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Photos: Car catches fire in Burger King drive-thru

DATE: May 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restricts fires, smoking ahead of Memorial Day weekend

The city of Durango issued smoking and fire restrictions Thursday in the face of extreme fire conditions. The order, which has no end date, aims to decrease the risk of fire and help ensure...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County enacts Stage 1 fire restrictions

La Plata County entered Stage 1 Fire restrictions Tuesday, falling in line with other land management agencies as dry and hot weather conditions pose an increasing threat of wildfire. “The last...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado’s ‘mega-drought’ raises wildfire concerns

Extreme drought has crept back into Southwest Colorado. This time last year, after the winter of 2018-19 brought significant snowpack to the Rocky Mountains, headlines and reports across the West...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Honey House Distillery whips up hand sanitizer for first responders

In early March, Kevin Culhane, co-owner of Honeyville, made a call to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: The coronavirus was coming to Colorado, and people would need hand sanitizer. “It was...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado fire chiefs call for six-month ban on open fires

Colorado’s fire chiefs have asked Gov. Jared Polis to ban all open fires statewide for a period of six months as a matter of safety for the public as well as firefighters amid the coronavirus...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ag burns putting up smoke visible in Durango

Smoke, like that visible Tuesday morning in northeast Durango, is expected on and off for the next three weeks as farmers burn last year’s grass growth in ditches to prepare for irrigation season....

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Southwest Colorado prepared for COVID-19?

As the coronavirus outbreak spreads in Colorado, La Plata County organizations face limited resources while working as fast as possible in a constantly shifting regulatory and emergency environment...

DATE: March 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nancy versus the cell tower

Nancy Van Dover says she is a prisoner in her own home. Since January, it has become too physically painful to be around electromagnetic fields, like those emitted by high voltage power lines,...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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