Fire

Flames engulf garage in Mancos; investigation underway

The cause of a fire that destroyed a garage and shed in Mancos on Friday is under investigation, Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said. The Mancos Fire Department responded to a fire in the...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winds bring smoke from New Mexico fires to Southwest Colorado skies

The smoke-filled sky in Durango is likely tied to fires burning in western New Mexico, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. On Tuesday, many residents in Southwest Colorado...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado officials learn what to do in a drought disaster

As Southwest Colorado braces for a summer of drought, government officials from several counties are learning how to prepare for worst-case scenarios. On Wednesday, members of the Extension...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning issued for Montezuma, La Plata counties

A red flag warning is in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday for Montezuma and La Plata counties, where weather conditions are ideal for wildland fires, the National Weather Service said Tuesday....

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brush fire forces family’s evacuation near Towaoc

A family that lives north of the Ute Mountain Casino in Towaoc was ordered to evacuate Saturday afternoon after a brush fire quickly spread near U.S. Highway 160 and County Road A. The Cortez Fire...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango firefighters contain two brush fires in La Plata County

Two fires that burned out of control Monday in La Plata County were contained by firefighters, one three miles east of Elmore’s Corner and one south of Durango near County Road 302, off U.S....

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

FireWise plans fundraiser after dry winter, budget cut

FireWise of Southwest Colorado has announced a fundraising effort to fill a gap in its budget after losing county funding. The loss in funding comes amid a dry season in which the snowpack in...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends help Cortez couple rebuild lives after fire

A Mancos couple is trying to help two Cortez residents rebuild after their trailer burned down March 17. Gary and Novella Nicholas were injured, and lost most of their belongings, including two...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Red Cross chapter needs volunteers

The Four Corners chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers, said Todd Parisi, disaster action team coordinator for the Four Corners Red Cross. The organization responds to local disasters...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys mobile home east of Durango

Firefighters responded to a fully involved mobile home fire Friday morning at the Narrow Gauge Mobile Home Park east of Durango. When firefighters arrived, the double-wide trailer had flames...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early-morning fire destroys house on County Road 303

A family is starting out the new year homeless after its house burned early Wednesday morning on County Road 303, southeast of Durango. Durango Fire Protection District was called to 1045 County...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small fire extinguished on County Road 234

A controlled burn got out of control east of Durango on County Road 234 Tuesday afternoon and burned about an acre. Residents burning the field reported the fire around 2:10 p.m., when they felt...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News