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Autopsy on man who drowned in Animas River is inconclusive

An autopsy to help understand why a 31-year-old man drowned in the Animas River earlier this week came up empty, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Michael Flanagan of La Plata County was...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman dies in car crash outside Flagstaff, Arizona

A Durango woman was killed in a car crash outside Flagstaff, Arizona, last weekend, according to the Arizona Highway Patrol. Highway Patrol public information officer Bart Graves said that around 4...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kayaker rescued Saturday in Cascade Canyon

A crew from La Plata County Search and Rescue retrieved a kayaker Saturday afternoon after he suffered minor injuries in the Animas River in Cascade Canyon. Butch Knowlton, director of the La Plata...

DATE: June 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire agencies increase response to small fire north of Pagosa

While fire crews work to contain three wildfires in Southwest Colorado, one small fire, north of Pagosa Springs, has grown more complex. The Sand Creek Fire, in a remote area on the Pagosa Ranger...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire crews reach 75% containment on Six Shooter Fire south of Durango

Firefighters were able to reach 75% containment on the Six Shooter Fire burning near Bondad, with the blaze reportedly at 224 acres. The Six Shooter Fire flared up Tuesday after a lightning strike...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters keep Six Shooter Fire near Bondad at bay

Firefighters were able to keep the Six Shooter Fire burning near Bondad within its 220-acre confines Wednesday, according to Southern Ute Indian Tribe spokeswoman Lindsay Box. The Six Shooter Fire...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators seek cause of fire that displaced Hermosa family

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire Sunday that left a Hermosa family displaced. Karola Hanks, fire marshal for Durango Fire Protection District, said authorities...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

East Canyon Fire southeast of Mancos grows to 2,700 acres

With no chance for precipitation in Southwest Colorado in sight, firefighters working to contain the East Canyon Fire west of Durango are bracing for what could be a long battle. Pam Wilson, a...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango family displaced after apartment fire

A Durango family was displaced Wednesday after a fire at their apartment complex, but fire officials say the blaze could have been much worse. Karola Hanks, fire marshal for Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango family involved in fatal crash in Kansas

A Durango man was involved in a fatal car crash Tuesday in Kansas that resulted in the death of a 32-year woman. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Tod Hileman, a 2014 Jeep Wrangler was...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man died of drowning while rafting the Animas River, autopsy confirms

A 61-year-old man who died while rafting on the Animas River last weekend died as a result of drowning, the La Plata County coroner determined after an autopsy Wednesday morning. Patrick Southworth...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Bayfield town marshal dies after being struck by tree branch

A 72-year-old man died near Bayfield on Saturday after a branch fell from a tree and struck him. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Jim Harrington was at a gathering Saturday where friends...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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