Disasters and crashes

Durango woman injured in head-on collision in fair condition

A 31-year-old Durango woman injured Tuesday in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 160 between Durango and Bayfield was listed in fair condition Wednesday, a spokeswoman at St. Anthony’s Hospital...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies in head-on collision on U.S. 491

A 20-year-old Cortez man was killed in a collision Thursday night that shut down U.S. Highway 491 for several hours. The Colorado State Patrol, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, the Cortez...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Those evacuated during 416 Fire eligible for financial aid

Residents evacuated during the 416 Fire are now eligible to apply for Community Emergency Relief Fund financial assistance. “Some people were evacuated for two weeks, so this funding should provide...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car vs. motorcycle crash stops traffic in Mesa Verde National Park

A two-vehicle crash stopped traffic for about 45 minutes in Mesa Verde National Park on Saturday. Mancos Fire and Rescue, a Southwest Health System ambulance and Mesa Verde rangers responded about...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain gives Burro Fire crews chance to build ‘solid lines’

As smoke lingered in the Dolores River Valley, about 130 people filed into the town Community Center Thursday to hear an update on the Burro Fire and recent closure of the San Juan National Forest....

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two killed in collision south of Towaoc; third person critically injured

Two people died Thursday night in a head-on collision near Towaoc, according to Montezuma County emergency personnel. The Cortez Fire Protection District, Ute Mountain Ute Fire Department,...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two people injured in crash near Mesa Verde National Park

Two people were injured Friday afternoon in a collision at the intersection of U.S. Highway 160 and County Road 34, about a mile from the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park. The Colorado State...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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