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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

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 | 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

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