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Cascade Canyon Winter Train
Nov20

Cascade Canyon Winter Train

Embark on a journey to yesteryear where amazing views await you this winter season!  Ride a historic steam train 26 miles each way on this 5-hour round trip train ride to Cascade Canyon. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches.  Cascade Canyon is a destination like no...

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Up to 20 inches of snow
Nov03

Up to 20 inches of snow

Up to 20 inches of snow expected in storm soon to hit Colorado Photo credit: starryvoyage (iStock). starryvoyage Spencer McKee Nov 2, 2020   Less than two weeks after a big October storm rolled through the Centennial State, another big wave of snow is expected to hit Colorado. According to one model, the upcoming storm is currently predicted to drop up to 20 inches of powder, possibly more, this weekend. Conditions from Monday...

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Halloween in Durango 2020
Oct29

Halloween in Durango 2020

Halloween Costume Contest Hosted by Durango Colorado Elks Lodge Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 6 PM – 7 PM MDT Durango Colorado Elks Lodge 901 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301 Have a great costume you’re really want to show off? Members and their guests are welcome to strut their stuff at our Halloween Costume Contest! You may win a prize but most of all, HAVE FUN! More Info Ghost Walk Durango Take a walk through 140 years of haunted...

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Colorado can expect a warm, dry winter ahead, NOAA report says
Oct19

Colorado can expect a warm, dry winter ahead, NOAA report says

                                By BEN REPPERT | WeatherNation TV PUBLISHED: October 17, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. | UPDATED: October 18, 2020 at 12:56 p.m. Colorado can expect a warm, dry winter ahead, NOAA report says This will likely lead to an intensification of the ongoing drought in Colorado Coloradans can expect a warmer, drier, and less snowy winter than...

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Durango Ski Swap 2020
Oct16

Durango Ski Swap 2020

57th Annual Ski Swap October 19th through November 14th, 2020 Weekdays from 3pm to 6pm Weekends from 10am to 6pm 1316 Main Street Durango, CO More Than 10,000 Items to Choose From Almost 20 vendors from Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah will have new and used Ski/ Snowboard equipment for sale at prices that cannot be beat. In addition to the vendors, public individuals will have their equipment for sale as well. Buyers will experience...

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Chapman Ice Rink Opens Friday October 2, 2020!
Sep25

Chapman Ice Rink Opens Friday October 2, 2020!

Chapman Hill Ice Rink will open Friday, October 2 with public skating from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and an outdoor gear swap from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ice rink admission is $7 for all ages, and skate rentals are $3. Chapman Hill is a small, in-town ski and skate facility. During the winter, a refrigerated rink provides excellent ice skating. During the summer, the rink is used for rollerblading. The pavilion at Chapman Hill has concessions,...

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Take a walk in the park by the river… Durango’s parks are OPEN!!
Jul28

Take a walk in the park by the river… Durango’s parks are OPEN!!

Take a walk in the park by the river… in one of Durango Colorado’s many parks!  Or if you prefer take your bike or your boat and enjoy the float!! Durango’s 800 acres of beautiful clean safe parks by the Animas River are open.  Time for a walk or take your bike, kayak, tube or raft… the river is calling.  The river trail goes through the parks and allows you to hike and bike and enjoy the gorgeous scenery and...

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Monsoon Season is kicking in… expect some rain this weekend!!
Jul20

Monsoon Season is kicking in… expect some rain this weekend!!

  We got a little rain on Monday- .11 inches, but expect more as Monsoon Season is kicking in… expect some rain this weekend!! Our Durango area Monsoon Season lasts from July 1 to September 30.  Some weather professionals are suggesting that we will get less rain than normal this year. Let’s prove them wrong and ask the rain season to settle in an bring moisture to our parched region.  Rain Rain come today and come...

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Local Fourteeners
Jul17

Local Fourteeners

As we all find creative ways to explore and practice social distancing, we are continually grateful to live in a place that offers space and distance for adventures. One of Colorado’s unique features is our Fourteeners—Peaks above 14,000 feet. Colorado has roughly 58 of these beautiful peaks, and we live close to a few. One of the local favorites is Handes Peak. It’s only a couple hours’ drive from Durango, and it’s easy and...

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4th of July in Durango
Jul03

4th of July in Durango

Durango has unfortunately cancelled fireworks display and 4th of July parade.  But that doesn’t mean celebrating US independence is cancelled! But if you are willing to drive a bit, Farmington will have their display tonight. July 3, 2020 9:25 p.m. – Fireworks Display Fireworks set off from Sullivan Hill, simulcast on KWYK 94.9 FM. Sullivan Hill is west of the intersection of College Blvd. and 30th Street. Please note, San...

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Our Lovely Local Animas River
Jun24

Our Lovely Local Animas River

One of our favorite features about Durango is the Animas River, as it runs through the middle of town. For years, this river has provided a variety of outdoor adventures. According to this article on the Duranglers website, “The Animas River is the major stream draining the high alpine terrain of the Needle Mountains. It heads in small meadows on the flanks of Cinnamon Mountain north of Silverton, then plunges through wild canyons as...

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Lake Powell
Jun23

Lake Powell

Each week we feature a lifestyle blog on activities in and around Durango. This week, our feature is not on a Durango activity, but It’s a local favorite place to visit: Lake Powell. Many of us venture to Lake Powell throughout the year—whether for fishing, hiking, or boating and water activities, there is a plethora of adventure. Best of all, the lake is open now! Lake Powell is over 2,000 miles of shoreline and is about 186 miles...

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Durango Planning E-Bike Trial At Twin Buttes
Jun16

Durango Planning E-Bike Trial At Twin Buttes

At the end of June, the city of Durango will allow pedal-assist electric bikes on 10 miles of trails at Twin Buttes Open Space. Although this one-year trial is the  second of its kind in Durango, it’s the first time e-bikes will have been allowed on natural trails. Durango City Council gave Parks and Recreation the go-ahead for the project at a recent City Council meeting. Important preparations The trial will only permit Class One...

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Purgatory Opens for Summer Activities!
Jun16

Purgatory Opens for Summer Activities!

June 20 marks an exciting day for Durango—Purgatory opens for the summer season! Each year, Purgatory hosts several fun activities for locals and tourists alike, and we are excited to see 2020 is no exception. Of course, most people know it as our local ski resort, but summertime is also a fun time to enjoy the outdoors at Purgatory. There is a morning session and an afternoon session available to help minimize crowds. The Alpine...

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Durango Farmers Market Open for Business
May08

Durango Farmers Market Open for Business

Durango, Colorado is a community that is tightly woven and significantly strives to better one another and grow as a whole. That is the overall goal of the Durango Farmers Market! The farmers market will be open for business once again starting Saturday, May 9th and will continue until October. The vendors from this market are not only just from Durango, but also the entire region! La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, San Juan CO and San...

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Canyon of the Ancients: Visions of the Past
Apr10

Canyon of the Ancients: Visions of the Past

Canyon of the Ancients is a desert masterpiece. It’s many abstract rock formations and caves are complimented by a spectrum of different colors and vibrant plant life. This natural wonder also happens to contain countless relics and artifacts that remain from ancient peoples you have come and gone with time. Ancient structures and evidence of many kinds are present throughout this seemingly holy landscape. As the seasons turn...

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Cirque du Soleil Releases two Free 60-Minute Specials for Home Entertainment!
Apr05

Cirque du Soleil Releases two Free 60-Minute Specials for Home Entertainment!

Could there be a better time to learn that the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has released two free 60-minute specials? Let’s face it…we’ve all been ramping up our TV time since the epidemic started. We will probably look back at this time as the biggest couch-fest the world had ever seen. Well, if you’re like many of us and loosing steam on finding new Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Video options (or if...

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Life on the road: A recount by Derek Abt of Liver Down the River
Mar25

Life on the road: A recount by Derek Abt of Liver Down the River

We all know the life of a musician is a glorified one. But not all of us realize the all-encompassing commitments of being in a band. As the great Bon Scott of AC/DC said, “it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll.” Touring really has its ups and downs. I mean, you’re in a 6-person marriage living in a van. For people who have issues regarding personal space, it’s probably not the best career path for you. That being...

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Durango Kennel Club Celebrates Dogs!
Feb18

Durango Kennel Club Celebrates Dogs!

Durango Kennel Club Celebrates Dogs! The Durango Kennel Club just celebrated its annual awards banquet—  celebrating the achievements of its members with their beloved dogs.   Held at the Kennebec Restaurant in Hesperus this year, the food was excellent. and the DKC members all enjoyed the event. Once a year the DKC membership gathers in celebration of the AKC titles member dogs have earned in the past year.  As the only AKC club in...

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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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