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New 103-room hotel at Purgatory Ski Resort gets initial OK

A new 103-room hotel proposed for Purgatory Resort received a green light this week from the La Plata County Planning Commission. The commission voted 4-0 Thursday to recommended approval for a...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

With recent hire, digital advertising to play greater role in marketing Durango

The Durango Area Tourism Office has hired Suzanne Harrison to oversee marketing strategy and is aiming to increase its focus on digital advertising. Harrison, who has more than 25 years of sales...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most fault road access to Village at Wolf Creek, others see economic potential

A majority of people who weighed in on the U.S. Forest Service granting the Village at Wolf Creek road access opposed the decision, citing many faults with the proposed resort atop Wolf Creek Pass....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado ideally situated to lure more tour groups

Mountains, history from ancestral Puebloans to the Old West and unique small towns make Southwest Colorado an attractive destination for more small tour groups of 20 to 50 people, according to a...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Train owner floats new idea for conference center near Buckley Park

Al Harper is adding another idea to the decades-old conversation about building a conference, arts and cultural center in Durango. The owner of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad ...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Rendezvous Balloon Rally floats into town Aug. 3

The annual Cortez Rendezvous Balloon Rally will begin Aug. 3 with an early morning launch at Parque de Vida. Like in past years, the three-day event will feature 20 balloonists from all over the...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Countryside cabins open near Cortez

The newly constructed Stone Turtle Lodges at the northern edge of Cortez offers travelers and vacationers a comfortable and scenic alternative to the routine hotel room. Owners Keith and Janice...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Increased marketing aims to bring in tourists

Marketing efforts will ramp up this summer in an effort to reverse the financial harm caused by the 416 Fire and bring tourists to Durango. Durango’s streets have been fairly quiet in recent weeks...

DATE: July 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory to reopen for summer activities July 2

Purgatory Resort will reopen for summer activities July 2 and lodging accommodations will reopen June 29. The resort was forced to temporarily suspend its operations during the 416 Fire. “While...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six new hotels planned for Durango

Durango appears on the cusp of experiencing a hotel boom, with six proposed lodges in the planning process that would add up to 450 rooms to the town. The boom comes shortly after the completion of...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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