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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge to end daily train to Cascade

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad stopped its once-a-day trains to Cascade Canyon on Tuesday. Train excursions will be suspended through April 1 or until further notice, the railroad...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory, Wolf Creek ski areas receive little notice about closures

Ski areas in Southwest Colorado hastily shuttered operations Sunday after Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order banning operations from Sunday through March 22. On Sunday, the Colorado...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango joins the destination management revolution

The tourism stakeholder community in Durango gets it! They understand the role of the typical destination marketing organization, like Visit Durango’s, is evolving to fulfill a new role in...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Records on track to be set in 2019

Thanks to the Durango tourism team and community, 2019 is on track to be another record-setting year for the local tourism industry. Over the past 12 months, Visit Durango estimates 1.3 million...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2019 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Rod Barker ready to handover stewardship of Strater Hotel

Anyone who has entered the Strater Hotel can attest that history is important to Rod Barker. Barker, 64 – whose family has been involved in the operation of Durango’s iconic inn, the Strater Hotel...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Owner of Purgatory Resort to acquire Brian Head Resort in Utah

Mountain Capital Partners, owner of Purgatory Resort, announced Tuesday an agreement to manage and operate Brian Head Resort, a ski area in southwest Utah about a three-hour drive from Las Vegas....

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s hotel row moving south

Charles Albert, who has run an inn in Durango for 40 years, has joined a migration that began several years ago as motels move from north Main Avenue to south Durango. Speaking from the...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Looking Ahead to 2020: Visit Durango’s new initiatives

Visit Durango’s mission is to promote visitation to Durango and La Plata County, drive economic impact and support a positive visitor experience. In 2020, the organization will continue shifting...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Durango Area Tourism Office has new leader

Rachel Brown, the marketing and communications director for Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefits District , will be the new executive director for the Durango Area Tourism Office. Brown, who will...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango reports another strong month of sales tax collections

Durango’s sales tax receipts for July came in strong, the second month in a row recording robust numbers. The tax receipts should provide reassurance to Durango retailers that the 416 Fire in the...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

United Airlines adds winter Saturday flight from Durango to Houston

United Airlines will add a winter nonstop flight on Saturdays between Durango and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The service will run from Jan. 11, 2020, to March 28, 2020, said...

DATE: Sept. 24, 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

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