Winterfest weekend includes downhill, uphill

Winterfest is back at Durango Mountain Resort on Saturday and Sunday.The annual winter festival at Purgatory includes options from dogsledding to ice climbing to telemark skiing to downhill racing...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Here’s how to ride a rope tow

It’s all in the gloves.Seriously.The key to using a rope tow at a ski area, like Durango’s Chapman Hill, is a pair of reliable gloves. Not fancy new ski or snowboard gloves. Nope.Use instead an...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango’s Elliott skiing to Estonia

Durango’s Tad Elliott, with a new national title in his back pocket, is skiing to Estonia.Elliott, 22, won his second national cross country skiing title in the 30-kilometer skate event last...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Sports Extra

College Football Won and done: Newton to enter NFL draft MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft after leading Auburn to a...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Pull no punches: DHS gets serious

Alan Batiste is sick of falling behind early.The bench boss for the Durango High School boys basketball team has seen his squad score first in just one of its first 10 games this season, and with a...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Different Durango begins anew against Montrose

Aspen McKeever was on fire.During a shooting drill Thursday, the senior from the Durango High School girls basketball team drilled seven mid-range jumpers in a row from various locations and over...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fox brings blueprint to Broncos

ENGLEWOOD – John Fox has turned around a bumbling team before.The Denver Broncos are counting on him to do it again.Fox was picked over four other candidates to replace Josh McDaniels, who was...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Competition’s a racquet

For a man who flourishes in the confined space of a racquetball court, John McManamon has covered some major miles.McManamon’s racquetball odyssey, usually confined to a 20-foot-by-40-foot space,...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Guru Nation: less Luis Ordaz, more winning

I have failed you, Guru Nation.After clearing the dust from my 2009 crystal ball to accurately predict better than 60 percent of this year’s regular-season NFL games, I hit a pedestrian .250 in the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Sports Extra

Major League Baseball Hoffman retires after 601 saves in 18 seasons SAN DIEGO (AP) – Trevor Hoffman used to arrive for work late at night, with heavy metal music blaring from the speakers.Batters...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Should I stay? Or should I go?

NEW YORK – As college football underclassmen from Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck – staying in school – to LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson – leaving for the pros – weigh whether to head to the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Fox and the Bronco: Denver hires new head coach

ENGLEWOOD – The Denver Broncos hired John Fox on Thursday, hoping he’s the right coach to turn around the downtrodden team.Fox beat out four other candidates to replace Josh McDaniels, who was...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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