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.
  • Meetings and Events16th annual International Survivors of Suicide Day, 10 a.m., Fort Lewis College in Noble Hall Room 130.Puppy Party and Social Hour for dogs, 11 a.m.-noon, Folsom Park, across from the Chapman Hill Skate Rink. Free wine tasting, 2-5 p.m., The Wine Merchant, 1514 Main Ave. Arts and...
  • DENVER &#-; Latino leaders assailed Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday for comments he made suggesting Latinos &#";don&#';t care&#"; about a pathway to citizenship.The newly re-elected governor &#-; who received a boost from the Latino voting bloc during his tough election bid &#-; made the comments to The Wall...
  • The Senate has passed a bill that will allow Colorado television stations to petition the Federal Communications Commission to serve La Plata County and other so-called &#";orphan&#"; counties that receive out-of-state broadcasts.The bill&#';s approval late Thursday is the most concrete step to date in solving local...
  • The calendar may say winter starts Dec. 21, but people who have had to scrape off their windows in the morning know, when it comes to weather, winter is already here.Southwest Colorado probably won&#';t experience anything like the 60-inch snowstorm that hit the Buffalo, New York, area this week, where at least 10 people have died.
  • LOVELAND &#-; The Durango chairwoman of a task force addressing oil and gas regulations in Colorado offered the clearest guidance yet about what legislative recommendations might look like. La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt, vice-chairwoman of the task force, said Friday she would like to see the task force recommend...


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