Mountain bike park, controversial dirt bike route approved in Silverton

About 30 miles of new trails in Silverton geared at mountain biking were approved Monday, along with a controversial route for dirt bikes through the San Juan Mountains. Since June 2019, the Bureau...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought may mute fall colors in Southwest Colorado

In drought-strapped Southwest Colorado, the outlook for fall colors this season is that they likely won’t be as vibrant or last as long as normal, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be worth getting...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally cancels most downtown Durango events

The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally has canceled nearly all events scheduled to take place in downtown Durango after concerns were raised by some members of the public about the potential spread of...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally plans to ride despite pandemic

The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally plans to go ahead with events this Labor Day weekend, though organizers say the rally will be scaled down because of COVID-19 restrictions. John Oakes, an...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 pandemic forces Durango’s Snowdown 2021 to cancel

Although 2020 has been a year with an onslaught of bad news, this one particularly stings: Next year’s Snowdown has been canceled. “For months we were trying to figure out how to make something...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

19-space RV park receives unanimous approval from county commission

A 19-space RV park off U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango received the final green light Tuesday with unanimous approval by La Plata County commissioners. The project at 9981 Highway 550 is slated...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bakers Bridge, a rite of passage for many Durango youths, becomes restricted

The blue-green water and steep rock faces at Bakers Bridge have long drawn sunbathers, cliff jumpers and even actors Robert Redford and Paul Newman during the filming of “Butch Cassidy and the...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton enters uncharted territory with no D&SNG trains this summer

SILVERTON – Over the years, Silverton has weathered many a storm – fires, avalanches, the collapse of mining – but never before has the small mountain town been without the Durango & Silverton...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What regions pose biggest COVID-19 threat to Southwest Colorado?

Through new technology, local health experts are able to better pinpoint what outside regions pose the biggest risk to Southwest Colorado for COVID-19, and the results boil down to two of Durango’s...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What regions pose biggest COVID-19 threat to Southwest Colorado?

Through new technology, local health experts are able to better pinpoint what outside regions pose the biggest risk to Southwest Colorado for COVID-19, and the results boil down to two of Durango’s...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What can Congress do to support outdoor industry?

Though the pandemic has limited people’s ability to congregate in enclosed spaces for months, it has not stopped outdoor enthusiasts or those with cabin fever from getting outside. As the nation...

DATE: July 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County denies proposed campground, event space for motorcycle rally

After a more than five-hour meeting, La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday denied a proposed temporary camp and entertainment hub for the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally over the Labor Day weekend...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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