COVID-19 pandemic forces Durango’s Snowdown 2021 to cancel

Although 2020 has been a year with an onslaught of bad news, this one particularly stings: Next year’s Snowdown has been canceled. “For months we were trying to figure out how to make something...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police log more than 240 calls over Snowdown weekend

Durango’s Snowdown is known for its good times, its economic jolt to local businesses and quirky events. But it also brings a wave of crime. The Durango Police Department responded to a total of...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowdown’s Sunday beat slows, brings show to an end

Unlike the Rolling Stones’ 1969 free concert at Altamont Speedway, where Mick and the boys hired the Hells Angels to handle security, Snowdown 2020, “A Rockin’ Snowdown” came to a sedate end on...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beers slide down tables and into gullets at Snowdown Quaffing Competition

Durango’s week-long party rocked and rolled into the weekend as A Rockin’ Snowdown continued Saturday with heavy lifting, a big bowl of chili, a show for the dogs and, of course, some alcohol to...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can Durango rock any harder? In all likelihood, yeah, we can

Snowdown 2020 rocked and rolled, literally, all day Friday. Floats rolled down Main Avenue, lighting up the throngs of spectators with bright lights to the tune of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and more....

DATE: Feb. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police prepare for thousands at Snowdown Light Parade

Anything that could go wrong will go wrong, according to Murphy’s Law, and the Durango Police Department spent weeks preparing for the worst at the 42nd annual Snowdown Light Parade, said Chief Bob...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango turns out for a rockin’ Follies

Durango, you may not know it, but some of your fellow residents are serious rock gods. And others have serious potty mouths. And still others ... well. At least they were Tuesday at the Snowdown...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Snowdown crowns new champions in hallmark events, including wings, oysters and mini biking

Day two of Snowdown, Durango’s annual, wild wintertime festival, heated up to the danger zone during the Hot Wing Eating Contest at Animas City Theatre. There were tears. There were vomit buckets....

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango organizations launch Snowdown child safety program

The Durango Business Improvement District, Durango Police Department and Visit Durango have teamed up to offer a child safety program during this year’s Snowdown celebration. The 42nd annual...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowdown 2021 theme announced

PURGATORY – OK, all you Snowdown Rock ‘N’ Rollers. Get ready to exchange your guitars and drumsticks for magic wands and broomsticks. The theme for Snowdown 2021 was announced Sunday at the first...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Sneer’ takes jabs at Trump, city finances and Snowdown theme

The Snowdown Sneer , an annual satirical newspaper, will mysteriously appear Saturday at bars, restaurants and other venues across Durango, just before the official start to Snowdown, the town’s...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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