With arrival of Durango train, Silverton says it’s open to visitors

SILVERTON – In a sign of strange times, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad didn’t take passengers Thursday through the San Juan Mountains to the town of Silverton; rather, the locomotive...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango applauds collaboration ahead of restaurant reopenings

La Plata County economic leaders and city of Durango officials called local collaboration “inspirational” as they weighed health and economic needs before the next round of business reopenings....

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Order to shelter in place makes ‘ghost town’ of Telluride

TELLURIDE – A late-winter squall dumps a foot of fresh powder on the Telluride ski area just in time for spring break tourists. Ski and snowboard gear and clothing adorn shop windows. Bicycles are...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ax-throwing range could be coming to Durango

If you have a hankering for throwing axes but don’t have the space to do it, a solution might be on its way. Durango Adventures and Zipline Tours is asking the city of Durango to allow for...

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

Galloping Goose reunion tour planned for July

Over the years, there have been a handful of Galloping Goose rail-car reunion tours, and another one is planned for July in Chama, New Mexico. The event is part of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Talk about town: Durango makes top 50 best places to live, barely

Durango regularly appears on national lists highlighting the best towns to live in or visit, but not usually behind towns such as Pella, Iowa, and West Fargo, North Dakota. A list of the 50 best...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Visiting Australia? You might see Durango

Earlier this month, Visit Durango hosted world-renowned photographer and videographer, Dan Avila and film crew. Hailing from the port city of Fremantle, Western Australia, Avila is an award winning...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Bar D Wranglers make big splash in The New York Times

Yee-haw, yippee-ki-yay, The Bar D Chuckwagon made the cover of The New York Times Arts section Saturday. Prime real estate, too. The top two-thirds of Page C1 were devoted to three photographs and...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport experiences busiest June ever

Durango-La Plata Airport recorded its busiest month ever in June, notching 37,743 departing passengers for the month. “We anticipated an increase in passenger traffic, but these record numbers are...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Train, hotels and Mesa Verde reporting strong numbers

After the 416 Fire slowed tourism and spending last summer in Southwest Colorado, visitors are back in force filling hotels, rafts, train cars and Mesa Verde National Park. The Durango & Silverton...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sales, lodgers taxes dip during snowy March

A wet winter and spring brought skiers and snowboarders flocking to Purgatory Resort, but the snow did not translate into an increase in sales and lodgers taxes in March for the city of Durango, a...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feasibility study considered for Montezuma County convention center

After initial research, informal surveys and brainstorming sessions for a new convention center in Montezuma County, it is now time for a feasibility study, said a small group of organizers. Local...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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