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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

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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

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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

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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

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Durango man seriously injured in ATV crash above Silverton

A 64-year-old Durango man was airlifted Saturday to Mercy Regional Medical Center after flipping over his handle bars while riding an ATV near Silverton. The accident was reported about 11:45 a.m....

DATE: July 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Three men rescued from Cascade Creek

Three men were rescued Monday evening after they became stuck in Cascade Creek earlier in the afternoon. “I know they got them out with no injuries. I don’t know any other details,” said Butch...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Crews work to contain sheen after Oregon train derailment

SEATTLE – Environmental crews worked Saturday to contain a sheen of oil that appeared in the Columbia River along the Washington-Oregon border after a Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire,...

DATE: June 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Gold King spill prompts new monitoring systems

New water quality monitoring systems have been installed at three gauges in the Animas River basin in response to the Gold King Mine spill. The new technology was placed at three existing U.S....

DATE: April 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pilot suffers medical emergency on runway

A small private plane veered off the runway at the Durango-La Plata County Airport after the pilot suffered a medical emergency on takeoff. “He was looking to depart, was starting to gain speed and...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Heavy winds blamed for plane crash in Russia

MOSCOW – Winds were gusting before dawn Saturday over the airport in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don when a plane carrying 62 people from a favorite Russian holiday destination decided...

DATE: March 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Ferocious cyclone strikes Pacific island nation of Fiji

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Residents of Fiji were beginning to clean up and assess the damage Sunday after a ferocious cyclone tore through the Pacific island chain overnight. There were no...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Colorado troopers remind drivers of ‘move over’ law

The Colorado State Patrol in Durango is reminding drivers of the “move over” law, which requires drivers to reduce their speed and move over when passing a stationary emergency vehicle. Two...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News