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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

Norwood Ranger District plans controlled burns on 8,052 acres

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests’ Norwood Ranger District plans to conduct prescribed burns from late April and into June, depending upon weather conditions, according to...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters respond to shed, brush fire in Grandview area

Firefighters doused a shed and small brush fire Tuesday afternoon that broke out in the Grandview area, said Rod Allen, battalion chief with the Durango Fire Protection District. A crew of 15...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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