Disasters and crashes

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Three-car crash on U.S. 160 leaves man in critical condition

A three-car crash on U.S. Highway 160 on Friday left one man in critical condition and shut down the highway near the Montezuma County Fairgrounds, according to the Colorado State Patrol.The...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Police blotter

Wednesday, Aug. 10 10:04 a.m. : A man was arrested on a warrant at Montezuma County Court. 10:31 a.m. : A man was arrested on a warrant after turning himself in at the Montezuma County jail. ...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Cascade Creek running dangerously high

Three rescues and a death in two weeks at the Cascade Creek waterfalls near U.S. Highway 550 have highlighted the danger of jumping the falls, especially in the high water that has resulted from...

DATE: July 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Greater Superfund involvement sought

Nearly six months after the Gold King mine blowout, and with Silverton still in limbo over Superfund, a sense that downstream communities should take a larger role in negotiations regarding the...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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‘Stigma’ from Gold King Mine spill into the Animas River could linger

Unsure of the economic losses the “stigma” of the Gold King Mine spill will have on businesses and property owners, an environmental litigation firm held a discussion Friday about the rights and...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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Rafter dies after a flip in Smelter Rapid

Medics administered CPR in Santa Rita Park to a 56-year-old man whose raft flipped Tuesday, but the man eventually died. “He apparently was in a boat that flipped in or before (the Whitewater...

DATE: June 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Foreman from Durango died while trying to save miner

They were family men, one an experienced hard rock miner, the other a newcomer to a dangerous business who left a job in Colorado's oil patch so he could be close to his young family. On Sunday...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Mt - news

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Foreman from Durango died trying to save miner

They were family men, one an experienced hard rock miner, the other a newcomer to a dangerous business who left a job in Colorado’s oil patch so he could be close to his young family. On Sunday...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Two cyclists injured

DATE: Nov. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Health and incident teams train for crises

Dramatic emergency situations are often played out on television, and we watch the panic, confusion and destruction from the comfort of home. But a crisis may happen outside your front door....

DATE: Nov. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Pilot dies in helicopter crash

A helicopter crashed at a remote oil-and-gas construction site southeast of Dove Creek Tuesday morning. The pilot did not survive. The Huey-style helicopter was part of a construction crew...

DATE: July 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Ds - news

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Pilot dies in helicopter crash

A helicopter crashed at a remote oil-and-gas construction site southeast of Dove Creek Tuesday morning. The pilot did not survive. The Huey-style helicopter was part of a construction crew...

DATE: July 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news