La Plata County Search and Rescue

Bayfield girl found safe after search

A 15-year-old Bayfield girl was found at Walmart after a more than four-hour search Monday evening.“Apparently, she had a disagreement with her mom and left the family vehicle two or three miles...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body recovered at Chicago Basin

Rescue workers on Tuesday recovered the body of a person who suffered a fatal fall in the Chicago Basin area in the Weminuche Wilderness northeast of Durango.The Durango 911 dispatch center...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescuers respond to injured cyclist

Rescue workers were attempting to reach a woman who became injured while mountain biking Wednesday on the Colorado Trail in the Junction Creek area.La Plata County Search and Rescue officials...

DATE: July 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climber falls, dies near top of Windom Peak

A climber fell about 230 feet to his death Sunday afternoon near the top of Windom Peak, a remote area above Chicago Basin in the Weminuche Wilderness north of Durango.The man was identified as...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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