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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

Motorcyclists rally in Southwest Colorado

Motorcyclists from around the region trekked to Southwest Colorado as the revamped Four Corners Motorcycle Rally celebrated its third year under sunny Labor Day weekend skies. “We’re 1,113 miles...

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

Durango sales taxes show 416 Fire rebound

The city of Durango is reporting strong July sales tax numbers, which are based on sales made in June. In fact, the Central Business District is reporting its strongest ever July sales tax...

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

Trimble hot springs has new owners

Two Durango men have purchased Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs with plans to quickly replace the Olympic-size pool that has failed and to rename the business. Bryan Yearout and Dan Carter plan to...

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

Increasing business now and in the future

Visit Durango’s mission is to inspire, create demand and attract visitors through a multi-layered marketing and sales campaign. In 2019, Visit Durango implemented several new strategies and tools...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Trimble hot springs looking to replace pool

Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs remains open for the summer despite closing its Olympic pool, which will have to be removed and replaced. “We’re trying to dispel the rumor that we’re closed. The...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tourism office makes appeal to City Council for renewed contract

Leadership at the Durango Area Tourism Office is taking the organization “from weakness to strength,” Carrie Whitley, chairwoman of DATO’s Board of Directors, told the City Council on Tuesday in an...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s tourism rising from the ashes in 2019

All indications point to a strong tourism season in Southwest Colorado, and the headwinds hurting the region last year – drought and fire – look to be but a memory. In fact, last year’s summer of...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Attracting international visitors

The 48th Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic was once again a very successful summer season opener, even as winter lingered a bit longer. Town was buzzing with visitors and locals alike, with the...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Durango Area Tourism Office, former director agree on separation

The Durango Area Tourism Office and its former executive director, Frank Lockwood, have issued a joint news release saying his departure was “a mutual decision based on a difference of opinion...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Iron Horse: The brand that launches tourism season

Pretty much every business in Durango banks on the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic for a strong entry into summer. But even more important, business owners and business leaders say the cycling classic,...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

How to get more from your local tourism office

If you are like most of us, you have friends and relatives visiting this summer. Who doesn’t want to visit Durango? We know these visits take a lot of planning and effort on your part, so first and...

DATE: May 4, 2019 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

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