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Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 2021
Apr13

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 2021

The 49th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic will be returning this year and although this event will look different than in years past, it is a great event that generates excitement throughout our community and helps boost the local economy. The history of this fun event started years ago with a fun brotherly bet. Brothers Tom and Jim Mayer concocted the idea behind the first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Jim worked as a brakeman on the...

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Register for Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide – 3/7
Feb12

Register for Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide – 3/7

Runners and tubers! Registration is now open for the 5th annual Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide at Purgatory Resort! What is Uncle Clyde’s? This is truly a one-of-a-kind race!  Partner up with a teammate and complete as many laps as you can on the tubing hill, running up and sliding down. Compete in any of our five team categories: adult male, adult female, adult coed, parent/child, and kid/kid. Choose your level of...

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Local Appreciation Days – Wolf Creek Ski
Feb05

Local Appreciation Days – Wolf Creek Ski

Did you know that Wolf Creek Ski Area has discounts for locals on certain dates?  Did you also know that you don’t need to prove residency? Everyone is a Local! You do need to buy the tickets online though.  Please visit the eStore at WolfCreekSki.com to view prices and pre-purchase lift tickets. February Dates: Sunday, Feb 7th and Wednesday 17th Lift tickets are $58 for adults and $40 for seniors and $31 children! Don’t...

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Skate Clinic for All Levels – Durango Nordic
Feb05

Skate Clinic for All Levels – Durango Nordic

Skate Clinic for All Levels Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Durango Nordic Center 49786 Hwy 550 N Durango, CO The Durango Nordic Center offers lessons and clinics for all ages and levels, from never-evers to experienced skiers. Lessons and clinics run throughout the season! Group classic ski lessons are offered daily at 10:30 am or 1:30 pm, private lessons are offered at noon, and clinics are offered periodically. All...

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WINTER STORM WARNING: SNOW DAY TODAY & SNOW EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK!
Jan19

WINTER STORM WARNING: SNOW DAY TODAY & SNOW EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK!

SNOW DAY TODAY & SNOW EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK– for the greater Durango Area and the San Juan Mountain Range.   WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON… * WHAT…Moderate snow at times. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches. * WHERE…Animas River Basin and San Juan River Basin. * WHEN…Until 5 PM MST this afternoon. * IMPACTS…Travel will difficult at...

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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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Christmas in Durango, Colorado
Dec16

Christmas in Durango, Colorado

Christmas in Durango, Colorado Christmas in Durango extends the entire month of December. Our little mountain town comes alive with activities all month long for everyone from the adventure seeker to the holiday traditionalist. Durango, Colorado has so much to offer during the Christmas season. Take A Ski Trip Around Christmas, it is common for Durango to turn into a snowy winter wonderland. Enjoy skiing at one of the great ski spots...

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JUPITER & SATURN will form the first double planet in 800 years…
Dec06

JUPITER & SATURN will form the first double planet in 800 years…

JUPITER & SATURN will form the first visible “double planet” in 800 years…  Before 2020 comes to a close, Jupiter and Saturn will be so close that they will appear to form a “double planet.” The great conjunction, as the planetary alignment has come to be known, hasn’t occurred in nearly 800 years. When their orbits align every 20 years, Jupiter and Saturn get extremely close to one another....

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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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