Molas Pass

Sure, it’s a little snowy now, but cyclists will have better weather Saturday

After nearly a week of rain and snow in Southwest Colorado, it appears the weather gods are going to cooperate for the 48th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. The last week has featured an erratic...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowboarder declines treatment after injury on Molas Pass

A rescue mission was called off Thursday after a snowboarder injured in the backcountry near Molas Pass refused care. Jim Donovan, director of San Juan County’s Office of Emergency Management, said...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT warns about undetonated bombs from avalanche mitigation

If you come across what looks like an explosive device in the San Juan Mountains this summer, don’t touch it. The Colorado Department of Transportation is getting the word out that some explosives...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy shot in high-speed car chase expected to fully recover

A San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was shot early Tuesday in a high-speed car chase came within “a half of an inch” of a possibly fatal injury after trying to prevent a suicidal woman...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College student rolls SUV on Molas Pass

A 22-year-old Fort Lewis College student escaped with minor injuries early Sunday after rolling her SUV eight to 10 times down a 150-foot embankment on Molas Pass. Bridgett Gantt crawled out of...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Several mountain passes closed Friday morning in Southwest Colorado

Several mountain passes were closed Friday morning across Southwest Colorado for avalanche mitigation. Passes closed as of 5 a.m. Friday included: Coal Bank and Molas passes north of Durango on...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain passes begin to reopen Wednesday in Southwest Colorado

Some mountain passes in the Southwest Colorado reopened Wednesday afternoon as the latest winter storm moves through the region. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More snow expected Tuesday; Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio schools cancel classes

Blizzard-like conditions buried Southwest Colorado in another layer of fresh snow Monday, leading to chain laws on mountain passes, canceled flights at the Durango-La Plata County Airport and an...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mitigating avalanches no easy task on San Juan Skyway

On the morning of March 5, 1992, a massive avalanche tumbled down a slide path on Red Mountain Pass just south of Ouray, burying two Colorado Department of Transportation employees. The pair were...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Travel advisories take effect as storm enters Southwest Colorado

Travel advisories are in effect on Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes as a snowstorm entered the region Monday afternoon. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, chains or...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alpine passage connects Molas to Coal Bank

The trail system from Molas Pass to Coal Bank Pass, closed during the 416 Fire, reopened with celebratory fanfare. Cross-state hikers on the Colorado Trail are now completing journeys from Denver...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Silverton tow truck driver recounts plunge off mountain pass

It started out as a routine call for Donnie Curnow, owner of Animas Towing in Silverton. On Wednesday afternoon, May 2, a fierce spring storm hit the high San Juans and a motorist slid off U.S....

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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