Bells ringing for avalanche school

It's back to school time. The Silverton Avalanche School has a full schedule of courses and workshops this winter. The school will offer a new Level I refresher course this year on Dec. 18-19 at...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Catch of the Week

DATE: Nov. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Nordic skiing kicks and glides into new season

Let's go (Nordic) skiing.Always a popular early season endeavor, cross country skiing is off to a fast kick-and-glide start this season while the local alpine resorts are opening with only limited...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Pedaling the Dream

Fort Lewis College cyclist Ian Burnett is pedaling into his dream - he's going pro. Burnett, who was born and raised in Durango, has signed a contract with the Bahati Foundation Pro Cycling Team...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

First tracks, early season obstacles, etc.

Early season conditions exist; beware of unmarked obstacles. Early season. Obstacles. Especially in the backcountry. Enough said. The resort season for skiing and snowboarding in New Mexico...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Sharing the Trails

Put mountain bikers, hikers and horses on the same trail - on the same tricky singletrack trail - at the same time.See any problems?Not if users share the trail.It's a simple concept, a simple...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Legends set first tracks at Purgatory

It's simple, really. No Ray Duncan, no Purgatory. No Ray Duncan, no Styx. And No Mercy. No Pitchfork and no Paradise. No Ray Duncan, no Sally's Run and no Siegele Street. No Ray, no What. No...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Welcome, Winter

The calendar tells the tale. Resorts are opening (or getting ready). Ski and snowboard movies are scheduled. Ski swaps are booked (or getting ready). The winter season is here. Wolf Creek...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Cross-country cyclist gears up for final miles

Fixing flats and tightening spokes: Remember cross-country cyclist Noah Leggett of Durango?Remember the recent Durango High School graduate who trekked across America on a summer adventure before...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Southwest Colorado Outdoor Recreation Report

The San Juan Region Outdoor Recreation Hotline (247-8187):► Fire danger is low in the San Juan region.► The second rifle hunting season runs through Sunday.  ► Fuel-wood permits expire Dec. 31....

DATE: Oct. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Southwest Colorado Fishing Report

► Catch of the Week – Do you have a Catch of the Week? Submit your Catch of the Week photos to The Durango Herald . E-mail pictures to, drop them off at 1275 Main Ave....

DATE: Oct. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Johnson lands winning pike

Kris Johnson knows pike.And Kris Johnson knows Vallecito Reservoir.Put the two together, and you have a winner.Johnson captured first place recently in the first Fall Pike Tournament at...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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