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Crews gain handle on X-rock Fire

Fire managers on Sunday pulled crews off of the X-rock Fire, which charred 4 acres at the base of Animas Mountain, near the 3800 block of Main Avenue.The 21-member Juniper Valley Crew, from Buena...

DATE: June 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Instructors teach cutting class 101

Hard hats gleaming in the sun, Ros Wu of the Pagosa Ranger District field office and Brian White, Recreation and Wilderness Program manager for the San Juan National Forest, crouched beneath a...

DATE: June 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Last will dispute suspected in deaths

Evidence in an ongoing La Plata County Sheriff’s Office investigation indicates William Klatt Decker, 69, killed his sister, Billie Decker, 67, and his nephew, Robert “Duke” Decker, 40, sometime...

DATE: June 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews getting upper hand on X-rock blaze

Authorities hope to have the X-rock Fire, burning at the base of Animas Mountain near the 3800 block of Main Avenue, out by this evening, Karola Hanks, a fire marshal with Durango Fire & Rescue...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three dead were from the same family

Two men and a woman whose bodies were found Friday afternoon in two locations were members of the same family, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.Sheriff’s deputies found William...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Headway is made on Little Sand Fire

Crews continue to make headway on the Little Sand Fire, burning near Pagosa Springs.A news release from fire managers Sunday morning said the fire was 20 percent contained, up from 15 percent...

DATE: June 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews gain ground on wildfires in region

Crews made progress in containing two Colorado wildfires Friday, with containment percentages rising Saturday morning for both the Little Sand Fire and the Sunrise Mine Fire.The Little Sand Fire...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango honors vets

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031 will honor those who have given their lives for the country while serving in the military with several Memorial Day events in Durango today.At 10 a.m., a...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Iron Horse spurs fun time

In some cities, people identify themselves by what they drive, but when it comes to the Durango Cyclery Cruiser Criterium, it’s all about what you pedal.Durangoans united downtown Sunday afternoon...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western Colorado fires grow

The Little Sand Fire northwest of Pagosa Springs grew dramatically Saturday, fueled by winds of more than 60 mph.The lightning-caused fire, which was first reported May 13, was estimated at 490...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcycle officers collide on Iron Horse race course

Two motorcycle police officers, one from Colorado State Patrol and another from the Farmington Police Department, suffered moderate injuries when they collided Saturday on the course of the Iron...

DATE: May 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warming up for a busy summer

The culinary delights offered at Taste of Durango may have come and gone, but Durango’s all-you-can-eat buffet of summer events is just getting started.With a new Durango Welcome Center almost...

DATE: May 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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