Molas Pass

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Silverton man encounters lynx on Molas Pass

Silverton resident Dave Fiddler has been driving between Silverton and Durango for 26 years, but unlike other commuters, he never sees anything interesting – a car crash, scenic wildlife or an...

DATE: March 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Travel conditions treacherous as heavy snow continues

Heavy snow in the region is expected to continue through Tuesday. Between 6 to 12 inches of snow is predicted in Durango and higher elevations could see up to 20 inches, said Andrew Lyons, a...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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UPDATE: And the chain laws are back for Coal Bank, Molas passes

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for Telluride, Silverton, Rico and Hesperus until 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Road conditions cleared enough Tuesday for...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Molas, Coal Bank passes break snowfall record

Coal Bank and Molas passes, between Durango and Silverton, have received more snow this month than any other January since at least 1993, when the Colorado Avalanche Information Center began...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Highway 550 mountain passes stay closed overnight Saturday

Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes stayed closed overnight Saturday, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. It was too dangerous for crews to do avalanche mitigation on U.S....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Red Mountain and Wolf Creek passes closed

A slow-moving winter storm drenched Durango and blanketed higher elevations with snow Thursday, closing five mountain passes for most of the day in Southwest Colorado. Two of the passes, Red...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Motorist has rare lynx encounter on Molas Pass

Dontje Hildebrand, a resident of both Durango and Ouray, was driving south on U.S. Highway 550 over Molas Pass when right there in the middle of the road was a rare sight – not one, but two lynx....

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Passes near Durango experiencing wintry conditions

At 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Colorado Department of Transportation said passenger vehicles must have snow tires, chains or four-wheel drive vehicles to go over Coal Bank and Molas passes. Both passes...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man charged with car theft, eluding police pleads guilty

A New Mexico man accused of stealing a vehicle in Durango and then leading a police chase through Silverton pleaded guilty Monday to charges related to the September incident. Christopher Bagwell,...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Red Mountain Pass reopens Sunday afternoon as Durango digs out after four days of snow

UPDATE 3:55 After closing for avalanche control work Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 reopened, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced on social media. Since the series of storms...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Coal Bank, Molas, passes reopen, Red Mountain remains closed for avalanche work

Snowy weather is expected to continue on and off through the next few days in the region. Here’s the latest: UPDATE – 1 p.m. Molas and Coal Bank passes on U.S. Highway 550 between Durango and...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected throughout Saturday in Durango area

People who were dreaming about a white Christmas came closer to getting their wish this weekend. On Saturday, Durangoans woke up to a couple of inches of snow, but mountain passes have been hit by...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News