PUBLIC COMMENTS OPPORTUNITIES – The public will have two opportunities in September to offer comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Animas City Mountain Fuels Reduction Project. · Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 – The City of Durango Open Space Advisory Board will discuss if and how the City should grant the BLM an access agreement across city open space to allow for the proposed fuels project on Animas City Mountain Fuels Project at its meeting in the Durango Recreation Center at 5 p.m. · Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 – The Durango City Council will hold a public hearing to consider if and how the City should grant the BLM an access agreement across city open space to allow for the proposed fuels project on Animas City Mountain in City Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. Written comments on the Draft EA will be accepted by the BLM through Tuesday, September 30, 2008. Comments may be submitted to Craig Goodell, Project Leader, San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301, or via email to: The Draft EA is available on the San Juan Public Lands Center Web site

Jr DEVO Sign-up Meeting Tonight

Tonight from 6-730pm at the Durango Recreation Center, Annie and Chad will be doing sign-ups for the upcoming Fall Jr DEVO program. Questions will be answered and forms will be filled out at the meeting. The season begins next monday and goes through Halloween. Questions and email registration can be sent to To get forms, click on Fall 2008 JrDEVO forms and schedules, located under categories to the right.

DEVO Shreds Brian Head

Durango DEVO riders took to the podium the weekend in Brian Head, Utah at the NMBS Finals. Alicia Rose Pastore made her pressence known on the national curcuit, by winning the junior expert category by 13 minutes. Her brother Gino also had his breakthrough performance of he season by winning the 16 and under junior expert race by three minutes, and his time being worthy of a second in the older, 18 and under category. Dang. The newest member to the DEVO ladies squad, Summer Ellefson, had her first junior sport win of the season. DEVO coach, Evan Elliott had his best race as a Semi-Pro Downhiller, taking 4th. Evans brother Tad had a tough week in the pro class, placing 24th in the short track and the cross country. It has been a long season for the second year professional.  Also, Durangos Darien Harvey finished 2nd in the pro womens downhill, earning her a first place overall for the 2008 NMBS Series. Nice Work to all.


Breckenridge Plays Host to Last Team Race of the Season

Its the Mountain States Cup series final and the Team Durango DEVO season final, all wrapped in a sweet singletrack package. The weekend of September 5-7th is the Fall Classic. The two day event begins with a circuit race on Saturday and a long loop cross country on Sunday. The DEVO team has been traveling to one big race a month this season with this being the final hurrah for the summer program. It also serves as the MSC series final. Coming this weekend.

Junior DEVO Pedal Test is October 11th

Saturday, October 11th, The JrDEVO Pedal Test will take place up on the Fort Lewis Campus. Previously slated for Sunday, the rescheduled event will be a 3 stage race for 1st through 5th grade cyclists. The events will consist of a short track circuit race, slow-motion time trial and a 4 person relay race.

Tour of Durango is October 12th

Tour of Durango is Blue Wolf Events latest client
BlueWolf Events has been contracted by the Tour of Durango as Event Director for the 2008 event. The inaugural edition of the Tour of Durango is scheduled for Sunday October 12. The Tour of Durango is a non-competitive tour of Durango, Colorado’s world class single track trail systems including River Trail, Horse Gulch, Animas Mountain, Dalla Mountain Park and Durango Mountain Park – a true 360 degree tour of Durango’s finest trails. The race schedules for October 11th has been cancelled. Proceeds from the event benefit Trails 2000 and the Southwest Conservation Corps, two non-profit organizations that maintain Durango’s trails.
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Todd 5th in Austrailia

Todd Wells of Colorado took his top form and crammed it in a bag of Australian World Cup race action earlier today. After a tough go at the Beijing Olympics, Todd added to his tally for his best WC overall points standing with just one race remaining. Todd is Good!

