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Man and dog rescued after falling through ice in Cortez

A man and his dog were rescued Friday afternoon after falling through the ice on Totten Lake. Crews from the Cortez Fire Protection District responded to a 911 call at 2:30 p.m. and were the first...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two backcountry skiers rescued on Coal Bank Pass

Two backcountry skiers who spent the night outdoors after being caught in Thursday’s storm near Coal Bank Pass were rescued Friday and returned to safety. Ron Corkish with La Plata County Search...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Misjudgments led to fatal avalanche on Red Mountain Pass, report says

Several misjudgments led to an avalanche that killed a backcountry skier participating in a Silverton Avalanche School course earlier this month, according to a report. The Colorado Avalanche...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway 550 between Ouray and Ridgway reopened

U.S. Highway 550 reopened Monday to all traffic between Ouray and Ridgway after the highway was closed for nearly three hours because of a police investigation. Jennifer Miller, spokeswoman for the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police looking for ‘lost and cold’ hunter

Durango Police are looking for a man who illegally entered an office trailer at Lake Nighthorse and left a note saying he was “lost and cold.” The man was caught on surveillance camera about 6 p.m....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rolled truck was off approved routes for hazardous materials

A truck driver who crashed south of Silverton earlier this week, spilling an unknown amount of chemicals along U.S. Highway 550, has been cited with transporting hazardous materials on a route not...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dealing with painful loss, Bayfield EMT finds his calling

Eleven years ago, Dan Miller tragically lost his toddler son, Thomas. But in his journey to deal with the boy’s death, he found his true calling – working as a paramedic and firefighter. “It was a...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climber who fell north of Durango is identified

A 19-year-old Fort Lewis College student who fell while climbing Saturday at Transfer Park north of Lemon Reservoir, suffering critical injuries, is likely to make a full recovery, his family said...

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

Plane makes emergency landing during training exercise

A pilot and student practicing a simulated engine failure Wednesday didn’t have to wait long to put those skills to use when the plane’s engine failed to restart during the training exercise....

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

Montezuma County Fairgrounds ‘a petting zoo’ of Plateau Fire evacuees

The fair is over, but animals are returning to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds as evacuees of the threatening Plateau Fire north of Dolores. About 45 alpacas, 25 goats, some chickens and a flock...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pre-evacuation notices issued north of Dolores

A pre-evacuation notice has been issued for residents north of Dolores as the Plateau Fire, burning 5 miles to the north on the San Juan National Forest, continues to grow. The notice affects all...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man dies while hiking near Lower Ice Lakes

A man involved in a hiking accident died Tuesday in the Lower Ice Lake Basin. Robert Rader, a 72-year-old from Dallas, Texas, was hiking with family and friends when he tripped and fell 100 to 150...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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