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Rescue missions for climbers in Cascade Creek on the rise

Emergency responders were called Monday and Tuesday for separate incidents involving climbers falling at Cascade Creek. Jim Donovan, with San Juan County Search and Rescue, said a climber took a...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire dispatchers choreograph emergency response on federal lands

While smoke from wildfire isn’t dominating the skies in Southwest Colorado this summer, lightning has sparked blazes on Missionary Ridge and near Dolores. Fighting those fires can require...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man requires helicopter rescue after heart attack

A man who suffered a heart attack Sunday after a rafting trip on the Upper Animas River is expected to survive thanks to the efforts of emergency responders. Alex Mickel, owner of Mild to Wild...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Almost two weeks later, woman swept away in stream remains missing

Tuesday marked the 13th day since a Louisiana woman was swept away in a high-mountain stream outside Silverton. Search and rescue officials said Tuesday the woman remains missing. Tessie...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing woman swept away by high-alpine stream identified

Authorities this week released the name of a Louisiana woman who has been missing for six days after she was swept away in a high-alpine creek while Jeep touring in the backcountry outside...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search underway for person swept away in high alpine creek

A search and rescue mission remained underway late Friday in the San Juan Mountains outside Silverton for someone who was swept away in a high-alpine creek while Jeep touring the backcountry....

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who died rafting San Juan River is identified

A woman who died on a commercial rafting trip last week on the San Juan River north of Pagosa Springs has been identified as a 43-year-old mother of three who was on vacation with her family from...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies during rafting trip on San Juan River north of Pagosa Springs

A woman died in a rafting accident Thursday morning on a guided trip on the San Juan River, north of Pagosa Springs. Pagosa Fire Protection District Chief Randy Larson said a raft on a commercial...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temporary radar system installed to help predict 416 Fire flooding

A temporary radar system was installed last week north of Durango to help track storms that might cause flooding from the 416 Fire burn scar. The system is the same equipment that was brought in...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowboarder declines treatment after injury on Molas Pass

A rescue mission was called off Thursday after a snowboarder injured in the backcountry near Molas Pass refused care. Jim Donovan, director of San Juan County’s Office of Emergency Management, said...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River in Farmington closed Thursday after raw sewage spill

The city of Farmington closed the Animas River to recreational use Thursday and warned residents to stay out of the water after raw sewage leaked into the river Wednesday. Steve Morse, public works...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police identify woman who died in high-speed car chase

Authorities have identified the female driver who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a high-speed car chase early Tuesday on U.S. Highway 550, just south of Silverton. Amanda Christine...

DATE: April 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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