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Thanks, Bud. Tropical storm brings steady rainfall to 416 Fire

1:10 p.m. Rain will limit the spread of the 416 Fire, but fire officials said they doubt the moisture will much impact on dousing the blaze. “There’s no dramatic impact to it today,” said...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for June 18-22

Monday Volunteer training, 9 a.m., Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Southwest, 102 W. 18th St. Million Mask March, 9 a.m., downtown Durango, Main Avenue. City Council meeting, 6:30...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekend storms pose flood threat below 416 Fire burn areas

HERMOSA – Rainstorms forecast for this weekend could help quench the 416 Fire, but county officials warn it could also trigger flash floods and debris flows below the 33,000-acre burn area. The...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Initiatives created for relief from 416, Burro fires

In response to evacuations, economic stress and anxiety about what’s in store for residents affected by the 416 and Burro fires, several community initiatives have been created. Here is how you can...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 58 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Interactive map shows evacuation status of homes, proximity to 416 Fire

La Plata County and the Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team, in collaboration with Fort Lewis College, have created an interactive map that shows residents whether their home is under...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman glows with life at 104 years old

Durangoan Josefita Herrera – Josie to her friends and family – turned 104 years old Thursday and showed no indication that she’s slowing down anytime soon. Born June 14, 1914, in Chimayó, New...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 9:48 a.m. Someone who lost their cellphone called police because a location app said it was in the west 300 block of Ninth Street. 10:17 a.m. A man was lying in the road...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train faces tough questions going forward

Not since the Missionary Ridge Fire in 2002 has the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad been out of service for so long over the summer months. The raging wildfire 16 years ago – which...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Smoky skies, closed trails

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents go to D.C. for a day of lobbying for the climate

WASHINGTON – Members of the Durango chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby gathered this week in Washington for three days of lobbying to press Congress to enact environmentally friendly policies. ...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite rumors, no reports of looting in evacuated areas of 416 Fire

La Plata County officials are dispelling rumors of looting in the evacuated areas affected by the 416 Fire. “The rumors are unsubstantiated,” county spokeswoman Megan Graham said Friday evening....

DATE: June 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board discusses budget and hiring process

The Dolores School District Re-4 board on Thursday discussed the district’s hiring techniques and proposed deficit budget. The discussion began after board treasurer Casey McClellan moved all...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News