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Snowdown brings winter fun, increased crime to Durango

Durango’s Snowdown was originally conceived in 1979 to bring something fun and festive to Colorado’s long winter, and while the annual event still fulfills that mission, it also brings a lot of...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pancake stacking queen crowned; Snowdown 2020 theme announced

Fans of golden-era rock ‘n’ roll should have an advantage winning any Snowdown trivia contests in 2020. “A Rock Around Snowdown” was chosen as next year’s theme. Peg Ochsenreiter, Snowdown board...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Balloons, bathrooms and beer at Snowdown Saturday

Snowdown rang in its fourth day early Saturday morning and kept pace throughout the day and into the night. Balloons sailed in the sky, people crammed into a port-a-potty, and beers slid across...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wet storm will bring a mix of snow and rain this weekend

Up to a foot of snow is expected to hit the high mountain passes Sunday in Southwest Colorado, which means the drive could get hairy for drivers returning to Denver via Wolf Creek Pass after a...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cycling through a bar, a Durango tradition

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

2019 Snowdown Follies keeps the comedy coming

Thirty-three years. Thirty-one years. Twenty-eight years. Some of the cast and crew of the annual Snowdown Follies have been volunteering in the show longer than some participants and audience...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Send us your Snowdown photos

Share your best photos from Snowdown with The Durango Hearld. Click here to upload your best or funniest photos from this year's Snowdown "Get Your ComicOn!" View all reader photos in this photo...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowdown Chili Cook-off insiders dish what goes on behind the scenes

Think your homemade chili is pretty hot stuff? Here’s your chance to find out. You, too, can join this year’s cast of Snowdown comics who probably can’t even agree on the spelling of this treat,...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Culinary creations to celebrate comic-con Snowdown

As Durango’s comic-con Snowdown kicks off, we have a gamut of food events to look forward to, including hot wing, pie and French toast eating; oyster slurping; and chili and Bloody Mary making. (To...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Olympian Tracy Barnes brings bed racing back to Snowdown

Tracy Barnes missed many a Snowdown in Durango while she competed internationally as a world-class biathlete. Now that she is retired from the sport, she’s ready to put her mark on the annual...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City announces parking restrictions, street closures and shuttles for Friday’s Snowdown parade

Snowdown’s Get Your Comic On! Light Parade will begin with a single firework about 6 p.m. (or dusk) Friday on Main Avenue. Parking along the parade route and staging areas will be restricted...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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