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Seniors Outdoors to host upcoming activities

Seniors Outdoors will host the following activities: A bike ride for intermediate road cyclists will be offered 9:30 a.m. on Monday. To join, contact Bob Schuckart at 422-8406 or...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Mesa Verde to celebrate Wildflower Week

Mesa Verde National Park will celebrate Wildflower Week June 4-10. Park staff and volunteers will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4 and June 7 at the Visitor and Research Center, Wetherill Mesa...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Rafting on Lower Dolores River starting up again

McPhee Reservoir managers have announced that rafting flows on the Dolores River below the dam will start up again for at least a few days next week. On Monday, June 5, flows will begin ramping up...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

2 hikers rescued by helicopter from snowy Colorado peak

BRECKENRIDGE – Two experienced climbers who nearly got to the top of one of Colorado’s highest mountains had to be hoisted to safety by a helicopter after being stranded in heavy snow near the...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Risky retrieval of Everest bodies raises climbers’ concern

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The Indian man wept as a helicopter landed in Nepal’s capital carrying the body of his brother, one of hundreds of climbers who have died while attempting to climb Mount Everest....

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Purgatory to offer summer nature tours

Free nature tours will be offered 9:45 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting June 6, at Purgatory Resort, 1 Skier Place. Naturalists will give tours and talk about local flowers, trees,...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Trails 2000 to hold trail-work weekend

Trails 2000 will hold a trail-work camping event to work on its adopted section of the Colorado Trail during Colorado trail work weekend, June 23-25. The 19.1-mile section, from Junction Creek to...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Major sponsor pulls support from Alaska’s Iditarod race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The world’s most famous sled dog race has lost a major backer, and Alaska race officials are blaming animal rights organizations for pressuring corporate sponsors outside the...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Hardrock 100 champion Kilian Jornet summits Mount Everest

Three-time defending Hardrock Hundred Endurance run champion Kílian Jornet Burgada checked off another major accomplishment in the early hours of Monday. The Spaniard summited Mount Everest in a...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Twin Buttes, singular experience

Driving into Durango from points west, the Twin Buttes are landmarks that signal arrival home. While the Twin Buttes Development is ramping up, the buttes and surrounding trails remain open to the...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Public invited to attend Ewing Mesa project meeting

Community members are encouraged to attend and provide their input at the Ewing Mesa master-plan public meeting, scheduled 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 30 at Escalante Middle School, 141 Baker Lane. To...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Next Durango Green Drinks scheduled

Garden Project of Southwest Colorado will host the next Durango Green Drinks gathering from 5 to 6:45 p.m. May 25 at Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave. All are welcome to attend the networking...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors