Purgatory Resort cranks up snowmaking operations

Purgatory Resort has begun snowmaking for the 2020-21 season. A storm that hit the region earlier this week brought a dusting of snow to the resort north of Durango, with the summit receiving a few...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Needles Fire near Purgatory Resort’s Lift 2 at 80% containment

Some 20 firefighters worked to complete and secure fire lines and to began mop up operations Sunday around the 6-acre Needles Fire, burning near Lift 2 of Purgatory Resort. The wildfire was listed...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Needles Fire near Purgatory Resort 65% contained

Fire crews reached 65% containment on the Needles Fire near Purgatory Resort as of Saturday. The Needles Fire broke out Wednesday afternoon in 3 to 5 acres of mixed conifer near Lift 2 at...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire breaks out near Purgatory Resort

A wildfire, dubbed “The Needles Fire,” broke out about 3 p.m. Wednesday near Purgatory Resort. Two single-engine air tankers and more than 20 firefighters were working the blaze Wednesday...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort wraps up ‘remarkable’ summer

Purgatory Resort will bring summer operations to a close Sunday after an unexpectedly successful summer, said Dave Rathbun, the ski area’s general manager. In March, Purgatory, like every other...

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

Then and now: 6 months after Colorado issued stay-at-home order

It may feel like another lifetime ago, but Friday was the six-month mark from when Gov. Jared Polis issued Colorado’s first stay-at-home order, an extreme measure to slow the spread of COVID-19 at...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

September snow doesn’t faze Southwest Coloradans

From hot summer days to a wave of wildfire smoke and a cold blast from Canada, the past week has brought topsy-turvy weather to Southwest Colorado and thoughts of ski season. The state was enjoying...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

10 absolutely fun things to do in Southwest Colorado on Fourth of July

Colorado is cautiously moving forward with reopening professional sports and community spaces like libraries. But the state health department is still encouraging people to hunker down, even for...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory gears up for summer and COVID-19

After losing a month of the ski season because of health orders issued to slow the spread of COVID-19, Purgatory Resort reopens today for summer – this time rearmed as much as possible – to deal...

DATE: June 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Purgatory Resort plans new lift, more ski terrain

Purgatory Resort is looking to expand its skiable terrain, and if you have an opinion about the matter, now’s the time to speak up. The U.S. Forest Service on Thursday announced a 30-day public...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort’s insurance company sues D&SNG for 416 Fire losses

Purgatory Resort’s insurance company has filed a lawsuit against the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for costs associated with the 416 Fire. Granite State Insurance Co., based in New...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Ski Team alpine racers turn in series title in 2020

The Purgatory Ski Team sped through another alpine season. With junior national championship events canceled because of the new coronavirus pandemic, though, the season came without the climactic...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

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