Crash on Missionary Ridge results in injuries

Two people were taken to a hospital Sunday after driving off a road on Missionary Ridge, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Forest Service spokeswoman Esther Godson said a vehicle with two...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New trail construction underway in Hermosa Creek Special Management Area

Trail construction has begun on a new route in the Hermosa Creek Special Management Area, which will be the first non-motorized trail in the San Juan National Forest to allow e-bikes. The U.S....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New trail construction underway in Hermosa Creek Special Management Area

Trail construction has begun on a new route in the Hermosa Creek Special Management Area, which will be the first non-motorized trail in the San Juan National Forest to allow e-bikes. The U.S....

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vandals hit popular La Plata Canyon lookout spot

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the vandals who graffitied a popular lookout spot in La Plata Canyon. Esther Godson, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service, said...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Mountains take beating this summer from off-roading

With trips to the backcountry increasing this year, in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic making the outdoors a popular destination, more people are illegally driving off-road, damaging fragile...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche control on Colorado Highway 145 goes high tech

Avalanche control on Lizard Head Pass between Rico and Telluride on Colorado Highway 145 is about to go high tech with a $1.4 million remote-control system. Every winter north of Rico, the Yellow...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train extends service to Cascade, cancels chance of trips to Silverton

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad on Friday ruled out the possibility of making it to Silverton this year, but announced it will continue its limited trips to the Cascade station for...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton enters uncharted territory with no D&SNG trains this summer

SILVERTON – Over the years, Silverton has weathered many a storm – fires, avalanches, the collapse of mining – but never before has the small mountain town been without the Durango & Silverton...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

California man arrested for assault after fight on mountain pass in San Juan Mountains

A 38-year-old California man was arrested for assault after an altercation with another driver on a high-country mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains over who had the right of way. Ouray County...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez woman faces charges in 2018 Haycamp slaying

Jennifer Marie Folsom has been charged with second-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting her husband, James Lloyd Box Jr., on Haycamp Mesa outside Dolores in 2018. Box was then fatally...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train begins fire mitigation, but is asked to stop

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s extensive fire mitigation project this spring was shut down after the U.S. Forest Service broached concerns about the number of trees being cut down...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sand Creek Fire tested by Saturday storms

The Sand Creek Fire, burning 20 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, didn’t grow measurably on Saturday despite afternoon winds that moved in with a storm. The fire was listed at 71 acres on Sunday...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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