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Tercero Townhouse on West Third Avenue rises from ashes

Just over a year after a fire killed one man, left 20 people displaced and destroyed the Tercero Townhouse, owner Caroní Adams is ready to rent again. She’s rebuilt a complex originally developed...

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

Four Corners firefighters to gather in Mancos

Firefighters have spent plenty of time battling wildfires in Southwest Colorado this summer, but in August they’ll gather in Mancos for a more cheerful occasion. The Mancos Fire Protection District...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fires near Mancos, Dove Creek die down

A lightning-caused fire in the Weber Mountain Wilderness Study Area near Mancos showed no growth since Friday, and another small fire that sprang up near Dove Creek has been contained. The Hilltop...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

House destroyed in fire near Oxford

A log house was destroyed and two dogs died in an early morning fire Thursday northwest of Oxford. Scot Davis, spokesman with the Durango Fire Protection District, said the call came in at 1 a.m....

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews at Colorado wildfire mark Storm King anniversary

EL JEBEL, Colo. (AP) – It is not lost on nearly 400 firefighters who have descended on the tiny Colorado mountain town of El Jebel that they are battling a blaze similar to the 1994 Storm King Fire...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cortez plans July Fourth fireworks show; other towns cancel

Many Southwest Colorado towns have canceled their Fourth of July fireworks displays, but the show in Cortez will go on. After meeting Thursday morning with city officials and the Cortez Fire...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire command begins to transition to Type 3 team

Many of the support personnel in the fight against the Burro Fire left Tuesday after a calm Monday with very little fire growth. Containment of the fire jumped to 53 percent. Infrared flight...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cigarette starts fire on Florida Road

Quick action by firefighters early Monday morning stopped a potentially catastrophic human-caused fire on Florida Road (County Road 240). Upper Pine River Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys pest-control building near airport

The building housing M&R Durango Insectary near the Durango-La Plata County Airport was destroyed Wednesday in a fire. Several people were in the building when the fire ignited shortly after 11...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sheriff suspects arson in series of fires

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of fires suspected to be caused by arson, and it’s seeking the public’s help. Deputies responded to five small fires in the county...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire at Bondad Landfill doused

Fourteen firefighters worked for 2½ hours early Sunday morning to douse a fire at the Bondad Landfill, 1500 County Road 318. Randy Baker, acting battalion chief with the Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Durango City Council honors policeman

Durango City Council honored police Officer Alec Doocy on Tuesday for dousing a fire and his quick thinking in two other emergencies. Doocy was leaving the Durango Police Department on April 17...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News