Emergency incident

Search for Telluride hiker intensifies in mountains

The search for missing hiker Tim Cannon in the Iron Mountain area near Telluride has entered its second week and involves a large community effort. Cannon was reported missing after he did not...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire management team in Dolores prepares for long haul

The Type 1 crew battling the growing Burro Fire in the San Juan National Forest has transformed the Dolores school campus into a temporary headquarters and supply center. Monday morning, a National...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man falls on Animas City Mountain, taken to Mercy

A man who had fallen at the north end of Animas City Mountain was taken by helicopter to Mercy Regional Medical Center around 4 p.m. Sunday. Butch Knowlton, director of La Plata County Search and...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire at Bondad Landfill doused

Fourteen firefighters worked for 2½ hours early Sunday morning to douse a fire at the Bondad Landfill, 1500 County Road 318. Randy Baker, acting battalion chief with the Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement says Aztec school shooting details forthcoming

AZTEC – Law enforcement provided few details Thursday afternoon during a news conference about three people who were killed earlier in the morning at Aztec High School. They said the investigation...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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