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Cold plunge

CORTEZ - Just before Michael Morehead plunged face-first into the 40-degree Dolores River, he thought, "There's no way I'm going to do this."But the 14-year-old Southwest Open High School student...

DATE: May 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Town Race Series takes off Sunday

Let's get ready to ... run.Let's get ready to ... trail run.Let's get ready for the fourth annual First National Bank of Durango Town Race Series, the annual Durango trail running triumvirate...

DATE: May 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

French fishing breaks down stereotypes

For my right-wing redneck buddies and buddettes who don't speak French, once you get past the title of this column, you will probably have the vapors.It's true; I went to France, and I went...

DATE: May 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Outdoor Briefs

Wolf Creek to reopen Saturday, Sunday Wolf Creek Ski Area will reopen Saturday and Sunday with skiing and riding from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.The Nova, Bonanza and Treasure chairlifts will be...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Animas River Makeover

A prime stretch of the Animas River in downtown Durango will get a new identity this summer.The Animas River itself will get a bit of a new look, starting in mid-August.The west-side riverbank will...

DATE: May 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Outdoor briefs

Big-game meeting Monday in Pagosa Springs The Colorado Division of Wildlife has scheduled a public meeting to discuss big-game management and license allocations for the 2009 hunting season in the...

DATE: April 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Southwest Colorado Fishing Report

Information provided by the Colorado Division of WildlifeAnimas River:  Recent flows have been in the range of 500-600 cfs at Durango and 100-150 cfs below Silverton. The water has been generally...

DATE: April 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

South Rim Duathlon racing back May 3

The popular, Durango-style duathlon returns next weekend with a trial run and a mountain-bike ride.The seventh annual South Rim Duathlon will return at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 3, under the...

DATE: April 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Lokken paddles onto U.S. junior team

He's known, affectionately, as "Bug."He's also known as the top canoe paddler on the U.S. Junior National Team.Zach "Bug" Lokken of Durango Whitewater earned the top spot on the U.S. Junior...

DATE: April 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

New license year opens for anglers

Let's go fishing.But let's get a license first.By regulation, the 2009 license year for fishing in Colorado started April 1.Under new regulations set by the Colorado Wildlife Commission, all annual...

DATE: April 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Last dance at local ski resorts

The ski areas all get prettier ... at closing time?Sorry. Wrong song.But for diehard skiers and riders, lift access at resorts grows in appeal as it shrinks in opportunity - exponentially in the...

DATE: April 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Skiers compete at junior nationals

The Durango Nordic Ski Club had 11 skiers and three coaches representing the Rocky Mountain Division at the Junior National Championships in Truckee, Calif., last week.The skiers from Durango...

DATE: April 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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