Back Country Horsemen to host annual tack sale

The Journal The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen will host its annual Tack and Equipment Consignment Sale at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 2. Saddles, tack, equipment,...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

World-renowned climber rescued from Yosemite’s El Capitan

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – A world-renowned speed climber was rescued from Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan by helicopter Friday after spending a chilly night on top of the famous rock...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Officials increase limit for licenses on some big game

The Associated Press GRAND JUNCTION – State wildlife commissioners are extending the limits for licenses for a several big-game species while cutting back on licenses for elk. The Daily Sentinel...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Scientists hope bug experiment fattens Colorado River fish

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Any great fishing hole depends on the well-being of its bugs. In a key stretch of the Colorado River below a dam on the Arizona-Utah border, anglers have been pulling out long,...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Drop-in tennis offered through spring

The Durango Community Tennis Association holds drop-in tennis at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Durango High School, 2390 Main Ave., and at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Needham Elementary School, 2425...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Discover Neon Canyon and Golden Cathedral in the Utah desert

Imagine descending a massive sandstone slab, fording a mighty tributary of the Colorado River, walking up a canyon whose perpendicular walls glisten and entering the Golden Cathedral, a deep...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Skiers fined under toughened rule at Colorado resort

SNOWMASS VILLAGE – Four skiers have been fined $250 each for violating a newly-strengthened municipal code in a Colorado resort town that forbids people from skiing through closed areas. The Aspen...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

The Rock Lounge has summit in sight after a tough climb

After months of construction, The Rock Lounge, a rock climbing gym, plans to reopen in two weeks at a new location on east 30th Street in Durango. The new training space will fill a void that was...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Roadkill for dinner: Residents save a few bucks by harvesting meat

With the end of rutting season for deer and elk, many a motorist has seen roadkill along the shoulders of U.S. highways 160 and 550, and the more frugal drivers may have wondered: Hey, can I...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Study looking at chance of humans contracting deer disease

DENVER — Would you eat venison if there was a chance it could slowly eat away at your brain? If there’s a slight possibility, it doesn’t bother Patrick States. On the menu this evening for his wife...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Purgatory set to host Rocky Mountain Qualifier this weekend

Young skiers are set to descend upon Purgatory Resort when the Purgatory Freestyle Team hosts the Hampton Inn Rocky Mountain Qualifier this weekend. The event will feature youth skiers aged 8-14...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors