Canoeing and kayaking

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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

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Bayfield’s Tracy Hines helping change adaptive sports game

With the Summer Olympics all wrapped up, athletes from across the nation are already training for the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan. Tracy Hines, of Bayfield and Mt. Holly, North Carolina, is no...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Plenty of action and drama in whitewater canoe/kayak at Olympics

Whitewater churns into foam as double-ended paddles windmill one-person boats into position. The paddles go up in the air as the boats slide through red or green gates, then the furious wind...

DATE: July 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Dry early spring sinks rafting hopes on Lower Delores

The famed Snaggletooth Rapid below McPhee dam whimpers for a healing rush of water to once again show off its whitewater fangs. The last boaters crashed through the jagged Class IV rapids in 2011,...

DATE: April 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Denver man sets Grand Canyon river run record

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A Denver man has logged the fastest Grand Canyon river trip on record, paddling his kayak down the Colorado River in 34 hours and 2 minutes. Tom Martin, secretary of the Grand...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Nate Foster is Durango’s latest precocious paddler

Nate Foster paddles a kayak built in the last century sometimes racing against competition anywhere from 2 to 5 years older than him. “It’s not what you’d call a contemporary racing design,” said...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

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How dangerous is the Whitewater Park?

The first summer of operations at the newly constructed Durango Whitewater Park has been a roller-coaster ride, with prolonged high water, a number of rescues and a death, leading to a question:...

DATE: June 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Electra Lake open to public after dam repairs

After being closed to the public for the past two years because of dam repairs, Electra Lake is reopening to limited public access until Oct. 31. “We’re going to be very careful about not...

DATE: June 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whitewater Park finish is delayed

In-stream work at Whitewater Park has been extended another two weeks, meaning the Animas River likely won’t be open to boaters until at least April 15. It was the second time the city of Durango...

DATE: March 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City in channel for whitewater funds

Now that Durango has shown it can host bicycling competitions such as the start of the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, the city is looking for funding to turn the Animas River into a venue for...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durangoan fighting back

Kier Samuelson of Durango, a former ski racer with the Durango Nordic Ski Club, is continuing his recovery from major injuries suffered in an automobile accident in November.Samuelson, also a noted...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors