Miscommunication a factor in fatal avalanche, according to report

Miscommunication among a large group of backcountry skiers was a factor that led to an avalanche that killed three Eagle County residents last week near Silverton, according to a final report from...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three skiers killed in avalanche recovered outside Silverton

Three backcountry skiers killed in an avalanche were recovered by helicopter Thursday afternoon near Silverton, ending a harrowing and emotional week for search and rescue crews that began shortly...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three skiers caught in avalanche near Silverton identified

Eagle County officials have released the names of three skiers caught in an avalanche Monday near Silverton. In a joint statement, Eagle County and the town of Eagle said the community is “mourning...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche danger suspends search for missing skiers near Silverton

Dangerous avalanche conditions in the San Juan Mountains forced search and rescue crews to suspend the recovery mission Tuesday afternoon for three backcountry skiers who were caught in a slide...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flight For Life crew hit with laser beam, injuring paramedic

A Flight For Life paramedic suffered damage to her vision after an unknown person pointed a laser at the aircraft as it was about to land at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. Flight For Life...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators piecing together timeline of 5-year-old’s drowning

Investigators this week continued to try to piece together the events that led to a 5-year-old boy drowning Sunday at Durango Hot Springs. “These cases are emotionally driven,” said La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver who struck two pedestrians on 32nd Street identified, charged

A 28-year-old Durango driver suspected of hitting two pedestrians crossing 32nd Street last week has been identified and charged. Durango Police Department Cmdr. Ray Shupe said the man, identified...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing Indiana man found dead west of Silverton

An Indiana man who reportedly went missing around Silverton in October was found dead Friday morning in a popular recreation area in the San Juan Mountains. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After 44 years, Butch Knowlton retires from La Plata County

After 44 years of tirelessly serving La Plata County, it was finally time to throw a party for Butch Knowlton as he approached retirement. But that turned out to be easier said than done. “We tried...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two pedestrians hit by car while crossing 32nd Street

Two pedestrians were hit by a car while crossing 32nd Street on Thursday, requiring a 64-year-old Tucson, Arizona, man to be airlifted to a hospital in Grand Junction. Durango Police Department...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless man found dead Tuesday morning at camp behind Walmart

A 57-year-old man living homeless was found dead Tuesday morning at a campsite behind Walmart along the Animas River, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith said the man did not appear to...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How rescue workers saved 28 hikers in two hours near Silverton

The Ice Lakes Trail lures thousands of hikers every year to this high-alpine destination west of Silverton in the San Juan Mountains. So when a wildfire broke out last week, cutting off access to...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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