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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 24, 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

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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

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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

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Special events boost Durango train and sister companies

American Heritage Railways, the parent company of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, is preparing for more growth in Durango and across the country. The Durango train saw its third...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Mesa Verde National Park visitation hits 17-year high

Mesa Verde National Park this year hit a 17-year high for visitation. The park had about 593,000 visitors through November and could see 600,000 this year, said Cristy Brown, a park spokeswoman....

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

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Councilors clear hotel plan

The Durango City Council on Tuesday approved a plan to build a 100-unit hotel along U.S. Highway 550/160 between Allen Theaters and the Animas River. Premier Hospitality plans to start construction...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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With openings delayed, ski resorts offer sledding, sightseeing

DENVER – This fall’s unseasonably warm weather has forced several Colorado ski resorts to postpone their opening day but some are still offering activities for visitors over the Thanksgiving...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Train ridership up 4 percent this year

Ridership on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is up about 4 percent this year – a positive trend, especially coming off a strong year in 2015, said Christian Robbins, marketing...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas Valley Balloon Rally launches this weekend

Joining the ranks of neighboring towns, Durango will host the first Animas Valley Balloon Rally this weekend. While the town puts on a hot-air balloon display for Snowdown in January, there hasn’t...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Increased Colorado tourism attributed to national marketing

The Colorado Tourism Office credits its national marketing campaign for a 34.2 percent increase in overall traveler spending in 2015 and an increase in spending from visitors outside the West. The...

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

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Durango train goes lavender for cancer support

As the winner of the 2016 Sunset Travel Award for Best Train Experience , the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad could rest on its laurels. Instead, the train is making a bold statement to...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News