Emergency incident

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

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

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

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

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

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

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