U.S. Highway 550

Car almost drops off Red Mountain Pass

A driver from Minnesota had a close call last week when his car almost went off a sheer cliff, which drops hundreds of feet, on Red Mountain Pass. According to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 14 hours 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT plans to break ground next year on interchange project

Work to connect the Bridge to Nowhere with U.S. Highway 550 could start in 2019, state highway officials say. The $99.6 million realignment of the highway will eliminate Farmington Hill, a steep...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton tow truck driver recounts plunge off mountain pass

It started out as a routine call for Donnie Curnow, owner of Animas Towing in Silverton. On Wednesday afternoon, May 2, a fierce spring storm hit the high San Juans and a motorist slid off U.S....

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tow truck driver slides off Molas Pass on icy roads

One person was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after the truck he was driving rolled off the side of Molas Pass at the Lime Creek curve. The driver, Don Curnow of Animas Towing & Recovery,...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring storm brings snow to the high country

A spring storm brought rain and snow Wednesday morning to Southwest Colorado, and more is expected Wednesday night and Thursday morning. There was a 70 percent chance of showers throughout the day...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Lego bomber’ wins grant to decorate north Main Avenue

Lego creations will be popping up in coming weeks in businesses and possibly transit stops along north Main Avenue. “People can start looking for stuff. It won’t be where you think it will be,”...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Up to 14 inches of snow possible in San Juan Mountains

A winter weather advisory has been issued and chain laws are in effect for a winter storm that could drop up to 14 inches of snow Sunday in the San Juan Mountains. The National Weather Service in...

DATE: March 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-car crash snarls morning commute north of Durango

Two New Mexico residents were taken to the hospital Thursday morning after a traffic crash on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango. The crash occurred at 7:48 a.m. near Hermosa Meadows Road (County...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A revitalized north Main Avenue and Camino del Rio a step closer to reality

The city envisions Camino del Rio being an extension of downtown and north Main Avenue transforming into small neighborhoods in its quest to make both high-traffic areas more walkable and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County residents save a few bucks by harvesting roadkill meat

With the end of rutting season for deer and elk, many a motorist has probably seen roadkill along the shoulders of U.S. highways 160 and 550, and the more frugal drivers may have wondered: Hey, can...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man dies in single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 550

A Durango man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday night north of city limits on U.S. Highway 550. The victim was identified as Randal Ponce, 56, said Capt. Adrian Driscoll, with the...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche victim remembered as ultimate outdoorsman

A Durango man died in an avalanche Sunday between Silverton and Red Mountain Pass. The skier was identified as Abel Palmer, 27, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. According to his...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News