Avalanche/landslide

Mudslide cleanup causes delays Tuesday on Red Mountain Pass

Herald Staff Report The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning travelers of delays Tuesday on Red Mountain Pass, north of Silverton. A mudslide occurred in the area between Forest Service...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trees brought down in avalanches can be collected for free

After a winter that brought down an onslaught of avalanches, the Bureau of Land Management has come up with a unique way to get it all cleaned up: free firewood collection permits. “It’s a win-win...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County closes County Road 2

San Juan County closed County Road 2 near Eureka Campground on Sunday because the road has become unstable after it was washed out by an avalanche debris flow near the Animas River. The road is...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cabin near Silverton ‘obliterated’ by avalanche

An avalanche destroyed a cabin near Silverton last month. Jim Donovan, director of San Juan County’s Office of Emergency Management, said the cabin was hit by a slide during the height of...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT warns about undetonated bombs from avalanche mitigation

If you come across what looks like an explosive device in the San Juan Mountains this summer, don’t touch it. The Colorado Department of Transportation is getting the word out that some explosives...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train punches through avalanche paths ahead of summer season

Slowly but surely, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is digging out of the onslaught of snow and avalanches to clear the tracks for the first ride to Silverton in May. Jeff Johnson,...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Video: Flyover shows Red Mountain Pass buried by heavy snow, avalanches

Red Mountain Pass was closed for 19 days in March after heavy snow blanketed the highway in 3 to 4 feet of snow and triggered numerous avalanches that crossed the road. U.S. Highway 550 between...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High avalanche danger closes county roads near Silverton

The town of Silverton and San Juan County have closed all travel on county roads because of high avalanche danger and are strongly encouraging people to avoid recreating in the backcountry. In a...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado sees record avalanche activity

Avalanches are coming down at a historic rate across Colorado. In Southwest Colorado alone, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center has recorded nearly 170 slides since Dec. 1 – and that’s just...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado has seen an ‘unprecedented’ avalanche onslaught this March

Since the beginning of March, Colorado has been dealing with what has been called an “historic and unprecedented” series of avalanches. As much as 100 inches of snow fell in spots during the...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hinsdale County sheriff, two daughters injured when avalanche hits their home

An avalanche hit and destroyed the house of Hinsdale County Sheriff Justin Casey just south of Lake City early Tuesday morning, but Casey and his two daughters, who were inside, are all expected to...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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