Tourism

Mesa Verde National Park launches podcast series

A podcast series about the prehistory of ancestral Puebloans in the Four Corners will launch Friday with three introductory episodes, according to a news release from the park. “Mesa Verde Voices”...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Ancient Voices’ podcast tour available from Mesa Verde Country

About eight months after Mesa Verde Country received a grant to create audio tours of Montezuma County’s historical sites, the first of three is available online . Kelly Kirkpatrick, director of...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Galloping Goose will run on Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

The historic Galloping Goose rail bus will run summer and fall excursions on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in northern New Mexico. The Goose No. 5, based in Dolores, will run variations of...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lectures to address Native American history in Four Corners

The Four Corners Lecture Series will present two talks about Native American history in the region. Carrie Heitman will give a presentation called “Of House and Home: Gender, Labor and Liturgy in...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Hopi dances return to Mesa Verde National Park in July

The Lomayestewa family of Shungopovi Village in Second Mesa, Arizona, will perform traditional Hopi dances at 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. July 1-2 at the Mesa Verde National Park Visitor and...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Attorney to offer legal consultations for seniors

Area Agency on Aging attorney Anthony Edwards will offer free legal consultations to residents 60 and older from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Osteoporosis prevention talk to be offered at fairgrounds

Dr. Dennis O’Brien will give a talked titled “Preventing Osteoporosis Without Drugs” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. The presentation is...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Trump slump: Uneasy foreigners may spend travel budgets elsewhere

Tourism is an important economic force in Southwest Colorado, and its success depends on multiple factors: weather, wildfires, gas prices, airfares, news coverage, terror threats, violence against...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Galloping Goose museum proposes expansion in Dolores

The Galloping Goose Society wants to construct a track behind its museum in downtown Dolores to display restored railroad cars. The plan is to lay 80 feet of track, running east-west, and parallel...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Local museums thrive on tourism

Communities love their museums; they just don’t love them enough to keep them in business. Just like local retailers and restaurants, museums depend on tourists for attendance and revenue. Surely...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | COLUMN: A Take on Tourism

Silverton votes to retain, tweak existing ATV rules

Residents in Silverton on Tuesday voted to retain existing ATV rules within town limits, allowing Town Council to tweak the ordinance to address concerns raised over the last few months. In...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Tourism Office director Bob Kunkel to step down

The Durango Area Tourism Office started searching for a new executive director this week. Bob Kunkel, who heads the group, expects to step down after a replacement is found and trained. DATO , a...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News