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

Deer hunting limited in Western US states after tough winter

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Hunting guide Mike Clark normally has more than 20 clients lined up each fall for trips deep into Wyoming’s western wilderness to shoot mule deer, prized by hunters for their...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Backcountry skiing Silverton: There’s an app for that

Just in time for winter, a backcountry ski guidebook for the San Juan Mountains around Silverton developed by Fort Lewis College students can now be accessed through the convenience of a cellphone...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Utah ski resorts giddy over Olympic bid

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah ski officials kick off the new season energized by the growing possibility of another Winter Olympics bid and buoyed by two straight seasons of record visitation. But there’s...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Purgatory Resort to open Saturday despite warm weather

Warm weather is no deterrent for Purgatory Resort’s opening day Saturday, when the ski area will celebrate the beginning of its 52nd season. Resort spokeswoman Kim Oyler said Purgatory nearly...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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