Purg Uphill Mountain Bike Race Results

August 30

Pro Men; 1. Travis Brown 50:19, 2. Howard Grotts 52:19(junior), 3. Scott Simmons 52:19, 4. Greg Lewis 53:50(ss), 5. Miles Venzara 56:30

Women; 1. Shannon Gibson 1:14:36, 2. Annie Cheeney 1:26:50

Amatuer Men; 1. Gerry Geraghty 1:01:23, 2. Jon Delaney 1:04:00, 3. John Percassi 1:04:32, 4. Corey Richardson 1:08:05, 5. Steve Autry 1:17:23, 6. Judd Rohwer 1:18:58(ss), 7. Steve Rossi 1:20:00

Thanks to Durango Mountain Resort’s Scott, Alex, Liz and Hank for all the DEVO support.

Tour de Farms Bicycle Ride

Cool ride coming up here in Durango. Saturday, September 6th will be the second annual Tour de Farms Bicycle Ride, highlighting what is unique, healthy and homegrown about our agricultural community. With two rides to choose from this year, an in-town 5 miler, or a 35 mile road loop around La Plata County. $20 gets you more than you think. Tickets can be purchased at the Durango Farmers Market, this Saturday. Sounds Delicious.

DEVO's Elliot Saslow Takes Down Another Cycle


Bike Polo Wreckage
Bike Polo Wreckage

DEVO U-14er Elliott Saslow has taken yet another prisoner, this time it was his sister Avra’s old mtb. Last week at a routine DEVO polo practice, Elliott cornered hard to get his mallet on the ball, when his frame took to the splits. The game stopped and a quiet came over the group. “it looked so weird,” said DEVO teammate Haakon Sigerslid. Then seconds later Elliott yelped, “YES, Thats number four.” Thats right, young Elliott, at 14 years old has broken 4 mountain bike frames to date. Coach Chad was quoted a little over a year ago that, “go ahead and shred Elliott, you won’t start breaking frames until you are 17, 18…” Turns out coach was wrong.

Purg Uphill This Saturday

This Saturday will be the first running of the Purg Uphill Mountain Bike Race. A benefit race for the Durango DEVO team, the mass start race will begin 9am at the Durango Mountain Resort Columbine parking lot. Please come and support our amazing youth cyclists. Get ready to climb!


The Course starts at Columbine Cabin, goes up the Ski Way to the bottom of Lifts 6 and 1.  Then it follows the normal climb of the 1990 World’s Course until mile 4.  Then it climbs the decent of Paul’s Park Trail to it’s intersection with the Los Pinos Trail.  It follows the climb of the Los Pinos Trail until it once again intersects the Paul’s Park Trail at which time it climbs the decent of Paul’s Park Trail once again.  The trail peaks out behind Lift 8, there is a short downhill section on the Elbert Creek Road  (FS Road) then climbs for the last half of a mile up the road to the top of Lift 8.

Triple Times Double Super Grand Final Results

August 27th

B Women; 1. Kaila Hart, 2. Summer Ellefson, 3. Hannah Madden, 4. Joan Walker, 5. Anne Cheeney, 6. Elysee Masone

B Men; 1. Chris Blevins, 2. Daniel Walker, 3. Stephan Davoust, 4. Elliott Saslow, 5. James Shahan, 6. Henrique Pohl

B Holeshot; Henrique Pohl

B Best Air; Chris Blevins

A Women; 1. Alicia Rose Pastore, 2. Kricket Lewis

A Men; 1. Tad Elliott, 2. Chad Wells, 3. Erich McAlister, 4. Dylan Stucki, 5. Travis Brown, 6. Howard Grotts, 7. Art Nelson, 8. Will Ross, 9. Chad Cheeney, 10. Mike Wilk, 11. Jimmy Deaton, 12. Evan Elliott, 13. Scott Simmons, 14. Ben Kraushaar, 15. Adam Snyder

A Holeshot; Evan Elliott

A Best Air; Evan Elliott

past results

Fall Jr. DEVO Sign-up Meeting

Parents- if you would like to sign your little ripper up for the Fall season of Jr. DEVO please come do so at the meeting next Tuesday September 2nd 6:00pm at the Rec Center.   Many of you have already called, sent emails and checks in but still come if you can make it.  This meeting is a must for new parents and kids.  Please bring your paperwork, be prepared to pay and bring any questions you might have.  Thank you and we’ll see you there.