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The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is back and it takes place between September 30th and October 3rd.

According to True West magazine’s Best of West, the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is a must-see in 2021. Each year, performers and audiences gather to preserve and celebrate the American West with cowboy music, poetry, and storytelling.
October 2nd, Saturday, features a chuckwagon breakfast downtown followed by the largest motorless parade in Colorado.

For more information and to see a schedule of all the events, visit www.durangocowboygathering.org.
Don't miss out on the best local artists!

The annual Durango Fall Gallery and Showcase is happening on September 17th from 5 pm - 8 pm.

You can meet local artists and take guided tours of their galleries in town. Don't miss out on this unique experience to get insight into each artist's creative process.

Things to Do in Durango this Fall

Great info for long time locals and visitors alike ...

As the aspens groves turn to gold and the crisp fall weather descends upon Durango, it's time to slip into your favorite sweater and enjoy all the wondrous adventures this mountain town has to offer!

iAM MUSIC FEST PRESENTS
MUSIC AT THE DISTILLERY
Enjoy an iAM music event at Durango Craft Spirits (1120 Main Ave - in the back) with Hello Dollface, Prophetic Calaveras, and D'DAT providing entertainment on September 17th from 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm.

This show is one you won't want to miss! This eclectic mix of music will keep you going all night. From D'DAT's multi-cultured quartet to Prophetic Calaveras' Latin-Funk-Fusion all topped off with Hello Dollface's soulful beats, there really will be something for everyone.

Don't miss out on this awesome blend of musical creativity paired with locally crafted spirits that will surely give you a night to remember.

Please note ... This is an iAM music event and tickets can only be purchased through their website, not through the Distillery.

UNDERPASS IS UNDERWAY
A proposal to design an underpass connecting 12th St and Veterans Way across Camino del Rio is expected to be approved this month by the Durango City Council, launching a year-long community outreach effort to design the pedestrian crossing that will provide safer access from the Animas River Trail to downtown Durango.
How to Pick Paint Colors to Fix Any Room’s Quirks
Paint colors are one of the easiest changes to make to a room to fix any quirks it may have, and it's easy to do yourself if you feel like it.

Don’t Be One of Those Homeowners Who Go Over Budget on a Renovation
Only 1 in 5 homeowners come in under budget. Here’s a list of 5 tips to be one of the few who do.

5 Dog Features To Have at Home Before You Head Back to the Office
For many people, the past year and a half went to the dogs - literally! About 23 million U.S. households have adopted a cat or dog since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent study from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. But as the slow creep back to a new normal continues and workers return to their offices, pet parents and pets are struggling to transition to a new routine.

Chief Economist's View: The Latest Housing Data Trends
This week, Realtor.com Chief Economist Danielle Hale discusses the latest sales data for new and existing homes, mortgage rates, and research on millennials and the suburbs.

Just a friendly reminder that some of us have a New Email Address - If you haven't already, please update your contact info for us!
Christina - Christina@DgoHome.com
General Office Mailbox - Homes@DgoHome.com

Please note - Amber Johnson's email has NOT changed - she can still be reached at Amber@LandandRanch.com
Monthly Contest!
Who Won Last Month's Contest?
In our last issue ...
we talked about how the summer heat made us think of the term "Dog Days of Summer" and it made us curious about the origin of the saying. So we asked you to tell us about it - and we received many answers, and most of them were correct - but only one person had the fastest fingers!

Congrats to Ethan Bates for being the first person to send in the correct answer. Ethan says he's been playing our trivia game for years and this is his first win - and - he had just been talking to someone about trying Salt 360. How fortuitous is that?!?!

Answer:
The phrase "dog days of summer" is a reference to the fact that during this time, the sun occupies the same region of the sky as Sirius, the brightest star visible from any part of Earth and part of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog. The Romans referred to this time as diēs caniculārēs - or “dog days.”

This Month's Contest
Durango is a great town - we have pretty much (at least one of) everything you need ... including a great local winery where you can customize and blend your own batch to suit your palate. And if that's not enough, you can even design your own label. Talk about FUN!

But the fun doesn't end there at Four Leaves Winery ... Dean and his team have a great time putting up funny (and often irreverent) signs outside their door to pique the interest of a passerby.

Tell us exactly what the sign says as it appears between 09/07 and 09/17 (or snap pics) and send your answer to us. The first person to get it right wins a $100 Gift Certificate to Four Leaves Winery. (Only the sign from those days counts. And check both sides!)

Bonus! If you're the winner of the GC and you can also tell us what sport Dean participated in while in college, you'll also get a free Wine-A-Rita (but this offer is only good during September - so you'll have to hurry in)! Hint ... if you need the answer, you need to know your way A'Round in Durango.

Good luck and send your answers to homes@dgohome.com

What's up around Durango?
Durango Farmers Market
Saturdays in the TBK Bank Parking Lot
(btwn Camino del Rio / the train tracks and 8th / 9th Streets)
8:00 AM - Noon

We certainly think this is the best Farmers Market in the West (and beyond). Below is a sampling of some of the things you can find there ...
  • Produce: fresh and delicious locally grown veggies seasonally available
  • Meats: beef, pork, goat, chicken, and turkey
  • Cheeses: artisan cheese in a variety of flavors
  • Eggs: chicken, quail, and duck
  • Mushrooms: cultivated and wild-crafted by Certified Mycologist
  • Fruit: fresh and locally grown, seasonally available
  • Herbs: culinary magic! both fresh and dried available
  • Vegetable and Flower starts
  • Flowers: fresh cut and starts
  • Chilies: fresh available seasonally, fire roasted in late summer
  • Ready To Eat: fresh baked muffins and pastries, pizza, tacos, fermented veggies, German-style bratwursts, and fresh food prepared on site with produce purchased from the vendors that morning
  • Beverages: fresh brewed coffee, juices, kombucha, wheat grass shots, and smoothie cups and bowls.
  • Hand Crafted Artisan Goods: lotions, soaps, balms, tinctures, decorative and functional pottery, clothing, jewelry, cutting boards, wooden toys, hats, felted toys and items, yarn and fibers, reusable food bags, original art, gift Items, and more
  • Services: chair massage; acupuncture, knife sharpening
  • Community Building: informational booths; live music every week, balloon creations for the kids

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First Time Homebuyers Take Note!
Are you ready to buy your first home? This FREE Homebuyer Education class should be the first step toward your goal of home ownership. This class is a great way to gauge your readiness to purchase as well as learn about the various steps involved in purchasing a home. Whether you take one of their in-person or online classes, the information provided will help you make educated decisions throughout the home buying process.

Upcoming classes:

ALL IN-PERSON HOMEBUYER EDUCATION CLASSES ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE COVID19 VIRUS.

However, during this unique time, we are offering the E-home American Online course for FREE!

To learn more, call
970-259-1418 EXT 4
Durango Land and Homes is a customer service organization which happens to sell real estate. We pride ourselves on making the transition into, out of, and around our community as seamless and enjoyable as possible. We are known for our commitment to customers and clients and to this community.