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Renters forced to evacuate have few options to get rent money returned

When a natural disaster like the 416 Fire forces renters to evacuate their leased home, they often wonder if they can get a refund for days they weren’t inhabiting a place. But, Colorado has no...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Salvation Army providing food, water in midst of 416 Fire

The Salvation Army Emergency Services, at the request of the Office of Emergency Management, announced Wednesday it will deploy a mobile feeding unit in Durango to provide food and water to 416...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango policeman’s badge, AR-15, handgun, ammo stolen in Mancos

A Durango policeman’s badge, rifle, handgun and ammunition were reported stolen from his parked squad car in Mancos, according to the town’s marshal. Marshal Jason Spruell said he received reports...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton cancels famed Fourth of July fireworks show

Silverton has canceled its famed Fourth of July fireworks show because of the extreme fire danger that persists in Southwest Colorado. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad announced the fireworks...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local 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 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire management team in Dolores prepares for long haul

The Type 1 crew battling the growing Burro Fire in the San Juan National Forest has transformed the Dolores school campus into a temporary headquarters and supply center. Monday morning, a National...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Returning home? Things you should know

As more evacuation notices are being lifted in connection with the 416 Fire, returning residents are being reminded there are some health considerations to take into account when going back home....

DATE: June 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Confused about restrictions public lands and open spaces? Here are the rules

Extreme drought conditions have forced government agencies to put in place restrictions to prevent wildfire threats. Fire restrictions are governed by a set of 10 criteria consisting of weather,...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Additional pre-evacuation orders issued Wednesday evening along parts of county roads 203 and 204

Here is the latest news about the 416 Fire: 6:10 p.m. Fire activity and firefighting operations on the 416 Fire has prompted a pre-evacuation notice for 163 homes and two businesses along the west...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest, city of Durango open spaces closed

In an effort to prevent more catastrophic wildfires, government agencies Tuesday enacted unprecedented regulations, closing public lands to outdoor recreation. Extreme drought, extreme wildfire...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango may study radon at new homeless camp

Tests to study the effects of radon on people in tents may be conducted at the site of a new homeless camp expected to open before the end of the month near the Durango Dog Park. The Durango City...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News