it’s common for people to renew policies without checking them. Because insurance policies are often seen as complex and confusing, that may prevent people from purchasing proper coverage.

A 2022 survey from found only 56% of homeowners knew what to look for in their homeowners insurance policy when they bought their homes, and 15% didn’t have any idea what to check. In addition, Forbes Advisor reported 40% of drivers believe they had coverage that doesn’t even exist.

Consider these challenges consumers face when shopping for and comparing insurance policies and providers:

1. INDUSTRY JARGON AND LINGOWhen you visit a website or talk to an insurance agent, you may feel like you’re speaking a different language with terms like “deductible,” “premium,” “co-pay,” “additional insured,” “aggregate limit” and “co-insurance.”

2. BAIT AND SWITCH - Insurance carriers sometimes advertise low rates, but your rate may be higher than expected when you apply, often with no explanation.


3. FINE PRINT - “Sorry, that’s not covered.” These can be chilling words to hear when you’re hoping your insurance policy comes through for you in a time of need. An explanation may be deep within the policy, but you may need a magnifying glass to find it.

4. TRANSPARENCY - Many decisions that affect rates and coverage may seem to be done behind a curtain, such as rates in comparison to neighbors, remodeling impacts on rates, rate changes based on age and more.

5. APPLES TO ORANGES - With many moving parts within the average policy, it can be difficult to compare rates and coverage.

Improved technology is helping solve some of these issues and deliver an improved experience. A decade ago, the only way to compare insurance rates was to make phone calls, meet with agents and read brochures. Even with the internet, you

still need to visit multiple websites and take notes, often entering the same personal information time and time again.

Today, insurance marketplaces, like the flagship platform from Guaranteed Rate Insurance, make it easy to compare multiple carriers, all at once, with a single application. Customers enter basic information to receive quotes for home and auto insurance coverage from more than 50 toprated carriers, allowing for a quick, side-by-side comparison of coverage options.

Life insurance, umbrella, jewelry, flood, pet, landlord and earthquake policies are among the other coverage options available for comparison. Coverage benefits are easy to read with clearly explained terminology and experienced agents standing by to answer questions or assist with purchasing a policy.

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Siding materials to consider






MAXIMUM RETURN ON INVESTMENT, according to Remodeling magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report. Siding replacement is a popular exterior renovation that can completely transform the look of a home.


Siding comes in a variety of materials, and homeowners can explore the pros, cons and affordability of each to make the most informed decision when replacing their existing siding. Factors to consider apart from price include durability, maintenance and aesthetics.

Vinyl siding is one the most popular siding materials in North America. That popularity is perhaps due to the relatively low cost of vinyl siding replacement, which Forbes Home estimates is between $6,150 and $15,900 to install for a 2,000-square-foot home. A wide array of color options as well as weatherproof protection makes vinyl siding worthy of consideration.

PVC, which is what vinyl siding is comprised of, also is quite fire-resistant. Potential pitfalls of vinyl are that it can fade more quickly than other siding materials and is sensitive to excess UV exposure.


Engineered materials cost more than vinyl but are considered very durable. They can be advantageous in damp climates or ones where insects are problematic. LP SmartSide is a type of engineered hardwood that is very durable, so much so that a 50-year warranty often is offered for the product, according to First American Roofing & Siding. This material can be painted if homeowners desire a change of color down the line. This siding costs around $2.50 to $4.50 per square foot for siding and all trim accessories with an additional installation cost of $5.50 to $12.00 per square foot. The product is made of wooden strands that have been coated with wax for moisture resistance. A special zinc-based solution is added to protect against rot and insect infestation.

A similar product, HardiePlank, is engineered from a blend of cement, wood fibers, fine sand, and water. It is similar in price point to the SmartSide and offers resistance to rot and insects. HardiePlank also can be repainted.

Engineered products can be more expensive to install and generally are not DIY renovations, which may deter homeowners working on tight budgets.



Wood is one of the oldest siding materials. It can be stained or painted and comes in a variety of styles, from boards to shingles. It’s a popular choice in historical homes or ones with classic, architectural details.

It’s important to note that wood is a combustible material that can be susceptible to water and insect damage. It also needs to be maintained continuously to look its best. This makes wood siding a true commitment on the part of homeowners. The cost is midrange between vinyl and engineered sidings.


Those interested in one of the most energy efficient options in siding can look no further than metal siding. Metal isn’t just for roofing. According to Colonial Contracting, Inc., metal siding creates a uniquely modern appearance and comes in a variety of styles that complement homes.

Unlike fiber, wood or vinyl products, metal siding reflects the sun’s rays and keeps interior temperatures cooler in the summer, a boon in hot climates but maybe not the most insulating option for cold climates. One potential pitfall is the possibility of rust, which would make metal siding a less ideal choice for those who live near the ocean. The cost of metal siding is comparable to other siding products, at around $10 per square foot.

These are a few of the siding options homeowners can investigate if they’re revamping the exteriors of their homes.


An assortment of variables will dictate just how long a home’s siding will last, including the amount of sun a home receives and the location of the home. The life expectancy of siding also will depend on the siding material. According to Sunshine Contracting, vinyl siding lasts between 20 and 40 years. It’s a popular choice because of how long it lasts and the minimal upkeep it requires. Wood siding, another traditional favorite, is more expensive, but it also boasts

impressive longevity. With proper maintenance, which includes cleaning and refinishing, wood siding may last for decades. The coating on aluminum siding typically begins to fade after about 15 years. Fiber cement siding is affordable, durable and low maintenance, and it may actually last as long as the home itself. It needs to be repainted occasionally. Sunshine Contracting says stone veneer siding will last between 20 and 75 years, depending on the stone that is used.

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How to keep a lawn looking green

AFASCIATION WITH A LUSH, GREEN LAWN is something that has developed over time and is still “growing” strong. According to a 2019 survey conducted on behalf of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, 81% of all Americans had lawns and 79% said a lawn is an important feature they consider when buying or renting a property.

Even though lush lawns are still coveted, due to drought, the financial climate and even invading insect populations, many people are taking inventory of their landscapes and deciding if a lawn is a priority, even going so far as to reinvent their spaces with lawn alternatives. Still, there are ways to keep properties green no matter which route is taken. Here’s a look at some environmentally friendly ways to address a landscape.


There are many ways to water landscapes, but homeowners may want to take their cues from the commercial farming industry. Drip irrigation systems utilize a network of valves, pipes and tubing close to the roots of plants or under the soil. Such systems are more efficient than surface irrigation options, helping to conserve and store water and nutrients in the soil.


Scotts Lawn Care suggests watering a lawn in the morning before 10 a.m. when it is cooler and winds tend to be more calm. This ensures water can be absorbed into the soil and grass roots before evaporating. Watering midday or in the afternoon may cause the water droplets on the lawn to heat up and actually scorch the lawn. Sticking to an early schedule can strengthen the lawn.

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Homeowners can experiment with ecofriendly grass seed blends that mix native grasses and may not require as much water nor ideal growing conditions.

Rather than focusing solely on grass, some homeowners are turning to alternatives like clover and even moss, particularly if their landscapes do not have the most pristine growing conditions. This may reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and herbicides. The result is still an inviting yard.


Mowing too frequently or at too low a height may compromise the lawn’s ability to thrive. Grass cut to the proper height develops a deep root system to better locate water and nutrients in the soil. That means homeowners may not have to water as much or as frequently. Taller lawns also shade the soil and the roots, reducing some evaporation.


Leave the clippings on the lawn to break down and further feed nutrients to the lawn, helping it look greener and thrive. Furthermore, rely on supplementation with compost to reinforce the nutrient profile in the soil. The National Resources Defense Council says composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, into a valuable fertilizer. It doesn’t take much to nurture compost in a yard.

Green landscapes are possible with a few tips that help conserve water and maximize natural resources.

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SAFE SPACES ~ How to spot mold in the home

HOMES ARE SAFE HAVENS AND RELAXING SPACES FOR THEIR RESIDENTS. No one wants to imagine the place they call home putting their health in jeopardy, but that’s precisely the case for people who live in homes where mold is present.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency notes that molds are not usually a problem indoors. However, when they are, molds produce allergens, irritants and potentially toxic substances. Molds can become problematic when spores land on wet or damp surfaces and begin growing. If inhaled, those spores can cause allergic reactions in people with asthma who have mold allergies. Even people without such allergies may suffer from irritated eyes, skin, nose, throat, or lungs due to exposure to mold. Mold also can affect the home itself, as the EPA notes that mold gradually destroys the things it grows on, potentially leading to costly remediation and renovation expenses. Mold is sometimes visible in parts of a home. For example, mold problems in a bathroom may be recognizable when tiny black spots are present on surfaces that frequently get wet. Those areas may gradually expand from small spots and cover larger areas, such as windowsills and areas around the bathtub. Other signs indicating the presence of mold may be less recognizable though potentially just as harmful. That’s one reason why it makes sense for everyone to learn how to spot mold in a home.

n Learn what mold looks like. Not all molds are black. Some are white and look like thread, but they also can have a gray-brown or gray-green tint. When peeling old wallpaper, some people may notice orange, pink or purple growth on the newly exposed walls, and that’s likely mold.

n Identify problems with paint. If paint is peeling, bubbling or cracking, it’s likely indicative of a mold issue. In such instances, contact a mold remediation specialist rather than simply painting over the affected areas with a fresh coat of paint.

n Conduct a smell test. Most molds will emit a damp, musty odor. However, a lack of this distinct and unpleasant smell should not lead individuals to conclude they don’t have a mold issue, as some molds do not produce an odor. In addition, the EPA notes that the smell of indoor molds can differ depending on the type of mold present in the home. Homeowners who have experienced mold issues in the past should not ignore a foul odor simply because it smells different from a previous infestation. Contact a mold remediation professional if you suspect an unpleasant smell could be a byproduct of mold.

