Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Co

Galloping Goose expands mountain railroad trips

Due to its popularity, two more winter excursions have been scheduled for the Galloping Goose No. 5. On Friday, Feb. 17, the Goose will run on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad at...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Galloping Goose gearing up for winter trips

For the first time in more than 60 years, the Galloping Goose No. 5 will make a winter-time excursion.Managers of the restored rail bus have partnered with the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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CNN streams Polar Express departure

The Polar Express’ departure from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad station drew an international audience Monday evening. CNN’s Facebook page live streamed a re-enactment from The...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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First-timers ride Durango & Silverton train to cut fresh Christmas trees

For years, 10-year-old Savannah Chavez of Durango begged her parents for a real Christmas tree. On Saturday, she got her wish as the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s second annual...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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Mesa Verde tourism jumps 8.5 percent in a year

Mesa Verde National Park’s visitation has increased 8.55 percent, said spokeswoman Cristy Brown. According to Brown, 232,518 people visited the park this year, compared with 214,199 who visited at...

DATE: July 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Modern technology keeps Durango train steaming along

Keeping locomotives from the 1920s endlessly chugging to Silverton takes more than an oil change. At the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, engineers are replacing decades-old parts and...

DATE: July 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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Firefighting budgets, resources subject of hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and other members of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources met last week to discuss a bill aimed at improving forest management and wildfire...

DATE: July 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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No immediate relief from record-breaking heat for Cortez

Summer arrived Monday in Southwest Colorado with a humbling severity not seen since 1936, toppling heat records and bending metal. Monday in Cortez, the high temperature reached 101.2 degrees, the...

DATE: June 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Steamboat sinks Durango in ‘Best Town Ever’ poll

In a head-to-head battle, Steamboat Springs sunk Durango on Outside Magazine ’s Best Town Ever poll. It wasn’t easy. Steamboat Springs just slinked by Durango with a 4,469 to 4,389 vote in Round 3...

DATE: May 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Restored Grand Imperial will be unveiled Saturday

As the first train of the year steams into Silverton Saturday, the Grand Imperial Hotel in Silverton will reopen, restored to its former glory and charm, and a full day of festive fanfare is...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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The ebb and flow of beans in Montezuma County, Part 3

The first two articles in this series covered the bean industry from the 1890s through 1940. This third, and final, piece will cover from the late 1930s to the present. The focus will be on roads,...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Looking back

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La Plata County: Cellphone tower could ruin view from train, house

A proposed cellphone tower in the Animas Valley comes with two promises: improved mobile phone reception, and to some, a blight that threatens historical surroundings. La Plata County officials...

DATE: April 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business