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Are Durango park visitors, trail users social-distancing?

About 15 people gathered in clustered groups at Paradise Beach, a well-known hangout across the river from Durango High School. Some groups kept to themselves on rafts or blankets, while another...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trails 2000 receives city, state recognition during Earth Week

Earth Week this year has been a big event for Durango Trails 2000, which maintains Durango’s renowned trail system. First, the city of Durango declared Earth Day – Wednesday – as a day of...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango city council warns of potential trail closures

Trail systems serve as the lifeblood for Durango outdoor recreation. Keeping those networks open during the coronavirus pandemic is important to public officials, but trail closures are a real...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

50 volunteers spend Sunday cleaning homeless camps

Work gloves on, rakes, shovels and hoes at the ready, about 50 civic-minded residents dedicated their Sunday afternoon to cleaning up scores of recently active homeless camps in Overend Mountain...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Year of renewal: Hermosa Creek watershed shows signs of recovery after 416 Fire

One year after the 416 Fire, Hermosa Creek is showing early signs of bouncing back. “The area is recovering pretty well,” said Gretchen Fitzgerald, a forester with the U.S. Forest Service. “There...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Volunteers sought to help repair trails, burn scar north of Durango

Residents who want to lend a helping hand in the healing and restoration of Hermosa Creek where the 416 Fire blazed through can do so this Saturday. A number of local nonprofits are hosting...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

SkyRaider Trail construction starts in east Durango

Trails 2000 and the city of Durango have an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to build and eventually hike a new trail. The SkyRaider Trail will connect the Powerline Trail near Molas Drive to...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest lands closed during 416 Fire to reopen Wednesday

Hermosa Creek within the 416 Fire burn scar will reopen to the public Wednesday. Denise Alonzo, spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service’s San Juan National Forest, sent a news release Tuesday that...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s to come for Durango parks and rec?

The Durango Parks and Recreation Department released a draft report this week outlining how it plans to spend about $6 million in dedicated sales tax funding each year until 2023. The nine-page...

DATE: March 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic wagon road revived in Hermosa Creek area

With the popular 18-mile Hermosa Creek Trail closed for the foreseeable future because of damage from the 416 Fire, efforts are afoot to restore and make new trails in the recreational area north...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New trail proposed on Raider Ridge, near eastern city limits

A new trail may be built this fall between the SkyRidge neighborhood and the top of Raider Ridge. The Sky Raider Trail would run from Molas Drive to an intersection with several other trails,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trails 2000 starts work on 2 new trails

Volunteers with Trails 2000 worked to build the long-awaited connection between Sugar and Skyline trails this week on Raider Ridge. The trail construction follows an environmental analysis passed...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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