4 dead after plane crash in rugged Arizona mountains

PAYSON, Ariz. – Searchers in Arizona found the bodies of four members of a family Tuesday in the wreckage of a small plane that crashed on a flight from Scottsdale, Ariz., to Telluride, officials...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Talk about town: Runner completes marathon in honor of Capt. Jeff Kuss

Iowan Daniel Hagerty, 52, spent almost as much time preparing to honor Blue Angels pilot Capt. Jeff Kuss as he did training to run the Pensacola (Florida) Marathon, and he successfully completed...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Capt. Jeff Kuss to be remembered in marathon

Iowa resident Daniel Hagerty decided years ago to dedicate his marathons to paying it forward, and at the upcoming Pensacola (Florida) Marathon, he will run in memory of Durango native Marine Capt....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Pilot error primary cause of Blue Angels crash

Pilot error was the primary cause of the fatal jet crash of Durango-born Blue Angels pilot Capt. Jeff Kuss, the U.S. Navy determined Wednesday. Kuss, 32, crashed the F/A-18C Hornet about 3 p.m....

DATE: Sept. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blue Angels’ air shows resume this weekend

Another pilot will fly in the opposite solo role when the elite Blue Angels take to the skies this weekend, but Durango native Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss will be in their thoughts. Kuss died in a...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana contributed to 2014 plane crash in Durango

A pilot’s use of marijuana contributed to a 2014 crash in Durango that killed him and a flight instructor, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report this week. “The pilot’s failure...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Durango man dies in glider crash near Telluride

A former Durango man who died this week in a motorized glider plane crash near Telluride was remembered as a fine woodworker as well as a longtime pilot. Robert B. Saunders, 64, known to some as...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

THC found in pilot who crashed WWII plane in 2014

Levels of marijuana above the legal driving limit were found in the blood of a Durango pilot who crashed a World War II aircraft on July 4, 2014, killing two, a recently released investigation...

DATE: July 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango prepares for military funeral for Capt. Jeff Kuss

La Plata County will grieve for one of its own Saturday as Capt. Jeff Kuss is brought home for burial. The Durango native and Blue Angels pilot died in a plane crash June 2 in Smyrna, Tennessee,...

DATE: June 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango prepares for military funeral for Capt. Jeff Kuss

La Plata County will grieve for one of its own Saturday as Capt. Jeff Kuss is brought home for burial. The Durango native and Blue Angels pilot died in a plane crash June 2 in Smyrna, Tennessee,...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scholarships, fund established to honor Capt. Jeff Kuss

More ways to honor Durango native Capt. Jeff Kuss have been created as family and friends begin to process his death. Kuss, 32, died June 2 when his plane crashed shortly after takeoff during a...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to mourn Blue Angels pilot Jeff Kuss on Saturday

For five days, the coverage of the death of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a member of the Blue Angels has focused on his life as a pilot. But for La Plata County residents, the Durango native was the kid...

DATE: June 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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