DURANGO - The Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center reports that fire danger is increasing on public lands as southwestern Colorado heads into the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Not only has this spring been relatively dry, but last fall was very dry, which has resulted in low soil moisture and vegetation at lower and middle elevations already drying out.
FireWise of Southwest Colorado is offering a Chipper Rental Rebate Program for residents needing to reduce the slash from wildfire fuels mitigation on private lands in La Plata and Archuleta counties. The program will reimburse residents the lesser of $100/day or 50% of the chipper rental cost or $100/day or 50% of the cost to have a mitigation company provide the chipping services. The program is valid May 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013 or until funds are expended.
DURANGO, Colo. – The La Plata Electric Association, Inc. (LPEA) board of directors will have three new faces when it convenes for its next meeting on May 15, 2013, as Mark Garcia and Jack D. Turner unseated District 1 incumbent Lindon (Lin) Stewart and District 4 incumbent Herb Brodsky, respectively, in the LPEA director elections. Michael Rendon won in District 3 over Richard Alan Yoder, to fill the seat of retiring Harry Goff.
Steve Martin is currently in the fifth decade of a varied and accomplished career as a comedian, actor, author and playwright, and as a Grammy®-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and songwriter. His fellow Texas native Edie Brickell initially burst onto the national scene in the late ’80s fronting the New Bohemians, and has since carved out an iconoclastic solo career that’s solidified her reputation as compelling singer and a songwriter of rare insight.
Join us for a Meltdown warm-up Friday morning at 11, as we welcome 'Bluegrass 101' to the KSUT studios for live music and conversation. Jim Belcher will host Chris Henry (mando), Keith Reed (banjo), Brad Folk (guitar), Mike Bub (bass), and Shad Cobb (fiddle). The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown kicks off Friday at 5 at the Railroad Museum. http://www.durangomeltdown.com/
DURANGO, Co. – Public forums will be held in Durango and Silverton in the coming weeks regarding Required Registration for the Weminuche Wilderness. In 2014, the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests will begin requiring recreationists to register prior to entering the Wilderness.
April 5th Tribal Radio Featured CD is Flute Player R.Carlos Nakai featuring the rhythmic drum and percussion beats of Will Clipman. Grammy nominees and unique musicians in their own right this collaboration connect two genres awakening balance and harmony in the listener. Tune in this Friday at Noon for the feature CD "Awakening the Fire"
Fifteen years after his death and 40 years after the release of his widely beloved song 'Rocky Mountain High,' ATO Records celebrates John Denver's life and music with 'The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver'. The album features covers of Denver's most popular songs by a diverse group of artists including Dave Matthews, My Morning Jacket, Train, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and many others. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Wilderness Society in John's name.
NPR Music First Listen series featured the CD recently. NPR’s Robin Hilton has this to say: