The latest skiing deaths to take place in Colorado were not at a resort, but a backcountry area near Nokhu Crags, south of Cameron Pass. The human victim was Joe Philpott, a 26-year-old CSU student and experienced skier who was enjoying the beauty of a Colorado day with a friend, 24-year-old Alex W ... More >>
NBC and NBC Sports will be airing thirty hours of USA Pro Challenge coverage next week as the country's biggest pro cycling event returns to Colorado for its second year, but die-hard fans will want to see the action firsthand, and it's a great excuse to see some of Colorado's coolest towns go all o ... More >>
Did a dispute over a will left by Margaret Decker, seen here, lead to a double murder and a suicide involving members of her family? That's the working theory of La Plata County authorities looking into the deaths of Billie Decker, Robert "Duke" Decker and Wiilliam Klatt Decker, with William suspec ... More >>
Hiking the 500-mile Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango is one of the most epic -- and scenic -- adventures in the state, and it's a more accessible bucket-list goal than you might think: Last year the Colorado Trail Foundation added three kids under the age of twelve to its official list of CT Co ... More >>
Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean." Hollywood is coming to Colorado (again)! In the midst of a push by movie boosters to increase the state's film incentives, an initiative born of the fact that filmmakers have largely abandoned the state for cheaper locales, word comes down that Disne ... More >>
Update: The Cheeky Monk is also celebrating Canned Craft Beer Day at its Colfax and Westminster locations. Try two canned beers from Belgium, Wittekerke and Bavik Pils ($5), along with Maui Coconut Porter, Avery IPA and Ska True Blonde ($4). The canned craft beer revolution began ten years ago in L ... More >>
Today was supposed to be the big reveal of the host cities for the 2012 Pro Cycling Challenge -- but that list leaked on Friday, in the Denver Post. Still, the event organizers are going to make an event out of the announcement, with a live Internet broadcast at 5:15 p.m. MST today that will ... More >>
Video below.Denver's Zombie Crawl was a record-setting success, with even the Downtown Denver Partnership singing its praises. But things didn't go as well in Durango, where early the morning after Halloween, police reportedly busted 22 "unsanctioned" zombie marchers, some of whom they shot w ... More >>
It doesn't necessarily look like it, but there's an epiphany happening here.In these postmodern times, people need something more than elephants standing on barrels and shit to make a circus entertaining; along with the aerialists, snake-charmers and burlesque dancers, we're going to need som ... More >>
Ska BrewingMexican-style craft-brewed lagers are set to make a splash in Denver this summer, with a couple of new ones joining the fiesta in the run-up to Cinco de Mayo. Because of its lighter, more mellow profile, Mexican lager isn't a style that's common among craft brewers, who typically ... More >>
Craft beer has been the star of a recent documentary, a television series and a couple of Youtube videos over the past year, now another feature-length documentary is scheduled to be released this summer. Most of these efforts have been serious, noble -- sometimes overly so. Leave it to the ... More >>
"The Searchers."The Colorado legislature just nixed a plan to tack a ten-cent fee onto movie tickets, money that would have been used to provide financial incentives for film companies that want to make movies in this state. As revised, the bill would now ask for donations from movie-goers -- ... More >>
Alcheringa: The Dreaming
Fred Phelps.The evil bigots and homophobes from the Kansas-based, Fred Phelps-led Westboro Baptist Church have a habit of saying they're going to show up to picket something positive or sacred and then not bothering to show up. This scenario played out again in Durango yesterday, with love at ... More >>
Falling Rock is home away from home.Good morning beer lovers. Welcome to the best three days of your life. The Great American Beer Festival kicks off today at 5:30 p.m. with 462 breweries pouring 2,200 different beers -- the biggest number ever served. But if you're not one of the 49,000 peo ... More >>
A Flickr photo.There's a special synchronicity between sports and beer. Sure, you can sip a brew while you're watching your favorite team -- but how are you going to burn off the calories? Maybe by riding a bicycle -- and there's no better way to relax after that than with a beer. The Tour o ... More >>
Last week, if you recall, I brought you a list of five bar types adults should avoid. Now I'm back with a rundown of what your drink order says about you. Most bartenders aren't judgmental people. We never really want to bite the hand that feeds. If you want your Macallan 25 and soda, we p ... More >>
Silverton Brewing Company, a small pub that had never shipped its beer beyond the Silverton city limits until this year, plans to start distributing statewide this summer thanks to a shake-up at another Southern Colorado brewery. Founded in 2004 by Joel and Katherine Harvie, Silverton Brewi ... More >>
How would you prefer to kick off your weekend -- at a wine dinner, a wine-tasting benefit or a full-blown, three-day wine experience? You're spoiled for choice tonight with four different wine-centric events: Black Pearl, 1529 South Pearl Street, hosts a Pink Wine Dinner -- which is also the ... More >>
These days, Mason Tvert is a big man on campus.After an attempt to decriminalize statewide the adult possession of an ounce or less of marijuana failed at the polls in 2006, Mason Tvert, executive director of the drug policy reform organization Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFE ... More >>
When I first tried this beer last year, on the recommendation of a liquor-store employee, I thought I'd gotten a bottle from a batch that had been contaminated. Although it smelled like pine trees, it tasted like, well, the mold that grows on a plastic container full of spaghetti that's been ... More >>
Andre BaranowskiA few years back, I spent Thanksgiving with the large family of a friend whose house was tucked into the side of a mountain somewhere near Durango. Like most families at Thanksgiving dinners, we had segregated ourselves into two groups: those who were slamming wine and watchi ... More >>
It's been at least a week since our fair state made it on any Most Livable, Charming, Fittest or Drunkest list. So thank heavens for the folks at ForbesTraveler, the "luxury travel authority from inspiration to reservation." Its latest ingenious and largely predictable compilation of "America ... More >>
Are you still in summer mode? Having trouble folding up your linen and packing it away in favor of fleece? Still pretending to be warm while shivering on some bar's patio? Well, here's a sudsy fact that might shock you into reality: local breweries have already begun rolling out their holida ... More >>
Cans of Breckenridge Brewery's Avalanche Ale began rolling out of the plant this week and into liquor stores, just in time to catch the heart of the summer season. Breckenridge, which is borrowing its canning line from Ska Brewing Company in Durango, will also supply concert venues, golf courses an ... More >>
It's American Craft Beer Week - seven days that even the United States Congress felt should be set aside for drinking micro brews. But Colorado's beer culture is worth a deeper look, since 100 craft breweries operated here in 2008, producing 75,000 barrels of delicious beer. Of particular interest ... More >>
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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum
Flexible Flyers Rafting
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Opponents of the Animas-La Plata project say Durango's ex-mayor got down and dirty.
Governor Romer and the lieutenant governor step into the Animas-La Plata dispute.
The Animas-La Plata project is supposed to fulfill the government's promise to Colorado Utes. But tribal opponents worry it will leave the reservations high and dry.
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