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La Plata County Search and Rescue

Don’t lose yourself in backcountry

The weather is warming and people are starting to put away their snow gear and get out their hiking boots and packs. But that also means someone might get lost while going for a day hike or on a...

DATE: April 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s deputy dies snowmobiling

A longtime employee of the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office died of a heart attack Wednesday while snowmobiling southeast of Molas Pass, at about 10,500 feet in elevation.Hollis Holland, 57, was...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 successful rescues made in 24 hours

Two people were rescued within 24 hours of each other Sunday and Monday in La Plata County’s backcountry.The most recent incident occurred about 1 p.m. Monday on Bell Canyon Road in the Mitchell...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescuers pull 3 people from Cascade Creek

Rescue workers used ropes and pulleys Friday afternoon to rescue three people who became stranded in the frigid waters of Cascade Creek in San Juan County.The incident was reported about 3:30 p.m....

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The new face of poverty? It's your neighbor's

Poverty isn't new in La Plata County, but today it has new faces.They are the faces of people with homes, cars and histories of self-sufficiency. Many of them aren't making it here anymore.“There...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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