Durango, CO

Durango, Colorado is nestled in the Animas River Valley surrounded by the San Juan Mountians. This family vacation area offers snowy weather on top of the mountain and flowery springtime splendor at the base. Durango is near five major ski areas, including Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, located twenty-five minutes north of downtown. Other Colorado outdoor activities include; mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, fishing, snowmobiling and the Durango train.  Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its Ancestral Puebloan Cliff Dwellings is located thirty-five miles west of Durango. Durango is most known for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a heritage railway, which travels from Durango to the historic mining town of Silverton, Colorado on steam-powered trains with rolling stock dating back to the 1920s and before. Durango is also home to the Snowdown Festival, an event which occurs the last Friday of January or the first Friday of February. Many local businesses hold competitions throughout the week, including a beard growing contest, joke off, hot wing eating contest, beer plunge, and many others. Durango also hosts the annual Music in the Mountains summer music festival.
  • Part-time Durango resident Tim McClellan appeared Thursday on &#";Ellen,&#"; saying he doesn&#';t remember having seen the desk he was accused of copying as part of a reality television show.McClellan appeared on the afternoon talk show after being disqualified for plagiarizing the design for his final project on...
  • Durango PoliceThursday12:43 a.m. A report of people vandalizing a building in a shopping center in the 1400 block of East Third Avenue proved unfounded.12:51 a.m. Someone was arrested as a result of people walking on the roof of a building in the 9090 block of Main Avenue.Wednesday12:22 p.m. A...
  • Four suspects in two marijuana dispensary burglaries overnight Sunday have been identified, and two already are in custody.All the named suspects are from Aztec. Seth Hill, 20, and Andrew Joreid, 20, turned themselves in to the San Juan County (New Mexico) Sheriff&#';s Office on Thursday, where they are being held awaiting...
  • Meetings and EventsSunrise Yoga, 7-8 a.m. and 8:15-9:15 a.m., Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County, 2750 Main Ave., $5, 259-0385.Durango Early Bird Toastmasters meeting, improve communication, presentation and leadership skills, 7-8:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, 21636 U.S. Highway 160 West, Sept.-May, 769-7615,...
  • Sacred Heart to serve up fish-taco FridaySacred Heart Parish and the Knight of Columbus will serve fish tacos from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 254 East Fifth Ave.Florida Road to get street-light work City of Durango crews will perform street light maintenance Monday on the west side of...


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