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.
  • The Durango Aerospace Design Team shot the moon in its trip to the World Finals of the International Space Settlement Design Competition at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.The Durango youths were part of the team championship effort and swept all the individual awards during competition Saturday through Monday.The project...
  • DENVER &#-; Environmentalists and coal advocates lined up in downtown Denver on Tuesday for the first of two hearings to address proposed federal carbon-pollution standards.The emotionally charged and polarizing issue brought stakeholders and citizens from across the nation, though the majority of speakers represented the...
  • Durango PoliceTuesday5:24 a.m. Someone was reportedly trespassing and hiding under a truck behind Albertsons, 311 West College Drive. An arrest was made.Monday9:03 a.m. Someone reported a camera stolen from a vehicle at Hillcrest Gold Club, 2300 Rim Drive.7:37 p.m. An intoxicated man was passed out...
  • Meetings and EventsDurango Nature Studies Wee Walk Abouts, preschool nature walks, 10-11 a.m., $5, Rotary Park, 769-1800.Family yoga in Oxford, ages 3-93, 10:30 a.m., in the grass at County Road 513, 759-0100.The American Legion will serve hamburgers, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 878 East Second Ave.BNI Business...
  • BONDAD &#-; Almost two dozen volunteers had their faces painted or fake wounds applied Tuesday at Sunnyside Elementary as part of a large-scale training exercise in preparation for the unimaginable: an active shooter inside one of our schools.The goal was to prepare emergency workers, the school district and other first responders...


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Downtown Durango Main Street, Durango, Colorado!
Durango Mountain Resort