Judge denies request by Durango train to resume fire mitigation, bridge repair

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s plea to a federal judge for permission to resume a fire mitigation project along its tracks, as well as a separate project to repair a damaged...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest fire 100% contained

A small fire sparked up close to Relay Station Road east of Bayfield near the La Plata County line early Saturday, burning only 90% of an acre in the San Juan National Forest before the U.S. Forest...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation fire mostly contained at 96%

FARMINGTON – The Wood Springs Two Fire on the Navajo Nation had burned 12,861 acres and was 96% contained as of Friday. Hot and dry conditions this weekend will likely cause the fire to spread...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Will Durango break 100 degrees this weekend?

Southwest Colorado could see record-high temperatures this weekend as a significant heat wave grips the region. Erin Walter, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction,...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is lightning playing a bigger role in Southwest Colorado wildfires?

Across Southwest Colorado, lightning strikes have sparked several fires this year, a worrying trend as drought conditions take a hold on the region and passing storms drop only superficial amounts...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear burned in East Canyon Fire to be released in coming weeks

A young bear rescued after suffering burns in the East Canyon Fire last month has shown strong signs of recovery and is expected to be released in the coming weeks, according to Colorado Parks and...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cox Canyon fire near New Mexico line at 130 acres

The Cox Canyon fire burning near the Colorado-New Mexico line north of Aztec was about 130 acres in size as of Sunday morning, according to the San Juan County Fire Department. The blaze started...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico-Colorado line wildfire grows to 100 acres

A wildfire broke out on the Colorado-New Mexico line near Cox Canyon near Aztec on Saturday. It quickly grew to 100 acres because of strong winds and dry conditions, similar to the Six Shooter Fire...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation fire grows to 10,694 acres, health advisory issued

FARMINGTON – The Wood Springs Two Fire on the Navajo Nation had grown to more than 10,000 acres and prompted a public health advisory this week. The Navajo Department of Health and Navajo...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Wood Springs Two Fire grows to more than 5,000 acres

FARMINGTON – The Wood Springs Two Fire, burning on the Navajo Nation, has burned more than 5,000 acres and remained at 0% containment as of Tuesday afternoon. The lightning-caused fire was first...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Fire on Navajo Nation goes from 300 to 3,000 acres in one day

FARMINGTON – A wildfire on the Navajo Nation has grown to more than 3,000 acres in size and was 0% contained as of Monday, fueled by dry conditions and high winds during the last two days. The...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Firefighters strengthen perimeter of Mesa Verde’s Morefield Fire

A lightning-caused wildfire that started Saturday on the southeast side of Mesa Verde National Park had grown to 46 acres as of Monday, said Cristy Brown, spokeswoman for the park. There was...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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