U.S. Highway 550

Amid calls for preservation, CDOT says archaeological sites can’t be saved

New construction typically doesn’t bulldoze through a graveyard, so why is it OK for the Colorado Department of Transportation to destroy and pave over a large settlement of Native American ruins...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road crews will conduct night work on Camino del Rio next week

Night work on U.S. Highway 550/Camino del Rio, near Town Plaza, will result in traffic lane closures and delays next week. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for CDOT, said the work is part of the...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas truck driver cited for crashing on Highway 550 near Cascade

A 32-year-old Texas man was cited with careless driving after driving off U.S. Highway 550 at the base of Coal Bank Pass on Thursday, causing his truck to catch fire. Colorado State Patrol Capt....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trove of archaeological ruins unearthed south of Durango

A large, extensive network of Native American ruins was recently discovered just outside Durango on top of Florida Mesa, and it’s kind of blowing archaeologists’ minds. “As an archaeologist with...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victims identified in fatal crash north of Durango

Two Durango-area residents were killed in a head-on crash Friday on U.S. Highway 550, about 5 miles north of town. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said the crash was reported about 9:20...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck rolls, catches fire near Cascade Creek north of Durango

A tractor-trailer rolled onto its top and became engulfed in flames Thursday night near the base of Coal Bank Pass on U.S. Highway 550. The crash was reported about 8:54 p.m. near mile marker 53,...

DATE: Aug. 22, 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

Mudslide cleanup causes delays Tuesday on Red Mountain Pass

Herald Staff Report The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning travelers of delays Tuesday on Red Mountain Pass, north of Silverton. A mudslide occurred in the area between Forest Service...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities ID man shot and killed Wednesday at Colorado-New Mexico border

Authorities have identified a man who was shot and killed early Wednesday, an incident that prompted the closure of U.S. Highway 550 near the Colorado-New Mexico line as law enforcement searched...

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

Man dies in shooting south of Durango, near state line

A man was shot and killed early Wednesday, prompting the closure of U.S. Highway 550 near the Colorado-New Mexico line as authorities searched for the suspected shooter. La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec woman dies in U.S. Highway 550 crash

A 47-year-old Aztec woman died Wednesday morning after a crash on U.S. Highway 550 near the Colorado-New Mexico state line. New Mexico State Police said in a news release the crash was reported...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcyclist crashes on U.S. 550

A motorcyclist from the Front Range suffered serious injuries Friday morning after crashing between Molas Pass and Silverton on U.S. Highway 550. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jeff Chmielewski said...

DATE: July 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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