Durango, CO

Check out the road less traveled in Colorado's mountains

State patrol looks to curb out-of-state driver deaths with Super Cruising mountain road videos. After a reportedly sharp and startling increase in 2021 in traffic deaths in the southwest corner of Colorado, state troopers are now taking it upon themselves to ride the most dangerous sections according to their data and take you along for the ride, too. The new program is only a few months old and has 7 videos so far of potentially dangerous paths like Monarch Pass and the path between Bayfield and Durango. "Maybe give them a heads up on how to be better prepared in terms of...
Picture for Check out the road less traveled in Colorado's mountains

City of Durango 4th of July Parade Winners

By 5:00 pm on Monday, the 4th of July, over 2500 people had gathered on the sidewalks of Main Avenue in anticipation of the 4th of July Parade. The crowd sported an amazing variety of red, white and blue clothing, hats, glasses and accessories in celebration of the USA. Over...
Picture for City of Durango 4th of July Parade Winners

Centura Mercy Hospital, USPI partner to build Colorado ASC

Durango, Colo.-based Centura Mercy Hospital has partnered with Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International and local physicians to build a new surgery center. Three Springs Surgery Center will be located in Durango. It is expected to be 13,500 square feet with three operating rooms and two procedure rooms, according to a July 6 news release.

City to negotiate with fire district for River City Hall

Durango City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Durango and the Durango Fire Protection District to begin a year-long negotiation process regarding the possible utilization of River City Hall for a downtown fire station. “This really gives us an opportunity to have good open dialogue and...

San Juan Mountain Association’s Wilderness Stewardship Crew

This may be a short feature article, but if our readership can provide a volunteer or two, it is well worthwhile. SJMA’s Wilderness Stewardship Crew has had a busy summer already. They’ve been counting campsites, monitoring Wilderness characteristics, and clearing trails in the Weminuche Wilderness from Durango to Pagosa Springs. Earlier this month, they cleared more than 160 trees from the Needle Creek Trail alone. Way to go team! In the coming weeks, they’ll be working on the Rio Grande National Forest side of the Weminuche as well as in the Lizard Head Wilderness.

Fire Restrictions Rescinded for San Juan National Forest

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on all National Forest System lands within the San Juan National Forest, including wilderness, were rescinded effective July 1. Recent rains over much of the forest have lessened, but not eliminated, the danger from fire, allowing restrictions to be lifted. This means campfires are now allowed outside of established campgrounds and recreation sites. The public is asked to continue to be careful with fire and to obey any localized fire restrictions.

My 8 Favorite Stops On A Round Trip Adventure From Durango To Telluride

With its high mountains, deep forests, wide-open spaces, and striking rock formations, Durango and its surroundings showcase some of the most diverse landscapes in the U.S. The area is also home to some of the best-preserved and most impressive cliff dwellings and ancient ruins in the Southwest, so you know it’s a place worth exploring.

Beer Alert: New Collaborations Ales And Pilsners

The 4th of July is now behind us and American craft brewers are addressing mis-summer with a full slate of new beers you’re gonna want to chase down. Shake it Up (Exton, Pa) – Just in time for hitting the beach, Iron Hill Brewery is returning something special which was first released in the Summer of 2021 as a limited run and sold out within just a few weeks of its debut.

Durango Herald: Boebert far off on church, state

In fairness to U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, we imagine she says what people are thinking. Her conservative base, that is. In this case, it was her comment on Sunday to worshippers that she is “tired” of the U.S. separation of church and state, an accepted constitutional principle, from a “stinking letter” penned by one of the Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson.