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Lightner Creek Fire 20 percent contained as spread stalls

UPDATE 7:45 p.m. The Lightner Creek Fire grew to about 362 acres and was 20 percent contained by Thursday night. The state’s multimission aircraft mapped the fire twice, revealing that the fire...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

5 things to know today about the Lightner Creek Fire

The Lightner Creek Fire continues to burn this morning. Here are five things to know today as agenies continue to fight it: 1. So far, no new evacuations have been ordered. Some residents are on...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal Gulch Fire 90 percent contained

The Coal Gulch Fire was 90 percent contained as of Monday night. The fire was reported late Saturday afternoon about a half mile north of U.S. Highway 160 just west of Lightner Creek Road (County...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM issues 19 tickets to trespassers in closed wildlife areas

An enforcement officer might let hikers off the hook for entering a closed wildlife area for many reasons, but arguing that the closure doesn’t “really matter” because the weather is so nice,...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

These hikes aren’t healthy for wildlife

It’s that time of year again when the public is asked to stay out of areas closed as winter habitat for deer and elk. Deep snow and cold stresses the cervids, said Brad Weinmeister, a biologist...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Old coal mine slated for erosion control

An early-day coal mine west of Durango, closed since 1926, no longer is leaking toxic metals but badly needs erosion control.State Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety officials on Thursday...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News