Tourism / Recreation

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The gap between conservatives and conservationists

While the Bundy family’s exploits in Nevada and Oregon have drawn new attention recently as trials proceed, the Sagebrush Rebellion has been advancing steadily on another front in Utah. Over the...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dynamics of pot make it unlikely fodder for marketing

By Bob Kunkel In 2012, Coloradoans voted 55 percent to 45 percent to legalize the sale and use of recreational marijuana. From that day, we began the dubious process of trying to build a bridge and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Miscellaneous columns

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Silverton to vote in April on ATV rules

The town of Silverton will decide the future use of all-terrain vehicles within town limits in an April special election. On April 25, the town will choose between three citizen petitions: One...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dolores chamber reaches out to ‘tri-city’ businesses

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce is branching out as part of a wider vision to promote the region. Director Rocky Moss is collaborating with the Cortez and Mancos chambers as part of a “tri-city...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Skiers, boarders say Ski Hesperus offers an affordable, convenient option

In the two weeks since Ski Hesperus opened for winter under new management, the slopes have seen a steady flow of skiers and snowboarders who say it offers an affordable and convenient option for a...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Mesa Verde Country gets grant for podcast tour guides

Thanks to a grant from the Colorado Tourism Office, visitors to Montezuma County may get a podcast tour guide when they explore archaeological sites next year. The Mesa Verde Country Visitor...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Montezuma County agrees to adopt historic Bedrock bridge

Durango has the notorious Bridge to Nowhere. Montezuma County may soon have a historic bridge to somewhere else. The Colorado Department of Transportation has offered to donate to the county a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez Parks and Rec debates making center tobacco-free

The Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry advisory board spent its November meeting discussing whether to make the Recreation Center a tobacco-free zone. Right now there is no policy in place to...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Forest visitor center serves a world of travelers

Travelers along Colorado Highway 145 near Rico will find an informative, kid-friendly rest stop at the historic San Juan National Forest Visitor Center. Tucked into an aspen grove at 9,000 feet,...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Study: Marijuana has less impact on tourism than thought

DENVER – Legal marijuana does not positively or negatively impact tourism in Colorado, according to state officials. The Colorado Tourism Office revisited the marijuana tourism question after a...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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More groups help Native Americans get outside

Marshall Masayesva is lying on his side in a dandelion-sprinkled lawn, clutching his stomach and groaning as if someone’s sticking a knife into it. A clean-cut, athletic 28-year-old who recently...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Scenic highways help Colorado make Top 10 list

Colorado prides itself on being a great destination for visitors year-round. A WalletHub review of the best states for summer road trips confirms that, putting the Rocky Mountain High State at No....

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living