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Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show returns


Hardrock Hundred takes off this weekend
‘Fridays at the Fort’ returns to the Concert Hall

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Thursday8

The Salida Circus performs its “Lost Mermaid” show at the Durango Public Library at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. The event features juggling, gymnastics, and a hunt to find the lost mermaid and sunken treasure.

The Ignacio Farmers Market meets from 4-7 p.m. at Shoshone Park. The event includes local produce, crafts and live music. 563-9494 for details.

The La Plata Sustainability Dialogue continues at 5:30 p.m. in Durango City Council Chambers, 949 E. Second Ave., with “The Businesses that Drive Our Local Economy.”

The Lisa Blue Trio plays a sultry blend of favorites at Sweeney’s, north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9p.m. 247-5236 for details.

Durango Motorless Transit hosts its weekly group trail run on the Haflin Creek Trail. Interested runners should meet at the trailhead at 6 p.m. 946-5557.

Lee Bartley performs classical art songs and light jazz on piano at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Cook and the Kat play classic covers and originals at 6 p.m. at the Durango Brewing Co., 3000 Main Ave. 247-1264 for details.

Chad MacCluskey and Gary Ruggera play jazz standards at the DoubleTree Hotel’s Animas River Café from 6-9 p.m.

The Four Corners Fencing Club meets from 6-8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 878 E. Second Ave. The club meets every Thursday. 759-1883 for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the patio at Mutu’s, 701 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Mark Simons plays jazz and classical at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700 for details.

Larry Carver and Randy Crumbaugh rock the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

The Durango-based non

profit Shanta Foundation presents a slide show of its humanitarian work in Myanmar from7-8:30 p.m. at the Durango Public Library. www.shantafoundation.org for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts Salsa Night with salsa lessons and DJ Twelfth Night spinning from 8 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Pato Banton and the Now Generation play the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Friday9

Firefighters with Durango Fire and Rescue present their monthly program, “Fired Up Stories,” at 10:30 a.m. at the Durango Public Library. 375-3380 for details.

The 19th annual Art on the Animas Arts & Crafts Festival kicks off at Santa Rita Park from noon-6 p.m. The event features arts, crafts and music by Inka Gold and continues from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on July 10 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on July 11.

New Fort Lewis College President Dene Kay Thomas hosts a community reception from 4-6 p.m. at the Rochester Hotel, 721 E. Second Ave.

The Southwest Colorado Peace and Justice Coalition holds a peace vigil from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Ave. and 11th St. Signs will be available or bring your own. 259-4185 for details.

The Lawn Chair Kings play the Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave., from 5-9 p.m.

Black Velvet, with Nina Sasaki & Larry Carver, play at Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Rd., from 5-8 p.m.

Kirk James plays solo blues at Rubio’s in Aztec from 5-9 p.m.

Durango BMX hosts Ribbon Racing with sign-ups from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and racing to follow, weather permitting. www.durangobmx.com for details. 4

The Pura Vida Café, located at Vallecito, hosts an Open to All Jam Night from 5:30-9 p.m.

The Durango Orquesta de Salsa plays Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. A DJ spins from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Tom MacCluskey plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille in the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Mancos State Park presents “stone critters,” a nature craft workshop, at 6:30 p.m. 533-7065 for details.

Mark Simons plays jazz and classical at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700 for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Quartet plays the Pride of the West in Silverton beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Jonezy spins vinyl at Cosmo, 919 Main Ave., at 9 p.m. The DJ returns at the same time on Saturday night.

DJ Wreck spins dance beatz at Pongas, 121 W. 8th St., from 9 p.m.-close. 382-8554 for details.

Wild Country brings country dance music to the Billy Goat Saloon, located off Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 9 p.m. Call 884-9155 for details.

DJ Posh Josh spins at the Golden Triangle, 150 E. College, from 9:30 p.m.- midnight. 382-8424 for details.

Steamworks Brewing, 801 E. Second Ave.., presents Miami’s DJ I-DEE at 10 p.m.

Saturday10

The Durango Farmers Market returns to First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. 9th St., from 8 a.m.-noon. The event includes produce from local farmers, prepared food items and locally made crafts. www.durangofarmersmarket.org for details.

The Four Corners Native Plant Society hosts a 9 a.m. wildflower hike to view Tasselrue on the Opal Lake trail near Pagosa Springs. 749-6143 for details.

San Juan Public Lands and Durango Mountain Resort offer a free guided nature walk from 10 a.m.-noon. The hikes continue twice a week throughout the summer.

