Road work and conditions

San Juan County closes County Road 2

San Juan County closed County Road 2 near Eureka Campground on Sunday because the road has become unstable after it was washed out by an avalanche debris flow near the Animas River. The road is...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Department of Transportation schedules busy work season

About $85 million will be spent on highway construction and traffic-improvement projects in south-central and Southwest Colorado this summer. The 30 projects, in 16 counties in Colorado Department...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial Day rain expected in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado’s wet spring should continue, with a rainy Memorial Day expected. Also, June, typically the region’s driest month, will likely see more rain than normal. Kris Sanders,...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

District Court in Cortez allows Road 41 maintenance

The 22nd Judicial District Court in Cortez has denied a request by a landowner to prevent the Montezuma County road department from maintaining County Road 41 south of Mancos. On March 22, District...

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

People have had their fill of online pothole pleas

No new taxes? Let’s adopt a street! How about a GoFundMe page for the big, beautiful potholes of your liking on whatever street you prefer? We have GoFundMe pages for dogs, cats, people, horses,...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

Avalanche closes U.S. 550 at Red Mountain Pass

A avalanche about 10 miles north of Silverton closed U.S. Highway 550 at mile marker 80. The road has since reopened. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman with the Colorado Department of Transportation,...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray will be closed Monday

U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray will be closed for the entire day Monday. The Colorado Department of Transportation said electrical line work by San Miguel Power Association prompted...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory in effect until 9 a.m. Friday

Light snowfall arrived Thursday morning in Durango ahead of a weather system that prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory for most of Southwest Colorado. The...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roads, trails will be closed for the winter

Winter is coming. And with the cool temperatures and snowy days come closures of both pedestrian and motor vehicle trails around La Plata County. The U.S. Forest Service is preparing to close 21...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s it like to live or work on a ‘very poor’ street?

Brendan Trimboli is waiting for the day his street turns to dirt. He lives on Weston Drive, which is near 24th Street between West Second and West Third avenues, a segment of road that is in some...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway 550 between Ouray and Ridgway reopened

U.S. Highway 550 reopened Monday to all traffic between Ouray and Ridgway after the highway was closed for nearly three hours because of a police investigation. Jennifer Miller, spokeswoman for the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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