Festival to show films gone wild

Get ready for a wild ride.Durango Nature Studies will team with the Great Old Broads for Wilderness to co-host the Patagonia Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Feb. 28 at the Smiley Building in...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Full moon ski planned at Vallecito on Sunday

A full moon ski outing is scheduled for the Vallecito Nordic Area on Sunday night.Interested skiers can meet at the trailhead at 7 p.m.The full moon ski is the latest of a series of special events...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

New age freestyle takes off

This is not your father's freestyle.This is not Uncle Wayne's freestyle.This is freestyle skiing, circa 2009, presented by the Durango Freestyle Team, co-starring fellow skiers from the USSA's...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Tour de Ski tests Nordic resolve

The long-distance skiers turned out in force for the second annual Tour de Ski marathon on the back side of Purgatory.The Nordic skate-ski races drew nearly 100 skiers last weekend for the benefit...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Ski Racing J4 Style

he miniature ski racer stood nervously at the starting gate, poised to launch.Falling snow and a pesky cloud reduced visibility at the top of the Upper Hades race course."Racer ready," barked the...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

No spike in Four Corners poaching

Wildlife officials report no noticeable spike in poaching activity in the greater Four Corners of late.While the declining economy has triggered a flurry of illegal hunting and fishing in coastal...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Barnes makes biathlon history

Durango native and U.S. Olympian Lanny Barnes helped make biathlon history recently in Germany.Barnes, a member of the U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team, participated in one of biathlon's premier events,...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Racers ready to mush in stage race

The economy might slow down the sled-dog racing events.But it certainly won't slow down the dogs.The San Juan Stage Race, a four-stage showcase of sled-dog racing in the San Juans, will kick off...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Changing seasons

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Tour de Ski event returns Jan. 24

The Tour de Ski, a long-distance cross country ski test, is back.Skiers are needed, and volunteers are needed.The second annual Nordic skate-ski race will make its return on Saturday, Jan. 24.The...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Gliding into the season

First things first, a cross country skating race kicks off the weekend of skiing and snowboarding in Southwest Colorado.The Nordic Center at Purgatory will host the skate-ski race at 10 a.m....

DATE: Jan. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Applications available for artist-in-residence program

The San Juan National Forest will accept applications for its Aspen Guard Station Artist-in-Residence Program from Jan. 1 through March 1, 2009.Information on the program, instructions on how to...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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