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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, August 11th, 2020.

The Best Bakeries in Durango, ColoradoDurango, Colorado, sits south of the San Juan National Forest and is a city of about 19,000 residents. It's the county seat of La Plata County and home to Fort Lewis College, the Animus River, several parks in Durango and museums in Durango, and some of the best bakeries in the region. The best bakeries in Durango offer fresh-baked goods that are hand-crafted daily and often feature locally sourced ingredients.

Serious Delights

Address: Serious Delights, 300 South Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301

For a seriously delightful bakery, step into Serious Delights, which sits within the Nature's Oasis Market and provides Durango with goods baked from scratch and featuring organic and locally sourced ingredients. The bakery offers:

  • Baguettes,
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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, August 4th, 2020.

All About Light Bulbs for HomesManufacturers make many types of light bulbs, but which types are right for residential use? Oftentimes, it can be hard to tell. When changing light bulbs, it is important to know which will work best to provide ideal lighting for each room in the home.

Incandescent

Although incandescent light bulbs have decreased in popularity, most stores still carry them. The reason they have fallen out of favor in recent years is their high energy usage and warm color temperature. However, these bulbs work well in low-key areas such as the living room and as an affordable dimmable option.

Fluorescent

Fluorescent bulbs come in standard and compact sizes for use all throughout the house. The standard bulbs are found most often in the garage, while compact

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020.

The Top BBQ Spots in Durango, CODurango, Colorado, is a great town for good food, especially if you're someone who enjoys BBQ! Whether you're looking for chicken or beef, pork or even BBQ vegetables, Durango is full of options. If you live in Durango, you should definitely know all the best places to get BBQ meals. If you're just visiting, this page of information can come in handy. Some restaurants below are straight-up BBQ restaurants, and others are restaurants that simply serve classic BBQ options. Here's what you need to know about BBQ in Durango.

Serious Texas Bar-B-Q

Address: Serious Texas Bar-B-Q, 3535 North Main Avenue, Durango

Serious Texas Bar-B-Q isn't the most formal or upscale dining experience, but it sure is a good option for a great meal. With brisket

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020.

3 Reasons You Need to Price Your Home CorrectlySelling a home provides many challenges, especially in a slower market. Sellers need to balance a lot of factors in order to ensure that their home is appealing to buyers, and one of the most important decisions is the price of the home. Balance is essential in a price because if it’s too high, no one will buy the home. And if it’s too low, the seller is losing out on profit they should be receiving. When pricing a home, sellers need to be careful to pick the right price from the very beginning. Here are three reasons why.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

High Prices Won’t Sell

As briefly mentioned earlier, if the home is priced too

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, July 14th, 2020.

Where to Find Hidden Speakeasy Bars in DurangoDuring the Prohibition era, speakeasies were secret establishments where revelers could go to imbibe in their favorite illicit cocktails. Today, in the modern era, alcohol is perfectly legal for those over the age of 21, but Durango residents and visitors still enjoy the enchanting ambiance of a speakeasy. These are the best speakeasies in Durango and throughout the surrounding region:

The Bookcase and Barber

Address: The Bookcase and Barber, 601 E 2nd Ave B, Durango, CO 81301

The hallmark of a true speakeasy is its secrecy, and The Bookcase and Barber aims to provide that authentic experience to its patrons. This is one of the few speakeasies in Durango that offers its patrons a historically accurate experience. It operates as a barber shop

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, July 7th, 2020.

How Home Buyers Can Make the Closing Process SmootherBefore a buyer can close on a property, there are a number of things that first need to happen. It can be a stressful time for both parties, especially if there's a hard deadline (e.g., the start date of a new job). Here are a few steps to keep in mind that will hopefully make the process a little smoother.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Review the Purchase Agreement

The purchase agreement needs to include the price, delivery schedule, and title information of the property. It also includes a number of fine print clauses that spell out what the homebuyer can expect during closing. As tricky as it can be to read and interpret the

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Thursday, June 25th, 2020.

All About Indian Food in Durango, ColoradoDurango, Colorado, is known for its many fine qualities, including its excellent restaurants and bars, exciting nightlife and rewarding outdoor activities. If you're a visitor in Durango, then you might get a craving for Indian food. Admittedly, there aren't as many Indian food restaurants as some other types of restaurants in Durango, but knowing where to go can help you satisfy your cravings. Here's what you need to know.

Himalayan Kitchen

Address: Himalayan Kitchen, 992 Main Ave, Durango

Technically, Himalayan Kitchen is the only Indian food restaurant in Durango, CO. This south Asian cuisine restaurant is more than just the only Indian food restaurant in the area; it's also extremely tasty! Serving a combination of Nepalese, Indian and

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020.

Where Can You Go for Haunted Houses in Durango, CO?Durango is a fun place to hang out, especially when the weather turns chilly! When Halloween rolls around, there are many haunted houses where people can go. If you're looking for someplace fun and spooky to go this fall in Durango, here's what you need to know.

Fort Lewis College Haunted Circus

Address: Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Dr, Durango

Fort Lewis College Haunted Circus is a haunted circus run with the help from volunteers who do everything from acting to building to tearing down. The haunted circus is featured in the student union on Fort Lewis College's campus. Last year's event was featured over two nights, and proceeds from the event were donated to a local charity. Every year, volunteers pick a theme to help guide them through the

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020.

How to Take Care of Your Home's Chimney The chimney is the answer to a functional fireplace, one that keeps smoke and sparks at bay. Learn more about what homeowners can do to maintain the structure of their chimney.

Keep It Clear

Smoke needs to be traveling primarily through the chimney, but if leaves and debris are blocking it, then the contaminated air will begin to infiltrate the home. Additionally, homeowners should be limiting their amount of fireplace use at any given time, as using it for more than five hours per day is considered too much. This advice is true for both gas- and wood-burning fireplaces. Gas may not produce nearly as much soot as wood, but it can still leave a mess behind.

Keep It Sealed

If the mortar of the chimney is starting to wear away, the gaps can

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, June 16th, 2020.

Top Sushi Spots in Durango, COAsian cuisine such as sushi, teriyaki bowls and other delights are more popular in Durango than one might expect. However, those seeking the best of the best sushi in the community need look no further than these favored hot spots.

Rice Monkeys

Address: Rice Monkeys, 1050 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301

Rice Monkeys is a long-time favorite sushi restaurant in Durango and is locally owned and operated. Guests are inspired by an extensive menu that boasts creative, healthy Asian foods. Ready for rolls and bowls with seemingly endless options served in a friendly environment? Rice Monkeys has these gems along with traditional Japanese fare, Vietnamese soups and teriyaki selections—all lovingly prepared with the finest, freshest ingredients—right in

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