Molas Pass

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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

Molas crash victim critical

A 25-year-old Grand Junction woman was in critical condition Monday at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington after the car she was riding in rolled three times on Molas Pass. The crash...

DATE: June 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hitting the throttle

SILVERTON – Delanie Meador said it was the adrenaline. Jim Lokey called it a touch of freedom. Dean Despalmes said it reminded him of being a kid. This weekend at Molas Pass Recreation Area just...

DATE: March 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Silverton Snowmobile Club to host racing days

The Silverton Snowmobile Club will be hosting a radar race and snowmobile drag racing at Molas Lake Park on Saturday and Sunday. Club President Jim Lokey said they will be having timed radar runs...

DATE: March 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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A little lynx TLC

The Canada lynx – trapped, hunted and poisoned almost to the point of extinction in the late 1970s – today is one of the darlings in Colorado’s high-country forests. Beginning in 1999, lynx trapped...

DATE: March 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News