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Colorado hunter dies following ATV crash

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Authorities say a man hunting in northwest Colorado died following an all-terrain vehicle crash. The Post Independent reports the Garfield County Coroner’s Office says...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man cited for careless driving for crash on Hesperus Hill

By Mary Shinn Herald Staff Writer The driver of an SUV was cited for careless driving after a multiple vehicle crash Monday morning on Hesperus Hill. The driver of a 2005 GMC turned from Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One killed in crash on Wolf Creek Pass

Wolf Creek Pass was closed Monday evening for a five-vehicle crash that included one death, according to the Colorado State Patrol. A 36-foot-long motor home struck four other vehicles, including...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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