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Durango Mountain Resort hosts final Locals Day


Sarah Siskind and Travis Book to play the Hank
‘Marx in Soho’ comes to Durango Arts Center

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Lisa Blue, Pete Neds and Hal Lott play the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 5-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

The first annual Mancos Melt kicks off with 5:30 p.m. Wine Tasting and Art Exhibition. The Vegas themed event runs through March 7 and includes concerts, games, competitions and food and drink. Visit www.mancosonthemove.com for a complete schedule.

Silverton Chocolates, 1309 E. Third Ave., offers free chocolate tastings from 5-7 p.m. 799-4481 for details.

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

Jon Kedrowski presents “Climbing High: Exploring the Physical and Human Geography of the World’s Highest Mountains” at 7 p.m. in 130 Chemistry Hall at Fort Lewis. Kedrowski climbed all 58 Colorado Fourteeners in 42 consecutive days and has summited Denali, Aconcagua, and Mt. Elbrus. 247-7394 for details.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues with “Population and Sustainability: Two Views of the Future” at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., for a free solo show at 7 p.m.

The FLC Jazz Festival and Ensembles play a 7:30 p.m. show at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

D.J. P.A. spins at the Angel’s End Zone, located in Cortez, at 8 p.m. for singles night. 565-4022 for details.

Stone 66 plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 9 p.m. to close.

Lubriphonic returns to Durango for a 9 p.m. show at the Abbey Theatre, 128 E. College.

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The Ignacio Community Library hosts a free Heart Health Screening from 9 a.m.-noon. 563-9287 for details.

Durango Nature Studies presents Winter Ecology and Snow Science with Karen Carver from 1-4 p.m. at Haviland Lake. 769-1800 for details.

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.

Back Alley Blues plays the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 5-7 p.m. Stone 66 goes on from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Back Porch BBQ, 480 Wolverine Dr. in Bayfield, hosts open mic night from 5-7 p.m. 884-4363 for details.

Nina Sasaki and Larry Carver rock the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents the DIFF Meet the Filmmakers Party at 5 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

Eric Keifer plays happy hour at

the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. The Insects and DJ Mowgli play First Friday at 10 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Gary B. Walker performs on jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

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

The Tumblin’ Dice rock the Billy Goat Saloon, located on U.S. Hwy 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

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

Chicago’s Rob Webster plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 9 p.m. to close. Webster plays an encore show on March 6.

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Durango Nature Studies presents a talk on Women’s Survival Skills and Natural History from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Durango Nature Center. 769-1800 for details.

Durango Wellness hosts its Grand Opening from noon-5 p.m. at 1099 Main Ave., with art by Bob Zahner and local foods. 422-1869 for details.

Nina Sasaki and Larry Carver play an encore show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

The Blue Moon Duo plays the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on County Rd. 203, from 6-9 p.m. 247-5236.

The Billy Goat Saloon, located on U.S. Hwy 160 in Gem Village, hosts a benefit for the Milner Family at 6 p.m. The event includes a silent auction, local bands, dancing and a celebration of life. 884-9155 for details.

Lacey Black plays piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

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

The Contra Dance returns to Park Elementary School with beginner dance instruction at 7 p.m. and the dance at 7:30 p.m. featuring music from The Mullany’s of Albuquerque. 385-9292.

Cyle Talley & The Good Guys play indie/acoustic 4

originals and covers at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, from 7-9 p.m.

Durango DOT Comedy presents “Sketchy,” live improv comedy, at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Stone 66 plays an encore show at the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., hosts BUGS, an itching-for-spring fine art exhibition featuring work from over 40 fine artists, a bug costume contest, and entertainment by DJ Melanie Moore of Sante Fe. The one night show runs from 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Lucy plays Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., from 9 p.m. to close. 259-9018 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., hosts a 9:30 p.m. double-bill from the Formless and InElement. 247-2324 for details.

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

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers a traditional Irish music jam session beginning at 12:30 p.m. 403-1200.

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

Grammy Award Winner Mykal Rose of Black Uhuru plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. Bredren & Dj I-Gene open the show. 247-2324 for details.

Joel Racheff returns to the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

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The Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield kicks off Teen Tech Week with, “Be a DJ,” from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The week continues with “Blender Basics” on March 10 and a Wii Rock Band Tournament on March 13. 884-2222 for details.

