Road crash

Durango man gets 60 days for DUI, running over elderly woman

A Durango man who ran over an 82-year-old woman while driving drunk was sentenced Thursday to 60 days jail.Paul C. O’Neil, 61, apologized to his victims, Lulu Mae “Sue” Hess, and her granddaughter,...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man dies in traffic wreck

A Bayfield man died in an accident Monday night on U.S. Highway 160.The crash occurred about 5:10 p.m. near The Grocery Store at Bayfield.Thomas “Tommy” A. Jones, 46, was pronounced dead at Mercy...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Speed check: Icy crash injures 2

A two-car crash closed U.S. Highway 160 for about 40 minutes Friday on a shady, icy spot near the base of Hesperus Hill.The crash occurred about 10 a.m. when a black 1999 GMC Jimmy lost control on...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slip-sliding vehicle strikes utility pole

Nearly 900 customers lost power for about three hours Friday in the Kline, Breen and Redmesa areas when a vehicle struck a utility pole.The accident occurred at 7:15 a.m. near the intersection of...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver avoids injury after hitting horse on U.S. 550

A Durango man avoided serious injury after he hit a horse while driving on U.S. Highway 550, north of Durango.Keith Powers was driving northbound during the dark morning hours Wednesday when he...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man hit, killed by vehicle

A Durango man was struck and killed by a vehicle last weekend in Grand Junction.Richard L. Baird, 61, was hit about 8:10 p.m. Sunday by a white Pontiac sedan, said Kate Porras, spokeswoman for the...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car crash sends two to Mercy

A two-car crash sent two people to the hospital Tuesday morning in Durango.The crash occurred at 9:55 a.m. in front of Home Depot in the 1300 block of South Camino del Rio.Curtis Webster, 29, of...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cyclist, driver collide northeast of Durango

A female Durango cyclist was hit by a driver pulling a trailer Thursday evening northeast of city limits.The accident was reported about 6:07 p.m. near milepost 5 on Florida Road (County Road 240)...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critics approve of payday-loan rules

DENVER – Payday-loan critics won another victory Tuesday when the attorney general’s office adopted rules that require lenders to refund more fees when borrowers repay their loans early.A draft...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group advocates genocide awareness to Durango

Representatives of a coalition trying to rouse people from their complacency about genocide brought their message to Durango on Tuesday.“I started this because no one else was speaking out,” said...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse killed by drunken driver in SUV near Ignacio

An Ignacio man plowed into a horse Monday night while driving on Colorado Highway 172, south of Ignacio.The crash occurred about 10:35 p.m. near milepost 4, about four miles north of the...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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