Safety of citizens

Safety tips for a windy, boozy and busy holiday weekend

The Durango Fire Protection District reminds residents and visitors to be cautious of bicyclists, high winds and large crowds this holiday weekend. Memorial Day weekend will bring an influx of...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango parent petition focuses on Santa Rita Park safety

Concerned parent Janae Roithmayr wants to make Santa Rita Park safer, especially for some of the smallest visitors. She is circulating a petition for an unobtrusive fence around the play area and...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area reopens after mid-season closure

Hesperus Ski Area, which closed mid-season to conduct lift maintenance, reopened Wednesday. The ski hill 11 miles west of downtown Durango closed Feb. 21 after an unannounced inspection by the...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crashes decrease in Durango’s busy Camino del Rio corridor

One of Durango’s busiest throughways, South Camino del Rio, has historically earned complaints from motorists about the safety of its intersections. But an inspection of data collected before and...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters remind residents to keep hydrants clear

Firefighters are asking residents to help keep fire hydrants clear of snow. With a surge in snowfall this month, some hydrants have been buried, especially after snowplows push snow off streets,...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Perception of Animas River Trail worse than reality?

The Animas River Trail, a seven-mile stretch from the 1300 block of South Camino del Rio to 32nd Street on the northern edge of town, is a hub for Durango’s bicyclists and pedestrians. As a...

DATE: April 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Added seat belt patrols set for this week

Local law enforcement agencies are working with the Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol to increase enforcement of seat belt use in rural communities through the Click...

DATE: March 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

DUI enforcement ramps up for St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado, La Plata County

“The Heat Is On” this St. Patrick’s Day as state and local agencies partner for increased DUI enforcement, that began Friday and will continue to Friday. The Colorado Department of Transportation,...

DATE: March 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Budgeting issues, high flows delay Durango Whitewater Park improvements

Budgeting issues and high water have caused planned improvements to Durango Whitewater Park to be put off until after the high-flow season, drawing concern from some rafting companies adversely...

DATE: March 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lingering ice poses risk to pedestrians, vehicles

It has been two weeks since the major snowstorms hit Durango, but hazardous ice lingered Monday along roadways, sidewalks and parking lots, giving resident cause for caution. “When we get a lot of...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow and ice wreak havoc on gas lines

Snow and ice. Both are picturesque indicia of winter’s arrival, but when allowed to accumulate around gas lines and meters, they suddenly can become lethal fire-starters. La Plata County has had...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Auto safety ratings get a refresh

WASHINGTON – Federal auto-safety officials on Tuesday announced plans to update the safety rating system for new cars to include whether the car has technology to avoid crashes, in addition to how...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business