Disasters and crashes

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Crews work to contain sheen after Oregon train derailment

SEATTLE – Environmental crews worked Saturday to contain a sheen of oil that appeared in the Columbia River along the Washington-Oregon border after a Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire,...

DATE: June 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Pilot ejects before Thunderbird crash

AIR FORCE ACADEMY – The pilot of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird ejected safely into a Colorado field Thursday, crashing the fighter jet moments after flying over a crowd watching President Barack...

DATE: June 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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WWII plane pulled from Hudson after crash that killed pilot

NEW YORK – Police divers and Army Corps of Engineers personnel retrieved the wreckage of a World War II plane from the Hudson River on Saturday after the vintage aircraft crashed during a...

DATE: May 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Durango’s Thomas Huber killed by car in Grand Junction

A Durango man was struck and killed by a car in a suburb of Grand Junction on Thursday, The Grand Junction Sentinel reported. Thomas Artyom Huber, 19, of Durango was hit shortly before 11 p.m. as...

DATE: May 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Massive Alberta wildfire could double in size

LAC LA BICHE, Alberta – Canadian officials feared a massive wildfire could double in size by the end of Saturday as they continue to evacuate residents of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray from work camps...

DATE: May 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World