Animas River

Couple requires rescue after becoming stuck in Animas River

A Florida couple who recently moved to Durango required rescue this week after becoming stuck while attempting to cross the Animas River in Silverton. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad said the...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Autopsy on man who drowned in Animas River is inconclusive

An autopsy to help understand why a 31-year-old man drowned in the Animas River earlier this week came up empty, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Michael Flanagan of La Plata County was...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Vehicle allows faster rescue in backcountry north of Durango

Search and rescue crews in Southwest Colorado have a new toy to aid missions deep in the backcountry, and this one is tailored to ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks. As...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead in Animas River identified

A man found dead in the Animas River on Tuesday has been identified as a 31-year-old La Plata County resident. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Michael Flanagan was found dead around 4:30...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found in Animas River in south Durango

Emergency workers responded Tuesday afternoon to a report of a body in the Animas River behind Escalante Middle School in south Durango. A rafting company was heading downstream when someone...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Washout cuts off Durango train from Silverton for eight to 16 weeks

A recent rainstorm has washed out a significant portion of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s tracks, effectively cutting off the railroad from Silverton for the next eight to 16...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kayaker rescued Saturday in Cascade Canyon

A crew from La Plata County Search and Rescue retrieved a kayaker Saturday afternoon after he suffered minor injuries in the Animas River in Cascade Canyon. Butch Knowlton, director of the La Plata...

DATE: June 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Autopsy doesn’t find cause of death for man found dead along Animas River

An autopsy Tuesday failed to explain why a 33-year-old man was found dead last week along the banks of the Animas River, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said. “We didn’t find anything,” she...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vandalism, trespassing at Bakers Bridge spark concern

The saying that “one person can ruin it for everyone” might become the unfortunate case at the popular Bakers Bridge hangout spot, where vandalism and trespassing have become an increasing problem....

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

33-year-old man found dead along banks of Animas River

A 33-year-old man living homeless in Durango was found dead along the banks of the Animas River early Thursday, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said. Around midnight, a report came into...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man died of drowning while rafting the Animas River, autopsy confirms

A 61-year-old man who died while rafting on the Animas River last weekend died as a result of drowning, the La Plata County coroner determined after an autopsy Wednesday morning. Patrick Southworth...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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