San Miguel County

Skiing at Steamboat Ski Resort in late December 2014. (credit: Shannon Lukens)

Backcountry Skier, Snowboarder Rescued After Christmas Trek

Authorities are warning backcountry skiers not to venture into remote areas if they are not experienced or prepared.

12/26/2014

Black Bear Pass rollover (credit: San Miguel County Sheriff's Department)

None Injured In Rollover On Mountain Pass

This jeep was involved in a rollover accident on Black Bear Pass in San Miguel County, the sheriff’s department said.

09/01/2014

(credit: sanmiguelcounty.org)

Utah Couple Rescued From Lizard Head Wilderness

A Moab, Utah couple who got lost while mushroom hunting in the Colorado backcountry are safe after being forced to spend the night in near freezing conditions.

08/27/2014

(credit: Cary Leppert)

Mountain Lion Stalks Hiker For 20 Minutes Near Placerville

A warning has been issued for hikers in southwestern Colorado after a woman said a mountain lion stalked her for about 20 minutes.

08/06/2014

The fire in Widefield (credit: Fountain Fire Department)

3 Wildfires Handled By Firefighters On Tuesday

Hot and windy weather is blamed for causing three wildfires on Tuesday, including this one in El Paso County.

06/18/2014

(credit: CBS)

Sheriff Sends Video Of Party Trash In National Forest To Parents

San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters says teens from a mountain town trashed a part of the forest, and they should know better than to litter their own back yard.

06/11/2014

(credit: San Miguel County Sheriff)

Man Rescued After 1,500-Foot Fall On El Diente Peak

An injured climber is recovering after being rescued from El Diente Peak near Telluride.

06/11/2014

(credit: CBS)

Oprah Winfrey, California Man Battle Over Trail Access Near Telluride

The fight for trail access across a 60-acre piece of land in San Miguel County owned by Oprah Winfrey is getting harsh.

05/20/2014

File photo of Oprah Winfrey. (credit: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

Oprah Winfrey Sued Over Trail Access Near Telluride

An 86-year-old nuclear physicist is suing Oprah Winfrey over access to hiking trails.

05/15/2014

Marlene Blake and Buddy (credit: CBS)

Dog Reunited With Widow After Protecting Owner’s Body From Coyotes

A dog that stayed by its owner’s side to keep away predators after he died in the frigid mountains has been returned home to his family.

05/07/2014

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