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Spring snowfall leaves 20 inches on Red Mountain Pass

The first spring storm in Southwest Colorado brought snow to the high country and rain to lower elevations around Durango on Thursday and early Friday. The northern San Juan Mountains received...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Winter weather returns to high country in Southwest Colorado

The calendar may show it’s spring, but a late March snowstorm has brought winter back to the high country and rain to lower elevations. Just before 2 p.m. Thursday, the chain law was put into in...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Photo: Cruisin’ the Trail

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Photos of the week

Take a look back at The Durango Herald’s top photos of the week.

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Photos: Nature’s icy art show

Icicles appeared everywhere – on houses, businesses, trees, fences – after recent heavy snow in Southwest Colorado. The Durango Herald asked readers on Facebook to send us photographs of nature’s...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Elderly passengers stuck in bus on Lizard Head Pass

A tour bus slid off Colorado Highway 145 at the top of Lizard Head Pass Saturday evening, stranding passengers for several hours. There were about 45 elderly passengers on board headed for...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Photo: Geese today, ski run tomorrow?

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Highway 550 mountain passes stay closed overnight Saturday

Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes stayed closed overnight Saturday, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. It was too dangerous for crews to do avalanche mitigation on U.S....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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UPDATE: Passes north of Durango closed after avalanches

Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango were closed early Saturday after natural avalanches, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. The passes...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Photo: Keeping ahead of the snow

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Red Mountain, Cumbres passes reopen

Highway crews had opened all regional mountain passes by Friday afternoon. Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 was the last to reopen, about 4:30 p.m. Cumbres Pass on Colorado Highway 17 opened...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news