U.S. Highway 550

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

Boy who died in four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 550 identified

A 9-year-old boy who died in a four-vehicle crash Wednesday on U.S. Highway 550 has been identified as Dominic Allen. Dominic was riding with his mother, Angelica Hernandez, and younger brother,...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

9-year-old boy killed in crash involving school bus south of Durango

A 9-year-old boy was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday south of Durango that involved four vehicles, including a Durango School District 9-R bus, said Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three horses struck by car on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango

Three horses owned by La Plata County rancher Ed Zink were killed earlier this week after being hit on U.S. Highway 550 in the Animas Valley, several miles north of Durango. Zink said he has...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rollover crash near base of Coal Bank Pass closes U.S. Highway 550 early Friday

A rollover crash near the base of Coal Bank Pass closed U.S. Highway 550 for a brief period Friday morning. The crash was reported at 11:25 p.m. Thursday near mile marker 51, which is near Cascade...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Isolated storm hits Red Mountain Pass with snow

An overnight storm created slick conditions Thursday morning on Red Mountain Pass, prompting the Colorado Department of Transportation to issue a chain law on U.S. Highway 550. Webcams showed a...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT to repair Hermosa railroad crossing

The Colorado Department of Transportation will assist the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with railroad crossing repairs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday on U.S. Highway 550 in...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute police deputy involved in injury crash south of Durango

An on-duty Southern Ute Police Department officer was involved in an injury crash Thursday night on U.S. Highway 550 near Bondad. The two-car crash occurred about 10:35 p.m. and closed the highway...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News