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Stabbing near Animas High School prompts lockout

A police response to a possible stabbing west of Durango caused a temporary lockout Friday afternoon at Animas High School. Durango police Cmdr. Rita Warfield said authorities received a report...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search mission underway for 86-year-old hunter

A search and rescue mission has been underway since Saturday for an 86-year-old hunter who went missing in the San Juan National Forest outside Dolores. Montezuma County emergency manager Mike...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

ATV crash outside Silverton prompts rescue mission

An off-highway vehicle rollover crash on a high mountain pass outside Silverton last week resulted in a search and rescue effort that required helicopter transport. DeAnne Gallegos, spokeswoman for...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victims identified in fatal crash north of Durango

Two Durango-area residents were killed in a head-on crash Friday on U.S. Highway 550, about 5 miles north of town. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said the crash was reported about 9:20...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas woman dies while off-roading outside Silverton

A Texas woman died Tuesday while riding an off-highway vehicle in the backcountry of the San Juan Mountains, north of Silverton. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a post to social media...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sailing on Navajo Lake goes missing

A 78-year-old Durango man has been missing for almost a week after possibly having gone overboard while sailing at Navajo Lake State Park. Christopher Smith, the park superintendent on the New...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies on Colorado Trail after tree falls on tent

A 56-year-old female hiker died on the Colorado Trail after a tree fell on her tent late Monday. San Juan County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a post to social media around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday that the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two bears euthanized after man attacked while camping near Pagosa Springs

Two bears were euthanized earlier this month after a man was attacked at a campground south of Pagosa Springs. Matt Thorpe, wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said a man from out of...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

60-year-old man rescued from Weminuche Wilderness

A 60-year-old man required a helicopter rescue Thursday after falling and injuring his head on a hike in the Weminuche Wilderness. La Plata County Search and Rescue President Ron Corkish said the...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man rescued after fall from El Diente Peak

An experienced mountaineer required a helicopter rescue off El Diente Peak July 10 after falling 600 feet and suffering injuries, reports Dolores County Search and Rescue. The man, whose name was...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal miner seriously injured at King II near Hesperus

A 40-year-old Cortez man was seriously injured and required a helicopter transport to Denver last week while working at GCC Energy’s King II coal mine near Hesperus. Rod Allen, with Durango Fire...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman injured in fall rescued from La Plata Canyon

A 23-year-old woman who fell about 20 feet in La Plata Canyon near the waterfall at the turnoff to Columbus Basin was loaded onto a Flight for Life helicopter shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday for...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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