Durango Fire Protection District

Victim identified as N.M. man

The man who was discovered in the Animas River on Thursday and later died has been identified. Rayford Begaye, 26, was from Grants, New Mexico, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said. “We don’t...

DATE: July 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies after river incident

A man who was found facedown Thursday afternoon in the Animas River between Albertsons and the DoubleTree Hotel died later about 8:45 p.m. at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Coroner Jann Smith said...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters warn of hash oil

The Durango Fire Protection District wants to warn residents of the dangers of making hash oil at home before it becomes an issue here. All methods of hash-oil production require a solvent – such...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rollover accident near Cherry Creek

The Colorado State Patrol and emergency services responded to a serious two-vehicle crash near the La Plata County-Montezuma County border. The crash, which took place shortly before 4:45 p.m.,...

DATE: July 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Possible structure fire in Bayfield

According to the scanner, Upper Pine Fire Protection District is en route to a possible structure fire in Bayfield as of about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday. The reporting party said flames were visible in...

DATE: July 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Autopsy: Rafter drowned in Animas

Jose Soto, the Farmington man who died after his raft flipped in the Animas River in June, died of asphyxia and cold water-immersion drowning, according to an autopsy. The incident occurred in the...

DATE: July 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police respond to Buckley

A fire truck, two ambulances and several police officers rushed to Buckley Park on Saturday afternoon shortly before 1 p.m. after a woman overdosed on alcohol at the top of the hill, a few feet...

DATE: July 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Falls by senior citizens a growing problem in La Plata County

The common assumption when one sees an ambulance, lights and siren blazing, is that it’s en route to a car accident, or maybe a heart attack or stroke victim. But they’re just as likely to be on...

DATE: July 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hermosa Trail hiker assisted by search-and-rescue

According to the emergency scanner, a rescue was requested about 4:45 p.m. Sunday for someone who was injured about three miles up Hermosa Creek Trail. Butch Knowlton, director of the La Plata...

DATE: July 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lane on Main closed for 45 minutes

A southbound lane in the 2100 block of north Main Avenue was closed for about 45 minutes Wednesday afternoon when the Durango Fire Protection District responded to a report of smoke in an attic...

DATE: July 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

An arrest made in car, gun threat

A vehicle crash led to a gun threat Tuesday evening. The incident began near Miller Middle School. The first driver, identified as Michael Fender, 49, was westbound on Junction Street in a Dodge...

DATE: July 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cemetery fire being investigated

The Durango fire marshal is investigating a blaze that started early Sunday morning at Greenmount Cemetery. Firefighters responded about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, but they were unable to save the small...

DATE: July 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News