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Top 5 Winter Activities in Durango

Posted by inactive Payton Randle on December 14, 2022 in  uncategorized
Skiing and Snowboarding at Purgatory  Purgatory Mountain Resort, just 25 minutes north of Durango, offers countless acres of skiable terrain with 105 trails and 12 lifts you can utilize while skiing or snowboarding. The resort welcomes all ski levels with trails marked differentiating the skill levels. Near the base of the mountain there is a plethora of shops, restaurants and rentals for your enjoyment. Whether you are a local or just visiting, skiing or snowboarding at Purgatory is a must! For more informa... read more
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Love or Hate Colorado’s HOAS, but Know the Upsides

Written by: April Bates
Posted by inactive Payton Randle on August 23, 2022 in  uncategorized
When I say that Colorado is an HOA state, I mean it! Over 60% of Colorado homeowners are part of an HOA. In La Plata County alone, there are over 275 HOAs, that includes PUDs and Condo Associations.    Why do Coloradoans love our HOAs so much?    1.  Property Value - The HOA provides CC&R’s, also known as Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. These are a set of rules that all homeowners must adhere to. For example, no mobile homes allowed. (Yeah, I said it! Sorry!) Why would an ... read more
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Top 5 Summer Hikes in Durango

Posted by inactive Payton Randle on June 23, 2022 in  uncategorized
Summer is finally here which means we have a plethora of outdoor activities at our disposal and the summer months are a perfect time to explore the mountains while hiking the scenic trails of Durango. I have put together a list of some of the best hikes in the Durango area so whether you are a local or just visiting, be sure to plan a hike and share your pictures with us on social media!  Smelter Mountain Trail  Are you wanting to hike but you have afternoon plans? Then this is the perfect hike for you!... read more
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A Brief History of Durango

Posted by Inactive Shanna Shepherd on May 02, 2022 in  uncategorized
Long before Durango was founded, the area was inhabited by Ancestral Puebloans. They enjoyed the rich soil and wildlife resources, making their homes in rock shelters. The culture disappeared in the 1300s. For centuries, the history of the area was unknown until the Ute Tribe came into the area to hunt and fish, using the abandoned cities as shelter.  Fast forwarding to the 1800’s, Durango was known mainly for its wealth of fish and game in the area. But in 1860, a prospector discovered flakes of gold i... read more
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Featured Nonprofit: Adaptive Sports Association

Posted by Inactive Shanna Shepherd on March 04, 2022 in  uncategorized
Adaptive Sports Association is an organization providing outdoor, sport, and recreational experiences for people with disabilities. The driving force behind ASA was Dave Spencer. After losing a leg to cancer, he used skiing as a part of his rehabilitation program and found Purgatory through a ski magazine ad.  When Spencer met Joe Wilson, a veteran ski instructor who managed a small program at Purgatory that assisted blind skiers at the resort, a major turning point came for the organization. The log cabin th... read more
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