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Colorado High School State Mountain Bike Championships
Oct18

Colorado High School State Mountain Bike Championships

The 2021 Colorado High School State Mountain Bike Championships are coming to Durango this Saturday Oct 23rd & 24th.

This is a fantastic opportunity to witness extremely skilled young riders! Students from all over Colorado will come to compete on the Durango Mesa in the XC Championship.

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‘A legend in the making’: Durango’s Sepp Kuss wins stage of Tour de France
Jul19

‘A legend in the making’: Durango’s Sepp Kuss wins stage of Tour de France

  Hailed as “The Durango Kid,” Sepp Kuss accomplished the greatest feat by an athlete in the storied history of the Colorado mountain town Sunday. Kuss, 26, can now call himself a stage winner of the Tour de France. He is only the 11th rider from the United States to win a stage of the event in its 108-year history, and he is the first American since Tyler Farrar in 2011 to celebrate victory at the world’s most famous race. “I am...

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The Toughest 100 mile race in the U.S. – The Hardrock 100
Jul09

The Toughest 100 mile race in the U.S. – The Hardrock 100

The Hardrock 100 is back! After cancellations in 2019 due snow and avalanche risk and in 2020 due to Covid, this legendary mountain ultra is ready to test any athlete who dares toe the start line.     For those that don’t know of the race: The Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run is an ultramarathon of 100.5 miles in length, plus 33,050 feet of climb and 33,050 feet of descent for a total elevation change of 66,100...

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DURANGO BMX MOUNTAIN BIKE OPEN SERIES
Jun30

DURANGO BMX MOUNTAIN BIKE OPEN SERIES

DURANGO BMX MOUNTAIN BIKE OPEN SERIES JULY 2 – OCTOBER 1 EVENT DESCRIPTION Introducing the Durango BMX Mountain Bike Open Series! The first Friday of every month June until October we will be holding mountain bike open races! Riders will be separated based on age. Entry per race: $10 All riders will need a USABMX membership to enter. A one day pass will be available for the first event. LOCATION Durango Durango,CO UPCOMING DATES...

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Introducing Piinu Nuuchi community skatepark!
Jun05

Introducing Piinu Nuuchi community skatepark!

Southern Ute tribal member, Cyrus Naranjo was among the first to get some action on the recently unveiled Piinu Nucchi skate park located within SunUte Park in Ignacio, Colo. Fences came down in April, and since that time the park has been open to the public.   When the SunUte Skatepark opened to the community in April of 2021, the park did not have an official name. The naming of the park was left to the Sunshine Cloud Smith...

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Narrow Gauge 10 mile & 5K Run
May27

Narrow Gauge 10 mile & 5K Run

Since 1978 the Narrow Gauge 10 Mile Run has been one of Durango’s oldest Memorial Day traditions. The 10-mile course showcases the Fort Lewis College rim, the Animas River Trail and great views of Durango!

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Ingredients that Make a Championship Team
Dec30

Ingredients that Make a Championship Team

The Durango Demons Football Team brought home this year’s state championship trophy. We talk with Coach V and team members about season and what it took to win.

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Durango High School Football Wins 3A State Title
Dec16

Durango High School Football Wins 3A State Title

Like Christmas morning: Durango football steals the show with 3A state title win Durango High School’s Gage Mestas, middle, posses with his teammates after the Demon’s won the Class 3A State Title Saturday, Dec 5th, 2020, at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl at CSU Pueblo. Austin White/ Pueblo Chieftain Austin White The Pueblo Chieftain There’s no secret the headlines in Colorado are dominated by the Front Range, from...

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Silverton Skijoring This Weekend!
Feb11

Silverton Skijoring This Weekend!

President’s Day Weekend is upon us and Silverton—our neighboring town—hosts one of the most unique events all winter: Skijoring. This fantastic event comprises of a horse or motorcycle pulling a person on skis holding onto a rope down the middle of the snow-filled street. There are jumps and rings the rider catches on batons, and the rider goes around 35 miles per hour. Does that sound crazy? It’s pretty unique! The event is presented...

