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

VIDEO: Footage captures Jeep falling off Black Bear Pass

A stunning video captured footage of a Jeep that fell off Black Bear Pass earlier this month, seriously injuring a 23-year-old Durango woman and nearly missing another vehicle. The video, posted...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man rescued from septic tank at wastewater treatment plant near Ignacio

A 50-year-old man required transport to Mercy Regional Medical Center after being found stuck and unconscious in a septic tank, according to authorities. Durango Fire Protection District Chief Hal...

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

Missing hiker found dead in San Juan Mountains, west of Lake City

A 26-year-old Denver man who went missing while solo hiking in the San Juan Mountains was found dead late Tuesday, according to authorities. Ben Brownlee was last seen around 11:30 a.m. Saturday...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Standoff ends in north Durango; 20-year-old taken into custody

A standoff in north Durango ended Tuesday afternoon after officers raided the home, taking a 20-year-old Durango man into custody. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said police were alerted around 10:45 a.m. of a...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County resident seriously injured in explosion near Allison

Medics responded Friday to a water heater explosion about 3 miles north of Allison near the La Plata-Archuleta line. The blast near Archuleta County Road 988 reportedly injured one person, causing...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Off-road vehicle rolls north of Silverton, sending six to hospital

An off-highway vehicle that rolled 100 yards down a steep embankment Wednesday north of Silverton resulted in one child having to be taken by helicopter to Mercy Regional Medical Center. DeAnne...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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