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Beards battle it out at Carver’s

Nathan Hammond was impressed by the level of competition at Snowdown’s Beard Competition. “I do have a decent beard, and I was really cocky coming into this,” he said. “I am humbl...

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

Looking for love, steampunk style

People of all ages looking for love gathered in the Rochester Hotel Thursday night for two rounds of speed dating. The 40 slots offered at the event filled up fast, and the onlook...

Water slide bliss turns into endurance grind

Ten people started the Water-Slide-Athon but only three people were still running up the stairs to the slide four hours later. Tiffany Bergman, climbed 39 stairs 222 times to win ...

Lost steam

Snowdown barely channels Steampunk in this year’s Follies

That’s a phat, phat, phat burger!

No one managed to shove 6 pounds of burger down their throat Thursday night at the Phat Phat Phat Burger Eat Off, but one man got terribly close. Pedro Cordova said he felt like h...

Snow (or rain) may make appearance at parade

Snowdown Light Parade in the eye of S.W. Colorado storm

Hot chocolate + parade = bliss

Alternative Horizons raising funds during Snowdown

Oyster slurping showdown

The oysters were smaller this year at the Shuckin’ Suckin’ Oyster Slurping Contest, and Chris Feely and C.J. Wise were champions under Thursday’s performance-enhancing conditions. ...

Fashion Do's and Don'ts

The annual Snowdown Fashion Do's and Don'ts held Wednesday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

Oh, Snow you didn’t ...

Fashion, a spelling bee, bartenders mixing away, even kayakers braving the temperature-controlled environs of the Durango Community Recreation Center. Yes, once again, Snowdown ha...

Where do they find these words?

Spellebration challenges language lovers