Mold can be harmful to homes and humans. Anyone who suspects their home has a mold problem is urged to contact a remediation specialist as soon as possible.


Mold is a type of fungi that is found both indoors and outdoors. When mold grows inside, the health of people who spend time in the home or business where it grows can be in jeopardy.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, moldy environments may cause stuffy nose, wheezing, red or itchy eyes, and even skin conditions. The Institute of Medicine reports there is sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with asthma symptoms, as well as hypersensitivity pneumonitis in certain individuals. Certain molds are toxigenic, meaning they can produce toxins, says the CDC. Though there are very few reports of toxigenic molds found inside homes, when present, they can cause rare health conditions.

No one wants mold in their homes, as it’s not only unhealthy, but also unsightly. The Environmental Protection Agency says there is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in an indoor environment. Certain rooms and spaces warrant careful inspection since they are more vulnerable to mold growth. Mold spores take root in areas where there is ample moisture. Controlling moisture indoors is key to controlling mold.

Here are some mold-vulnerable spots that merit some extra attention on the part of homeowners.


Bathrooms generate a lot of moisture through showering and bathing. Bathrooms need to be vented to the outdoors with an exhaust fan. If

there is no fan, one should be installed. If that’s not possible, open a bathroom window to air out the room after bathing. Wipe down surfaces in the bathroom to dry them and keep mold at a minimum.


Clothes dryers are moisture-generating appliances that should be properly exhausted to the outdoors. Homeowners also should make sure that washing machines and utility sinks are working properly and there are no leaks that can cause mold growth behind or underneath the structures.


Mold also may grow in kitchens. Look under the sink and by the dishwasher for any leaks and areas susceptible to mold Ventilating cooking areas can help reduce moisture in the area as well, says the CDC.


Homeowners who have basements or crawl spaces could be breeding mold down there unknowingly, particularly if the areas are unfinished. Moisture, warmth and darkness are prime conditions for mold growth. A dehumidifier can be utilized in the basement to help reduce the moisture saturation in this space. Also, check for leaky pipes or windows that may contribute to mold growth. Humidity levels in a home should be kept between 30 and 50% to help limit mold formation.


Although an attic may not be a spot homeowners frequent regularly, it’s a good idea to get up there and look for potential mold problems. In the winter, when buildings are heated, mold often grows in cold, uninsulated exterior walls where building surfaces are relatively cold compared to the indoors. Attics without proper insulation could be vulnerable to mold growth. Roofs also may be compromised by weather, causing leaks into the attic.

Mold can be found anywhere in a home, but is more likely to grow in certain spaces.


