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Missionary Ridge

Man, dog rescued from Mountain View Crest

A balmy Labor Day hike on Missionary Ridge led to a rainy night weathered in the wilderness for a 75-year-old local man and his black Labrador, Sprite. Neither suffered injuries, only the rain and...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boulder is blocking Missionary Ridge Road

Missionary Ridge Road will remain closed past its usual opening date of June 1 because a large boulder is blocking the road, a San Juan National Forest official said Thursday. The boulder is about...

DATE: May 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rappel Fire halted at a quarter-acre

A quarter-acre wildfire that began Wednesday was contained later Wednesday night on Missionary Ridge. A firefighting crew from the Pagosa District hiked in for mop-up and monitoring duty, while the...

DATE: April 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire starts on Missionary Ridge

A lightning strike sparked a small wildfire on Missionary Ridge. The fire is burning on about a quarter-acre within the burn scar caused by the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire. The fire is on the...

DATE: April 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC student killed in shooting

One man is dead and another in custody after a shooting early Saturday near Henderson Lake on Missionary Ridge.David Alan Jones, a 26-year-old Fort Lewis College student from Woods Cross, Utah, was...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The forest recovers

Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series about the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire.A decade after the Missionary Ridge wildfire chewed through most of 72,962 acres from Hermosa to...

DATE: June 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

39 days of destruction

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series about the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire.It’s Sunday, June 9, 2002. Durango is baking in 86-degree weather and 12 percent humidity.The entire...

DATE: June 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News