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Tour de Ski tests Nordic resolve

The long-distance skiers turned out in force for the second annual Tour de Ski marathon on the back side of Purgatory.The Nordic skate-ski races drew nearly 100 skiers last weekend for the benefit...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Ski Racing J4 Style

he miniature ski racer stood nervously at the starting gate, poised to launch.Falling snow and a pesky cloud reduced visibility at the top of the Upper Hades race course."Racer ready," barked the...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

No spike in Four Corners poaching

Wildlife officials report no noticeable spike in poaching activity in the greater Four Corners of late.While the declining economy has triggered a flurry of illegal hunting and fishing in coastal...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Barnes makes biathlon history

Durango native and U.S. Olympian Lanny Barnes helped make biathlon history recently in Germany.Barnes, a member of the U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team, participated in one of biathlon's premier events,...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Racers ready to mush in stage race

The economy might slow down the sled-dog racing events.But it certainly won't slow down the dogs.The San Juan Stage Race, a four-stage showcase of sled-dog racing in the San Juans, will kick off...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Changing seasons

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Tour de Ski event returns Jan. 24

The Tour de Ski, a long-distance cross country ski test, is back.Skiers are needed, and volunteers are needed.The second annual Nordic skate-ski race will make its return on Saturday, Jan. 24.The...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Gliding into the season

First things first, a cross country skating race kicks off the weekend of skiing and snowboarding in Southwest Colorado.The Nordic Center at Purgatory will host the skate-ski race at 10 a.m....

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Applications available for artist-in-residence program

The San Juan National Forest will accept applications for its Aspen Guard Station Artist-in-Residence Program from Jan. 1 through March 1, 2009.Information on the program, instructions on how to...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Deadly factors merge in West

SALT LAKE CITY - The deadly, roaring avalanches that have killed 19 people in western North America so far this winter may have broken away in an instant, but they were months in the making,...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

DEVO DEVO DEVO

Visions of sugarplums?Hardly.More like visions of singletrack.Visions of singletrack rides through Horse Gulch or up Hermosa Creek.Visions of a panorama of wildflowers as the mountain bikers climb...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango kayaker to compete in Australian Youth Olympics

An 18-year-old Durango kayaker will represent the United States this month in the annual Australian Youth Olympic Festival.Niko Peha, a longtime boater with Durango Whitewater, will compete in...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors