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Inspection finds several ‘deficiencies’ at Hesperus Ski Area

During an unannounced inspection in February, the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board identified 20 deficiencies at Hesperus Ski Area, which is expected to remain closed until mid-March to...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skier who died at Purgatory Resort is identified

A 34-year-old woman who struck a tree and died while skiing at Purgatory Resort on Saturday has been identified as Farmington resident Kressyda Ming, according to La Plata County coroner Jann...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies after crashing into tree at Purgatory

A 34-year-old woman who struck a tree while skiing Saturday at Purgatory Resort has died. Authorities had not released her name as of Saturday night. The incident was reported about 3:15 p.m. near...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area closes mid-season for maintenance

Hesperus Ski Area has been shut down since Tuesday after the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board performed a routine inspection and found maintenance and operational issues that must be...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Freestyle team in full force before home event

It was a sweet sweep for skiers in Crested Butte. The Purgatory Freestyle Team traveled last weekend to compete in a park and pipe competition in Crested Butte. It was a key event as athletes...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Purgatory employee and longtime skier shares good vibes

Greg Ralph would have become a surfer had surfers been a little nicer. “Surfers aren’t the friendliest, most encouraging people toward beginners,” said Ralph, who grew up in Southern California....

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Girl ‘stable’ after falling Sunday from Purgatory chairlift

A 7-year-old girl fell about 26 feet from Lift 1 Sunday at Purgatory Resort. The girl was in “stable” condition Sunday after the incident, said Kim Oyler, spokeswoman for Purgatory Resort, in an...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife autopsy reveals cause of death for Purgatory lynx

A lynx found dead this month at Purgatory Resort died of natural causes, wildlife officials confirmed Wednesday. A necropsy of the animal found a tumor in his throat that prevented him from...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango girl who broke pelvis gets encouragement for recovery

A 14-year-old Durango girl who broke her pelvis going off a jump at Purgatory Resort received words of encouragement Thursday from someone who has endured a similar pain. Jeffrey Hamner, 24, who...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dead lynx identified as 11½-year-old male born in Telluride

A lynx found dead Sunday at Purgatory Resort has been identified as an 11½-year-old male born in Telluride, wildlife officials said Wednesday. Representatives with Colorado Parks and Wildlife ...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort lynx found dead Sunday

A lynx that had been spotted with some regularity at Purgatory Resort the past few weeks was found dead Sunday, according to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman. Purgatory ski patrol members...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort names general manager

Colin McBeath will take over as the general manager of Purgatory Resort in January, the company announced Thursday. McBeath was most recently the general manager at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News