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

Colorado Parks and Wildlife launches updated purchasing system

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has launched its integrated purchasing system, a one-stop shop for CPW products, including hunting and fishing licenses, campsite reservations, OHV and snowmobile permit...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango man to compete in Mongolian motorcycle challenge

Durangoan Tom Thompson, a longtime amateur motorcycle competitor, will represent the U.S. at an international challenge held by BMW in Mongolia this summer. Thompson, 55, will compete in the BMW...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces new purchasing system

On Jan. 1, Colorado Parks and Wildlife plans to move to a new purchasing system that will serve as a one-stop shop for all CPW products, including hunting and fishing licenses, campsite...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Warm, dry weather delays Hesperus Ski Area opening

Unseasonably warm and dry weather conditions are delaying the opening of Hesperus Ski Area. “Hesperus will open for the ski season as soon as we have sufficient snow,” Ben Beresford, Hesperus Ski...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Not all boats may float on Lake Nighthorse

A citizen advisory group could help guide decisions about the type of craft allowed on Lake Nighthorse. After receiving a flood of emails, the Durango City Council discussed residents’ concerns and...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Woman sues Silverton Mountain after fall from chairlift platform

A Durango woman is suing Silverton Mountain on claims that the ski area recklessly disregarded safety protocols after she fell off the top of a high-altitude chairlift platform in March 2016,...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors