Wildfire

Where is the lower-elevation snow for Southwest Colorado?

Snowpack in the high country of Southwest Colorado seems on track with historic averages so far this winter, but a near complete lack of snow in lower elevations and valleys has drawn concern about...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What to expect in the days, months and years after a house fire

Four months and 11 days ago, David Minton, 61, and his wife, Mandy, 58, pulled into their driveway after running errands. Mandy remembered looking at the clock in the car. It was 10:04 a.m. when...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado firefighters head to Australia to help

As wildfires rage in Australia, firefighters from Southwest Colorado are stepping up to help. Since fire season began in Australia in late July, the country has been ravaged by the worst wildfires...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest restoration project could bolster timber industry

A new project to improve the health of 750,000 acres of forest in Southwest Colorado could open new opportunities for the timber industry to harvest more wood and use it in nontraditional ways. ...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge’s recommendation: Lawsuit against D&SNG for 416 Fire costs should proceed

In what could be a blow to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a federal judge has recommended a district court throw out the train’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which the U.S....

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service announces pile burns for Dolores Ranger District

Slash piles were generated from forest thinning, timber sales and fuel-reduction projects in areas targeted to reduce wildfire hazards will be burned this week, said Dolores Ranger District....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two fires burn 3 acres each in Upper Pine district, chief says

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District responded Saturday to two fires that drained resources in the small agency in eastern La Plata County. Both fires were contained by 4 p.m., said Bruce...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire-ravaged forests get help from pine cone collectors

ALONG THE BURNT MESA TRAIL, N.M. – With snow ready to fall, the scramble was on to collect as many ponderosa pine cones as possible. A crew outfitted with spurs, ropes and hard hats scaled hefty...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cabin fire northeast of Durango under investigation

The cause of a fire that destroyed two cabins and several acres of wildland earlier this week northeast of Durango remained under investigation as of Friday afternoon, according to the Upper Pine...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two cabins destroyed by fire northeast of Durango

Two cabins were destroyed by a fire Tuesday afternoon near the Aspen Trails subdivision northeast of Durango, a fire that spread into the surrounding wildlands. The fire was reported shortly before...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brush fire south of Cortez slows traffic on U.S. 160/491

A brush fire Friday along U.S. Highway 160/491 south of Cortez threatened several homes, but no structures were lost, fire officials said. The cause of the fire was unknown late Friday, but...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite freezing temps, wildfire danger is high in Southwest Colorado

Conditions are “ripe” for wildfire in Southwest Colorado, and careless or unconscious behavior could spark “pretty quick fire movement,” said Butch Knowlton, La Plata County director of emergency...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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