Durango TV News
April 20, 2017
Project Sky Steps will connect Downtown Durango to the Fort Lewis College campus. Find out how you can get involved in this ambitious Trails 2000 project.

State funding issues nearly closed Vallecito Lake to boating this summer, but with a slew of donations and a last-minute funding reprieve, Vallecito will open on May 1 as planned.

And learn why a local woman has volunteered for more than 40 years at the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington.

On this edition of Durango TV News.

Climbing the Stairway to FLCDurango’s Trails 2000 has begun an ambitious project called Project Sky Steps that will connect the nature trail steps at East 6th Avenue and 10th Street to the telescopes on the Rim Trail at Fort Lewis College. When completed, the trail will include more than 500 steps and gain more than 250 feet in elevation.
Residents March for Climate ChangeLocal members of the Citizens Climate Lobby will stage a march at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 29 in support of policies to curb the use of fossil fuels and resist climate change. The Climate Lobby plans to send photos and video of the event to congressmen and state legislators.
Chamber to Move to North MainThe Durango Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will move permanently from its headquarters in Santa Rita Park this summer, and eventually will relocate to the site it once called home. The announcement comes in the midst of the Chamber’s $400,000 capital campaign to renovate and expand the building it’s now planning to leave.
Vallecito Opens for Boating May 1Lake Vallecito’s business community can set aside a major fundraising effort for their mandated boat inspection station, now that Colorado Parks and Wildlife has announced they've found the required funds. Vallecito will open to boating, as planned, on May 1.
It’s Your Money - Missed a Deadline?What should you do if you missed the filing deadline for your taxes? Penny Fisher with BPX Durango has a few suggestions if you’re being contacted with the IRS, on this edition of It’s Your Money.
Employment Matters Quick Tip and Hot JobCheck out Express Employment Professionals’ new tip-of-the-week to make your job search more successful. Includes a new Hot Job of the Week.
Hug Factor in Medical CareThe volunteers with the San Juan Regional Medical Center’s auxiliary provide an extra layer of comfort that helps patients heal, and hospital officials say they can’t imagine the Center without them. Durango TV interviews Daphne Morrison, a 43-year Member of the SJRMC Auxiliary to find out what’s kept her greeting families, delivering flowers and sewing stuffed animals for patients all these years.
In Support of Public Art FundingHayley Kirkman, a senior majoring in graphic arts at Fort Lewis College, has created a mural with a message to protest President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to several public arts programs.
The Ultimate Birding FestivalThe 13th Annual Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival next month will feature lectures, workshops and field trips to explore the region’s diverse ecosystems.

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