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

Hening claims sportsmanship award at regional skiing championships

A concussion suffered during a crash ended Gracey Hening’s ski season early. Awards still awaited her at the regional championships. Hening was one of four athletes from the Purgatory Ski Team to...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Purgatory Resort’s closure reverberates around Southwest Colorado

It’s not a normal sight: Purgatory Resort touting a base depth of 5 feet of snow during the spring break season, but with untracked slopes and not a skier to be seen. But these are not normal...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

PLOEN: Beauty of an unknown final score

As sports fans, there are few things more gripping than a close sporting event in the final minute of regulation. Every play, coaching instruction and bounce of a ball suddenly seems so fragile. It...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Purgatory Resort says no skiing front side of mountain

As tempting as it might seem, no, you can’t trek up Purgatory Resort’s ski trails and have the slopes all to yourself. In a statement issued Saturday by resort officials, Purgatory Resort asks the...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort extends closure, still hopes to open this season

While many ski resorts across North America have already committed to closing for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, Purgatory Resort north of Durango has hope it might be able to reopen again in...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Governor extends closure of Colorado ski areas, orders schools closed

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday took more sweeping actions to try and slow the spread of the new coronavirus in Colorado, ordering the state’s ski areas to stay closed until at least April 6,...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis closes ski areas in Colorado amid coronavirus outbreak

SALT LAKE CITY — As ski resorts across the United States grappled with how to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus without having to close, industry giants Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain...

DATE: March 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

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