The 5th annual Animas River Blues Festival returns to Aztec from noon to 10 p.m. and features performances from Coco Montoya, the Informants, Kirk James Blues Band and Robby Overfield. www.animasriverblues.com for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts the DBC BBQ with music from Kentucky Deluxe from 4:30-8 p.m. SOB (Same Old Band) plays original funk and groove from 9 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Tom MacCluskey plays jazz and classical at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700 for details.

The Community Dance Sanctuary presents a Transformative Movement & Ecstatic Dance Session from 7-9 p.m. at YogaDurango, 1485 Florida Rd. 903-5988 for details.

Cyle Talley & The Late Greats play indie/acoustic originals and covers at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, from 7-9 p.m.

The Hollywood Bar, located in Dolores, presents a garage-country double bill with the Beautiful Loser Society and Lawn Chair Kings at 9 p.m. The Crags, a garage-punk duo, play the Sideshow Gallery, next door, from 7-8:30 p.m.

Ranger Rob Galin presents the talk, “Aliens Among Us – Unwanted Species in our State Parks,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Mancos State Park Amphitheatre. 533-7065 for details.

DJ Posh Josh spins at the Golden Triangle lounge, 150 E. College, from 9:30 p.m.- midnight. 382-8424 for details.

The Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, hosts Caleb Crump’s Disco Party Extravaganza from 10-2 p.m. 385-1711 for details.

 

Sunday11

The Moving Mountains Education Series continues from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Mountain Studies Institute in Silverton with a talk on the importance of the American Pika. www.mountainstudies.org for details.

The Four Corners Center for Spiritual Living presents a live stream of Michael Bernard Beckwith, of the Agape International Spiritual Center, at the Durango Arts4 Center, 802 E. Second Ave., from 10-11:30 a.m. 247-2221 for details.

Tucker Leavitt plays jazz and classical at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 247-7700 for details.

Trimble Hot Springs presents acoustic originals and covers from the Porchlights from 1-3 p.m. The Summer of Sundays Music Series runs all summer and is free with hot springs admission.

Durango Food Not Bombs (FNB) offers its weekly free vegan/vegetarian meal at 1 p.m. in Riverfront/Iris Park. www.foodnotbombs.net

The Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., hosts its Gospel Brunch from 1-3 p.m. The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Steamworks Brewing, 801 E. Second Ave.., hosts 40 Self Portraits, a “from formal to freakish” art exhibition. The opening reception meets at 2 p.m.

Black Velvet, with Nina Sasaki & Larry Carver, play the Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave., from 3-7 p.m.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers a traditional Irish music jam from 3-6 p.m. 403-1200 for details.

The 24th season of Music in the Mountains Classical Music Festival and Conservatory kicks off with a gala benefit concert, featuring acclaimed violinist Dmitri Berlinsky, at 5 p.m. in the Durango Mountain Club at Purgatory Lodge.

Sound Advice, featuring Chad MacCluskey, Terry Wells, Brad Tarpley, Lee Bartley and Bob Newnum, plays jazz standards at the Dolores River Brewery from 6-9 p.m.

Monday12

A free seminar on doing your own divorce and/or custody in Colorado meets at 6 p.m. at the Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave. 247-0266 for details.

Chad MacCluskey plays solo jazz guitar at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the patio at Mutu’s, 701 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

Music in the Mountains continues at 7:30 p.m. at Roshong Recital Hall with Golden Recital, featuring works from Vitali, Kreisler, Prokofiev and others. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

An open-level Latin/Salsa Dance Party takes place at 8 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., from 8 p.m. midnight.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers its weekly Players and Singers Night from 9 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

Tuesday13

San Juan Public Lands and Durango Mountain Resort offer a free guided nature walk from 10 a.m.-noon. The hikes continue twice a week throughout the summer.

A public meeting with the Colorado Charter School Institute takes place at noon and the Durango Recreation Center. The session will include a Q and A session about Mountain Middle School and charter schools in general.

Katrina Blair, co-founder of Turtle Lake Refuge, leads an Edible Plant Hike on the Colorado Trail from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Participants should meet at the Junction Creek trailhead.

Singer-songwriter Greg Ryder plays his weekly lakeside gig at the Pura Vida Café, located at Vallecito, at 5:30 p.m.

Music in the Mountains continues under the festival tent at Durango Mountain Resort with the Steamworks BBQ & Beer event at 5:30 p.m. and Natalie McMaster performing at 7 p.m. www.musicinthemountains.com for details.

Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., hosts Trivia Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. The event includes weekly and monthly prizes and individuals and teams are welcome. 247-5792 for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Group, featuring vocalist Alison Dance, plays the patio at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a signing for Kate Niles, author of The Book of John, at 6:30 p.m. 247-1438 for details.

Tim Sullivan plays his weekly 7-11 p.m. gig at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

Center of Light presents an Introduction to Meditation and Christian Mysticism at 7 p.m. The free class runs for six weeks. 882-2123 to register.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., hosts a retro patio dance party with DJ Ralphsta from 8 p.m.-close. 259-9018 for details.

Joel’s, 119 W 8th St., hosts Tuesday Trivia from 9-11 p.m. 385-0430 for details.

Wednesday14

The Lisa Blue Trio plays Rylee Mac’s, 1485 Florida Rd., from 5-8 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the patio at the Cyprus Café, 725 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Tom MacCluskey plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille in the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

An open bluegrass jam meets from 6-8 p.m. at the Durango Brewing Co., 3000 Main Ave. The circle gathers every Wednesday. 247-1264 for details.

Serving Life Chiropractic Studio, 1040 Main Ave., offers a free Wellness Wednesday Talk on health, life and well-being from 6-7 p.m. 422-2032 to reserve a spot.

The Durango Chess Club gathers for its weekly meeting at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, at 6:30 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., presents a free improv show from Durango Dot Comedy from 7-9 p.m. 903-2075 for details.

The Durango Orquesta de Salsa plays Salsa Night at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College, from 7-10 p.m. The event includes free salsa dance lessons.

An open-level East Coast Swing Party takes place at 8 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

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Ongoing

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., presents “On Location: The Art of Plein Air and Wood Sculptures” by Chad Haspels in the Barbara Conrad Gallery and “Sacred Spaces of the Heart, Explorations in mixed media” by Ann Dettmer in the Art Library. Both shows will be on display through Aug. 28. Artists’ receptions are set for 5 p.m. on July 9. 259-2606 for details.

The Anasazi Heritage Center hosts the Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners juried exhibition through Sept. 6. Also on display is “Horizons,” paintings by Stanton Englehart from the private collection of the Englehart Family Trust. 882-5600 for details.

Pat Senecal’s Animal Soul Portraits are on display at Steaming Bean Coffee, 915 Main Ave., and her “expressive landscapes” are showing at Durango Joe’s Camino del Rio location throughout the month of July. www.patsenecal.com

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College presents “Treasures Unveiled: Extraordinary Items from the Vault of the Center of Southwest Studies.” The exhibit was developed by the Center of Southwest Studies to show the public a seldom-seen sampling of its artifact and archival collections. Also on display is “Mountain Lion!” 247-7456 for details.

The Lost Dog, 1150 Main Ave., presents “Hovenweep: A (mostly) Photographic Exhibition,” JoLynn Dillion through July 13.

Melodrama returns to the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., with the “The Tavern” and a Vaudeville Revue showing Tuesday through Sunday at 7:45 p.m. and running through Aug. 21. www.henrystratertheatre.com or 375-7160 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., present the musical, “Always … Patsy Cline,” every weekend at 8 p.m. and “A Grand Night for Singing” on Tuedays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. 259-2606 for details.  

Business Network International offers Professional Business Builders on Thursdays at the Himalayan Kitchen, 992 Main Ave., at 7 a.m.; and a Referral Market Chapter meeting on Tuesdays at Prudential Triple S Realty, 700 Main Ave., at 11:30 a.m. 375-7794 for details. Business Connections also meets on Wednesdays at the Durango Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m. 422-2032 for details.

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Upcoming

Singer-songwriter Andy Hackbarth will play the Durango Public Library on July 15 as part of the 2010 Teen Summer Reading program.

Maria’s Bookshop will host a special story time with Toddy Tarpley, author of the children’s picture book How about a Kiss for Me? on July 17.

Bike 2 Build, a 60-mile benefit ride from Alamosa to La Veta supporting Habitat for Humanity, takes off on July 24. bikes@slvhabitat.org for details.

Digg’s Restaurant will host a July 25 fund-raiser for the families of Steve Harris and Fred Hutt to cover recent medical expenses. The event will include live music, a huge silent auction, bouncy castle and food and drink from local restaurants.

Natural Grocers will host its biannual “Healthy Gluten Free Living” seminar and food tasting fair on July 28. 247-4100 for details.

The 1st annual Birth Options Picnic meets on July 31 at the Durango Recreation Center. The free event will discuss natural birth in the Four Corners.

The Art Supply House is accepting submissions for its 2nd annual Miniature Painting Competition through July 31. 375-0095 for details.

The 7th annual Durango Parks and Recreation Triathlon returns on Aug. 7. www.active.com to register.

Peter Rowan will play an Aug. 16 concert at the Liberty Theatre in Pagosa Springs. Fiver Brown and the Good Sinners open the show. www.south40films.com/concerts for details.

Asleep at the Wheel, the Grammy-awarding winning band revered for sustaining Texas-based Western Swing, returns to the Community Concert Hall on Aug. 18.

The fifth annual Sacred Arts Festival, returning in September and October, is original poetry, works of art, craft or photography and original songs and compositions expressing the sacred. www.SacredArtsFestival.com for details.

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Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show returns
What: The 57th Annual Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show
Where: The La Plata County Fairgrounds
When: July 9, 10-6; July 10, 10-6; and July 11, 10-5

A different type of rock show goes on stage in Durango this week. The Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on July 9-11. The ever popular and long-standing event features kids’ activities, a silent auction, raffle, mineral displays, and more than 40 vendors. As always, admission is free.

Founded in 1947, the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show provides a great opportunity to learn about the earth sciences and the lapidary arts. In this, the show’s 57th year, vendors will offer a range of items. Everything from small, inexpensive fossils and minerals to jewelry tools and supplies to finished jewelry and artwork will be on display and for sale. The show will include vendors with years of attendance and some new faces, too. Children can enjoy the Kids Korner with workshops and panning for gold.

For more information, visit www.DurangoRocks.org. Proceeds from the three-day event benefit the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club.

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Hardrock Hundred takes off this weekend
What: The 19th edition of the endurance run
Where: The San Juan Mountains around Silverton
When: July 9-11

Runners from all over the world will tackle 100 miles, more than 33,000 feet of vertical ascent and descent, and an average elevation of 11,000 feet this weekend. The 19th running of the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run takes off from Silverton at 6 a.m. on July 9.

Runners from 39 states as well as England, Switzerland, France, Australia, Nepal, Panama and Canada will line up Friday for some of the finest suffering available on the planet. Throughout the weekend, they will face fatigue, thin air and the elements in a bid to cross the finish line. Runners will go over the 12,000 foot mark 20 times and cross the 14,048-foot summit of Handies Peak. All told, runners will traverse a rugged section of the San Juans linking Silverton, Telluride and Lake City.

In 2008, Kyle Skaggs won in the first-ever sub-24 hour time, and 98 of the 141 entrants accomplished the goal of merely finishing the race. For more information on the endurance race, visit www.hardrock100.com

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‘Fridays at the Fort’ returns to the Concert Hall
What: The Concert Hall’s free summer music series
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Fri., July 9. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Free summer music lands back on Durango’s biggest stage this week. “Fridays at the Fort” continues Fri., July 9, and spotlights young Durango rock bands, The Hounds of Purg and Playing in Traffic.

The Hounds of Purg bill their sound as rock and blues with a “high-altitude twist.” The “Hounds” are made up of Durango High School students Remy Russell (lead guitar/vocals), Jayson Else (bass/vocals), Cameron Wright (drums) and Alden Derck (keyboards, lead vocals). The playlist includes a mix of original songs and popular covers.

Playing in Traffic formed in 2007 in Dolores and builds its music on the passions of its band members, “creating a sound uniquely its own.” Ska, rockabilly and acoustic rock, with an occasional jazz kick, result in a live show known for bringing the crowd to its feet. The band includes Sam Kelly (lead vocals/rhythm guitar/saxophone), Jake Heath (lead guitar/vocals), Brian “Moesha” Grubbs (drums), and Zack Wyman (bass).  

The Community Concert Hall has designed Fridays at the Fort to further the efforts of local or regional musicians, as well as give free music to the community that supports the hall during its regular performing arts series.

Doors to the Concert Hall open at 4:30 p.m. and music continues until 7 p.m. As an added plus, the Concert Hall breaks with tradition and allows patrons to take food and drink into the venue. For further information, log on to www.durangoconcerts.com.

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In this week's issue...

June 13, 2019
Haven't got time for the pain

In the words of the great Salt-N-Pepa, let’s talk about sex (baby.) There, we said it.

June 13, 2019
Scoping begins on Silverton travel plan

The plan to bring more singletrack to Silverton is rolling forward. Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced the beginning of a 30-day public scoping period on its proposed Silverton Area Travel Management Plan.

June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

Snow, avi debris, high flows force cancellation