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Durango Mountain Resort

Wolves coming to Purgatory

For the first time, wolves are coming to Purgatory. On Wednesday, six wolves from Wolfwood Refuge in Ignacio will be at the ski resort for a free educational day with patrons. There will be a...

DATE: March 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ray Duncan, ski area founder, dies

Purgatory Resort will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, but the community institution and winter economic driver might never have come to be without founder Raymond Twomey Duncan. He died...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory’s slow-moving Chair 8 is being replaced in favor of high-speed lift

For Purgatory Resort’s new owner James Coleman, replacing the notoriously slow-moving Legends Lift 8 is only the first step of his long-term vision that looks to improve the ski mountain. “We want...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A skier, a developer, a ‘creator’

James Coleman started his first business at age 6, selling quartz and other rocks to neighbors from a red wagon he pulled. At night, he would canvas construction sites for discarded bottles to...

DATE: March 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

It is ‘DMR’ no longer

As an exercise in corporate branding, “Durango Mountain Resort” is dead. Purgatory lives on. James H. Coleman Jr. finalized his purchase of Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort on Wednesday from a...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

You make hay when the sun shines

DATE: Feb. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools in session; avalanche work on mountain passes

A break in winter storms allowed snowplows scrape down to the asphalt and school buses to roll out on their routes Tuesday morning. Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio school districts were back in...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The one we’ve waited for?

Colorado is bracing for a long-awaited snowstorm – good news for farmers and ranchers, wildflowers, wildfire crews, skiers and the tourism industry – as much of the state struggles with...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

$6,600 will help local teachers

In its first outing at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, Teacher Appreciation Day brought in almost $6,600. Held Monday, on the Presidents Day holiday, the event was sponsored by Office Depot...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Potentially ‘juicy’ storm is on the way

Southwest Colorado’s parched residents were teased with some snowflakes Monday afternoon, but that’s probably about it from this storm system. “It’s very spring-like, very showery in nature,” said...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

S.W. Colorado rocks Sunset awards

Sunset magazine has documented the Western lifestyle for decades, but in 2015, it will hold its first-ever Travel Awards program – and two of the four finalists for Best Cultural Attraction are...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teacher appreciation day Monday at DMR

To raise money for the newly created La Plata County Teacher Appreciation Fund, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is hosting Teacher Appreciation Day on Monday. Up to $20 of every lift ticket...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News