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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

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

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

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

Rafter dies after a flip in Smelter Rapid

Medics administered CPR in Santa Rita Park to a 56-year-old man whose raft flipped Tuesday, but the man eventually died. “He apparently was in a boat that flipped in or before (the Whitewater...

DATE: June 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain wreaks havoc

When the sun came out Monday, city workers in front loaders and residents armed with shovels continued cleanup effort in areas where major flooding left piles of mud. Sunday night’s rain flowed...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is a rural emergency more fatal?

A car swerves across the center line and slams into you head-on in a sickening thud, a spray of glass, an exploding air bag. You’re alive, but you’re hurt and you need help – fast. Someone calls...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters tangle with 5 area wildfires

Firefighters Monday were battling or mopping up five lightning-sparked blazes from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde.“The Burns Fire is the most active,” Ann Bond, a public relations specialist with the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Railcar rescues man with injury

A man was injured Monday morning when he fell from a cliff less than a mile south of Silverton and landed on or beside the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks.The privately owned...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News