Disasters and crashes

Woman loses foot in motorcycle crash

A passenger on a motorcycle lost her foot Saturday after the driver and someone in a dually truck crashed near Nature’s Oasis in south Durango, police said. A man driving a Dodge pickup northbound...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retired Durango doctor, wife recovering from head-on crash east of Bayfield

Bayfield resident and well-known doctor Richard Grossman was reading The Durango Herald in the passenger seat of his Toyota Prius on his way to Pagosa Springs on Friday when he looked up to see an...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three seriously injured in head-on crash east of Bayfield

Three people suffered serious injuries in a head-on crash Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 160, east of Bayfield. Mancos resident Jeromy Cooper, 46, was driving a 1986 white Ford F-250 pickup...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Natural disaster aid bill to help Forest Service recoup funds

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House passed a comprehensive natural disaster aid package Monday evening that provides $19.1 billion for wildfire, hurricane, tornado, earthquake and flood relief. Among the...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck driver cited in bus crash south of Telluride

The driver of a box truck that slammed into a passenger bus on Colorado Highway 145 south of Telluride was cited for careless driving, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred May...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Highway 145 reopens after bus-semitrailer crash

Colorado Highway 145 fully reopened to traffic shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday after a crash between a bus and semitrailer around 9:30 a.m. closed the highway. Nine people on board the bus,...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

French transplants mourn Notre Dame Cathedral

For Durangoan Jean-Pierre Bleger, seeing flames engulf Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday summoned feelings of watching the World Trade Center towers fall on Sept. 11. “It takes you right in the guts,”...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash on Wolf Creek Pass kills man

Drugs, alcohol and excessive speed are considered factors in a crash on Wolf Creek Pass earlier this week that killed a 24-year-old man, according to Colorado State Patrol. CSP said in a news...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

SUV, pickup crash on Colorado 184 near Mancos

A collision Saturday on Colorado Highway 184 outside Mancos sent one driver into a snowbank and the other into a row of roadside mailboxes. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Loving, who was in an early...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Worker dies in explosion at natural gas site in Southwest Colorado

A 47-year-old New Mexico man died earlier this month after an explosion at a natural-gas well site in southern La Plata County. According to state records, Randy Yellowman was working as a contract...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado 145 reopens between Dolores and Telluride

Colorado Highway 145 reopened about 11 a.m. between Dolores and Telluride after a work crew recovered a crashed vehicle near County Road 38 at the West Fork of the Dolores River. The highway was...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police save man suspected of opioid overdose

A Durango Police Department officer is being credited with saving a man experiencing an opioid overdose late Tuesday or early Wednesday. The driver of a white station wagon drove off the road and...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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