Disasters and crashes

Where’s the worst traffic in Cortez? And will medians help?

As the city of Cortez works to improve traffic safety on Main Street, law enforcement data show the northeast quarter of Cortez is the most dangerous area to drive. The Cortez Police Department...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Durango City Council honors policeman

Durango City Council honored police Officer Alec Doocy on Tuesday for dousing a fire and his quick thinking in two other emergencies. Doocy was leaving the Durango Police Department on April 17...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman killed in two-car crash in southwest La Plata County

A woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision Monday night on Colorado Highway 140 near the New Mexico line. State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said the head-on crash occurred shortly before 11...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Highway 160 between Bayfield, Pagosa Springs reopens after rollover

A single-vehicle rollover closed U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango in both directions between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs for more than an hour Saturday morning. The crash happened at mile marker...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Distractions are leading cause of fatal crashes in Southwest Colorado

Distracted driving is the leading cause of fatal car crashes in Southwest Colorado, said State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll. So far this year, three out of five fatal car crashes in Southwest...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcyclist killed in crash on U.S. Highway 160

A motorcyclist died in a head-on crash with a Subaru Forester on Saturday afternoon on U.S. Highway 160 at the intersection of County Road 501. The Subaru Forester was westbound on Highway 160 and...

DATE: March 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plane crash kills four near Dove Creek

Four people died in a plane crash Thursday near the Colorado-Utah border shortly after departing Grand Junction, according to the Civil Air Patrol . The plane left Grand Junction Regional Airport...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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 | 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