Lightning strike sparks blaze in HD Mountain range

A wildfire erupted Wednesday near the HD Mountains about 12 miles southeast of Bayfield.The fire, dubbed the Sambrito II Fire, was about 50 acres in size as of 4:30 p.m. and had grown to more than...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agencies monitor county blaze

Firefighters on Friday monitored the burn area of a 5-acre wildfire that threatened structures in southwestern La Plata County.The fire started Thursday afternoon near the base of a canyon east of...

DATE: July 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews battle Cherry Creek fire

CHERRY CREEK - Firefighters on Wednesday were working to suppress a wildfire that sparked in western La Plata County.No structures were in immediate danger, said Butch Knowlton, director of La...

DATE: July 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strike sparks fire near Purple Cliffs

A splash of rain, a bolt of lightning and a spark of fire.These were the results of a weak thunderstorm that passed overhead Wednesday afternoon in Durango.The short-lived storm dumped less than a...

DATE: June 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local fire agencies to help fight Arizona blazes

Several fire agencies in Southwest Colorado have sent crews to assist with wildfires in Arizona.Durango Fire & Rescue Authority sent a three-person crew Thursday to the massive Wallow Fire in...

DATE: June 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water District proposes joint treatment plant with Bayfield

La Plata Archuleta Water District officials recently pitched a plan to build a joint water-treatment plant with Bayfield.Dick Lunceford, president of the water district, told the town board that a...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo college president joins ticket

DENVER – Democrat John Hickenlooper picked the president of Colorado State University-Pueblo as his running mate in the governor’s race Thursday.Joe Garcia has led CSU’s Pueblo campus since 2006....

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Widely known local vet dies

Veterinarian, champion shooter and life-loving cowboy known as the “Durango Kid” Larry Cohen died from a heart attack suffered Monday morning in his Durango-area home. He was 66.Known to clients as...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate panel OKs bark beetle funds

WASHINGTON – It’s not a check from Uncle Sam, but it is something. After months of fighting for policy and funding to address Colorado’s bark beetle epidemic, a bill authored by Sen. Mark Udall...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather wallops area

DURANGO HILLS – An early-morning electrical storm played havoc in some parts of La Plata County on Thursday, starting a house fire and causing a rockslide along the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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