Hesperus

Ar 170309568
Ar 170309568

Hesperus Ski Area reopens after mid-season closure

Hesperus Ski Area, which closed mid-season to conduct lift maintenance, reopened Wednesday. The ski hill 11 miles west of downtown Durango closed Feb. 21 after an unannounced inspection by the...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170229554
Ar 170229554

Inspection finds several ‘deficiencies’ at Hesperus Ski Area

During an unannounced inspection in February, the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board identified 20 deficiencies at Hesperus Ski Area, which is expected to remain closed until mid-March to...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170229747
Ar 170229747

Hesperus Ski Area closes mid-season for maintenance

Hesperus Ski Area has been shut down since Tuesday after the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board performed a routine inspection and found maintenance and operational issues that must be...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170209943
Ar 170209943

Coal boiler sparks federal lawsuit between Hesperus neighbors

A dispute brewing between Hesperus neighbors over a coal-fueled boiler prompted one to file a federal lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court in Denver. Robert Bridges and Karen Nakayama have...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170119501
Ar 170119501

Hesperus ranch placed on historic register

HESPERUS – Helen Ruth Aspaas lives in a white house a mile south of the Old Fort campus in Hesperus. The old coal-burning stoves are gone, and additions have been built, but the structure’s...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 161239994
Ar 161239994

Skiers, boarders say Ski Hesperus offers an affordable, convenient option

In the two weeks since Ski Hesperus opened for winter under new management, the slopes have seen a steady flow of skiers and snowboarders who say it offers an affordable and convenient option for a...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 161219747
Ar 161219747

Hesperus Ski Area opens Saturday

Snow is in the forecast just in time for the Hesperus Ski Area’s Saturday opening. The hill, on U.S. Highway 160 11 miles west of Durango, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. All-day lift...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 161129609
Ar 161129609

GCC president says it would help build Trump’s wall

Coal extracted from a mine in La Plata County could very well help President-elect Donald Trump build his “big, beautiful, powerful” wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In a Nov. 23 article, Enrique...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 160929868
Ar 160929868

Purgatory owner buys Hesperus Ski Area

James Coleman, who purchased Purgatory Resort in 2015, has added another ski slope to his portfolio: Hesperus Ski Area, 11 miles west of Durango. The acquisition announced Thursday includes the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 160639987
Ar 160639987

County Road 120 improvements delayed

In case residents are wondering why improvements to the narrow and gravelly County Road 120 did not begin Monday as scheduled, the start date for the project has been pushed to the end of the week....

DATE: June 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 160609971
Ar 160609971

La Plata County commissioners OK King II coal mine permit

La Plata County ended six years of negotiation Wednesday by approving a Class II land-use permit for the King II coal mine, although the unanimous vote may bring legal action from residents. As an...

DATE: June 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 160519554
Ar 160519554

La Plata County officials tour King II coal mine site ahead of permit vote

In preparation of a long-awaited vote on a Class II land-use permit, La Plata County officials toured the King II coal mine site in Hesperus and surrounding residential areas Wednesday afternoon....

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News