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

Wolf Creek Ski Area opens this weekend

Wolf Creek Ski Area announced on Friday that it will open on weekends beginning this Saturday and Sunday. Nova Lift, Wolf Creek’s beginner double chairlift, will be operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m....

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

A place on the river

COLORADO SPRINGS – From Skaguay Reservoir, the women with fly rods hike about 2 miles through the valley, following upstream to find their very own place. Meet the Pikes Peak Women Anglers, the...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Wolf Creek Ski Area approved for new lift

Next season, skiers and snowboarders at Wolf Creek Ski Area could spend less time shuffling back to the Alberta Lift after venturing too far east. The U.S. Forest Service announced approval of the...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

‘Reel Rock 12’ to arrive in Durango

“Reel Rock Tour 12,” an adventure film festival, will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 13, at the Community Concert Hall, at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. The festival will feature rock climbers Margo...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Colorado officials urge hunters to leave drones at home

DENVER – Colorado wildlife officials say they’re seeing more hunters illegally using drones when they’re in the field as ownership of the small, remotely operated flying vehicles increases. State...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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