Joel Racheff returns to the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Burlefest, a benefit to help with medical bills for Benny “Burle” Galloway, takes place from 6-11:30 p.m. at the Smiley Theatre, 1309 E. Third Ave. The night will feature a silent auction as well as performances by Waiting on Trial, Lonesome Stew, The Scrugglers and the Burlegrass All-stars.

A free workshop on doing you own divorce and/or custody in Colorado meets at 6 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. 247-0266 for details.

Feminist Voice meets at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College Ave., at 6 p.m. bschaffer@fortlewis.edu or 575-418-9126 for details.

Terry Rickard plays a split-set at Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., from 8 p.m. to midnight.

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

The Self Heal Center, 26345 U.S. Hwy 160, offers a free introduction to The Sedona Method from 7-8:30 p.m.  422-8001.

Kentucky Deluxe returns to Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., at 8 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers its General Knowledge Quiz Night beginning at 8 p.m. 403-1200.

An open-level Latin/Salsa Dance Party takes place at 8:10 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers its weekly Songwriters Showcase with Good-Time Charlie from 9 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

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Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

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.

Singer-songwriter Tim Guidotti plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-10 p.m.

Deeper Waters Coaching presents “Transforming Fear into Fuel for Growth,” a free event meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Durango Public Library. 426-9318 for details.  

The Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave., hosts a 7-9 p.m. happy hour with Durango Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

mountainclimber14@gmail.com to RSVP.

 

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

Acoustic folk/pop/indie troubadours Annie Brooks and Cyle Talley split a set of originals at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., from 7-9 p.m.

The Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield offers “The4 Photographer’s Eye: How to shoot a great photograph” from 7-8:30 p.m. 884-2222 for details.

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

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The Green Business Roundtable returns to the Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., at noon. Heather Erb will discuss the sustainability shift in the real estate industry. 259-3583 to RSVP.

The Ignacio Community Library offers an art and Power Point demonstration for teens from 3:30-5 p.m. 563-9287 for details.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., hosts an Informal Networking Happy Hour, open to all business owners, from 5-7 p.m. 946-7660 for details.

Greg Ryder plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 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.

The Durango Public Library continues its 2010 Spoken Word Series at 7 p.m. with performances by and from local writers, including Blake Crouch, Jerry Junttonen, Haz Said, Dinah Leavitt Swan, Suzanne Tyrpak, and Douglas Walker. www.durangopubliclibrary.org for details.

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

The Center of Light presents Creating Your Life Using the Laws of the Universe at 7 p.m. The class continues on March 17. 882-4920 for location.

An open-level East Coast Swing Party takes place at 8:10 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

Ongoing

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts its annual DAC Members’ Exhibit, “Making Their Marks,” through March 27 in the Barbara Conrad Gallery. The DAC Art Library presents “Abstraction,” an exhibit by Elizabeth Somers. Somers describes her work as black and white, minimalistic, textural abstractions. Both shows open with 5-7 p.m. receptions on March 5. 259-2606 for details.

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., exhibits “Meeska, Mooska, Mickey Mouse” through the end of June. The exhibit showcases a variety of Mickey Mouse items collected by local Margi Coxwell. 259-2402 for details.

The Family Center of Durango offers educational playgroups for children from birth to 5 years of age and their parents. Each group is developmentally appropriate and meets during different times and days during the week. Current schedules of events are available www.lpfcc.org.

The San Juan Mountains Association offers free snowshoe walks for families, home schooled groups, school classes, scout groups, and other interested youth groups this winter.  Many areas within the San Juan Public Lands are options for these walks. To schedule a Winter Discover Walk call 759-9113 or e-mail MK@sjma.org .

The Anasazi Heritage Center is showing “Horizons,” paintings by Stanton Englehart from the private collection of the Englehart Family Trust. Curated by daughter Sharon Englehart, the show focuses on the recurring pattern of horizons in her father’s work and runs through March 27. 882-5600 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies Gallery exhibits “Mountain Lion!” The goal of this exhibit is to create an understanding of the nature of these predators and their long, historic relation with people. Also on display is “RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado Exhibit,” a juried, traveling exhibit of 40 rare plants of Colorado. Both shows run through Fall 2010. Visit http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu or call 247-7456 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.

Upcoming

The American Cancer Society Daffodil Days begins on March 11. The longstanding program offers daffodils to donors in appreciation of their contributions.

Turtle Lake Refuge offers “Alive and Wild,” a food prep class for optimal health, beginning on March 11. 247-0514 for details.