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José Madrigal, city manager, said Nycum brought a strong presence and experience to the city’s efforts to culturally and internally redefine the Parks and Recreation See NYCUM, 10A Parks and Recreation’s Ture Nycum gives notice La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele submitted letter of resignation to the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, announcing that her last day on the job would be Nov. 4. She did not provide any reason for her resignation in her letter. Her four-year term was set to expire in January 2027. “(It is) time for a new chapter in my life,” Aichele said by way of an explanation in brief interview with The Durango HerCounty commissioners will meet at noon Wednesday to vote on whether to accept Aichele’s resignation and to provide direction to staff on how to proceed. Under Colorado law, the BOCC will appoint qualified individual to the position Leaving post less than a year after winning reelection AICHELE, 10A LA PLATA COUNTY DURANGO PROUDLY SERVING CORTEZ, CO FOR OVER 50 YEARS! 970-565-8431 Cortez, CO $1000 Trade-in Assistance Ford Credit. Not all applicants will qualify 1.9% for 36 months 2.9%for 48 months 5.9%for 72 months 3.9%for 60 months *Must trade 1995 or newer vehicle to qualify. Vol. 8, No. 41 WEDNESDAY JULY 19, 2023 Serving Southwest Colorado for more than a century $1 BENNET BACKS BILL TO EASE FOOD AID. 5A ROBOTS SAY THEY’D BE BETTER LEADERS THAN HUMANS. 1B Business | 1B Calendar 2A Classified | 10B Comics 8B Community 2A Faith 7B Living | 5B Obituaries | 3A Opinion | 4A Region | 9A Sports | 3B State | 3A News tips |564-TIPS Subscribe | 565-8527 Place a classified ad | 565-8527 Today: Mostly sunny,a thunderstorm around in the afternoon.Patchy clouds tonight. High 98 | Low 55. More weather | 2A BUSINESS NATION BY BAILEY DURAN SPECIAL THE JOURNAL Teacher shortages in rural communities are hitting close to home as districts in Southwest Colorado struggle to fill teaching positions the month before school is back in session. ReeceBlincoe,superintendent of Dolores School District RE4A, is looking for a fourth-grade teacher,secondarymathteacher and secondary English teacher. The district has filled a kindergarten position with a teacher’s aide who is pursuing a certification. “We’rejustgoingoutonalimb just so we can have somebody in that classroom as a teacher,” Blincoe said. Blincoe spoke of a startling decline in the number of applications coming into the school foropenpositions. “Elementary applications used to be a diamond in the desert,” he said. “We used to get 20 or 30 every time we had an elementary opening. And now, we have a good job, and we can’t evengetanapplication.” Mancos Superintendent Todd Cordrey echoed Blincoe’s comments, noting that they are looking for two counselors, a social worker, a special-education teacher and three para-professionals before school starts in August.Cordrey said starting the school year without filling the
Districts in SW Colorado face empty positions as beginning of school year approaches See TEACHERS, 12A BY TYLER BROWN HERALD STAFFWRITER Three organizations hosted a conference this week at Fort Lewis College to discuss best practices to help Native American students become more involved in computer science learningopportunities.GoogleaccompaniedbyAmerican Indian Science and Engineering Society and Computer Science Teachers Association putontheeventSundaythrough Monday.“What a great opportunity to bring all four states together, where the desert meets the mountains, to learn about the interrelationship between language, culture, and computer science,” said Tina King-Washington, Ute Mountain Ute Tribal member in a news release. The focus of the event was driven by the lack of Native American representation in the science,technology,engineering and math education, computer science, and engineering workforces. According to a news releasefortheevent,NativeAmericans continue to be the lowest of any demographic group enteringthosefields. The U.S. Department of EducationreportsthatNativeAmericans and Alaska Natives represent only 0.4% of all bachelor’s degrees earned in engineering, 0.3% of the engineering workforce and just 0.1% of engineering faculty, despite accounting for 1.2% of the United States’ totalpopulation.TheNationalScienceFoundation’s State of U.S. Science and Engineering 2022 Report found that Native American or Alaska Native employees with a bachelor’sdegreeorhighercomprised just 0.2% of the STEM workforce in 2019. In addition, Native Conference boosts call for Natives in high tech More than 170 educators attend event at college See TECH, 12A BY REUBEN SCHAFIR HERALD STAFFWRITER LEWIS–BobbyWintringham, thesole,steadyandunassuming hand behind San Juan Mandolins, prefers to be in the background. He’s putting the finishing touches on instrument No. 84, a guitar-shaped octave mandolin (tuned one octave below a mandolin),thathehopestosellatan upcoming music festival later thismonth.“Ihavefelt,throughtheyears, that have gotten to points where thought, ‘Oh man, now they’re starting to get good.’ After 15 (years), and then in the 30s I thought it was a really big jump,” Wintringham said. “But I just really don't feel like I fully gotituntilthepandemic.” He builds just four instruments per year, some on order, otherstosellatfestivals.Hebuilt his first mandolin in 1994, and the hobby became a full-time professionwiththebirthof San Juan Mandolins in 2002. Today, his standard mandolin sells for closeto$8,000. The luthier speaks with humility, not in that he feigns naiveté of his talent, but that he is hesitant to ruminate on it. So muchso,onemightforget,ornot evensuspect,thatthemandolins that come out of his shed of a shopnorthof Cortezareplayed onstage by titans of the bluegrass world – names he would rather not air to protect their privacyoverpromotinghisown fame.
the foot of the San Juans, Bobby Wintringham is crafting top-tier instruments in a shed north of Cortez The Durango Herald Bobby Wintringham, owner of San Juan Mandolins, inspects the craftsmanship on an octave mandolin he is building in his shop north of Cortez. SAN JUAN MANDOLINS Bobby Wintringham, owner of San Juan Mandolins, is patient and detailed in his concentration, although he says the work does not demand patience because he enjoys every step of the process. See MANDOLINS, 12A 66 LATE SUMMER 2023

County profiles

La Plata County

Nestled in the San Juan Mountains on the New Mexico border, La Plata County is 1,700 square miles of the state of Colorado.


population: 2,550

elevation: 6,900 feet

average precipitation: 21 inches

average snowfall: 82 inches

average temperatures: High 41 degrees, Low 13 degrees in January. High 83 degrees, Low 53 degrees in July.

