Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Co

Tourist season may be gaining steam in Durango

After five years of tourism growth, Durango could be headed for a sixth. Visitation numbers from Durango’s three main attractions look strong. Purgatory Resort had its strongest winter season in 17...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Modern technology keeps Durango train steaming along

Keeping locomotives from the 1920s endlessly chugging to Silverton takes more than an oil change. At the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, engineers are replacing decades-old parts and...

DATE: July 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

D&SNG in battle for best train ride in America

Licking its wounds from a tight loss to Steamboat Springs as the “Best Town Ever,” Durango is now in a battle over the best train ride in the United States. Hand picked by a panel of rail travel...

DATE: July 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighting budgets, resources subject of hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and other members of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources met this week to discuss a bill aimed at improving forest management and wildfire...

DATE: June 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dry lightning leads to at least three small fires in Durango area

While Durango may not have set a new temperature record for Tuesday, it did tie one, coming in at 94 degrees and equaling a record set in 2012. “That’s more than 10 degrees above normal,” said...

DATE: June 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

More record-breaking heat forecast for Durango

Heat warped the tracks of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and delayed the last two trains of the day by several hours. Commercial airlines had to bump passengers to lighten the load...

DATE: June 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fallen soldiers honored in Silverton after train ride from Durango

After fighter jets roared over Silverton, solemn veterans and their family members gathered in Memorial Park to honor and remember those who died in war. “Today, we cherish all those young men and...

DATE: May 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where did Tuba City get its name?

Traveling to Flagstaff across the northern Navajo Reservation, you go through Tuba City. Where did the name come from? Was John Phillips Sousa born in Tuba City? The Navajo people are exceptional...

DATE: May 15, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

Railroad narrators take riders back to Victorian era

It’s not every day that a history buff can relive the era that fascinates them most. That is, unless you’re a Victorian narrator on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad . “This is the best...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steamboat sinks Durango in ‘Best Town Ever’ poll

In a head-to-head battle, Steamboat Springs sunk Durango on Outside Magazine ’s Best Town Ever poll. It wasn’t easy. Steamboat Springs just slinked by Durango with a 4,469 to 4,389 vote in Round 3...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton’s Grand Imperial restored to opulence

The Grand Imperial reopened with elegant fanfare Saturday, and the force behind the revitalization, the Harper family, believes the hotel will draw more tourists to Silverton. Despite blustery...

DATE: May 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Restored Grand Imperial will be unveiled Saturday

As the first train of the year steams into Silverton Saturday, the Grand Imperial Hotel in Silverton will reopen, restored to its former glory and charm, and a full day of festive fanfare is...

DATE: May 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News