U.S. Highway 550

Driver in Sunday crash identified, cited for reckless driving, DUI

The driver of a vehicle that went off U.S. Highway 550 on Coal Bank Pass on Sunday was cited for reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adam...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expect delays Wednesday on Coal Bank Pass

Motorists traveling over Coal Bank Pass on Wednesday should expect delays as crews attempt to retrieve a vehicle that went off U.S. Highway 550 on Sunday morning. Colorado Department of...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey this week will impact traffic in downtown Durango

Drivers should expect slow going this week along the busiest traffic corridor in Durango as the Colorado Department of Transportation conducts an intersection survey. The project will begin Monday...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash near New Mexico line sends man to San Juan Regional Medical Center

A pickup crash just after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 550 near the New Mexico line sent one man to the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington and a child to Mercy Regional Medical...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arc of History lawsuit threat dropped

A threat of legal action over the Arc of History at the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection was dropped this month. A lawyer representing artist Tom Holmes sent an email dated Aug. 10 to the city...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cool temperatures, rain usher in rockfall season

A dusting of snow this week in the high country above Durango is a reminder of the approaching freeze-thaw cycle that tends to loosen rocks along area highways. One such rockfall occurred Tuesday...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge to Nowhere’s sinking ramps need a face lift

The ramps leading to the seldom-used U.S. Highway 160 interchange near Farmington Hill, the so-called “Bridge to Nowhere,” are settling an abnormal amount and require repairs that are expected to...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Envision a walkable, safe Camino del Rio

Camino del Rio was made for cars with many parking lots and few sidewalks, but redevelopment and a good plan could transform the area. City officials sought residents’ opinions for Camino del Rio...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

State Patrol says bicyclist pulled in front of SUV

A bicyclist who was critically injured last month on U.S. Highway 550 pulled in front of the SUV that collided with him, the Colorado State Patrol said Wednesday. “Sounds like the bicycle may have...

DATE: July 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injured cyclist Neil Hannum out of intensive care unit

The Durango resident injured in a crash while cycling on Sunday has been moved out of the intensive care unit, a family friend told The Durango Herald on Wednesday. Scott Kurlander, who has been...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Speed a factor in fatal motorcycle crash

High speed appears to have played a role in a motorcycle crash that killed a Durango man Sunday evening on Coal Bank Pass , the Colorado State Patrol said. John Demarest, 60, was northbound on U.S....

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News