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Evacuees wait, worry and hope for the best

MANCOS — As ash floated down from the smoke-filled sky, Barbara Rose kept worried eyes on the smoldering hillside above her home in the Elk Springs Ranch subdivision Saturday afternoon.The Weber...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weber Fire at 7,000acres; not advancing on Hwy 160 and Mancos

By By Shane BenjaminDurango HeraldMANCOS — Conditions were preventing the Weber Fire from advancing on U.S. Highway 160 on Sunday evening, instead pushing the 7,000-acre blaze northwest and away...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought concerns continue to grow

Each day, eyes turn to the horizon. Searching out the shape of a cloud. Yearning for the glimpse of gray over the mountains. Hoping for rain.Each day, the skies remain clear. The hot sun beats down...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

What is your rain dance?

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT to hold presentation on South Broadway project

The Colorado Department of Transportation and Lawson Construction will be hosting a public open house and presentation on June 28 to share details of the upcoming concrete resurfacing and safety...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton - Pace set for congressional race debates

Editor’s note: This is the Journal’s weekly roundup of campaign news.For a few lucky candidates, the campaign is almost over. This Tuesday is the primary election for registered Republicans,...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballots due next week

Just a few days remain for area voters to return their mail-in ballots for the 2012 primary election.Primary election day is Tuesday, June 26, and though this year’s primary election is being...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton criticized for vote change

Democrats are hammering U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, for changing his vote at the last minute and opposing a Democratic idea about wildfire prevention.Republicans said the amendment was...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire conditions continue to smolder

It could be 2002 all over again, fire officials are warning. That warning has been sounding for more than a month.In 2002, the Missionary Ridge Fire in the Durango area began and spread because of...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where will the money come from?

The Dolores Conservation District and the Mancos Conservation District are still searching for matching funds through a $4,750 grant they obtained from the Colorado State Conservation Board to...

DATE: June 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mtn. Tribe wins library grant

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe won a $7,000 competitive grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Service’s Native American Library Services Program.The Basic Grant with Education Assessment...

DATE: June 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire restrictions upgraded

Fire restrictions on public lands managed by the San Juan National Forest and Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office were upgraded on Wednesday, as the first day of summer brought no...

DATE: June 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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