Bull Draw Fire slows as weather favors firefighters

The Bull Draw Fire northwest of Nucla grew to 28,390 acres by Saturday morning. The fire was 21 percent contained, and more than 300 personnel worked on the fire, according to the Minnesota...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez becomes a top destination for Colorado Life Magazine

FORT COLLINS – Colorado’s only statewide general-interest magazine can’t seem to get enough of Cortez and Montezuma County. Half of Colorado Life magazine’s 2018 issues have featured or will...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire reaches 19,554 acres as interior pockets burn

The Plateau Fire reached 19,554 acres this week – up 3,254 acres since Aug. 12 – as green areas inside the containment area burned. The fire’s containment also increased, reaching 95 percent, up...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest lifts most closures near Burro Fire

Most closures around the Burro Fire have been lifted. The Burro Fire started June 8 and burned 4,792 acres. It is 95 percent contained but is still smoking in some areas, including Sharkstooth...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire northwest of Nucla grows to 26,370 acres

The Bull Draw Fire, burning in a remote area 12 miles northwest of Nucla, grew to 26,370 acres as of Wednesday morning, the Type 2 Blue Team said. Containment remained at 19 percent, compared with...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire reaches 95 percent containment; command returning to local team

The Plateau Fire north of Dolores has grown about 1,000 acres since Sunday as firefighters focused on closing an uncontrolled line in the fire’s northwest corner. According to a map provided by...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire climbs to 21,790 acres, pushes southeast

The Bull Draw Fire, burning in a remote area 12 miles northwest of Nucla, has grown to 21,790 acres – up about 2,000 acres in 24 hours, the Type 2 Blue Team said Monday. Containment increased to 19...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Air quality advisory issued for much of western Colorado

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment has issued an air quality advisory for a large part of western Colorado, including Montezuma, Dolores and La Plata counties. Widespread smoke from...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mesa Verde fire blamed on lightning strike

Eight firefighters worked Sunday to contain a small fire in Mesa Verde National Park, the Durango Interagency Dispatch Center said. Dubbed the Mancos Canyon Fire, the fire was burning on less than...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Informational forestry grant meeting on Aug. 16

The High Desert and Mancos Conservation Districts are partnering with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to obtain federal grant funds for landowners to create healthy forests on their land...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | 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

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