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La Plata County Search and Rescue

Hunter rescued from upper Hermosa Creek

A 77-year-old hunter who suffered chest pains was rescued by helicopter Thursday morning north of Durango. La Plata County Search and Rescue learned of the man’s situation about 8 a.m. Thursday. He...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found safe after grueling 2-day search

A Montrose man was found wet and miserable but unhurt after a two-day search in impassable conditions and extreme weather over the weekend northwest of Durango. The 55-year-old man, whose name was...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elk-herd tracking gets man lost in Weminuche

An Ignacio man hunting in the Weminuche Wilderness became disoriented Thursday and spent a cold night in the woods away from his camp. La Plata County Search and Rescue reunited the man with his...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fall seriously injures mountain biker along the Colorado Trail

A mountain biker fell and suffered a serious injury Monday near Kennebec Pass along the Colorado Trail. The 27-year-old man is from France, said Butch Knowlton, director of La Plata County Search...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dog saved from the great abyss

Maya, a 5-year-old golden retriever, was pulled from the bowels of an abyss Wednesday after slipping and falling down a 20-foot crevice east of Andrews Lake in San Juan County. The pup was...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body of man discovered in tent west of city

A man was found dead inside a tent Wednesday about a half mile up a hill behind the Tech Center, west of downtown Durango. The man’s identity was not released Wednesday evening pending notification...

DATE: June 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paraglider crashes on Smelter Mountain

Emergency crews preparing for medical evacuation training Wednesday on Smelter Mountain got the real thing instead. They were able to bring colleague Rudy Unrau to safety. Unrau, who began...

DATE: May 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing teen may have been upset about order

A 13-year-old boy who went missing Monday from the Vallecito area may have been upset with a court order granting his father visitation rights over the Thanksgiving holiday, said some family...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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