Sports

State to look at N.M. trout

SANTA FE - Everyone seems to agree - the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico is a premiere trout fishery that draws anglers from around the world and tens of millions of dollars to the Four...

DATE: March 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Free skiers claim titles

The top freestyle skiers in the USSA Rocky Mountain Division competed in the Rocky Mountain Divisional Mogul Finals in Telluride last weekend.Two skiers from the Durango Freestyle Team came out on...

DATE: March 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Former Durango team skier Watkins ranks 12th in moguls

Freestyle skier Zak Watkins of Telluride, a former competitor with the Durango Freestyle Team, is currently ranked 12th nationally in moguls on the NorAm Grand Prix circuit.Watkins finished seventh...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Purgatory skiers qualify to race in Jr. Olympics

Purgatory Alpine Ski Team racers are headed for the Junior Olympics.Tom Olson, Curtis Eggleston, Sonja Fleming and Liam Wiess of the Purgatory race team qualified for the 2009 Junior Olympics at...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango Nordic skiers post results at qualifying races

The Durango Nordic Ski Club wrapped up Junior National qualifying with a series of top finishes at Eldora last weekend.The Nordic club qualified 11 skiers to be a part of the Rocky Mountain Junior...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Stakes are high

The bar has been raised beyond 13,200 feet.At 13,300 feet, Palmyra is one of the tallest peaks ever to host a freeskiing competition.A helicopter is the best way up, and one from Helitrax brought...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Festival to show films gone wild

Get ready for a wild ride.Durango Nature Studies will team with the Great Old Broads for Wilderness to co-host the Patagonia Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Feb. 28 at the Smiley Building in...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Full moon ski planned at Vallecito on Sunday

A full moon ski outing is scheduled for the Vallecito Nordic Area on Sunday night.Interested skiers can meet at the trailhead at 7 p.m.The full moon ski is the latest of a series of special events...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

New age freestyle takes off

This is not your father's freestyle.This is not Uncle Wayne's freestyle.This is freestyle skiing, circa 2009, presented by the Durango Freestyle Team, co-starring fellow skiers from the USSA's...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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