‘Starry night’ snowshoe tour to Andrews Lake occuring Jan. 27

San Juan Mountains Association and San Juan National Forest will hold a “starry night” snowshoe tour to Andrews Lake from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 The event is free and open to the public for...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Seniors Outdoors to host upcoming events

Seniors Outdoors has announced the following activities: There will be a snowshoeing outing at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Shovels are required and avalanche beacons may be required. For more information,...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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An introduction to snowsports ‘Tips from Tex’

My name is Justin Osborn, but all the folks at Purgatory call me “Tex,” and I’ve been a Snowsports Instructor at Purgatory Resort for 14 years. Since then, I’ve received certifications in all...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Ski industry targeting millennials to keep coffers intact

WILMINGTON, N.Y. – When Aaron Kellett peers out the window of his office at Whiteface Mountain, these days he’s usually smiling. “My office is right next to our beginner trail, and when I look out...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Fly fisherman, conservationist Bud Lilly dies at 91

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Fly fishing legend, conservationist and catch-and-release pioneer Bud Lilly has died of congestive heart failure at a Montana care center. He was 91. Chris Lilly says his father...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Death Valley: Land of eternal thirst

The beauty of the austere, scorched landscape of Death Valley is expressed in sparsity. Average annual precipitation on the floor of Death Valley is 1.86 inches. In July, the mean maximum...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Upcoming Seniors Outdoors events

Seniors Outdoors has announced the following activities: There will be a snowshoeing outing at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Shovels are required and avalanche beacons may be required. For more information,...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

‘Vallecito Nordic Club Demo Days’ annual event to be Sunday, Jan. 8

Vallecito Nordic Club will host the annual “Vallecito Nordic Club Demo Days” event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at the Vallecito Nordic trailhead. The event is free and open to the public....

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Nordic Center at Purgatory to hold skate-ski clinic Saturday, Jan. 7

The Nordic Center at Purgatory Resort will hold a skate-ski clinic at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7. Classes are available for all ability levels. Sign-up cost is $25 for Nordic season-pass holders...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango Nature Studies introduces new website

Durango Nature Studies announced their new website is now up and running. As the first replacement in 12 years, the new site is easer for users to navigate and find information to stay informed....

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Seniors Outdoors announces upcoming events

There will be a snowshoeing trip at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Shovels and avalanche beacons are required. Contact Clark Lagow at clagow@rmi.net to join. There will be downhill skiing at Purgatory Resort...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

New community bike repair station helps Horse Gulch riders

A community bike repair station has been installed on the corner of Eighth Ave. and Third St. The station allows riders the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors