Spring

The Springs Resort and Spa
Feb04

The Springs Resort and Spa

If you’re looking for a relaxing adventure, you may consider the Springs Resort and Spa in Pagosa Springs. This is the home of the world’s deepest geothermal hot spring! There are multiple soaking pools (24), which are 100% mineral water overlooking the river. There’s also a mineral water swimming pool.  Many of the minerals in the water are considered to have healing benefits. Each of the pools features a different temperature, so...

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Spring Hiking in Durango
May08

Spring Hiking in Durango

    Durango is a crossroads for many extraordinary hiking trails that are accessible nearly all year around. The sunny days, abundant water, and gorgeous views are ideal for hiking excursions in southwest Colorado. The Colorado Trail’s Southern Terminus is located in Durango and much of the Continental Divide Trail is accesible from close by areas. You can grab skis or a board and summit a peak in the spring, just to...

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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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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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Who Needs Summer Rains?
May20

Who Needs Summer Rains?

The spring runoff peaks this month, and local water experts predict one of the best irrigation seasons in recent memory.

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Cortez Farmers Market opens registration for returning vendors
Apr25

Cortez Farmers Market opens registration for returning vendors

This article was first published in The Cortez Journal As the Cortez Farmers Market prepares to open for business, registration has already opened for returning vendors. The market, which includes produce sellers from Montezuma and Dolores counties, will be open every Saturday morning from June through October in the parking lot near the Montezuma County Building on 109 W. Main St. This year, the market’s board of directors has...

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Animas River Spring Runoff Update
Apr17

Animas River Spring Runoff Update

Durango, Colo. – Colorado’s heavy winter snowpack has begun to melt, and river flows throughout the Animas River watershed are on the rise. Every spring, the Animas River experiences runoff that causes naturally occurring sediments to be transported downstream. Some of these sediments originate in the San Juan Mountains and are naturally high in certain heavy metals. This may cause the river to display a cloudy, turbid...

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Hozhoni Days Powwow – 2017
Apr10

Hozhoni Days Powwow – 2017

DURANGO, CO – The 53rd Hozhoni Days Powwow, Fort Lewis College’s annual celebration of its unique Native American heritage, begins Friday, April 14 and concludes the following day. The Powwow is one of the largest and longest-running Fort Lewis College traditions and brings hundreds of visitors to Durango each year. This year’s Powwow honors the veterans of all conflicts. Among Friday’s festivities are the Gourd Dance at 5 p.m. and...

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This Week is Colorado Craft Beer Week!
Mar20

This Week is Colorado Craft Beer Week!

This week is Colorado Craft Beer Week (March 18-25). The events of the week are hosted by the Colorado Brewers Guild, which is a nonprofit organization to promote and protect Colorado’s craft brewing industry. Durango is full of craft beer! This is the perfect opportunity to highlight one of the local favorites, Ska Brewing. Ska Brewery is a local company that has been making beer since 1995, and was co-founded by Bill Graham and Dave...

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Sun and Snow on the Mountains–Blue Sky Day–Happy Spring!!
Mar20

Sun and Snow on the Mountains–Blue Sky Day–Happy Spring!!

Sun on the Mountains–Blue Sky Day–Happy Spring!! Today is the first day of Spring!  The Sun entered Aries at 4:29 am Mountain Time. Happy Vernal Equinox, the beginning of the year according to the Romans and by the Persians. From Wikipedia: When Julius Caesar established the Julian calendar in 45 BC, he set 25 March as the date of the spring equinox. Because the Julian year (365.25 days) is slightly longer than the...

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Trails 2000: Durango’s Trail Organization
Mar01

Trails 2000: Durango’s Trail Organization

Springtime is around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to be thinking about hiking and enjoying the outdoors during the next season. Have you ever wondered how our local trails stay groomed, and how conditions stay updated? We have so many places to hike and enjoy, ranging from easy to moderate to hard in level of difficulty. In Durango, we owe much of the success of our trails to Trails 2000, “a 501c3 organization that builds and...

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Durango Independent Film Festival Kicks Off This Week
Mar01

Durango Independent Film Festival Kicks Off This Week

This week and weekend, Durango welcomes the 12th Annual Durango Independent Film Festival. March 1-5 will see an event-filled weekend dedicated to celebrating a variety of independent films. Types of films include: feature length films, short and feature-length documentaries, animated films, family films, and more. Durango has hosted a film festival since 2001, although the name of the organization has morphed over the years. We are...

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