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Rain gives Burro Fire crews chance to build ‘solid lines’

As smoke lingered in the Dolores River Valley, about 130 people filed into the town Community Center Thursday to hear an update on the Burro Fire and recent closure of the San Juan National Forest....

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

Gov. Hickenlooper pledges help to Durango and Silverton in wake of 416 Fire

Local government and business officials pleaded with Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado congressmen Friday to do everything they can to help secure emergency funds to help ailing businesses and...

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

Reducing personal water use in small ways adds up

The small ways people can reduce water use in their day-to-day lives can be especially important during a drought. Education about water conservation is important in both rainy years and dry years,...

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

CU Boulder Museum of Natural History explores Mesa Verde National Park

A partnership between Mesa Verde National Park and the University of Colorado Boulder Museum of Natural History could lead to new scientific discoveries in the park. Starting in late May, teams of...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 hour 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire danger prompts BLM to close public lands around Durango

The Bureau of Land Management has enacted Stage 3 fire restrictions in La Plata County, effectively closing some of the last open public lands around Durango in response to the extremely high fire...

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

La Plata County Animal Protection’s authority to enforce bear-trash laws goes into effect

La Plata County Animal Protection’s newly assigned authority to enforce the county’s trash laws aimed at reducing human-bear conflicts went into effect Friday. La Plata County commissioners...

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

Fire managers report minimal activity today on 416 Fire, but keep watchful eye on weekend weather

4:30 p.m. Fire conditions are mostly calm and containment lines are holding on the 416 Fire, Incident Commander Todd Pechota said Friday at an afternoon news conference. Notably, firefighters have...

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

Updated: Want to do something outside? Here’s what’s open (and closed)

Extreme fire danger has prompted mass closures of trails, Forest Service land and city open spaces. But not all of Durango’s outdoor playgrounds are closed; many trails and recreation areas remain...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets for the weekend in and around Durango

Best bets this weekend for the Durango area include a Raven Narratives live storytelling event on Saturday and Father’s Day on Sunday. The Raven Narratives will present live storytelling on the...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance helps people affected by 416 Fire

Various local community groups have partnered to create a disaster assistance group focused on sharing information and raising money for people in need after the 416 Fire. Southwest Colorado...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storms forecast over 416 Fire could be a mixed bag for firefighters

Rain is expected mainly after 5 p.m. Friday, and while that might be viewed as a good thing with the 416 Fire now listed at 32,076 acres, associated winds and even heavier rains Saturday could...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News