Durango Fire Protection District

Property tax increase wins by a landslide

A property tax increase for the Durango Fire Protection District won by a landslide Tuesday. About 73 percent of city voters supported the increase, and 70 percent of La Plata County voters in the...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

At election forum, Durango school board candidates, fire district make pitches

With La Plata County residents receiving their November ballots in the mail this week, the Durango Fire Protection District and Durango School District 9-R board candidates made a final push to...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fire tax proponents have money in the bank

The campaign urging voters to support a property tax increase for the Durango Fire Protection District is running on a tight budget. The Yes for Durango Fire committee reported raising $4,000...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

What will a fire property tax increase buy?

On their November ballots, city and Durango Fire Protection District residents will be asked to increase their property taxes to pay for more firefighters, fire stations and a training facility. ...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire Chief Hal Doughty answers 5 questions about the property tax increase measure

Why do voters inside the city limits and county residents inside the fire district see two different questions? The city of Durango is not part of the fire district. They are protected by the fire...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tercero Townhouse being rebuilt after deadly fire

Construction crews are tearing down the charred remains of Tercero Townhouse, where a deadly fire torched the residential units nearly four months ago in west Durango. Firefighters said the cause...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restaurant to commemorate 1-year anniversary of fire

One year ago this week, an early morning fire caused extensive damage to El Moro Spirits and Tavern . To mark the anniversary, the restaurant on Thursday will donate a portion of sales and accept...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wood stove blamed for mobile home fire west of Durango

A family of five plus two dogs were displaced from their home Friday west of Durango where a wood-burning stove caught the roof on fire. The fire was reported at 7:21 a.m. at unit No. 35 in the...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Event raises awareness for opioid addiction and overdose

Deb Gibson lost her 21-year-old son, Shane, to an accidental opioid overdose four years ago. Since then, she has made it her mission to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic in America. Gibson...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency medical calls drive increase in demand for Durango Fire services

Every year, more people call for a Durango Fire Protection District ambulance, and every year the district faces more ambulance bills that were not fully paid. Emergency medical calls make up the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two fires in three months at address east of Durango

Firefighters are investigating a fire that scorched a rubbish pile early Wednesday east of Durango – the same location where a shed and house burned three months earlier. The fire was reported at...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango firefighter responds to emergencies across the world

Driving a motorboat through neighborhoods submerged in floodwaters can be a surreal experience. “Neighborhoods are quiet, there’s no people, there’s no cars – it’s just desolate,” said Breaux...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News