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Two killed in head-on crash on U.S. Highway 160

Two people died in a two-car, head-on crash Thursday on U.S. Highway 160 west of Hesperus. The crash occurred about 5:15 p.m. in the Cherry Creek area, just east of the Montezuma-La Plata county...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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U.S. 160 rollover crash injures two east of Mancos

A rollover a few miles east of the La Plata-Montezuma county line on U.S. Highway 160 sent two people to Mercy Medical Center in Durango on Tuesday afternoon, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man suspected of biting firefighter charged with assault

An Arizona man suspected of hitting and biting a firefighter who tried to help him after a rollover crash south of Hesperus was charged Friday with felony assault and obstruction of a police...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hesperus Ski Area reopens after mid-season closure

Hesperus Ski Area, which closed mid-season to conduct lift maintenance, reopened Wednesday. The ski hill 11 miles west of downtown Durango closed Feb. 21 after an unannounced inspection by the...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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Inspection finds several ‘deficiencies’ at Hesperus Ski Area

During an unannounced inspection in February, the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board identified 20 deficiencies at Hesperus Ski Area, which is expected to remain closed until mid-March to...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hesperus Ski Area closes mid-season for ‘maintenance’

Hesperus Ski Area has been shut down since Tuesday after the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board visited it during a routine inspection and found maintenance and operational issues that must be...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Coal boiler sparks lawsuit between Hesperus neighbors

A dispute brewing between Hesperus neighbors over a coal-fueled boiler prompted one to file a federal lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court in Denver. Robert Bridges and Karen Nakayama have...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Skiers, boarders say Ski Hesperus offers an affordable, convenient option

In the two weeks since Ski Hesperus opened for winter under new management, the slopes have seen a steady flow of skiers and snowboarders who say it offers an affordable and convenient option for a...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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Hesperus Ski Area opens Saturday

Snow is in the forecast just in time for the Hesperus Ski Area ’s Saturday opening.The hill, on U.S. Highway 160 about 40 miles east of Cortez, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. All-day...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Coal truck rolls over southwest of Hesperus

A fully loaded coal truck rolled Monday morning in the 5000 block of Hay Gulch Road (County Road 120) near the King II coal mine southwest of Hesperus. The rollover occurred about 9:10 a.m. east of...

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

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Purgatory owner buys Hesperus Ski Area

James Coleman, who purchased Purgatory Resort in 2015, has added another ski slope to his portfolio: Hesperus Ski Area, 11 miles west of Durango. The acquisition announced Thursday includes the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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Hesperus Ski Area closed for the season

Hesperus Ski Area, located 12 miles west of Durango on U.S. Highway 160, closed for the season Monday. Hesperus, known locally for its night skiing, was open for more than 65 days this season, a...

DATE: March 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business