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Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour 2020
Jan15

Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour 2020

In its 35th year, The Denver Post Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour will start June 14 in Durango. After a 418-mile clockwise loop that will feature 28,484 feet of climbing, the non-competitive ride that features 2,500 participants will finish in Durango on June 19.     On June 14th, riders on a 73-mile loop starting and ending in Durango with a pass through Ignacio, Bayfield and Vallecito.  The second day will travel from...

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Ski/Snowboard Pre-Season Sales Events
Sep13

Ski/Snowboard Pre-Season Sales Events

Customize Your Ski Season Purgatory Resort’s multi-day, multi-resort cards are back. Get discounted lift tickets at Purgatory Resort, Hesperus Ski Area, Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area and Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort. Visit Purgatoryresort.com to check the Pre-Season Sales Events calendar for Colorado / New Mexico / Arizona / Texas / Nevada & Utah!!

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Animas River Days – Saturday June 2nd
May25

Animas River Days – Saturday June 2nd

Animas River Days is Durango’s only river festival, celebrating our community’s love of the river! Take part in events such as a Kayak and Canoe Slalom, a Stand Up Paddle Board/Surf Competition, and the perennial favorite, the River Parade. Complete with music, food, a beer garden, and more, this event is a wet & wild way to welcome in summer! For more information and a full schedule of events, click here. Event...

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Olympic Night Race
May25

Olympic Night Race

Celebrate BMX as an Olympic Sport in the 2020 Tokyo Games. FREE RACING & 1 day memberships available. Event Dates: Friday, June 1, 2018 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm  Friday, June 8, 2018 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm Durango BMX track 360 S Camino Del Rio Durango, CO 81301 Event post courtesy of Durango.org

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DYSA Soccer Volunteers Teach Skills to Special Needs Students
May25

DYSA Soccer Volunteers Teach Skills to Special Needs Students

DYSA members spent a morning on the soccer field working on drills with special needs students from Escalante and Miller Middle Schools and Durango High School.

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“Mixtress” with Dawn Glanc
Apr09

“Mixtress” with Dawn Glanc

Dawn Glanc is coming to Durango to screen her new film “Mixtress.” Mixed climbing, especially sport mixed climbing, has been rapidly changing. Over the past 20 years, a few women in North America have put their mark on mixed climbing history. This is a movie about each one of these modern pioneers. The women in this film have raised the bar in mixed climbing and have helped shape the genre into what it is today. Featuring...

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Fitness Camp Exposes Kids to College Athletics
Apr06

Fitness Camp Exposes Kids to College Athletics

Fort Lewis College student athletes joined staff at the Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County to show kids how fitness and a healthy lifestyle could lead to a career as a college athlete . . . and a way to pay for their educations.

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The World of Roller Derby
Aug25

The World of Roller Derby

Why would adult women suffer from elbows to the chest and tumbles on a concrete floor? Because they love to skate!

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Footgolf Arrives in the Four Corners
Jul14

Footgolf Arrives in the Four Corners

How hard can it be to kick a soccer ball into a hole in the ground? Easier than hitting a tiny golf ball with what amounts to a stick! We visit on of the first Foot Golf Courses in the Four Corners this week

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True West Rodeo, Wednesday Nights
Jun20

True West Rodeo, Wednesday Nights

We are very excited to have come together to bring back the western heritage of Durango for the 2017 rodeo season. This year will consist of 8 rodeos with over 4,000 spectators. True West Rodeo is pround to honor our western roots with broncs, bulls and wild west entertainment. The rodeos will be held every Wednesday June 7th – August 2nd at the La Plata County Fairgrounds (2500 Main Ave. Durango Colorado 81301). For more...

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IRON HORSE BICYCLE CLASSIC– May 26th to 28th
May24

IRON HORSE BICYCLE CLASSIC– May 26th to 28th

46th Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic! Friday May 26, 2017 Final Packet Pickup Buckley Park (3pm-7pm) Narrow Horse Swim – http://www.durangoswimclub.org Steamworks Faceplant Party: Beer, live music, vendors and bike parade. At Buckley Park 3-8pm Iron BMX Saturday May 27, 2017 Durango Coca-Cola Road Race (7:30am) McDonald’s Citizens Tour to Silverton (8am) Quarter Horse to Purgatory (8:15am) MBS King/Queen of Mountain...

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