The Pole

January 21, 2021

Next time you’re shaking in your ski boots about to drop a big line, consider this. Last week, a guy named Chuck Patterson dropped a 40-foot face of raging ocean at Northern California’s infamous Maverick’s surf break. On a pair of skis (he had poles, too).

January 14, 2021

The Sundance Kid is riding off into the sunset. Last month, Robert Redford announced he is selling his Sundance resort, north of Provo, Utah. The resort, which Redford founded more than 50 years ago, is being bought by real estate investment firms Broadreach Capital Partners and Cedar Capital Partners.

January 7, 2021
The Bluebird has landed. Colorado’s first “backcountry-only” ski area fired up the, uh, skin tracks Dec. 31, 2020. Located on Bear Mountain, along the Continental Divide between Kremmling and Steamboat, the idea was the brainchild of ski buddies Erik Lambert and Jeff Woodward. The idea behind Bluebird is a ski area that caters to pretty much everyone, provided they don’t mind slogging for their turns.
December 31, 2020

Something as simple as a 50-cent scratch-and-sniff could hold the keys to stemming the spread of the coronavirus at a fraction of the cost and time of high-tech tests, new CU Boulder research suggests.

December 10, 2020
There’s a saying: conserve water, drink beer. Well, Colorado’s Molson Coors has put a new spin on that: conserve water, drink seltzer.
December 10, 2020

A ride or hike might seem like a good idea during the current nonwinter. But before you head out, be forewarned that even though it feels like summer, winter wildlife closures went into effect Dec. 1 on some Durango outdoor playgrounds. The closures, which remain in place through April 15 to protect wintering deer and elk, include:

December 3, 2020

While we’ve all undoubtedly gotten sucked into the “pay now” shopping routine over the last several months, local small businesses need our support now more than ever. With Durango’s annual downtown holiday shopping bacchanal Noel Night cancelled due to COVID, the Business Improvement District and Local First have come up with a safe alternative: “Noel Nights.”

November 19, 2020

The boys in Bodo have busted out. Last week, Forbes magazine featured Ska Brewing in a feature on the 25-year-old Durango brewery. Titled “From Life In A VW Bus To Today, It’s Been Quite A Ride For Colorado’s Ska Brewing,” the story took a look at the brewery’s humble beginning in a van down by the river (maybe not literally) to the king-Pinstripe it is today.