La Plata County Search and Rescue

Three injured in rollover crash near Bayfield

U.S. Highway 160 was closed in both directions east of Durango for more than 1½ hours Thursday evening after a single-vehicle rollover near Lon’s Automotive. The highway reopened about 6:30 p.m.,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies on Colorado Trail after tree falls on tent

A 56-year-old female hiker died on the Colorado Trail after a tree fell on her tent late Monday. San Juan County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a post to social media around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday that the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 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

60-year-old man rescued from Weminuche Wilderness

A 60-year-old man required a helicopter rescue Thursday after falling and injuring his head on a hike in the Weminuche Wilderness. La Plata County Search and Rescue President Ron Corkish said the...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two motorcyclists rescued after overnight search north of Durango

La Plata County Search and Rescue members spent 11 hours Sunday night and Monday morning rescuing two motorcyclists who became stranded on the Hermosa Creek Trail north of Durango. The two...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman injured in fall rescued from La Plata Canyon

A 23-year-old woman who fell about 20 feet in La Plata Canyon near the waterfall at the turnoff to Columbus Basin was loaded onto a Flight for Life helicopter shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday for...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescue missions for climbers in Cascade Creek on the rise

Emergency responders were called Monday and Tuesday for separate incidents involving climbers falling at Cascade Creek. Jim Donovan, with San Juan County Search and Rescue, said a climber took a...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

At last minute, Search and Rescue given new home

La Plata County Search and Rescue soon will finally have a place to call home. “I didn’t know it could get better than Christmas, but this is pretty darn close,” Ron Corkish, president of La Plata...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climber injured at Cascade Falls north of Durango

A climber was seriously injured Friday afternoon after falling 30 feet in Cascade Falls, according to La Plata County Search and Rescue. The man fell about 1:30 p.m., and crews were getting ready...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climber rescued after falling northeast of Durango

A climber was rescued Monday evening after falling near the northwest boundary of Taylor Ranch, a subdivision about 5 miles northeast of Durango. The woman had to be lifted 230 feet after injuring...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City, county to spend $70,000 on strategic plan to address homelessness

After years of public controversy about how to deal with homelessness in town, the city of Durango and La Plata County have hired a consulting firm to help officials and community members tackle...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Search and Rescue retrieves missing skier

A teenage girl who was separated from her party on the Purgatory Flats Trail while cross-country skiing was retrieved and brought to safety around 9 p.m. Wednesday. “She’s fine. No medical was...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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