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Colorado seeks overseas visitors

International visitors to Colorado increased almost 8% in 2017 compared with 2016, and according to a study conducted for the Colorado Tourism Office, Southwest Colorado is in a good position to...

DATE: April 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango train crew working to repair historic engine on loan

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is working to repair a historic locomotive on loan that broke down earlier this month. As a result, planned trips in May with the famed engine have...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ideas for possible Cortez-area convention center expand

Continued discussions to build a convention and events center include a new idea of locating it at the old Walmart building in the Cortez Plaza. Cortez and Montezuma County officials have been...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What is a Destination Marketing Organization?

Since I arrived here in February, from the “Great North” ... Grand Junction, aside from being warmly welcomed, I have consistently been asked, “What does a destination marketing organization do?...

DATE: April 6, 2019 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Tourism boosts homes sales, real estate experts say

A good snowpack not only helps Purgatory Resort, spring rafters, farmers and ranchers, it helps Realtors, too. “Farmers say we need about 140 percent of snowpack to get out of extreme drought, and...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tourism office details its work on behalf of Durango

At the request of the city, the Durango Area Tourism Office has compiled documents detailing the work it does to sell the town to tourists and to manage the Durango Welcome Center. Drafts of the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge begins era of oil-burning locomotives

A new era has begun for the 137-year-old Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with the arrival of Southern Pacific No. 18, an oil-burning locomotive. The new era is not necessarily of D&SNG ’s...

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

Positive change is on the horizon

Please join Visit Durango in welcoming tourism industry executive Barbara Bowman as interim executive director. Barb brings a wealth of industry expertise to Durango from 27 years leading tourism...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Frank Lockwood fired from Durango Area Tourism Office

Via an email Friday, Frank Lockwood was informed he had been terminated as executive director of the Durango Area Tourism Office, and in the same email, he was informed the board of directors would...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspended official may sue Durango Area Tourism Office board

Frank Lockwood has given a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday to the Durango Area Tourism Office board of directors to enter mediation to resolve his status with the organization after he was suspended with...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New hotel near Purgatory Resort gets green light

A new hotel just south of Purgatory Resort was unanimously approved Tuesday by La Plata County commissioners. The hotel is slated to be located in what is now the Gelande overflow parking lot on...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango tourism director is suspended

Frank Lockwood, executive director of the Durango Area Tourism Office, has been suspended, but the chairwoman of the group’s board of directors declined to comment about the matter. The suspension...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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