New mountain coaster to open Saturday at Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort’s new Inferno Mountain Coaster will open Saturday just north of Lift 4 and the base area of the mountain. The new mountain roller coaster – created by the Aquatic Development Group...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Talk about town: Fort Lewis College to host Easter egg fun Saturday

Durango Parks and Recreation announced that its annual Easter egg scramble will be held Saturday on the Smith Sports Complex fields at Fort Lewis College, a new location from previous years. Kids...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Talk about town: Durango train featured in Netflix series

The original series “Godless” is streaming on Netflix and features a familiar Durango sight in its first episode: the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The seven-episode television drama...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Talk about town: Snowdown auction to aid Mr. Snowdown, Terry Fiedler

Snowdown memorabilia from year’s past will be auctioned off through Feb. 4 to support Alzheimer’s treatment for “Mr. Snowdown,” Terry Fiedler. Auction items will be displayed Friday in the south...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Talk about town: Chamber of Commerce announces ‘Durango Rocks’ finalists

The Durango Chamber of Commerce will present its annual “Durango Rocks” awards Jan. 18 at the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall. Awards include Citizen of the Year, Leadership La Plata...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Talk about town: Vote on the best-decorated business in Durango

The Business Improvement District kicked off its annual holiday window decoration competition Tuesday, and 35 Durango merchants are competing for the title of best holiday decorator. Businesses in...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Talk about town: ‘Small Town Big Deal’

The “Christmas Across America” special of the television show “Small Town Big Deal” features scenes of Durango filmed last December. The special includes footage of Durango aesthetics, including...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Durango’s big on charm

Being on top-10 lists is nothing new for Durango. Best true West town, best recreational town, best beer town, best mountain biking town – if there’s a category that applies to us, it’s likely we...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Durango a great college town

Durango has received yet another accolade. The 2015 Niche Rankings have named Durango No. 4 on the Best College Towns in America list. The title means the town needs to be home to a college whose...

DATE: June 20, 2015 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Longing for Snowdown?

It’s the official start of summer, and most Durangoans are thinking about golf, picnics and lazing in the hammock. But for the organizers of Snowdown, who start working on the next year shortly...

DATE: June 20, 2015 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Double dose of national exposure

One network wasn’t enough to contain the excitement of the Fort Lewis College homecoming football game. FLC played the No. 15 Colorado School of Mines Orediggers on Thursday in the first night game...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2014 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Start stalking – $500 on the line

Bounty hunters, take note: There’s a $500 reward out there for the first one who spots a wanted Coloradan. A slight twist: This Coloradan is a tree – a Colorado blue spruce, the state tree. The...

DATE: April 8, 2014 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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