Traffic

U.S. 550 continues to be deadly major highway in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Government traffic data shows that highway U.S. 550 in northwestern New Mexico could be the state’s deadliest major highway. U.S. 550 continued to have a high fatality rate after the...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies when vehicle rolls into waterway on Colorado 145

A 50-year-old Telluride woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday morning crash in San Miguel County, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. The single-vehicle crash...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire district asks city for new site along Camino

Durango Fire Protection District is planning a new downtown fire station and it could be built on a different city parcel along Camino del Rio. Station No. 2 near the intersection of 12th Street...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos trustees talk traffic code

Mancos officials discussed lowering the town’s speed limits at a recent Board of Trustees meeting. Speed limits vary from 15-20 mph on town roads and go up to 45 mph on Colorado Department of...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highway 550 mountain passes stay closed overnight Saturday

Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes stayed closed overnight Saturday, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. It was too dangerous for crews to do avalanche mitigation on U.S....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown Cortez road project includes medians, crosswalks

The Cortez City Council approved a grant application to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for the first phase of a Main Street road project and unveiled plans for new medians and a...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain, Cumbres passes reopen

Highway crews had opened all regional mountain passes by Friday afternoon. Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 was the last to reopen, about 4:30 p.m. Cumbres Pass on Colorado Highway 17 opened...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango exploring dedicated bike lanes on College Drive

The city of Durango in 2017 is going to redesign the way traffic flows along College Drive and East Eighth Avenue, and also is considering reducing lanes on East Third Avenue. The city plans to...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Increase in parking fines will help pay for transit

City parking tickets could hit your wallet much harder in 2017. After a decision by the Durango City Council this winter, all parking fines will go up Jan. 15. The council opted to increase...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Black ice leads to crashes in southeast La Plata County

A mix of fog and cold air caused flash freezing Tuesday morning on a two-mile stretch of Colorado Highway 151, resulting is six traffic crashes near Tiffany, in southeast La Plata County. When the...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County, CDOT plan to close Road BB at U.S. Highway 491

The intersection of Montezuma County Road BB and U.S. Highway 491 is reportedly one of the most dangerous in the state, and officials plan to change that by eliminating it. Under a preliminary plan...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Use of personal cones not legal to curb public parking

The other day, I went to a nondowntown business and saw that someone across the street had put out orange cones in front of his or her house saying “no parking.” I would love to be able to limit...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line