Montezuma County expands historic road map

At the end of 2020, the Montezuma County Commissioners continued their effort to identify and assert historic rights of way across county and federal lands. In response, federal land agencies have...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | UPDATED: 20 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to invest in land stewardship, with help from state grant

The city of Durango is stepping up its land management efforts in 2021 with the help of a $140,600 Great Outdoors Colorado grant. The GOCO Resilient Communities grant pays for one-time, immediate...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite budget concerns, Durango plans to move forward with projects in 2021

The city of Durango is nearing the end of its budget development process for 2021, and Durango residents can expect progress on a few long-awaited – and a few controversial – projects. Durango,...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango supportive of allowing e-bikes on natural surface trails

Halfway through Durango’s electric bike trial at Twin Buttes, the majority of community feedback is positive, particularly from e-bike riders who have gained access to new recreational...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Permit system on the way to control crowds on Ice Lakes Trail

It appears the time has finally come to put in place a permit system to visit the popular Ice Lakes Trail outside Silverton. After a year of incredible use, which resulted in significant damage to...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Final approval of Rico trail plan pending

The Rico Trails Project has gained preliminary approval from the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. The draft decision and document that found no significant environmental...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phil’s World trail expansion complete

A 24-mile trail expansion project at Phil’s World recreation area east of Cortez has been completed. Trail construction began in spring 2018, and the last few miles were completed this fall. There...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outdoor recreation a mighty economic force

Outdoor recreation is emerging as a critical element in the economic recovery from COVID-19 as the recreation economy delivers a larger share of U.S. economic output for the second consecutive...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Winter wildlife closures around Durango take effect Dec. 1

It may still be nice outside to go out for a hike, but Colorado wildlife officials are reminding trail users that closures in certain areas take effect Tuesday to protect critical winter range for...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Canyon closed to passenger vehicles in winter

New winter travel restrictions have been enacted for the upper parts of La Plata Canyon in response to an uptick in passenger vehicles becoming stuck in the snow. La Plata County commissioners...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory opens with a smooth start

People flocked to Purgatory Resort for its opening day Saturday ready to hit the slopes after a longer-than-average off-season. The resort had to cut its 2019-20 season short because of the...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse recreation season sees record visitation

Lake Nighthorse’s 2020 recreation season, characterized by amenity improvements and high visitor turnout, came to a chilly, windy end Saturday. Located south of the city, Lake Nighthorse is both a...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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