Durango Fire Protection District

Durango Fire hires new chief

The Durango Fire Protection District Board chose a new fire chief to succeed Dan Noonan: Deputy Chief Hal Doughty. Doughty, who served in the Air Force as a military firefighter for four years...

DATE: July 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cause still undetermined in rafting death

The cause of death for a man who died Tuesday after the raft he was in flipped in the Durango Whitewater Park remains undetermined. “The death certificate says pending,” La Plata County Coroner...

DATE: June 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rafter dies after a flip in Smelter Rapid

Medics administered CPR in Santa Rita Park to a 56-year-old man whose raft flipped Tuesday, but the man eventually died. “He apparently was in a boat that flipped in or before (the Whitewater...

DATE: June 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rafters: Wear your life jackets

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire district volunteers crucial, hard to find

Some people volunteer to serve on a board of directors. Others do hands-on tasks such as building trails or providing refreshments at events. And in La Plata County, there are 94 volunteers who...

DATE: June 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fire chief to retire

The Durango Fire Protection District announced Wednesday that Chief Dan Noonan will retire at the end of 2015. Noonan has spent 39 years in fire service in La Plata County, 10 as a volunteer with...

DATE: June 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alarm was bell on washing machine

A general fire alarm at the Comfort Inn at about 8:35 p.m. turned out to be the bell on a washing machine, according to Durango Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Karola Hanks. The DFPD...

DATE: May 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather drops a pair of power lines

Traffic was alternating directions in one lane in the 3300 block of La Posta Road (County Road 213) as of about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday. It was thought to continue as such for some time as a La Plata...

DATE: May 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rollover on Animas View Drive

According to the scanner, Durango police and emergency medical personnel were responding to a rollover crash in the 1000 block of Animas View Drive. Original reports about 6:10 p.m. Monday said...

DATE: May 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Accident in 1500 block of Main

Police and emergency services responded to an accident in the 1500 block of Main Avenue near the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031. The accident took place about 3:20 p.m. Apparently it was a...

DATE: May 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire season comes early

Wildfire season arrived early in La Plata County, catching fire authorities ill-prepared. The 213 Fire was a warning flare that vegetation is unusually dry and prone to catching fire. The brush...

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

City, region join wildfire agreement

Durango City Councilors unanimously approved an agreement Tuesday that establishes a framework for local governments and fire districts to manage and share the cost of wildfires. “We’ll all be able...

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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