Hesperus

Airplane makes emergency landing at restaurant west of Durango

A pilot in a small airplane that experienced engine failure made an emergency landing Tuesday in the Kennebec Café parking lot near Hesperus. The plane landed about 11 a.m. with no engine running,...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Old Fort a test site for young farmers

HESPERUS – A trio of young people is learning the whole scope of what it takes to run a farm, and they’re doing it on land with a long agricultural history. The people, 18 to 25 years old, started...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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