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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

Bull Draw Fire north of Nucla grows by 5,000 acres

The Bull Draw Fire, burning in a remote area 12 miles northwest of Nucla, has grown to 14,042 acres – more than 5,000 acres in 24 hours. Containment remained at an estimated 35 percent. The...

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

Rain-on-snow flood risk expected to increase in West

Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in the West and Canada, according to a study by University of Colorado-Boulder and the National Center...

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

Dolores Mountain Quilters Guild’s show to be held Aug. 24-25

The Dolores Mountain Quilters Guild plans to hold its 2018 biennial quilt show Aug. 24-25 at the Dolores Community Center. Show times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25. The...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Sweetwater Station to performs at Mancos State Park

Local band Sweetwater Station will perform at Mancos State Park at 6 p.m. Saturday in the latest concert in the continuing series of musical events at the park. This summer’s Mancos State Park...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Bull Draw Fire jumps to 8,700 acres

The Bull Draw Fire, burning in a remote area 12 miles northwest of Nucla, grew to 8,700 acres by Thursday. Containment remained at an estimated 35 percent. The estimated date for full containment...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire hits 9,000 acres; pre-evacuation notices go door to door

Pre-evacuation notices were issued Wednesday as the Plateau Fire grew to 9,000 acres and forced road closures reaching from the northern edge of Dolores to the southern tip of Lone Mesa State Park....

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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