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.
  • In a split vote, the Durango City Council denied a request to install a four-way stop at 10th Street and East Third Avenue.A traffic study showed the intersection did not warrant stop signs, and city councilors did not want to set a precedent of making decisions that are not backed by set standards because it could lead to inconsistent...
  • An additional $600,000 has been set aside by the Environmental Protection Agency for a real-time warning system that will be installed in the Animas and San Juan rivers that would alert local governments to pollution.The EPA had set aside $2 million for water and sediment monitoring, but that was found...
  • 100 years ago: &#";A new ore, valuable for fluxing purposes in the manufacture of iron and steel products, has been discovered in the vicinity of Cortez, Montezuma County. It is called &#';hallarite&#'; after its discoverer.&#";75 years ago: &#";Paint-up,...
  • Emily Doughty, 17, works about 20 hours per week as a lifeguard at the Durango Community Recreation Center. She takes home about $400 per month &#-; enough to pay for gas, her cellphone and certain activities.&#";It&#';s really nice to have a job, especially so your parents don&#';t have to do everything for you,&#";...
  • DENVER &#-; Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a $27 billion state budget Tuesday, avoiding dire cuts that were proposed in November.Lawmakers called the annual state spending plan &#";something to be proud of,&#"; having performed fiscal gymnastics to avoid $373 million in cuts.&#";This budget reflects that ability...


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