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Flood insurance option open to those affected by 416 Fire

Homeowners who are at risk for flooding, mud flows and debris flows in and around the 416 Fire burn scar might be exempted from the 30-day waiting period most flood insurance requires before it...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire hits 14,413 acres; containment rises to 45 percent

By Saturday afternoon, Plateau Fire north of Dolores had grown to 14,403 acres, up from 13,084 acres on Friday. Containment was raised to 45 percent, up from 30 percent. The acreage estimate was...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire north of Nucla grows 10,000 acres in two days

The Bull Draw Fire, burning in a remote area 12 miles northwest of Nucla, has grown to 18,765 acres – up 4,723 acres in 24 hours – Type 2 Blue Team said on Saturday. Since Thursday, the fire has...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Town Board hears plan to replace water tank

The Mancos Town Board meeting Wednesday featured a workshop followed by discussion and action items in several different areas, including a decision to move forward with a project to replace the...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inmates face variety of fees while behind bars

Going to jail can be scary, humiliating and life-changing. It can also be expensive. Jailbirds and their families face a litany of fees and above-average costs for everyday goods and services,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Aug. 6-10

Monday Library Advisory Board meeting, 4:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Multi-Event Center Task Force meeting, 5 p.m., Administration Building, 1101 East Second Ave.,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Who’s got the fairest steer of them all?

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Flash-flood warning in effect for La Plata County

A flash-flood warning is in effect for La Plata County until 7:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. The warning was sent at about 4:15 p.m. The Weather Service said...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Fairgrounds ‘a petting zoo’ of Plateau Fire evacuees

The fair is over, but animals are returning to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds as evacuees of the threatening Plateau Fire north of Dolores. About 45 alpacas, 25 goats, some chickens and a flock...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoon rains a no-show so far in Southwest Colorado

Despite a modest amount of rainfall in Southwest Colorado over the past few weeks, weather observers say there has been no sign of a typical monsoon pattern settling into the region. “We’ve seen...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 2:13 a.m. A drunken man was passed out in the bathroom in the 900 block of Camino del Rio. 4:56 a.m. Someone called to report that they thought their neighbor’s house was...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire grows more than 600 acres

The Plateau Fire north of Dolores expanded aggressively this week, jumping control lines, expanding forest closures and triggering voluntary pre-evacuation orders for residents on the mesa north of...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News