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Red Cross moves shelter to Cortez

The local Red Cross chapter moved its check-in center from the Mancos School Performing Arts Building to Cortez High School on Sunday.Residents can get food, water and more information about the...

DATE: June 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Little Sand Fire almost 20,000 acres

As fires south and west of Durango lit up over the weekend, the Little Sand Fire northwest of Pagosa Springs has continued to burn. The fire had burned 19,566 acres by Sunday evening.It was 31...

DATE: June 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Battling a blaze similar to war

With resources stretched thin, firefighters trying to combat both the Weber Fire and the State Line Fire near U.S. Highway 550 between Bondad and the Colorado-New Mexico line employed Napoleonic...

DATE: June 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smoke prompts health advisory

Residents – especially those prone to respiratory problems – should be cautious of potential health risks related to smoke from two nearby fires.The Colorado Department of Public Health and...

DATE: June 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weber Fire sparked by stray bullet, official says

Fire investigators suspect a stray bullet may have caused a 8,300-acre wildfire near Mancos.The Weber Fire was a “direct result” of people target practicing on federal land, said Butch Knowlton,...

DATE: June 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vicious wildfires spread along Front Range

COLORADO SPRINGS – Wildfires moved in on some of Colorado’s most popular summer tourist destinations during the weekend, demolishing nearly two dozen homes near Rocky Mountain National Park and...

DATE: June 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dancing with pride

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Cross opens shelter

The local Red Cross chapter moved their check-in center from the Mancos School Performing Arts Building to Cortez High School on Sunday.Residents can get food, water and more information about the...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Neighbors, aid workers lend help to evacuees

MANCOS – Sweltering heat and horse flies couldn’t slow down the Klumker family Saturday as they steered a trailer of horses through smoky rural roads. With the Weber Fire burning just over the...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weber Fire grows to 6,000 acres

Firefighters prepared for a multiday battle late Saturday as the Weber Fire spewed a huge plume of smoke skyward, forced evacuation of dozens of homes and grew to an estimated 6,000 acres.Flames...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wind-whipped fire temporarily closes Highway 550 near Bondad

A second wildfire in the area Saturday burned about 80 acres of land and closed a four-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 550 between Bondad and the Colorado-New Mexico line for more than three...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah evacuees allowed to go home

About 2,300 Utah wildfire evacuees were allowed to return to their homes Saturday evening after officials determined the blaze no longer posed a threat to them.The decision came after the fire had...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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