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Injury

Man falls from Purgatory lift

A man fell about 30 feet from the Purgatory Village Express lift about 1 p.m. Friday, but details of the incident and the extent of the man’s injuries have not been released by officials. The man’s...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anti-gravity treadmill speeds healing of leg injuries

Lauren Loftis, a doctor in town, was training for her first marathon this year when she developed an inflamed tendon in her knee, a condition that felt like someone stabbing her with an ice pick. ...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Hyperbaric chambers encourage the healing of chronic wounds

A wound in Durangoan Jim Harvey’s foot caused an infection that nearly killed him six years ago. Now, he is battling a wound in the same spot that he expects will close faster and heal without a...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

La Plata County Sheriff’s lieutenant shoots himself in leg

A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant seriously injured himself during firearms training last week. Lt. Gary Boudreau accidentally shot himself in the leg during a training session with a...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango snowboarder recovers after breaking neck, spine

Andy Hawk had plunged into the snow and taken falls a thousand times before during his 35 years snowboarding, but this time was different. This time, when his head hit the wet, powdery snow, it...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman rescued from Horse Gulch

A woman injured about 10:50 a.m. Sunday while mountain biking in Horse Gulch was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center. The woman suffered a leg injury that is not life-threatening, said Ron...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango stabbing victim released from hospital

A man stabbed near a laundromat in Durango more than two weeks ago has been released from a Front Range hospital and has spoken with law enforcement, said Durango police, who have yet to make an...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teen makes ‘miraculous’ recovery

When Wiley Corra fell 40 feet off a bridge six months ago, he “was basically dead,” said his father, Andy. But now, after months of rehabilitation in three different medical facilities hundreds of...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy’s horse injures child at Escalante Days

Three injuries were reported at this year’s Escalante Days, including one involving a horse with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol. About 11:30 a.m., a 4-year-old child was kicked by...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman uses various wheeled gear for outdoor pursuits

Rosa Malloy-Post was 23 years old when she was paralyzed from the waist down after a climbing accident in 2013. The New York native moved to Durango in 2009 to take a job with Open Sky Wilderness...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dog bowls face scrutiny in downtown Durango

A Pagosa Springs woman who tripped and fell on a dog bowl while shopping in downtown Durango is trying to warn business owners of the potential danger. But so far, she has received a chilly...

DATE: May 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango girl who broke pelvis gets encouragement for recovery

A 14-year-old Durango girl who broke her pelvis going off a jump at Purgatory Resort received words of encouragement Thursday from someone who has endured a similar pain. Jeffrey Hamner, 24, who...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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