Injury

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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