Coal Bank Pass

Snow expected throughout Saturday in Durango area

People who were dreaming about a white Christmas came closer to getting their wish this weekend. On Saturday, Durangoans woke up to a couple of inches of snow, but mountain passes have been hit by...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck fire sends driver to hospital

A truck caught fire Tuesday night on Coal Bank Pass, sending the driver to the hospital for smoke inhalation and shutting down U.S. Highway 550 for more than an hour, emergency officials said...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Semitrailer catches fire on Coal Bank Pass

A semitrailer carrying propane and oxygen was on fire on Coal Bank Pass Tuesday at about 11:30 p.m., according to the emergency scanner. The driver may have suffered smoke inhalation, according to...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A little lynx TLC

The Canada lynx – trapped, hunted and poisoned almost to the point of extinction in the late 1970s – today is one of the darlings in Colorado’s high-country forests. Beginning in 1999, lynx trapped...

DATE: March 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocks fall on highway near Coal Bank Pass

Colorado Department of Transportation crews are clearing large rocks that fell on U.S. Highway 550 between mile markers 57 and 59, the vicinity of Coal Bank Pass. The highway was closed, but...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Molas, Coal Bank restrooms in limbo

San Juan County and the U.S. Forest Service are looking for a way to keep the public restrooms open on Coal Bank and Molas passes. The county took over the job last year after the federal agency...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

The white, powdery stuff hits La Plata County

Although Durango didn’t get much snow over the weekend, giant flakes of pearly white powder flew in surrounding areas, and the region’s slopes received a blanket of relief. The National Weather...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Happy birthday, San Juan Skyway

This summer, the San Juan Skyway is celebrating its 25th birthday. The Skyway, which encompasses the famously beautiful and, at points, famously terrifying Million Dollar Highway, stretches 236...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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