Colorado State Patrol seeks reckless speeder who eluded police north of Durango

The Colorado State Patrol is trying to identify the driver who led them on a high-speed pursuit on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango around noon Sunday. The driver fled on foot before law...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash on U.S. Highway 160 near Mancos causes injury

Rescue crews responded to a two-vehicle crash Thursday on U.S. Highway 160 west of Mancos. The crash, reported at 12:25 p.m., involved an Escalade SUV and a Silver Dodge pickup pulling a gooseneck...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-to-Purgatory Resort route a hotbed of activity

New technology allows Colorado State Patrol to pinpoint where hotbeds of activity are, and in winter, the bull’s-eye falls on the 25-mile route from Durango to Purgatory Resort. Capt. Adrian...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents weigh in on north Main Avenue crossing options

The city of Durango has a few ideas about how to improve pedestrian safety on north Main Avenue, but it wants to hear from residents first. The city is considering five different options for a new...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

5,000 people pack Wolf Creek Ski Area, creating traffic hazards

An estimated 5,000 people packed the slopes of Wolf Creek Ski Area on Tuesday, creating concerns for highway officials after people parked on the side of U.S. Highway 160 and apparently walked...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian killed on Hwy. 550 north of Durango

A car hit and killed a pedestrian Thursday night on U.S. Highway 550, north of Durango. Colorado State Patrol Master Trooper Gary Cutler said the crash was reported around 8:15 p.m. at about...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass reopens after mudslides

U.S. Highway 550’s Red Mountain Pass between Silverton and Ouray has reopened as of 4:45 p.m. after debris and mudslides closed the highway for a short time Monday. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango asks residents to weigh in on Camino crossing options

For decades, the city of Durango has wanted to improve connections between the (usually) vibrant downtown and the popular Animas River Trail. But one thing has stood in the way: Camino del Rio....

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road crews will close Bayfield intersection next week

The intersection of Bayfield Parkway and County Road 509 will be closed to through traffic Monday through Friday. During the closure, La Plata County will perform intersection upgrades to improve...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Congested Cortez intersection will become 4-way stop

To improve driver and pedestrian safety, this month the Montezuma Avenue-Mildred Road intersection in Cortez will be converted to a four-way stop from a two-way stop. In addition, the right-turn...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to Bayfield: U.S. Highway 160 sees high rate of crashes

U.S. Highway 160 between Bayfield and Durango sees some of the highest vehicle crash rates in La Plata County, according to the Colorado State Patrol. As an urban center, Durango draws visitors and...

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

U.S. Highway 550 interchange work scheduled for spring

Work to connect the “Bridge to Nowhere” to U.S. Highway 550 atop Farmington Hill is scheduled to begin in spring and be completed in up to three years, the Colorado Department of Transportation...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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