Traffic

Cortez man dies in head-on collision on U.S. 491

A 20-year-old Cortez man was killed in a collision Thursday night that shut down U.S. Highway 491 for several hours. The Colorado State Patrol, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, the Cortez...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two killed in collision south of Towaoc; third person critically injured

Two people died Thursday night in a head-on collision near Towaoc, according to Montezuma County emergency personnel. The Cortez Fire Protection District, Ute Mountain Ute Fire Department,...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two people injured in crash near Mesa Verde National Park

Two people were injured Friday afternoon in a collision at the intersection of U.S. Highway 160 and County Road 34, about a mile from the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park. The Colorado State...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police chase involving stolen vehicle crashes in Cortez

A suspect in a stolen vehicle led Cortez police on a chase Thursday night that ended with a crash on South Elm Street in Cortez. The incident started about 10:30 p.m., when the Montezuma County...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where’s the worst traffic in Cortez? And will medians help?

As the city of Cortez works to improve traffic safety on Main Street, law enforcement data show the northeast quarter of Cortez is the most dangerous area to drive. The Cortez Police Department...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council approves vision for north Main, Camino del Rio

The vision for a walkable and safe north Main Avenue and Camino del Rio is complete. Durango City Council unanimously approved the new plan for the well-traveled corridors Tuesday. Executive...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

As La Plata County grows, ‘rush hour’ may become a real concern

Durango’s “rush hour” isn’t much by big city standards, but given the expected population boom, this relatively remote pocket of Southwest Colorado could be in for a rude awakening. “We’re pretty...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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