median home price: $331,500


population: 19,413

elevation: 6,512 feet

average precipitation: 19.1 inches

average snowfall: 79 inches

average temperatures: High 41 degrees, Low 13 degrees in January. High 89 degrees, Low 51 degrees in July.

median home price: $575,000


population: 1,411

elevation: 6,453 feet

average precipitation: 18 inches

average snowfall: 51 inches

average temperatures: High 39 degrees, Low 9 degrees in January. High 87 degrees, Low 49 degrees in July.

median home price: $247,000

Archuleta County

Wilderness engulfs over half of the 1,356 square miles in Archuleta County.


population: 1,751

elevation: 7,126 feet

average precipitation: 23 inches

average snowfall: 93 inches

average temperatures: High 38 degrees, Low 4 degrees in January. High 83 degrees, Low 45 degrees in July.

median home price: $360,900


Montezuma County

Montezuma County is 2,040 square miles of rural, rugged landscape west of the La Plata Mountains.


population: 1,415

elevation: 7,028 feet

average precipitation: 17 inches

average snowfall: 57 inches

average temperatures: High 41 degrees, Low 12 degrees in January. High 82 degrees, Low 50 degrees in July.

median home price: $352,700


population: 8,709

elevation: 6,191 feet

average precipitation: 13 inches

average snowfall: 34 inches

average temperatures: High 42 degrees, Low 16 degrees in January. High 89 degrees, Low 56 degrees in July.

median home price: $219,500


population: 959

elevation: 6,936 feet

average precipitation: 18 inches

average snowfall: 66 inches

average temperatures: High 39 degrees, Low 11 degrees in January. High 86 degrees, Low 53 degrees in July.

median home price: $319,000

San Juan County

The heart of the San Juan Mountains and National Forest, San Juan County is just 388 square miles.


population: 612

elevation: 9,318 feet

average precipitation: 26 inches

average snowfall: 173 inches

average temperatures: High 34 degrees, Low -4 degrees in January. High 73 degrees, Low 39 degrees.

median home price: $324,500





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H10 The Homestead at Bayfield

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2,550 population (2020)

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Four Corners community events

AUG. 29

Live music by Black Velvet, 6-8 p.m. Lola’s Place, 725 East Second Ave., Durango.

AUG. 30

Nashville Songs and Stories –Writers in the Round, 7:30 p.m. Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango. FLC and The Glacier Club present country music performances by Brett James, Marti Frederiksen, Danny Myrick and Megan Linville. www.

AUG. 31

Durango Green Drinks, 5-7 p.m. 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave., Durango. www.

Listening Room with Shane

Queener, 6-8 p.m. ZU Gallery, 48 W. Main St., Cortez. Free event.

AUG. 31-SEPT. 4

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, five-day festival at various locations in La Plata County. Enjoy long motorcycle rides, live music, flat track races, dirt drag races, a custom-builds bike show and so much more.


Durango Veterans Run, 8:30-9:30 a.m. 45 Stewart St., Durango. LPEA parking lot. Tickets online for $20-$30. Motorcycle ride, poker run, prizes, coins, patches, music and raffle to benefit our veterans.

Books, Brats and Brews, 4 p.m. Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., Durango. September is library card sign-up month! Celebrate with a barbecue on the back patio. Free for library card holders. Live music by Adam Millard from the Monkberries.

First Friday, 4 p.m. The Smiley Building and Downtown Durango. Shop, eat and celebrate local makers during this art crawl hosted by Durango Creative District featuring local handmade goods, delicious food, culture and music.

Friday Nights at Fox Fire Farms, 6 p.m. Fox Fire Farms, 5513 County Road 321, Ignacio. Live music by You Knew Me When, food and wine. Free admission. www.

Live music by High Altitude Blues, 6-8 p.m. Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave., Durango.

Desert Child and Desiderata, 7 p.m. Animas City Theatre, 128 East College Drive, Durango. Tickets available online. www.

Bye Bye Birdie: The Musical, 7:30 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., Durango. Tickets available in advance online. www.


Homebuyer Education Class, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fort Lewis Campus, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango. Learn to become a homeowner, gain access to down payment assistance and more. Cost is $15 for the workbook. Register in advance.

3 Way Street, 6-9 p.m. Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave., Durango. Free, family-friendly event featuring live music from a talented trio.

High Country Hustle and Six Dollar String Band, 7 p.m. Animas City Theatre, 128 East College Drive, Durango. Tickets available online. www.animascitytheatre. com

Bye Bye Birdie: The Musical, 7:30 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., Durango. Tickets available in advance online. www.



Motorcycle Hill Climb, noon-4 p.m. Purgatory Resort, #1 Skier Place, Durango. Don’t miss the exciting addition to the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally. www.

Bye Bye Birdie: The Musical, 2 p.m., Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., Durango. Tickets available in advance online. www.

