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.
  • IGNACIO &#-; In opening remarks at the eighth annual Economic Summit at Sky Ute Event Center, an economic development official cautioned Wednesday that change will continue to disrupt established industries.&#";Change is not a political slogan,&#"; said Roger Zalneraitis, executive director of the La Plata County Economic...
  • Sen. Mark Udall, who is waging a tough re-election campaign against Rep. Cory Gardner, is set to visit Durango for his final pre-election appearance Monday.Udall will visit the La Plata County Democratic Party headquarters in the Alpine Bank building at 11th Street and Main Avenue from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Monday, according to a party email...
  • 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.Bird walk organized by For the Birds, 8 a.m., Rotary Park.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...
  • Nov. 4 is the anniversary, and it weighs heavily on Sister Helen Prejean.Nov. 4 is the day Elmo Patrick Sonnier and his brother, Eddie, killed Loretta Ann Bourque, 18, and her boyfriend, David LeBlanc.That murder led to a lifetime mission of advocating against the death penalty for the 75-year-old nun, who has been in town this...
  • Colorado voters continue to be pounded by multi-million dollar political advertising campaigns, often with the two candidates or issue opponents fairly evenly matched, with no respite in sight until Election Day.But on one particular issue, the campaign ads are entirely lopsided. Labeling genetically modified food, commonly called GMOs...


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