Burro Fire slows; Mancos State Park joins list of closures

The Mancos State Park on Wednesday announced a partial closure of its campgrounds because of fire risk, even as the Burro Fire's growth slowed down slightly in the morning. Patrick Seekins, of the...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Initial evacuees go home, but more placed on pre-evacuation

After 13 days of wondering when good news for evacuees would come from the 416 Fire that started June 1, it came Wednesday. Evacuation orders were lifted in the afternoon for 560 residences and 20...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces closure of some wildlife areas

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Tuesday that some State Wildlife Areas in Southwest Colorado have closed to all public access. Several water-based wildlife areas and two state parks remain...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Local agencies assist in 416 Fire

As wildfires rage in nearby communities, what does that mean for the Upper Pine and Los Pinos fire districts? "We're OK," said Tom Aurnhammer, chief of Los Pinos Fire Protection District. "We're a...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio library rocks this summer

Ignacio Community Library is hosting Libraries Rock this summer for its reading program. At a kickoff party on June 6, participants created musical instruments. Events will be held at 10 a.m....

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Library hosting summer reading program

It's Summer Reading time at Pine River Library! The seven weeks of programs will focus on the nationwide theme of "Libraries Rock." There will be a kickoff event and sign up party in the library...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Officials expect full containment of 416 Fire near end of July

Fire officials battling the 416 Fire north of Durango have issued a containment date, or a date they believe a line will be built all the way around the fire, for July 31. Though the fire is...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County approves Stage 3 fire restrictions

La Plata County entered Stage 3 fire restrictions Tuesday, the most stringent category of rules the county has the authority to put in place in order to reduce the risk of wildfire. The county,...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

State and federal elected officials to visit Durango on Friday

11:55 a.m. Gov. John Hickenlooper, Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, and Rep. Scott Tipton will visit the Durango area on Friday to meet with fire officials coordinating firefighting efforts...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Cigarette starts fire on Florida Road

Quick action by firefighters early Monday morning stopped a potentially catastrophic human-caused fire on Florida Road (County Road 240). Upper Pine River Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Forest Service plans to close San Juan National Forest to most

The San Juan National Forest plans to close the forest to most entry this week to protect natural resources and public safety because of the fire danger. The closure order is expected to be signed...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Rain could arrive in Southwest Colorado this weekend

Desperately needed rain that could help firefighting efforts in Southwest Colorado is in the forecast. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction says the chance for precipitation starts...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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