Live music by Black Velvet, 5-8 p.m. Wines of the San Juan, 233 Highway 511, Blanco.


Share your Garden, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Animas Valley Grange, 7271 Animas Valley Grange, Durango. Bring surplus produce to the grange and distribute at no cost to nearby neighbors in need.

Author in the Parklet, 6-8 p.m. Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., Durango. Free author event featuring Bethany Turner.


BID Coffee and Conversation Meeting, 8:30 a.m. TBK Bank, 259 West Ninth St., Durango. www.

Author in the Parklet, 6-8 p.m. Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., Durango. Free author event featuring David Smith.

Friday Nights at Fox Fire Farms, 6-9 p.m. Fox Fire Farms, 5513 County Road 321, Ignacio. Live music featuring Jeff Solon Jazz Band, food and wine. Free admission.


28th Anniversary Party and Brewer’s Invitational, 4 p.m. Ska Brewing World Headquarters, 225 Girard St., Durango. Tickets include samples from more than 30 breweries. Proceeds benefit the La Plata Open Space Conservancy.

SEPT. 9-10

Downhill Rockies, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Purgatory Resort, #1 Skier Place, Durango. Join the action or come watch as riders take on some of the best downhill trails in the country.

SEPT. 11

Author in the Parklet, 6-8 p.m. Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., Durango. Free author event featuring Dan Schultz.

Crystal Singing Bowl Concert, 7-9 p.m. La Plata County Fairground Exhibition Hall Pine Room, 2500 Main Ave., Durango. Cost is $30. An evening of healing sound vibrations with alchemy crystal singing bowls, infused with gems and minerals.

SEPT. 12

Literacy Luncheon, noon-1 p.m. DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom, 501 Camino del Rio, Durango. Join the host, Durango Adult Education Center, to hear impactful success stories at the annual fundraiser to support students. RSVP by Sept. 10. Call (970) 385-4354 or email

SEPT. 14

Share your Garden, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Animas Valley Grange, 7271 Animas Valley Grange, Durango. Bring surplus produce to the grange and distribute at no cost to nearby neighbors in need.

SEPT. 15

The Art Galleries of Durango Autumn Gallery Walk, 5 p.m. Downtown Durango. Tour 12 galleries featuring a variety of arts and crafts, refreshments and live music. www.durangoartgalleries. com

Steely Dead, 8 p.m. Animas City Theatre, 128 East College Drive, Durango. Tickets available online.

SEPT. 16

Valkyrie Multisport Relay, 5 a.m. Santa Rita Whitewater Park, Durango. New event that features teams of up to nine competing in a relay course that spans 100 miles of Durango’s landscape. The event includes road running, trail running, mountain biking, standup paddleboarding, open water swimming, road cycling and canoe/kayak paddling. www.

Kiwanis Club of Durango Pancake Day, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 2500 Main Ave., Durango. Join the Kiwanis Club for all you can eat pancakes, ham and eggs. Proceeds from the event and the silent auction benefit local organizations that support children.

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sky Ute Fairgrounds, 200 County Road 151, Ignacio. Professional dog trainer, Terry Chandler, presents safety training for dogs and their owners.

Autumn Arts Festival, 10 a.m. East Second Ave., Durango. Free event hosted by Durango Arts Center. Browse a variety of fine art at the annual fall show. www.

Buffalo Soldiers Return to Animas City, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Animas Museum, ADDRESS, Durango. A unit of Buffalo Soldiers from the military outpost in Pagosa Springs, the original Fort Lewis, was bivouacked in the Animas Valley in 1879. Learn more about the fascinating history from reenactors. Free event hosted by Animas Museum.

Hermosa Cafe Art Mart Soiree, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Hermosa Cafe Art Lot, 736 Main Ave., Durango. An evening of art and self expression featuring a costume contest, interactive demonstrations, live music, free art projects for children and an active mural wall.


Live music by High Altitude Blues, 6-9 p.m. Weminuche Woodfire Grill, 8044 County Road 501, Bayfield.

SEPT. 17

Veteran Benefit Breakfast, 9-11 a.m. VFW Post 4031, 1550 Main Ave., Durango. Donations of $9 for adults, $8 for veterans, and $6 for children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit local veterans.

Buffalo Soldiers Ride the Rails, 9 a.m. D&SNG Railroad and Museum, ADDRESS, Durango. Learn about the impact that the Buffalo Soldiers had on La Plata County and the American West. Tickets cost $120 and benefit the Animas Museum. Purchase tickets by calling (970) 259-2402 or stopping by the museum. Seating is limited.

Autumn Arts Festival, 10 a.m. East Second Ave., Durango. Free event hosted by Durango Arts Center. Browse a variety of fine art at the annual fall show. www.

