U.S. Highway 550

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

New art coming to intersection where Arc of History once stood

The city of Durango is looking for public art to adorn the long narrow medians near the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection, where the controversial Arc of History was once located. The city...

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

Multiple funding sources may be needed to connect ‘Bridge to Nowhere’

A drawn-out effort to connect U.S. Highway 550 with the Bridge to Nowhere in Durango is gaining new traction with a complicated funding scheme that involves millions of federal, state and local...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smooth sailing on Molas Pass with completion of crib wall

Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Rock and Co. announced Thursday that crews have completed construction of two under-highway, downhill retaining walls, known as crib walls, on...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ridgway man who drove off Red Mountain Pass in stable condition

A 39-year-old Ridgway man whose vehicle went 370 feet off U.S. Highway 550 and down an embankment near Red Mountain Pass was in stable condition Monday morning, according to a spokesman at St....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News