Colorado State Patrol seeks reckless speeder who eluded police north of Durango

The Colorado State Patrol is trying to identify the driver who led them on a high-speed pursuit on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango around noon Sunday. The driver fled on foot before law...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cries for help led to driver’s rescue on Red Mountain

A 30-year-old man from Grand Junction has been identified as the driver who went an estimated 750 feet off Red Mountain Pass on Thursday, requiring an extensive rescue effort and transport to a...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver plunges 750 feet off Red Mountain Pass, requires helicopter transport

A driver who went an estimated 750 feet off Red Mountain Pass on Thursday required rescue and transport by helicopter to a hospital in Grand Junction, according to Colorado State Patrol. Trooper...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 550 realignment on track for spring 2023 completion, officials say

Now six months in, the Colorado Department of Transportation says work is on schedule for the construction of a new interchange near Grandview in south Durango, which will essentially remove the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Head-on crash reported on Red Mountain Pass

Authorities responded to a head-on crash Wednesday evening on U.S. Highway 550, north of Silverton on Red Mountain Pass, resulting in injuries. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad said the two-car...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

With avalanche danger high, Red Mountain Pass closes ‘until further notice’

U.S. Highway 550 at Red Mountain Pass will remain closed until further notice as avalanche danger and adverse winter weather conditions have made driving the treacherous mountain road too...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass reopens after avalanche mitigation work

Red Mountain Pass reopened Thursday afternoon after Colorado Department of Transportation crews completed avalanche mitigation work. CDOT closed the highway between mile markers 71 and 92, between...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-to-Purgatory Resort route a hotbed of activity

New technology allows Colorado State Patrol to pinpoint where hotbeds of activity are, and in winter, the bull’s-eye falls on the 25-mile route from Durango to Purgatory Resort. Capt. Adrian...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver identified in last week’s fatal crash on U.S. Highway 550

A 66-year-old man from Grand Junction died in a three-vehicle crash Friday night that closed the mountain passes between Durango and Silverton for about five hours. Colorado State Patrol Capt....

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather disrupts travel, schools across Southwest Colorado

Travel and schools were impacted Monday morning after a winter storm caused inclement weather throughout Southwest Colorado. The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Monday morning...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm dumps 10 inches in Durango, more expected this week

At long last, Durango received its first significant snowfall in nearly three weeks – a boon to local ski resorts and a region in prolonged drought, but a wrench in Tuesday morning’s commute. The...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Monoliths in La Plata County?

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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