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Lynx ambles among skiers, boarders at Purgatory Resort

A lynx ambled through a crowd of enthralled onlookers at Purgatory Resort on Wednesday, which was the second time in two weeks that the elusive animal crossed paths with humans in the area. ...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow sculptures on display at Purgatory Resort

Snow sculptures by a variety of artists will be on display in the Plaza at Purgatory Resort through Thursday. Artists will create their pieces as passers-by watch and may even share a tip or two....

DATE: Dec. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

White Christmas brings icy roads, canceled flights

While Durangoans woke up to a postcard Christmas, snowplow crews for the city of Durango, La Plata County and the Colorado Department of Transportation were on the job starting in the early morning...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teen recovering from ski jump accident

A 13-year-old Durango girl is recovering at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora after fracturing her pelvis while skiing at Purgatory Resort . Ava Maxon is expected to be in a wheelchair for 12...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory retail store opens on north Main Avenue

The new in-town Purgatory Sports retail store and ticket office on north Main Avenue have opened just in time for Christmas shopping and skiing. Purgatory Resort purchased the building at 2615...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shopping with the common good in mind

It’s becoming more and more common – businesses contributing to the common good while increasing sales and making their customers feel generous in the process. Called cause marketing, it can take...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort announces Locals Benefit Days

Purgatory Resort on Wednesday announced four Locals Benefit Days this season. Local Benefit Days will include discounted lift tickets and a portion of ticket sales to benefit four nonprofits. The...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest storm packs snow, lightning, hail and rain

A Pacific storm brought up to 1 foot of snow to the San Juan Mountains as of Monday afternoon, and storm totals were expected to climb through Tuesday morning. A storm cell packed with hail and...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm offers hope for Purgatory Resort’s Saturday opening

Showing off Southwest Colorado’s shoulder season, Purgatory Resort will open Saturday with skiing and mountain biking, all on the same lift ticket – weather permitting. Unseasonably dry and warm...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warm, dry weather makes ski areas sweat

Mother Nature must be slow to wax her skis this year. Unseasonably warm and dry conditions this fall have stalled or muted the start of ski season across Colorado, including Southwest Colorado,...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected in the San Juan Mountains

The high country around Silverton should see snow accumulations this weekend as a low-pressure system makes its way into the Four Corners. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist for the National Weather...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Neighbors: Purgatory stalwarts inducted in Hall of Fame

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist In 1982, Jim “Hoody” Hards hired recent Durango High School graduate Mike McCormack as a lift operator and ticket checker at Purgatory Ski Area. Thirty-four years...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors