U.S. Highway 160

Brush fire south of Cortez slows traffic on U.S. 160/491

A brush fire Friday along U.S. Highway 160/491 south of Cortez threatened several homes, but no structures were lost, fire officials said. The cause of the fire was unknown late Friday, but...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickup slams head-on into sedan northeast of Towaoc

A man driving a red F-250 hit a silver Chevrolet Impala shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 160/491 about 3 miles northeast of Towaoc, according to a witness at the scene. The man was...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango driver won’t be charged in fatal crash with bicyclist

A Durango man who hit and killed a cyclist will not be charged after authorities determined the cyclist pulled out in front of his truck, according to Colorado State Patrol. Capt. Adrian Driscoll...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High Bridge project reduces traffic to one lane in each direction

Traffic will be decreased to one lane in each direction for the remainder of the year on the High Bridge on South Camino del Rio, just north of the Walmart in Durango. Drivers will experience...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

3-vehicle crash closes U.S. Highway 160 briefly Tuesday

U.S. Highway 160 reopened after a three-car crash 3 miles east of Elmore’s Corner, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday near mile marker 94, said Lisa...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search called off for armed suspect near western Durango city limits

Law enforcement searched for more than three hours Monday night for a man believed to be armed near western Durango city limits. The manhunt began shortly after 5 p.m. when a La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 repaving test sections will be studied

Motorists traveling on the 22-mile stretch of recently repaved road on U.S. Highway 160 from the eastern edge of Cortez to the top of Mancos Hill might have noticed coarse and smooth sections of...

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

Three injured in rollover crash near Bayfield

U.S. Highway 160 was closed in both directions east of Durango for more than 1½ hours Thursday evening after a single-vehicle rollover near Lon’s Automotive. The highway reopened about 6:30 p.m.,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where sharing the road is most stressful, for cars and cyclists

Cycling can help cut carbon emissions and reduce traffic congestion, but when narrow roads force cyclists and cars to pass within inches of each other, it can cause tensions to run high and keep...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man killed in Hesperus rollover

Logan Willbanks, 24, of Dolores, was killed about 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning after he was ejected from the pickup he was driving after it wandered off the right side of U.S. Highway 160 approaching...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tight budget forces CDOT to prioritize highway projects in Southwest Colorado

After Colorado voters refused to increase sales taxes to fund transportation in November, the state is homing in on smaller priority road construction projects to address safety concerns. The...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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