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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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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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Big adventure in Durango – the ANIMAS RIVER is running high
Jun14

Big adventure in Durango – the ANIMAS RIVER is running high

Snow is melting in the high country and the Animas River is raging right through Durango. River rafting is in full swing. Conditions are changing daily, so call ahead to reserve your adventure. Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours  724 Main Avenue (970) 259-0289 Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours  50 Animas View Drive (970) 247-4789 Mountain Waters Rafting  303 W College Drive (800) 585-8243 Outlaw Tours & Rafting  555...

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A Refreshing Durango Summer
Jun12

A Refreshing Durango Summer

Durango, Co seems to offer limitless drinking activities and leisurely opportunities all year round, especially during the Summer months. For a couple refreshing summer activities, here are a few watering holes (both the drinking kind, and the swimming kind) in and around Durango   Sports Club Private Outdoor Pool The Durango Sports Club offers a refreshing outdoor pool, very near to Downtown Durango. It is a simple and easy...

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A Unique Guide to Durango, Co
May29

A Unique Guide to Durango, Co

Float at Salt 360   I visited Salt 360 for the first time this week. As my first introduction to sensory deprivation tanks, I can say I am highly intrigued and satisfied. At the North end of Durango Salt 360 provides an escape from everyday reality. An entirely relaxing environment awaits you here. The attentive staff accompanies you through the process, which consists of showering, removing contacts and clothes (no bathing suit...

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Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 2018
May24

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 2018

Event information for the 2018 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic! See the schedule for the Iron Horse Classic race and associated events. Register or just participate in Iron Horse events all over Durango.  May 25-27, 2018

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Lake Nighthorse Opens April 1
Mar23

Lake Nighthorse Opens April 1

The Durango Parks and Recreation Department has developed a compromise between wakeless-water advocates and motorized boaters.

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Turning on the Nighthorse Faucet
Jan11

Turning on the Nighthorse Faucet

The La Plata Archuleta Water District and the City of Durango are working on an agreement to build a jointly owned water treatment facility to deliver Lake Nighthorse water to southeast county users.

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Lake Nighthorse On Track to Open April 1st
Jan05

Lake Nighthorse On Track to Open April 1st

The Durango City Council set April 1 as the opening date for Lake Nighthorse recreation . . . nearly seven years after the reservoir filled to capacity.

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City to Annex Lake Nighthorse
Oct20

City to Annex Lake Nighthorse

The City of Durango has started annexation proceedings for Lake Nighthorse, the last legal step required to open the lake for recreation.

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Ouray Hot Springs Renovation – Time to Take a Dip!
Sep08

Ouray Hot Springs Renovation – Time to Take a Dip!

Ouray Hot Springs commemorates its 90th anniversary in operation with a major renovation, including water slides, more soaking pools, and more.

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La Plata County Fair, Aug 9-13
Aug08

La Plata County Fair, Aug 9-13

The La Plata County Fairgrounds will be buzzing with events for 5 days, August 9 – 13! 2017 La Plata County Fair “A Lasting Legacy” La Plata County Fairgrounds 2500 Main Ave. Durango, CO 81301 970-382-6465 Some highlighted events include: CARNIVAL OPEN – Wednesday, August 9 through Sunday, August 13 BEER GARDEN OPEN – Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13 Kyle Park Concert – Friday 11th,...

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Beat the Heat at Vallecito Lake This Summer
Aug03

Beat the Heat at Vallecito Lake This Summer

It’s still hot enough to head to Vallecito for a cool adventure in the pines.

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Navajo Lake Floating Cabins
Jul28

Navajo Lake Floating Cabins

Floating cabins are among the services offered at the newly rebuilt marina at Navajo Lake State Park in New Mexico. Navajo Lake is the second largest lake in New Mexico, with multiple campgrounds, two marinas, and two boat docks. Navajo is a haven for boaters of every stripe – motorized boaters, canoers, kayakers, water skiers and sailors. The San Juan River is a world-class fly fishing destination and features a campground, day use...

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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Jul25

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

There’s still time to ride the Durango Train this summer!  See their upcoming events, including: PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express October 7,8,14,15,21,22 2017 Join us for the PEANUTS™  The Great Pumpkin Patch Express! It’s not just for the little ones! See all the activities we have for all ages. Ride our train to the Pumpkin Patch to meet Charlie Brown and Snoopy and bring home the perfect pumpkin! Durango Blues...

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10 Tips for “Bikepacking” the Colorado Trail
Jul18

10 Tips for “Bikepacking” the Colorado Trail

Bikepacking the Colorado Trail has become an exciting sport in the last few years. Bikepacking is all about combining the exciting sports of hiking and biking, so that you can have a multi-day adventure and explore a wider range of landscapes. The recent innovations in lightweight bicycles and equipment have made this sport even more popular – it’s now easier than ever to carry your bike and everything you need on your journey....

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E-Bikes to Get a Trial Run on Animas River Trail
Jul14

E-Bikes to Get a Trial Run on Animas River Trail

After electric bicycles were banned from the Animas River Trail last year, Durango city staff were inundated with complaints by e-bike riders. After nearly a year of study and public meetings, the city has decided to allow e-bikes on the ART for a one-year trial.

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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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Project Sky Steps Opens
Jul07

Project Sky Steps Opens

Three months, 500 steps, 250 feet in elevation. That’s what it took to build a stairway from downtown Durango to the Fort Lewis College campus, thanks to Trails 2000 volunteers.

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Hermosa Plan Allows E-Bikes on Trails
Jun30

Hermosa Plan Allows E-Bikes on Trails

Hold on to your handlebars! San Juan National Forest Service officials say they will “test the waters” with new regulations that will allow e-bikes on select trails in the Hermosa Watershed Special Management Area. You can still comment on the plan through July 10.

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