SEPT. 19

Sunset Yoga, 6-7 p.m. The Powerhouse, 1295 Camino del Rio, Durango. Free community event hosted by Mind Body Soleil on the Carver Family Plaza. www.


A Night of Improv: Student Showcase, 7 p.m. Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., Durango. event

Ezra Bell, 7 p.m. Animas City Theatre, 128 East College Drive, Durango. Tickets available online.

SEPT. 21

Share your Garden, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Animas Valley Grange, 7271 Animas Valley Grange, Durango. Bring surplus produce to the grange and distribute at no cost to nearby neighbors in need.

Business After Hours: Membership Appreciation Party, 5-7 p.m. Durango Chamber of Commerce, 2301 Main Ave., Durango. www.web.

Women Outside Adventure Forum presents Local Adventurer Story Night, 5:30 p.m. Backcountry Experience and various locations, 1250 Camino del Rio, Durango. Visit the website for more information. www.womenoutside. org

SEPT. 22

Durango Open Studio Tour

Opening Art Exhibition, 5-8 p.m. Smiley Cafe, 1309 East Third Ave., Durango. Free event to meet tour artists. www.

Author in the Parklet, 6-8 p.m. Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., Durango. Free author event featuring Matthew Moseley.

SEPT. 23

John Wayne Grit Series Ridgway Half Marathon and 5K, 8:15 a.m. Last Dollar Ranch, County Road P57, Durango. A special fundraising event for John Wayne Cancer Foundation. Register online. www.

Mountain Marmot Trail Run, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Purgatory Resort, #1 Skier Place, Durango. A trail race of 12.2 miles. Register online.

Summer Art Series, 1 p.m. Fox Fire Farms, 5513 County Road 321, Ignacio. Browse work by esteemed local artists paired while sipping wine.

Get the Lead Out, 7:30 p.m. Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango. High energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. Tickets available for $40-$60. www.

SEPT. 23-24

Downhill Rockies, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Purgatory Resort, #1 Skier Place, Durango. Exciting races and costumed revelry. www.

Durango Open Studio Tour

Opening Art Exhibition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Smiley Cafe, 1309 East Third Ave., Durango. Free event to meet tour artists. www.

SEPT. 24-25

Harvest Wine Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wines of the San Juan, 233 Highway 511, Blanco. Two days of fun for the whole family, including local artists, children’s activities, live music and lots of local beer, food and, of course, wine. Tickets cost $20. See more details online.

SEPT. 26

Regenerative Landscaping Speaker Series, 6 p.m. Durango Public Library Room 2, 1900 East Third Ave., Durango. Discussion featuring Mandy Magill of Project Dung Beetle and Get R.E.A.L. Food. greelandscaping

SEPT. 27

Animas City Night Bazaar, 5 p.m. Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave., Durango. Community event featuring art, circus performances,


games, music and more fun for all ages. www.animascitynightbazaar. com/event-schedule.html

SEPT. 28

Share your Garden, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Animas Valley Grange, 7271 Animas Valley Grange, Durango. Bring surplus produce to the grange and distribute at no cost to nearby neighbors in need.

Durango Green Drinks, 5-7 p.m. 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave., Durango. www.

SEPT. 28-OCT. 1

Durango Cowboy Poetry

Gathering, four-day festival at various venues across La Plata County. Special comedy, poetry and singing performances, a group trail ride, motorless parade and an authentic chuckwagon breakfast.

SEPT. 29

Friday Nights at Fox Fire Farms, 6-9 p.m. Fox Fire Farms, 5513 County Road 321, Ignacio. Live music featuring Leah Orlikowski, food and wine. Free admission.

OCT. 1

Veteran Benefit Breakfast, 9-11 a.m. VFW Post 4031, 1550 Main Ave., Durango. Donations of $9 for adults, $8 for veterans, and $6 for children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit local veterans.

Exhibition Opening, 4 p.m. Create Art and Tea, 1015 Main Ave., Durango. Meet and greet, booksigning event. Preorder The Beauty of Durango book and receive an entry into a drawing. www.

OCT. 3

Coffee Connections with Durango 9-R, 8-9 a.m. Durango School District Office, 201 East 12th St., Durango. www.web.

Tropidelic with Kyle Smith and Joey Harkum, 6:30 p.m. Animas City Theatre, 128 East College Drive, Durango. Tickets available online. www.animascitytheatre. com

OCT. 4

Art and Soul, 5:30 p.m. Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave., Durango. Event to benefit The La Plata County Boys and Girls Club featuring instruction by artist Mariah Kaminsky.

Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar, 7:30 p.m. Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango. Mariachi Garibaldi has truly become America’s Mariachi! Videos with pop sensation Camila Cabello, and a 26-year history of shows throughout the U.S. and Mexico. Tickets available for $30$50.

