Disasters and crashes

Durango woman who hit bicyclist sentenced to two years of probation

A 22-year-old Durango woman was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation for careless driving causing bodily injury, a Class 1 misdemeanor, after hitting a bicyclist on north Main Avenue in...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Three horses struck by car on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango

Three horses owned by La Plata County rancher Ed Zink were killed earlier this week after being hit on U.S. Highway 550 in the Animas Valley, several miles north of Durango. Zink said he has...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Two-car crash injures three people

Two-car crash injures three people

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man charged with vehicular homicide in 17-year-old’s death

A 22-year-old Durango man has been charged with vehicular homicide after the car he was driving in June went off the road in Durango West II and hit a tree, killing a 17-year-old Durango woman....

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

South Dakota man dies after two-vehicle crash on Highway 160

A 76-year-old South Dakota man died Monday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango. Colorado State Patrol Cpt. Adrian Driscoll said Glenn Henderson Jr. was taken to...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear breaks into SUV, then takes it for a short drive

A bear that broke into an SUV early Friday in Durango took it for a short ride, rolling it out of a driveway and crashing it into a mailbox. The commotion woke Ron Cornelius and his wife, who found...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two victims in Hwy. 160 head-on crash identified

Authorities on Friday identified the two victims killed in a head-on crash Thursday on U.S. Highway 160 in the Cherry Creek area west of Hesperus. The crash occurred around 5:15 p.m. just east of...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators: EPA had no rules for working at risky mines

DENVER – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had no rules for working around old mines when the agency inadvertently triggered a massive spill from a Colorado mine that polluted rivers in...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pilot showed concerning behavior hours before 2015 crash

The pilot of a plane with possible criminal ties displayed concerning behavior just hours before he crashed in the mountains near Silverton in September 2015, killing four people, according to a...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton man dies in rollover on Kendall Mountain

A small but somber procession on its way to Hood Mortuary passed through Durango on Wednesday, carrying the body of longtime area resident Bill Alsup, who died at 78 when a crane he was operating...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck slams into revelers in Nice

NICE, France – A truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, plowing through Bastille Day revelers who’d gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Cascade Creek running dangerously high

Three rescues and a death in two weeks at the Cascade Creek waterfalls near U.S. Highway 550 have highlighted the danger of jumping the falls, especially in the high water that has resulted from...

DATE: July 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News