Traffic

Nonprofit, backed by funding, looks to reduce DUIs

As the number of people who die in crashes caused by alcohol or drugs rises statewide, a coalition in La Plata County is forming to encourage responsible driving. In 2016, 191 people in Colorado...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cyclist-driver conflicts ramp up with warmer weather

Conflicts between cyclists and drivers are on the rise as the weather improves and the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic approaches, according to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chris Burke. ...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcyclist killed in crash on U.S. Highway 160

A motorcyclist died in a head-on crash with a Subaru Forester on Saturday afternoon on U.S. Highway 160 at the intersection of County Road 501. The Subaru Forester was westbound on Highway 160 and...

DATE: March 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after fatal crash near scenic overlook

A 39-year-old Texas man was killed in a crash involving two pickups near the scenic overlook on Wolf Creek Pass about 4 p.m. Thursday. Trooper Gary Cutler, a spokesman with the Colorado State...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado sees increase in auto thefts

Car thefts are increasing in Southwest Colorado faster than in the state as a whole, according to data presented at an information session by Coloradans Against Auto Theft on Wednesday. Research...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Diagonal pedestrian crossing at College Drive and Main Avenue to be eliminated

A “pedestrian scramble” intersection at College Drive and Main Avenue in Durango will be eliminated by mid-May. Pedestrians gained the right to cross diagonally at the intersection in 2010, and it...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road work to begin Monday in downtown Durango, including new traffic signal

Construction will begin Monday to reconfigure traffic lanes, add curb ramps and install a traffic signal at College Drive and East Second Avenue. “Pedestrians that are crossing College Drive at...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Many fatal car crashes in La Plata County happen on U.S. Highway 160

Federal and state data show the majority of fatal car crashes in La Plata County happen on U.S. Highway 160. The 1,465-mile-long highway starts in Colorado at the New Mexico state line southwest of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency personnel respond to crash south of Towaoc

Emergency personnel responded to a dispatch call about a possible fatal crash on U.S. Highway 160 southwest of Towaoc just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Colorado State Patrol, Ute Mountain Ute Fire...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New public roads trigger lawsuit against Montezuma County

When Montezuma County commissioners approved public roads at a Summit Lake West subdivision for access to Bureau of Land Management land, it put an unfair maintenance burden on residents, according...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three-car crash shuts down Broadway near Cortez

A three-vehicle collision Friday afternoon resulted in multiple injuries and shut down U.S. Highway 491 near County Road N. Cortez and Lewis-Arriola firefighters, Colorado State Patrol troopers and...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News