Outdoor recreation

Short-haul operations a specialty of Mesa Verde Helitack

If you are badly injured in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, the rescue may include dangling from a fixed line attached to the Mesa Verde Helitack helicopter. Short-haul operations are a...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vandalism, trespassing at Bakers Bridge spark concern

The saying that “one person can ruin it for everyone” might become the unfortunate case at the popular Bakers Bridge hangout spot, where vandalism and trespassing have become an increasing problem....

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado reopens outdoor recreation, scenic trains and worship

San Juan Basin Public Health issued a public health order Friday for La Plata County allowing outdoor recreation businesses, gyms, recreational sports leagues and houses of worship to reopen under...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Entering a state wildlife area, like Perins Peak? You’ll need a hunting or fishing license

Starting July 1, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will require anyone who enters a state wildlife area – like at Perins Peak, Bodo and Haviland Lake – to have a hunting or fishing license, a move...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

78-year-old hiker rescued after falling 20 feet in backcountry

Emergency responders successfully rescued a 78-year-old man Wednesday after he fell 20 feet while hiking in the backcountry off U.S. Highway 550 in San Juan County. San Juan County Search and...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado boat sales boom as people use rivers to escape coronavirus

The rivers are rising and paddle shops and boat makers across Colorado are reporting record sales as more families dip a paddle in the state’s waterways. “It’s like strumming the perfect chord on...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Silent protest’ raises ruckus over river rafting shutdown

Frustrated by the lack of clarity about when commercial rafting and other outdoor tours can begin, the owner of one rafting company is making his feelings known at his downtown Durango kiosk. “We...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plans e-bike trial at Twin Buttes

Fans of electric bicycles will have a new place to ride in June – on a trial basis. The city of Durango will start a one-year trial at the end of June to allow pedal-assist electric bike users to...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temporary public access reopens at Durango’s Oxbow Park

River users have easier access to the Animas River at Oxbow Park and Preserve after a monthlong park closure because of construction. The city of Durango announced that public access to Oxbow Park...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ouray Via Ferrata adds adrenaline to town’s already adventurous spirit

The Switzerland of America is about to have an added European feel for visitors. After four years of work, the Ouray Via Ferrata will open to the public Memorial Day weekend. A via ferrata, a...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Lake Nighthorse, skate park among reopenings this week in Durango

Outdoor recreation opportunities are about to become more abundant around Durango. The Schneider Skate Park opened Monday with a handful of safety guidelines in place. Lake Nighthorse will open for...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Wolf Creek Ski Area’s hope for reopening dashed by governor’s order

Any chance of Wolf Creek Ski Area reopening before the end of the season was quashed late Thursday after Gov. Jared Polis extended an executive order requiring all ski resorts in the state to...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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