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Calling all artists: Create artwork to thank firefighters working on the 416 Fire

Firefighters and all the support personnel working on the 416 Fire deserve a special thanks. So, The Durango Herald is putting out a call to the community to design a special art piece for our...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Smoke-filled mornings may return to Durango

Thanks to Tropical Storm Bud, Durango has received a welcome reprieve from the thick smoke that settled in town most mornings since the 416 Fire broke out, but that could change later this week....

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Great Outdoors Colorado grant secures funding for Oxbow bird study

Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded a $20,000 grant to study birds at Oxbow Park and Preserve. Nine projects from across the state were awarded $140,000 in funding, said GOCO spokeswoman Laura...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory deals with financial hit from 416 Fire

Many employees at Purgatory Resort are on a two-week furlough, other employees have had their hours reduced and some positions have been eliminated as the resort deals with the financial hit of a...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man involved in fatal crash in 2016 sentenced to three years probation

An Ignacio man charged with careless driving causing death was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service. La Plata County Judge Dondi Osborne said she was...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow blamed for widespread power outage in eastern La Plata County

A crow caused more than 6,500 homes and businesses in portions of eastern and southeastern La Plata County to go without power for about an hour Tuesday afternoon. LPEA spokeswoman Indiana Reed...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire command begins to transition to Type 3 team

Many of the support personnel in the fight against the Burro Fire left Tuesday after a calm Monday with very little fire growth. Containment of the fire jumped to 53 percent. Infrared flight...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Evacuation orders lifted for all remaining residents

The last of the evacuation orders issued because of the 416 Fire were lifted Tuesday. Residents in the Falls Creek Ranch and High Meadows subdivisions can return home starting at 11 a.m., according...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 11 hours 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 7:48 a.m. People were throwing glass bottles from a Chevrolet Suburban in the 16000 block of U.S. Highway 160. 9:33 a.m. A drunken man was passed out on a bench in the 800...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 8 hours 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers temporary evacuation shelter for homeless residents

Durango City Council could open a new, temporary evacuation camp for homeless residents who have been displaced by Stage 3 fire restrictions. The camp would be located on city open space adjacent...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters gain ground on 416 Fire

The 416 Fire stalled for a third day Monday, showing no measurable growth and minimal amounts of smoke as the 34,161-acre blaze smoldered within its own boundaries. The subdued nature of the fire...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 13 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News