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Cortez man injured in head-on crash at U.S. 160/491 intersection

A 25-year-old Cortez man was in stable condition Monday morning at Southwest Memorial Hospital after suffering broken bones in a head-on crash Sunday night at the intersection of U.S. Highway 160...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police arrest drunken man with rifle after brief manhunt

U.S. Highway 160 between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs was temporarily closed Monday morning while authorities attempted to arrest a drunken man walking along the road shooting a rifle. Colorado...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man accused of killing three in crash faces June trial

A June 10 jury trial has been set for a Durango man charged with three counts of manslaughter after he was accused of causing a crash on an Oklahoma highway in March 2017 that killed a woman and...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

East Animas Road reopens after almost monthlong closure

East Animas Road reopened Wednesday after county crews were able to clear the onslaught of mud and debris slides. The road (County Road 250) closed March 22 in the 2700 block , which has a history...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Hospital releases trooper hit in crash near Hesperus

A Colorado State Patrol trooper was injured Wednesday in a crash that closed U.S. Highway 160 briefly between Hesperus and Mancos. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said Cpl. James...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring storm may linger into Sunday evening

A spring snowstorm is predicted to linger over Durango into Sunday evening. “After sunset it should diminish,” said Mike Meyers, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction....

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil rig crash closes Colorado Highway 151 near Allison

Colorado Highway 151 was closed Wednesday evening as emergency crews attempt to upright a semi-trailer carrying an 87,000-pound oil rig that went off the road. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass to close at noon Monday

U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass will be closed starting at noon Monday as crews conduct avalanche control work and clear snow from the road. The Colorado Department of Transportation sent out...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

SUV, pickup crash on Colorado 184 near Mancos

A collision Saturday on Colorado Highway 184 outside Mancos sent one driver into a snowbank and the other into a row of roadside mailboxes. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Loving, who was in an early...

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

Use of loud brakes at Kinder Morgan well gets county review

CORTEZ – Drilling for carbon dioxide by Kinder Morgan benefits the county with jobs and property tax revenues, but it also has impacts such as noise and increased traffic for rural residents. The...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory in effect until Wednesday evening

A winter weather advisory will remain in effect until Wednesday evening in Southwest Colorado. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction said the advisory took effect 9 p.m. Tuesday and will...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: One person dies in crash south of Cortez

One person died Thursday night on U.S. Highway 160/491 south of Cortez after a semitrailer and pickup truck collided on the McElmo Creek bridge, law enforcement officers said. According to a...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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