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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

Power of worship

About 60 people and clergy gathered Sunday in Joe Stephenson Park to ask for rain and pray for safety for firefighters, pilots, other first responders, and evacuees of the 416 Fire. Scott Kujath...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

416 Fire nearly doubles in size; 675 more residences ordered to evacuate

The latest on the 416 Fire: 5 p.m. La Plata County commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday to consider enacting Stage 3 fire restrictions. Stage 3 restrictions would result in a closure of the...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

220 more homes ordered to evacuate; land agencies to consider Stage 3 fire restrictions

5:35 p.m. The San Juan National Forest and La Plata County government said they plan to enact Stage 3 fire restrictions early next week. Stage 3 restrictions could close federal lands, and in La...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Forest Service responds to Burro Fire northeast of Dolores

The U.S. Forest Service and several local fire departments responded about 4 p.m. Friday to a wildfire near the Bear Creek trailhead off Colorado Highway 145. Steve Orr, a public information...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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