Emergency incident

Airplane makes emergency landing at restaurant west of Durango

A pilot in a small airplane that experienced engine failure made an emergency landing Tuesday in the Kennebec Café parking lot near Hesperus. The plane landed about 11 a.m. with no engine running,...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency medical calls drive increase in demand for Durango Fire services

Every year, more people call for a Durango Fire Protection District ambulance, and every year the district faces more ambulance bills that were not fully paid. Emergency medical calls make up the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine fire sends assistance to Hurricane Harvey victims

As thousands of relief workers descend on Texas for what’s being called the worst natural disaster in the state’s history, a small unit from Southwest Colorado will be among the ranks. On Friday,...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hiker rescued from Smelter Mountain

Emergency responders rescued a hiker stuck near the top of Smelter Mountain on its eastern side Saturday afternoon. The man was not hurt, but he got stuck just below the cliffs on the mountain....

DATE: Oct. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescue cards help fund local emergency responders

The season is ripe for outdoor adventures, which means search-and-rescue teams are at the ready to handle ensuing mishaps. Search-and-rescue operations are carried out with limited resources, but...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck slams into revelers in Nice

NICE, France – A truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, plowing through Bastille Day revelers who’d gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Woman identified in Cascade Creek accident

A 19-year-old woman died in the Cascade Creek waterfalls Sunday afternoon. Haley Clarke, from Bayfield, drowned in the waterfalls, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page...

DATE: July 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man seriously injured in ATV crash above Silverton

A 64-year-old Durango man was airlifted Saturday to Mercy Regional Medical Center after flipping over his handle bars while riding an ATV near Silverton. The accident was reported about 11:45 a.m....

DATE: July 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three men rescued from Cascade Creek

Three men were rescued Monday evening after they became stuck in Cascade Creek earlier in the afternoon. “I know they got them out with no injuries. I don’t know any other details,” said Butch...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews work to contain sheen after Oregon train derailment

SEATTLE – Environmental crews worked Saturday to contain a sheen of oil that appeared in the Columbia River along the Washington-Oregon border after a Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire,...

DATE: June 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Gold King spill prompts new monitoring systems

New water quality monitoring systems have been installed at three gauges in the Animas River basin in response to the Gold King Mine spill. The new technology was placed at three existing U.S....

DATE: April 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pilot suffers medical emergency on runway

A small private plane veered off the runway at the Durango-La Plata County Airport after the pilot suffered a medical emergency on takeoff. “He was looking to depart, was starting to gain speed and...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News