OCT. 5

Share your Garden, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Animas Valley Grange, 7271 Animas Valley Grange, Durango. Bring surplus produce to the grange and distribute at no cost to nearby neighbors in need.

OCT. 6

Cottage Food Safety Training, noon-4 p.m. Online. CSUExtension hosts three-to-four hour long training sessions for food safety certification and resources to help you launch your homemade food business. Cost is $50. Go to https://engagement.

OCT. 12

Share your Garden, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Animas Valley Grange, 7271 Animas Valley Grange, Durango. Bring surplus produce to the grange and distribute at no cost to nearby neighbors in need.

OCT. 13

BID Coffee and Conversation, 8:30 a.m. TBK Bank, 259 West Ninth St., Durango. www.

The Expendables with Claire Wright, 7 p.m. Animas City Theatre, 128 East College Drive, Durango. Tickets available online.

OCT. 14

Second Saturday Seminar Series, 1 p.m. Virtual Zoom meeting. Join local historian Charles DiFerdinando for a look at the undertakers and funeral parlors that have served Durango over the years.

DeVotchKa, 7:30 p.m. Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango. Formed in Denver from a cross-pollination of numerous influences, unlikely musical heroes infuse modern indie music with a global flavor. Tickets available for $28-$50. www.durangoconcerts. org

OCT. 15

Veteran Benefit Breakfast, 9-11 a.m. VFW Post 4031, 1550 Main Ave., Durango. Donations of $9 for adults, $8 for veterans, and $6 for children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit local veterans.


OCT. 16

K-28 100th Anniversary Fall Photography Special, 6:30 a.m. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, 479 Main Ave., Durango. This event is currently sold out. Please call to be added to the waiting list. www.

OCT. 17

Gather Dinner Event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. James Ranch Grill, 33846 Highway 550, Durango. Enjoy a four-course prix fixe menu using locally-sourced ingredients and presentation by the people behind the agricultural process. www.

Sunset Yoga, 6 p.m. The Powerhouse, 1295 Camino del Rio, Durango. Free community event hosted by Mind Body Soleil.

OCT. 19

Business After Hours at the Payroll Department, 5-7 p.m. The Payroll Department, 2530 Colorado Ave. 2B, Durango. Networking event hosted by Durango Chamber of Commerce. www.web.

Black Opry Revue, 7:30 p.m. Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango. Country music has been made and loved by Black people since its conception and for just as long, overlooked and disregarded in the genre. Discover, support, and enjoy the Black artists that make magic in this space. Tickets available for $30-$50. www.

OCT. 20-22

Animas Valley Balloon Rally, various locations, downtown Durango. Mass balloon ascension in the Animas Valley sponsored by Eagle Rock Distributing featuring free tethered balloon rides on the launch field after take-off.

OCT. 20

Downtown Balloon Glow, 6 p.m. Downtown Durango, 500 block of Main Avenue. Hot air balloons will light up the sky downtown. The event, sponsored by Durango Business Improvement District is weather permitting.

BABYDEL’S “In the Holy Church of House and Techno,” 8 p.m. Animas City Theatre, 128 East College Drive, Durango. Tickets available online. www.

OCT. 21

Hermosa Cafe Art Mart Soiree, 4:30 p.m. Hermosa Cafe, 738 Main Ave., Durango. An evening of art and self-expression complete with a market, art demonstrations, live music, performances, free children’s crafts, active mural wall and costume contest.

Downtown Balloon Glow, 6 p.m. Downtown Durango, 500 block of Main Avenue. Hot air balloons will light up the sky downtown. The event, sponsored by Durango Business Improvement District is weather permitting.

The Big Bonfire, 6-9 p.m. Experience the thrill of an Arnold family bonfire with live music and tasty beverages. Tickets cost $15.

The Secret Circus Society presents ZoZo’s Inferno, 8 p.m. Animas City Theatre, 128 East College Drive, Durango. Circus twist on the classic Dante’s Inferno. Tickets available online for $35-$69.

OCT. 24

Gather Dinner Event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. James Ranch Grill, 33846 Highway 550, Durango. Enjoy a four-course prix fixe menu using locally-sourced ingredients and presentation by the people behind the agricultural process. www.

OCT. 26

Durango Green Drinks, 5-7 p.m. 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave., Durango. www.

OCT. 27

Stillhouse Junkies with Golden Shoals, 7 p.m. Animas City Theatre, 128 East College Drive, Durango. Tickets available online.

OCT. 28

Stillhouse Junkies with Never Come Down, 7 p.m. Animas City Theatre, 128 East College Drive, Durango. Tickets available online.

John McEuen and The Circle Band, 7:30 p.m. Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango. A founding member and award-winning performer of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Original songs laced with known hits, and a special tribute to the ‘Circle’ album music, in an evening of acoustic music in overdrive. Tickets available for $30-$40.


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