Smelter Mountain serves as outdoor classroom during COVID-19

The new coronavirus pandemic has upended our lives. Schools are closed, businesses shuttered and we are following stay-at-home orders. Daily exercise is essential to keep our heads on straight. For...

DATE: April 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Young’s sudden sayonara to Skyler the Skyhawk

One last cheer. One more hug from a young fan. One final wave to the crowd. James Young’s last hurrah as Skyler, the Fort Lewis College Skyhawks mascot, was anything but ceremonious. For four...

DATE: April 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Dalton Ranch, Hillcrest golf courses open with COVID-19 precautions

The beautiful sound of a golf ball finding the bottom of the cup is gone, for now. The fond feeling of a drive placed down the middle of a fairway, an approach shot finding the perfect spot on the...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Hening claims sportsmanship award at regional skiing championships

A concussion suffered during a crash ended Gracey Hening’s ski season early. Awards still awaited her at the regional championships. Hening was one of four athletes from the Purgatory Ski Team to...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

CHSAA extends spring activities suspension through April 30 because of coronavirus

The Colorado High School Activities Association has extended the suspension of spring sports activities through April 30 because of COVID-19. Following Gov. Jared Polis’ announcement Wednesday to...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic postponed because of coronavirus

Memorial Day weekend in Durango is synonymous with the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. It’s the symbolic start of summer tourism season, as thousands of cyclists line up in a 47-mile road race from...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Three M-CHS basketball players named to two all-conference teams

After a vote by Intermountain League coaches, Teagan Whiteskunk and Titus Jackson of Montezuma-Cortez High School been named to the Intermountain League’s boys’ all-conference team for the...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Griego stays home: Fort Lewis College drops interim tag from women’s basketball coach

Orlando Griego is no longer the interim women’s basketball coach at Fort Lewis College. After a discussion with FLC athletic director Brandon Leimbach on Friday morning, Griego had the interim...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Purgatory Resort says no skiing front side of mountain

As tempting as it might seem, no, you can’t trek up Purgatory Resort’s ski trails and have the slopes all to yourself. In a statement issued Saturday by resort officials, Purgatory Resort asks the...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Purgatory Resort extends closure, still hopes to open this season

While many ski resorts across North America have already committed to closing for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, Purgatory Resort north of Durango has hope it might be able to reopen again in...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mancos basketball players receive all-conference recognition

Over the course of the 2019-20 season, the Mancos High School boys and girls basketball teams produced several memorable victories and instilled energy in a local fan base that has long adored...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

CHSAA extends spring sports suspension until at least April 18

The Colorado High School Activities Association extended its spring sports and activities postponement until at least April 18, the organization announced Tuesday. The decision was made following...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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