Mountain Archery Festival hits bullseye

Austin Whitt called Saturday’s Train to Hunt sprint race as part of the Mountain Archery Festival “borderline brutal.” With a 50-pound pack on and needing the focus required to hit a target from...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Train, hotels and Mesa Verde reporting strong numbers

After the 416 Fire slowed tourism and spending last summer in Southwest Colorado, visitors are back in force filling hotels, rafts, train cars and Mesa Verde National Park. The Durango & Silverton...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory to host fourth annual Summer Brew

Purgatory Ski Resort will host its annual Summer Brew festival July 6 at the resort’s ski beach with help from title sponsor Liquor World. The festival, which focuses on seasonal and summertime...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Purgatory Resort sees 47% rise in skier visits

Heavy snowfall across the state this winter boosted visits to Colorado ski resorts, especially Purgatory Resort. Purgatory saw a 47% increase in visits from the 2017-18 season to the 2018-19...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bike from Durango to ski at Purgatory? Why not?

If you ask Finn Skowlund which he likes more – biking or skiing – he may give you a puzzled look. He’s never had to choose. The 12-year-old has been biking around Durango most of his life. He likes...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort to open for skiing Saturday, Sunday

Purgatory Resort plans to open Saturday and Sunday for skiing to allow powder hounds to enjoy the fresh snow the area is expected to receive through Thursday. Snow is expected to be followed by...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic May day is here for Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort’s season will end with one last memorable moment to conclude a winter filled with powder days, a high school state championship event and countless memories made. Skiers and...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Purgatory Resort to extend season into May

Purgatory Resort will extend its skiing and snowboarding season into May for the first time. Mountain officials announced Friday that the resort will remain open for two more Saturdays, concluding...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skiers make waves Sunday at Purgatory

PURGATORY RESORT – Josh Steinlauf of Durango handled his pond skimming run like a pro: right through the water, not a drop on him. Purgatory Resort is beginning its end-of-the season craziness,...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police: Man tries to run over neighbors in skid-steer loader

A man in a skid-steer loader who allegedly tried to run people over Friday night in northern La Plata County was arrested at gunpoint, police said. John Westlund, 37, allegedly approached two...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aspen’s Thomas, Vail Mountain’s Cole win CHSAA giant slalom state titles

One run. That’s all that was possible to decide high school skiing’s giant slalom state champions in Colorado. With deep snow at Purgatory Resort in Durango with seven inches overnight and heavy...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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