New Mexico women cited with DUI in crash near Bayfield

A woman from New Mexico was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence, careless driving and possession of an open container of alcohol in a crash last week on U.S. Highway 160 in front of...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 crash reported in Bayfield

The Colorado State Patrol was investigating a possible three-car crash Thursday night in front of the Conoco gas station in Bayfield. Master Trooper Gary Cutler said one person was under...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango has its first dollar store

Durango finally has its first dollar store. The La Plata County Planning Commission in December 2019 approved construction of a 9,180-square-foot commercial retail store to be located at 29639 U.S....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck drivers will be stopped on Wolf Creek Pass to talk dangers of travel

Underscoring the dangers of U.S. Highway 160’s Wolf Creek Pass, highway authorities plan to stop semitrailer drivers and educate them about how best to navigate the pass, which features a steep...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drivers urged to use caution as big game start migrations

Drivers are urged to use extra caution this fall as deer and elk begin to migrate from the high country. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe Lewandowski said deer have already started their...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after vehicle recovery

U.S. Highway 160 over Wolf Creek Pass closed for several hours Monday afternoon, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT said in a traffic alert the entire pass from mile...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico man receives 3 years’ probation for fatal Hwy. 160 crash

A Bloomfield, New Mexico, man accused of crossing the centerline on U.S. Highway 160, west of Hesperus, and killing a 56-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday to three years’ probation after...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Biggest project’ about to break ground in Southwest Colorado

Work on the final phase to connect the “Bridge to Nowhere” to U.S. Highway 550 atop Farmington Hill is scheduled to begin in early August, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation....

DATE: July 18, 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

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 160 to close Saturday, Feb. 8, near Bayfield

The Colorado Department of Transportation will perform repairs on an irrigation structure that crosses above U.S. Highway 160 near Bayfield, between county roads 502 and 506. Weather permitting,...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mistrial declared for man accused of killing one in U.S. Highway 160 crash

A mistrial was declared Monday in the trial of a Bloomfield man accused of crossing the centerline on U.S. Highway 160 west of Hesperus, killing a 56-year-old mother and injuring her husband and...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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