Outdoor recreation

Hunters and anglers flex their political muscles

On Dec. 2, 2017, onstage in a cavernous auditorium at Boise State University, two of the three Republican hopefuls for Idaho governor, Lt. Gov. Brad Little and businessman Tommy Ahlquist, discussed...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Piñon Project offers free rentals of outdoor gear

Local businesses and a grant have helped the Piñon Project set up an outdoor-gear library to serve local school programs, youth groups and other organizations. The inventory of gear is funded by a...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Road to monument ruins closed because it crosses private land

A road to popular ruins on two local national monuments has been closed while officials seek an alternative access point that avoids private property. It was discovered in July that Bureau of Land...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Riggers cross Twin Buttes

Some like books. Others do yoga. Running is for some, but for Sean Englund, it’s standing 295 feet in the air between Twin Buttes southeast of Durango that relaxes him. Everything slows down, he...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jared Polis vows to defend Colorado lands, outdoor industry

DENVER – Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis has pledged to protect the state’s public lands and to promote its booming outdoor recreation industry. “I will very much take seriously my responsibility...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lake Nighthorse to close for season

Lake Nighthorse will close for the season Nov. 14 and reopen sometime in April. Durango Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Metz said visits to the lake and revenue projections are below...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper celebrates economic impact of outdoor recreation

As his administration approaches its final two months, Gov. John Hickenlooper Friday released new data celebrating the impact of outdoor recreation on the state’s economy. He also signed an...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Death of 2 US ski team members in avalanche spurs changes

On the ski lift buildings at the resort in Soelden, Austria, there are now signs that read: Attention! High Alpine terrain. Leave marked runs at your own risk. Written in English, the warning...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Learn about native plants at Cortez’s Carpenter Trail

Visitors to the Carpenter Natural Area can now learn more about native and non-native plants, trees and shrubs thanks to interpretive signs installed along the concrete trail this Fall. Local...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest offers 416 Fire field trips

The San Juan National Forest will host three field trips within the 416 Fire closure area in October. Each field trip will accommodate up to 15 people, and early registration is suggested....

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sand Canyon to get improved parking, pending funding

The Bureau of Land Management has approved a plan to improve parking and access to the South Sand Canyon Trail system in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. But a timeline on construction is...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM to use less disruptive method for wild horse roundups

Bait trapping is the favored procedure if wild horses need to be removed from the Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area, according to a decision released Friday by the Tres Rios Bureau of Land...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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