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Change in command

MANCOS — As the Weber Fire continued to grow Sunday and into Monday, a Type II federal firefighting crew assumed control of operations, taking over for the San Juan Type III team, which has been on...

DATE: June 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weber Fire at 7,000 acres but keeps distance from Hwy 160 and Mancos

@Body text: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 from the town of Mancos.The hot,...

DATE: June 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff: Losing homes is a huge concern; blaze at 6,000 acres

MANCOS — Montezuma County officials are relying on help from multiple agencies to battle the Weber Fire near Mancos, which has engulfed an estimated 6,000 acres in 24 hours.U.S. Forest Service and...

DATE: June 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weber fire was human caused; wind continues to fuel blaze

The Weber fire in Mancos that fire officials are calling human caused, increased in size over Friday night to approximately 800 acres, and has since grew to close to 6,000 acres.Lt. Ted Meador of...

DATE: June 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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