Injury

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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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Durango teen recovering from ski jump accident

A 13-year-old Durango girl is recovering at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora after fracturing her pelvis while skiing at Purgatory Resort . Ava Maxon is expected to be in a wheelchair for 12...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango woman gives up foot to resume active lifestyle

This month, Durangoan Bee Morin went ice climbing to celebrate an anniversary. One year ago, Morin, 29, made a seemingly impossible choice to have her right foot surgically amputated to be rid of...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Honor and duty

CLYDE, N.C. – Part of the Labrador retriever’s training was to sense when the demons of war had invaded Wade Baker’s dreams. “I was having a nightmare, a flashback,” Baker, a Gulf War veteran, once...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Falls by senior citizens a growing problem in La Plata County

The common assumption when one sees an ambulance, lights and siren blazing, is that it’s en route to a car accident, or maybe a heart attack or stroke victim. But they’re just as likely to be on...

DATE: July 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hermosa Trail hiker assisted by search-and-rescue

According to the emergency scanner, a rescue was requested about 4:45 p.m. Sunday for someone who was injured about three miles up Hermosa Creek Trail. Butch Knowlton, director of the La Plata...

DATE: July 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘A little stronger every day’

A Bayfield resident is wasting no time working toward independence after severing his spinal cord in an accident. Jason Henry severely hurt his back while working underneath his Dodge Ramcharger on...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Girl hurt at ski area released from hospital

A 12-year-old girl who skied into a tree last month at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort was released this week from an Albuquerque hospital after suffering multiple pelvis and facial fractures,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Keeping all eyes on the head

When Sara Downs returned to school after suffering a concussion during a soccer game, her day was flipped upside-down. Her focus in class was affected by a massive headache, and she found it hard...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Injured ex-Bayfield marshal beating odds, on way home

Former Bayfield Marshal Jim Harrington has been released from a Denver-area hospital after being critically injured in a horseback-riding accident last month. He and his wife, Robin Harrington,...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa man seeks $4M in lawsuit

A Pagosa Springs man is seeking more than $4 million in damages for injuries he suffered in 2009 while working at a construction site. A three-week trial is under way in 6th Judicial District Court...

DATE: March 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boy at play pierces ear with arrow

An 11-year-old La Plata County boy was shot in the ear with an arrow Thursday while playing with bows and arrows with a friend.The accident occurred about 9:40 a.m. in the 10000 block of U.S....

DATE: May 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News