Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease....

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Four-story building planned for intersection of north Main Avenue, Camino del Rio

A four-story building at the intersection of Main Avenue and Camino del Rio could house 33 new condominiums or a hotel. Frank Jarrell and his wife, Janet King, own the medical office on the...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Smokey Bear visits cub burned in 416 Fire

Smokey Bear, a national ambassador of fire prevention, visited the cub burned in the 416 Fire on Tuesday at the Frisco Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center near Del Norte. A video documenting the...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Growth slows on 416 Fire; storms expected to help this weekend

Expansion of the 416 Fire slowed with decreased fire activity Thursday after the blaze grew only 869 acres on the Fourth of July. As of Thursday, the 416 Fire was at 45 percent containment, which...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire retardant used on wildfires evolves to ease environmental impact

When wildfires threaten homes and property, the sight of an air tanker dropping bright red fire retardant, commonly referred to as slurry, can be a welcome relief. The chemical concoction has come...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

No fireworks, but Fourth still shines in Bayfield

There will be no fireworks show, but Independence Day revelers still jammed into downtown Bayfield on Wednesday for the town’s annual events. A large crowd filled Mill Street for the parade, and...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thousands pack Main Avenue for Stars and Stripes Parade

Main Avenue was filled with flags, cyclists and patriotic colors during the Fourth of July parade Wednesday evening. Thousands of people lined the street for the Stars and Stripes Parade, despite...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Education Foundation looks for ways to help 9-R

Diana Cruz, executive director of the Durango Education Foundation, is looking to boost the foundation’s visibility around town to help it provide more grants, scholarships and services to Durango...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Electric fencing to protect LPEA substations from burrowing critters

La Plata Electric Association has begun a long-term project to install electric fencing around the transformers in its substations to keep animals from causing power outages. Power outages caused...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Containment crews stay ahead of creeping Burro Fire

Warm, dry weather and low fuel moisture continue to feed the Burro Fire, which has grown 141 acres since Monday. An infrared mapping flight about 8:17 p.m. Tuesday showed the fire was at 4,578...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire now 45 percent contained

A successful burnout operation over the past few days has allowed firefighters to build a successful containment line along the southwest perimeter of the 416 Fire. Officials say the 53,260-acre...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Emergency Relief Fund giving workers peace of mind

A steady stream of residents who lost their job or wages because of the 416 Fire flowed into the Bank of Colorado earlier this week to pick up gift cards to pay for necessities, such as rent and...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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