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

Hatch takes off at U.S. Open

Durango snowboarder Silas Hatch is still soaring.Hatch, now an honors student at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, earned a coveted berth in the prestigious Burton Snowboarding U.S. Open...

DATE: April 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Barnes Bonanza

FORT KENT, Maine - It was a golden weekend for Durango twins Lanny Barnes and Tracy Barnes-Colliander, with a little silver and bronze thrown in.The two members of the United States Biathlon Team...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Turkey hunting season opens April 11

It's time for hunters to talk turkey.Colorado's spring turkey hunting season opens April 11, offering hunters one of the state's most unique field experiences.According to information from the...

DATE: March 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Trail project Saturday at Phil's World

Time to dig in and hit the trail.Trails 2000 will kick off the spring season with an opening day of trail work Saturday.The trail construction project will be held at Phil's World near Cortez, in...

DATE: March 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Pro-style racing returns to Purgatory on Saturday

Flashback: Pro-style, dual-format ski racing returns to Purgatory.The Purgatory Pro Race, sponsored by Pro Turf, will be held Saturday on Pandemonium, the showcase run under the Purgatory Village...

DATE: March 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Southworth earns gold, silver and bronze at Junior Olympics

As the Durango Freestyle Team stood in the rain at the halfpipe at the Junior Olympics in Waterville Valley, N.H., the freestyle skiers thought the town had been appropriately named.But when the...

DATE: March 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Home Again

LA JUNTA POINT, N.M. - New Mexico's state fish, the Rio Grande cutthroat trout, has returned to its namesake river.Dozens of volunteers released 2,000 fish into the Rio Grande after making an...

DATE: March 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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

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