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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

Drivers can expect lengthy closures Tuesday on Red Mountain, Wolf Creek passes

Drivers planning to traverse Red Mountain or Wolf Creek passes Tuesday in Southwest Colorado should expect delays. The Colorado Department of Transportation said avalanche-control work is required...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In a turn for the worse, cars drive on train tracks

I heard through the grapevine that a car got stuck driving up the railroad tracks downtown. Could you try to (ahem) “track” down this rumor. If true, do we need to erect Do Not Enter signs at every...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

Third semi overturns on Wolf Creek Pass

For the third time this week, a semitrailer overturned on Wolf Creek Pass, near the hairpin turn at the overlook. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake White said the truck overturned on the notorious...

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

Snow likely Thursday to Saturday across Southwest Colorado

The chance for snow is high for the remainder of this week in Durango and across the San Juan Mountains, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. Matt Aleska, meteorologist for...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 550 realignment construction planned for late 2019

Construction to connect U.S. highways 550 and 160 using the so called Bridge to Nowhere could start in late 2019. The $98.6 million project will require about two years to complete, said Mike...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

State Patrol arrests hit-and-run suspect east of Durango

State law enforcement arrested a man suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango, officials said. The hit-and-run occurred around 7 a.m....

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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