It’s that time of year again: FAIR TIME! The La Plata County Fair kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 6, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 10. You know what the fair means: tons of events. The fair means horse shows, poultry shows, and swine shows. It means goat, rabbit, and sheep shows. And, naturally, it means livestock shows and sales (and some bull riding, to boot). There’s a talent contest, a corn-shucking contest, a cake-decorating contest, a rooster-crowing… Read More

Mmm…Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey. Gravy. Mashed potatoes. Gravy. Green beans. Gravy. Cranberry sauce. Gravy. Pumpkin pie. Gravy. Did we mention gravy? Maybe you don’t love gravy as much as we do — we forgive you — but pretty much everyone loves Thanksgiving dinner, which is why it can be rough if you’re traveling and don’t have anywhere to go for the traditional T-Day fare. (Or maybe you don’t want to spend the entire… Read More

It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is only three weeks from today. We know, we know; we’re freaking out, too. Because Thanksgiving! Then Christmas! Then 2014! Relax. Whether you’re hosting the holiday dinner or just showing up to someone else’s house bearing a sweet potato casserole, be sure to get to the annual Thanksgiving Farmers Market on Saturday, Nov. 23,  at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in the heart of Durango, Colorado (just four… Read More

Who doesn’t love dogs? Who doesn’t love wine? Who doesn’t love a chance to drink wine to help out some homeless pooches? If you answered, “Nuh uh, nope, not me” to any of the above rhetorical questions, no need to keep reading. But if you love animals, love wine and love helping out, stop by La Plata County Humane Society‘s annual “Bark and Wine” fundraiser this Saturday, Oct. 19. The evening kicks… Read More