Prescribed fires in Dolores, Pagosa planned to begin next week

San Juan National Forest’s Dolores and Pagosa ranger districts will conduct prescribed fires beginning next week. Burning operations will take place over several days when weather and fuel...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is that smoke in the skies above Durango?

If you woke up Saturday morning and thought it seemed smoky in the Durango area, you’re not alone. But according to the National Weather Service, it’s just cloudy. Kris Sanders, senior...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Bennet aims to create jobs through wildfire prevention legislation

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and three other congressional lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation this week that would invest billions of dollars in wildfire prevention and wildlife restoration....

DATE: April 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning in effect today in Southwest Colorado

A red flag warning – alerting that conditions are favorable for the spread of wildfire – is in effect from noon to 9 p.m. Monday for elevations below 8,000 feet in Southwest Colorado. The weather...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sens. Bennet, Romney reintroduce wildfire cleanup bill

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Mitt Romney reintroduced a bill this week that would aid in wildfire cleanup. If passed, the bill would direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take measures to...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers plant trees in the 416 Fire burn area

Despite a snowy forecast, a group of volunteers gathered at 9 a.m. Saturday in the 416 Fire burn area near Hermosa for an Arbor Day tree planting. The planting was organized by the nonprofit...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire burned private property, not Oxbow Park, fire district says

The Durango Fire Protection District has determined that a fire earlier this month in north Durango occurred on private land rather than in Oxbow Park & Preserve, as originally thought. The fire...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning in effect for Southwest Colorado

A red flag warning of extremely dry and windy conditions favorable to the spread of wildfires is in effect for Southwest Colorado through 8 p.m. Sunday. A red flag warning means a combination of...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless man cited for starting fire at Oxbow Park & Preserve

A 43-year-old man known to be part of Durango’s homeless community has been cited on suspicion of starting a fire at Oxbow Park & Preserve last week, according to the Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water supply, wildfire concerns loom over spring, summer

Once again, Southwest Colorado’s prolonged drought is expected to bring a host of challenges over available water and fire danger in the coming months. “I’m really worried about the conditions we...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal agency predicts significant fire risk for Southwest Colorado

Wildfire risk for Southwest Colorado is predicted to be above normal starting in April, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. “The Southwest is forecast to have above normal...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters contain brush fire in Oxbow Park & Preserve

Firefighters contained a brush fire Friday afternoon in Oxbow Park & Preserve in north Durango. Durango Fire Protection District Marshal Karola Hanks said as of 5 p.m. the fire was contained at...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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