Tourism / Recreation

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E-bike trial begins on Animas River Trail

A yearlong trial for electric bicycles will start Wednesday. The trial is the culmination of months of meetings on whether to allow the bikes, and it was approved by the Durango City Council in...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Oxbow Park construction could start in 2018

Highly anticipated river-access construction at Oxbow Park could start in 2018. It was one of several large projects included in the recommended budget that the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mesa Verde faces $65.7 million in backlogged maintenance

A campaign by the Pew Charitable Trusts is working to raise awareness of eroding infrastructure at national parks – a problem that’s hitting Mesa Verde National Park, which lists more than $65...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Rally in Four Corners ensures bikers have reason to come

Labor Day weekend might be a little quieter around Durango without the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, which was approaching its 25th year until it was canceled because of financial struggles, but...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Glide Durango puts a spin on historical tours

Tourists and locals alike will be gliding around downtown this summer on personal transporters, taking in the historical sites. Kirstine Carll and Lisa Farless opened Glide Durango, a seasonal...

DATE: June 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Public Lands Day: A great day to be outside, enjoy and get informed about a threat to public lands

Some Americans are not so lucky. They will never experience the majesty of the American West and the bounty and the beauty of its public lands. These lands and the waters that flow through them...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Local museums thrive on tourism

Communities love their museums; they just don’t love them enough to keep them in business. Just like local retailers and restaurants, museums depend on tourists for attendance and revenue. Surely...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | COLUMN: A Take on Tourism

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Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez stops displaying some marijuana ads

Since December, the Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez has quietly stopped displaying new brochures that feature marijuana dispensary ads, departing from the state office’s policy of waiting for...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango Tourism Office expects a bright summer

The outlook for tourism is bright for summer, but the social experience for Durango residents is changing as tourism grows, experts said at the spring tourism briefing. Lodgers tax collections...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Residents sound off about e-bikes on Durango area trails

A passionate crowd was split on whether to allow electric bikes on Animas River Trail during a meeting Thursday at the Durango Recreation Center. Those supporting e-bikes, which have small motors,...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Silverton to vote in April on in-town ATV rules

The town of Silverton will decide the future use of all-terrain vehicles within town limits in an April special election. On April 25, the town will choose between three citizen petitions: One...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango gymnastics building opens

Gymnasts flipped through the air Monday afternoon enjoying a newly remodeled building in Bodo Industrial Park. The city bought and remodeled the building for $2.1 million, so the gymnastics program...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News