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Suspect arrested for alleged vehicular assault in Montezuma County

A man was arrested for suspected vehicular assault and other charges after an incident in the 25000 block of Road G that injured a pedestrian, Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said. Wyatt...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman suffers burns in camper explosion on San Juan National Forest

A woman suffered serious burns last week from an explosion in her camper parked on the San Juan National Forest near Mancos, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office said. The woman, who is from...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys home north of Silverton

A fire destroyed a home a few miles north of Silverton, displacing its owner amid the coronavirus outbreak. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad said emergency personnel were dispatched to the home...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dry conditions prime for wildfires in southwestern La Plata County

A fire sparked by an ember from a burn barrel torched about an acre of property Thursday in southwestern La Plata County, a reminder for residents to take care with embers and controlled burns,...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What to expect in the days, months and years after a house fire

Four months and 11 days ago, David Minton, 61, and his wife, Mandy, 58, pulled into their driveway after running errands. Mandy remembered looking at the clock in the car. It was 10:04 a.m. when...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single-family home burns in La Plata Canyon

A La Plata County family was left without access to power, water and propane after an attic fire caused significant damage to their La Plata Canyon home Tuesday west of Durango, according to the...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Year’s fire near Oxford destroys home

A fire on New Year’s Day destroyed a mobile home near Oxford and displaced its sole occupant. No injuries were reported. Los Pinos Fire Protection District responded to the fire, in the 5000 block...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barn lost in New Year’s Eve fire north of Cortez

A New Year’s Eve fire north of Cortez claimed the barn of Lisa and Darrell Buchanan, but their 30 chickens and their horse, Pops, are safe thanks to passersby who opened a gate for the mare and...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton fire takes out historic building, power, internet and cell service

It was a rough weekend for Silverton. A fire Saturday night destroyed a historic building on Greene Street, taking firefighters nearly 17 hours to douse and prevent it from spreading to adjacent...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators zero in on cause of fire at La Plata County Fairgrounds

Fire investigators have homed in on the cause of a fire that caused extensive damage to an unoccupied two-story building at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. The fire was reported about 10:45 p.m....

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clogged dryer vent blamed for mobile home fire

A mobile home fire that displaced a family Sunday night northeast of Elmore’s Corner originated in a dryer vent, said Karola Hanks, fire marshal with the Durango Fire Protection District. The fire...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire breaks out at mobile home northeast of Durango

A mobile home received significant damage Sunday night in a fire that broke out northeast of Durango, according to Durango Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Karola Hanks. Fire crews received a...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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