Snowdown takes over Durango

Fire dancers make their way down the line as the Snowdown light parade begins along Main Ave.
The Patio Restaurant rounded up members of the Ignacio community for their 2nd annual pie eating contest, Friday, Feb. 1.
The contest was billed as a local event in conjunction with Durango’s infamous Snowdown celebration each year. Contestant of all ages dived head first into homemade pies, vying for a first-place finish.
Angelo Frost (front), Ryan Naranjo (left), and Dewayne Hendren walk up and down Main street, selling Krispy Kreme donuts to spectators.
John Washington Jr. and his son John “J.B.” Washington III bundle up before walking downtown to find a place to stand to watch the Snowdown light parade.
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
photo courtesy Jeff Jefferson Jr.
photo courtesy Jeff Jefferson Jr.
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum

The annual Snowdown celebration featured live music, competitions and food that had locals and tourists out enjoying the Comic-Con themed events from Wednesday, Jan. 30 — Sunday, Feb. 3. One of the more popular events being the light parade, which brought out families, friends and floats along Durango’s historic Main Ave. on Friday, Feb. 1.

Tate first place 1.995

Arron Shorthair  1.955

Damian lemo 1.7465


Cyrus Cosio with 1.719

Christian Cosio  .7562

Nick Lorenzini .7545


In our between age group

Rowan Griffin 1.723

Islesle Gardner 1.3955

Chastin Cundiff .9975



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