Tourism / Recreation

Survey asks residents how they feel about tourism impacts

Long before Colorado shuttered for the COVID-19 lockdown, the Durango Area Tourism Office was working to avoid the overtourism problems that have befuddled other nearby destinations, such as Rocky...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

As coronavirus resurges, Durango tourism officials pull back outreach – and expectations

It’s uncertain how the global coronavirus pandemic will disrupt life in the foreseeable future, but after four months, it’s at least possible to quantify how dire the situation has become. “(The...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally proposes campsite, activities southwest of Durango

A proposal to use a camp near Hesperus for the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, which could draw hundreds of people, has residents in the rural part of the county concerned about noise, fire and...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Washout cuts off Durango train from Silverton for eight to 16 weeks

A recent rainstorm has washed out a significant portion of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s tracks, effectively cutting off the railroad from Silverton for the next eight to 16...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

D&SNG receives green light to resume rides, with limited service

After months of being shut down, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is set to ride again, though with a much-altered look to adhere to social-distancing guidelines put in place because...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

D&SNG hopes to run at 50% capacity by end of month

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad now says it can turn a profit running at 50% capacity and hopes to resume limited service trips by the last week of June. “It’s just going to have to...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oscar’s Cafe sees stable future, brings comfort to community

Paula Berg, who owns Oscar’s Cafe in Durango with her husband, Bruce, took a break from doing inventory Thursday to sit outside in a row of carefully spaced waiting chairs. In 45 minutes, three...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado reopens outdoor recreation, scenic trains and worship

San Juan Basin Public Health issued a public health order Friday for La Plata County allowing outdoor recreation businesses, gyms, recreational sports leagues and houses of worship to reopen under...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

With arrival of Durango train, Silverton says it’s open to visitors

SILVERTON – In a sign of strange times, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad didn’t take passengers Thursday through the San Juan Mountains to the town of Silverton; rather, the locomotive...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Silent protest’ raises ruckus over river rafting shutdown

Frustrated by the lack of clarity about when commercial rafting and other outdoor tours can begin, the owner of one rafting company is making his feelings known at his downtown Durango kiosk. “We...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plans e-bike trial at Twin Buttes

Fans of electric bicycles will have a new place to ride in June – on a trial basis. The city of Durango will start a one-year trial at the end of June to allow pedal-assist electric bike users to...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temporary public access reopens at Durango’s Oxbow Park

River users have easier access to the Animas River at Oxbow Park and Preserve after a monthlong park closure because of construction. The city of Durango announced that public access to Oxbow Park...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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