Hematite Basin: Lake, Flowers and Peaks

Submerge yourself in a riot of flowers while hiking to Arctic blue Hematite Lake. A few miles east of Silverton, this trail will present a superb wildflower tour through mid-August. Satiated by...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango anglers set to head to Alaska for salmon run

As rafters, hikers and bikers dust off their gear in Durango, the Alaskan coast is waking up for the salmon season before the coveted fish start their journey from the Pacific Ocean to perform...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Trails plan aims to put Silverton on map for mountain biking

In the hopes of making Silverton a mountain biking destination, a new plan has been released that proposes nearly 30 miles of trails, mostly geared toward mountain biking, just outside the small...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Duranglers and Fly Fishing Film Tour deliver fish-filled weekend

The first weekend of April has become a fly fishing holiday in Durango. Along with the Duranglers Fly Fishing Festival to be held April 5-6, the Fly Fishing Film Tour will make another stop April...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Learn to cast at the women’s fly-casting clinic

A women’s fly-casting clinic will take place at 11 a.m. March 16 at Schneider Park, 950 Roosa Ave. The San Juan Angler Fly Shop and Guide Service in Durango will host the event along with Braided...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Hunters and anglers flex their political muscles

On Dec. 2, 2017, onstage in a cavernous auditorium at Boise State University, two of the three Republican hopefuls for Idaho governor, Lt. Gov. Brad Little and businessman Tommy Ahlquist, discussed...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

The treasure of Durango’s Hidden Valley hike

Hidden Valley is happening. It is a beloved treasure located only a few miles northwest of Durango. The suspended valley is almost 500 feet higher than the Animas River, separated by a north-south...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Consignment shop to move into old Pizza Hut location

Chase and Jen LaCroix, owners of Durango Outdoor Exchange, are gutting the old Pizza Hut on north Main Avenue for a remodel ahead of their planned move to the space in early April. The outdoor gear...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Iditarod clears four-time champion in dog-doping scandal

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Iditarod officials have cleared a four-time champion of any wrongdoing in a dog-doping scandal that followed the sled dog race last year. Officials for the 1,000-mile Iditarod...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Commentary: Does hunting keep us human?

Does hunting make us human? In the New Machine Age, we are all cyborgs – hybrids of flesh and technology, glowing with artificial enlightenment. So perhaps the better question is this: Does hunting...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Deer hunters, watch your mailbox for chronic wasting disease letter

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will conduct mandatory chronic wasting disease testing and voluntary and mandatory sampling this year to gauge impacts of the disease on herds. Beginning in October, CPW...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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