The Boulder Acoustic Society plays the Henry Strater Theater on March 12. 375-7160 for details.

The Fly Fishing Film Tour goes on screen at the Henry Strater Theatre on March 13. www.flyfishingfilmtour.com for details.

The Fishtank Ensemble brings cross-pollinated gypsy music to the Henry Strater Theater on March 13.

Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County will host Homeowner Orientation meetings on March 13 at the Bayfield Town Hall and on March 27 at the Ignacio Community Library. 382-2215 for details.

Rock legend Richie Havens returns to Durango for a March 14 appearance at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Maria’s Bookshop will host a March 15 book signing with Kirk Farber, author of Postcards from a Dead Girl. 

SEVEN, Durango’s newest local band, will play St. Patrick’s Day at the Carver Brewing Co. on March 17.

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” will open at Fort Lewis College’s Mainstage Theatre on March 18. The play will show on the following two weekends. 247-7089 for details.

KDUR’s “Furniture as Art” Auction returns to the Durango Arts Center on March 18.

The Henry Strater Theatre will present performances by the International Hunks Male Model Revue on March 19 & 20.

The Durango Performance Arts Company will present the musical “The Secret Garden,” based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett,  at the Durango Arts Center Theatre on March 19, 20, 26, 27 and April 2, 3. 259-2606 for details.

An Around the World Children’s Fair lands at the La Plata County Fairgrounds on March 20. The day-long event will include a multitude of culturally based children’s activities, games, food and entertainment from around the world.

A Spaghetti Buffet Dinner and Silent Auction to benefit the Myers family, the founders of Durango BMX, will be held at Dalton Ranch on March 21.

The Infamous Stringdusters play the Community Concert Hall on March 25.

The Motet returns to Durango for a March 26 show at The Abbey Theatre.

The Women’s Resource Center will present Emmy Award-winning documentary fimmaker Jill Evans Petzall on March 29 at the FLC Ballroom.

The Revive and Thrive Masquerade Ball, the FLC Environmental Center’s spring fund-raiser, meets on April 8 at the Durango Arts Center.

The 16th annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown returns April 16-18 and will feature Audie Blaylock and Redline, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, Town Mountain, Gold Heart and many, many more.  www.durangomeltdown.com for details.

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Durango Mountain Resort hosts final Locals Day
What: Locals Day, the annual benefit Clam Bake and the second race of the Purgatory Cup  
Where: Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort
When: Fri., March 5 & Sun., March 7

Locals, clams and gates take over Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort this weekend. The resort hosts its final Locals Day, annual benefit Clam Bake and the latest installment of the Purgatory Cup.

Sunday, March 7, will be Purgatory’s last of four Locals Days of the season, with $39 adult lift tickets and $25 child lift tickets to benefit KSUT public radio and La Plata County Search and Rescue. Locals Day coupons can be found on page 5 of this week’s edition of the Durango Telegraph.

On Friday, March 5, Steamworks Brewing Co. and DMR host the annual Clam Bake from 2-6 p.m. on Purgy’s Beach. Again, proceeds to benefit La Plata County Search and Rescue. The Clam Bake’s slopeside service features a fresh, steamed clams and a Steamworks beer. Popular Santa Fe DJ Melanie Moore, a three-time Santa Fe Reporter “Best Local DJ,” will spin the tunes.

In ski racing action, Purgatory hosts the second Purgatory Cup Slalom on March 7. The Purgatory Cup is a four-race series consisting of two slaloms and two giant slaloms that are open to skiers ages 4 and above and all ability levels. Race-day registration for the Purgatory Cup will be held from 7:45-9 a.m. at Hoody’s.

More information on the events is available online at www.skipurg.com.

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Sarah Siskind and Travis Book to play the Hank
What: A concert from Nashville’s Sarah Siskind and Travis Book
Where: The Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave.
When: Tues., March 9. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  

Top talent from Music City USA goes on stage in Durango this week. The Henry Strater Theatre presents Sarah Siskind and Travis Book on March 9. Doors to the 18 and up show open at 6:30 p.m.

Siskind is rapidly garnering a reputation as one of Nashville’s most eclectic songwriters. Her songs have been covered by Alison Krauss, Randy Travis, Bon Iver, the Infamous Stringdusters, April Verch and others. Krauss has released two Siskind songs as singles, and in 2008, her rendition of “Simple Love” was nominated for a Grammy.

Book is no stranger to Durango. The former resident and member of the Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band now plays bass and sings in the acoustic-powerhouse group The Infamous Stringdusters. The Stringdusters took home IBMA’s “Emerging Artist of the Year,” “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year” in 2007.

For more information, call 375-7160 or visit www.HenryStraterTheatre.com.

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‘Marx in Soho’ comes to Durango Arts Center
What: A local performance of the acclaimed Howard Zinn play  
Where: The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave.
When: Thurs., March 4 at 7 p.m.  

Karl Marx pays a visit to La Plata County this week. “Marx in Soho,” a theater production on the Marx’s life, his analysis of society and his passion for change, goes on stage at the Durango Arts Center at 7 p.m. on March 4. The event is sponsored by the Fort Lewis College Sociology Club and tickets are by donation.

Celebrated actor Bob Weick has been actively touring “Marx in Soho” – which was written by the late, great Howard Zinn – for five years. Weick has appeared in more than 170 productions around the country at venues ranging from Maine to California. In the play, Marx launches into a passionate, funny and moving defense of his life and political ideas. “Marx in Soho” offers an excellent introduction to Marx’s life, his analysis of society, and his passion for radical change.  “Why are you building more and more prisons,” the thinker asks. “Yes, capitalism has triumphed. But over whom?”  

For more information, call 259-2606 or visit www.ironagetheatre.org

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Durango Telegraph - The legal case for independence
The legal case for independence

As of press time, Rep. Kathleen Curry, of Gunnison, is seeking to be added to Riddle’s lawsuit against the Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher and La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Linda Daley. In addition to Riddle, La Plata County registered voters Mandy Mikulencak, unaffiliated; Wayne Buck, Republican; and Carol Blatnick, Democrat, are plaintiffs in the suit.

According to Riddle’s lawyer Bill Zimsky, a motion has been filed to add Curry and three other registered voters in Gunnison County to the lawsuit – one unaffiliated, one Democrat and one Republican.

La Plata County Attorney Cheryl Rogers said the county hired outside counsel to defend Daley, Denver lawyer John Zakhem, in part because of his expertise in election law: “In those areas where it’s beyond our general expertise, we frequently hire special counsel.” Rogers added that to carry out all the other functions the county’s legal staff must do on a daily basis, it was deemed in the best interest of the county to hire outside counsel.

Commissioner Wally White expressed concern over the cost of Zakhem’s services: As of Feb. 24, the county has paid $18,000, a figure that will rise as litigation continues. “When I found out that Commissioner Riddle had actually filed a lawsuit against Daley, I was upset, because Daley only follows orders from the state attorney general and she has no place being in this lawsuit, in my opinion,” said White. “It’s costing county taxpayers a lot of money.”

In such cases when a state statute is challenged, however, it’s necessary to challenge the local entity as well, according to Rogers. “If the court were to find the statute unconstitutional, Daley needs to be a party to the lawsuit because the court would likely enter an order requiring her

to put Commissioner Riddle on the ballot; absent to her being a party to the lawsuit, that order wouldn’t really have an effect,” Rogers explained.

Yet the question of whether the county needed to hire defense at all for a constitutional case is arguable, according to Zimsky: “The federal judge is going to operate under the presumption that the law is constitutionally valid, and we have the burden of establishing that it’s not,” Zimsky said. “Even if the county did not participate, the federal judge does not rubber stamp it and say, this must be unconstitutional.”

As far as Curry’s bill, White claims he has no problem with it. “It’s a reasonable thing to do,” he said. “It would be nice to have all of the parties on equal footing; I don’t see why there should be any differences there.”

While White supports the push for equal rights, he disagrees with the way it’s been pursued. “Riddle failed to investigate properly when she decided to (disaffiliate), which ultimately led to this lawsuit, which has led to taxpayer money being spent needlessly,” he said. “I think it’s just sad that she chose to pursue this without having given it enough thought.”

Riddle claims she missed the deadline because she assumed registering as unaffiliated a year in advance would be sufficient. “I thought there possibly couldn’t be stricter regulations,” she said. “But, I went ahead and made that decision, knowing it was going to be a difficult one.”

As for naming Daley in the lawsuit, Riddle said she is simply following the correct legal procedure that enables her to represent not only herself, but a third of Colorado voters who are unaffiliated.

– Christine Rasmussen

 

 

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June 13, 2019
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June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

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