Durango TV News - June 15, 2017
June 15, 2017
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have intercepted more than a dozen boats infested with Quagga mussels so far this season. Find out why you should be concerned about this invasive species.

We examine how policies and physics affect La Plata Electric’s ability to incorporate more renewable energy resources in the second part of our series, Your Power, Your Pocketbook.

And how did the taste of Chiapas arrive in Durango?

Find out on this edition of Durango TV News.

Fighting the Quagga InvasionColorado Parks and Wildlife inspectors have intercepted more than a dozen boats infected with Quagga mussels this season. Although Colorado lakes and rivers remain free of the invasive species, Parks and Wildlife officials say it will take the vigilance of boaters everywhere to keep them out of our waters.
Grants to Battle Noxious WeedsA new Colorado Department of Agriculture grant could reduce the expense of herbicides to eradicate unwanted plants. Weed coordinator Ben Bain tells us more about the efforts.
Policy, Pricing and PhysicsFew people would argue that adding renewable energy to the power grid is a bad thing, but the limitations of physics and the very nature of power supplies currently pose a challenge to adding more renewables. Durango TV explores the challenges involved in Part Two of our special series, Your Power, Your Pocketbook.
A Taste of Chiapas in DurangoThe new Los Amigos Del Sur Restaurant in the Main Mall brings Durango a fresh taste of Southern Mexico with an unusual cuisine that includes fresh oysters and octopus. Co-owner Tonny Gomez, who left Chiapas at the age of 13, says the restaurant is the epitome of the American Dream come true.
Watts Up at LPEA - Golf TournamentLPEA’s employees and linemen are proud to contribute their time and energy to different community events throughout the year. One of LPEA’s biggest events, a Golf Tournament that has raised over $100,000, is coming up on June 17 in Pagosa Springs.
Employment Matters - Inspiring Your EmployeesWhether you’re a manager or business owner, you want your employees to bring their best energy to the job. According to the counselors at Express Employment Professionals, you can start inspiring them by setting an example and taking an interest in their own careers. Learn more tips to bring the best out of your employees in this episode of Employment Matters.
Overcome Yo-Yo DietingIf you’ve tried to lose weight in the past only to gain it back, stop thinking of yourself as a failure. Ashley Lucas with PHD Advanced Nutrition shares advice from her research into weight loss challenges and successes.
Caregiver AcademyThe Caregiver Learning Academy is now accepting students for its first program this summer. Both professional caregivers and those providing support for a loved one are invited to join the program, or consult Comfort Keepers’ free reference materials.
Harvest DinnerTickets for the Harvest Dinner to celebrate Durango’s local food movement will go on sale July 20. Organizer Alison Dance said the menu, which is based around the season’s best offerings, will be announced later this summer.

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