U.S. Highway 160

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Bridge to Nowhere’s sinking ramps need a face lift

The ramps leading to the seldom-used U.S. Highway 160 interchange near Farmington Hill, the so-called “Bridge to Nowhere,” are settling an abnormal amount and require repairs that are expected to...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Envision a walkable, safe Camino del Rio

Camino del Rio was made for cars with many parking lots and few sidewalks, but redevelopment and a good plan could transform the area. City officials sought residents’ opinions for Camino del Rio...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Truck loses brakes, hits five cars on U.S. Highway 160

U.S. Highway 160 between Elmore’s Corner and Gem Village was closed for about two hours Thursday after a truck lost its brakes and crashed into five cars, according to the Colorado State Patrol....

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rocks end flowers vs. weeds debate at busy intersection

Were they weeds or wildflowers? Either way, it doesn’t matter now, because they’re gone – replaced with river rock. The city of Durango and the Colorado Department of Transportation uprooted...

DATE: May 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Highways in Southwest Colorado aging, state works to raise funds

As Southwest Colorado’s highways age, the state is looking to raise more money for construction. About 88 percent of regional highways are within 10 years of coming to an end of having acceptable...

DATE: March 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango community grieves two women killed in crash

The local community has expressed grief and offered condolences Friday after two women died in a car accident a day earlier, east of Durango. The victims were 82-year-old Hwaja “Grandma” Chung of...

DATE: March 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wildlife crossing planned to run under U.S. Highway 160, east of Durango

Construction is winding down for the season on the first of 24 wildlife underpasses recommended for the 20-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 160 between Bayfield and Durango. Last summer, the Colorado...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Semitrailer loaded with cows sows chaos on Camino del Rio

The intersection of Camino del Rio and U.S. Highway 550 near the DoubleTree Hotel became a bizarre and chaotic scene Sunday afternoon as emergency crews rushed to rescue about 80 cattle from a...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Minor collision on Highway 160 sends one to hospital

A minor head-on car collision on U.S. Highway 160 sent one to the hospital Tuesday morning, according to Colorado State Patrol. The accident occurred near Elmore’s Corner around 8 a.m. and...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rollover accident near Cherry Creek

The Colorado State Patrol and emergency services responded to a serious two-vehicle crash near the La Plata County-Montezuma County border. The crash, which took place shortly before 4:45 p.m.,...

DATE: July 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wildflower, weed debate meets happy median

I wish the planters in the center of the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection were better maintained. They are currently full of noxious weeds obscuring the wildflowers. Is it the state’s...

DATE: July 5, 2015 | COLUMN: Action Line