Demolition of Western Excelsior set to begin next month

Western Excelsior Corp. will begin demolishing its Mancos plant in September, company President Zach Snyder said. The plant, 901 Grand Ave., was destroyed in a fire on May 8, and its ruins have...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small fire had big potential at St. Columba

Firefighters responded to a small fire Tuesday night at St. Columbia Catholic Church in Durango. The fire was reported at 8:28 p.m. in the administrative building between the church and St. Columba...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Exact causes of three Durango-area fire remain undetermined

Firefighters said they have not determined the official causes of three major fires that started earlier this year in Durango, including one suspected to be arson, one that took a man’s life and...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightning blamed in brush fire south of Cortez

CORTEZ – Firefighters on Sunday evening beat down a small brush fire and residents pitched in with shovels and garden hoses after an apparent lightning strike in a residential area just south of...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council honors fire victim as hero

The Durango City Council honored Kevin Abeyta for sacrificing his life to save a mother and two children from the Tercero Townhouse fire in June. Abeyta, a life-long Durango resident and restaurant...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning issued for southern La Plata County

Fire danger was high in southern La Plata County and much of western Colorado and eastern Utah on Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday for...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County declares mill fire an economic disaster

Montezuma County commissioners on Monday approved a declaration of an economic disaster in the wake of the May 8 Western Excelsior fire. The fire that destroyed the Mancos mill caused the loss of...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Brush fire breaks out behind Folsom Park

A brush fire behind Folsom Park in Durango broke out Sunday afternoon, consuming a shed before it was quickly extinguished by the Durango Fire Protection District. Around 5 p.m., a brush fire...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community support for fire victims ‘overwhelming’

The Durango community didn’t just “Fill the Cop Car” on Thursday for victims of the Tercero Townhouse fire. It filled two cop cars and a mobile command post with piles of household goods, toys,...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Fill the Cop Car’ to benefit fire victims

Residents wanting to support victims of last week’s Tercero Townhouse fire can help “Fill the Cop Car” Thursday at the Durango Police Department. Donations will be accepted from 2 to 6 p.m....

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators to sift through debris of fatal apartment fire

Fire investigators were awaiting the arrival of insurance representatives to sift through the debris of a deadly townhome fire that killed one man and sent three people to the hospital early...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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