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Burro Fire doubles in size to 1,000 acres; forest plans to close

The Burro Fire grew to about 1,000 acres by Sunday afternoon in a remote area of the San Juan National Forest about 23 miles northeast of Dolores, and was expected to grow as dry conditions...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local competitors highlight final night of Ute Mountain Roundup

Throughout the final night of one of the most exciting Ute Mountain Roundups in recent memory, local competitors took to the arena at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds much to the delight of their...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather service issues advisory about dense smoke, low visibility

Heavy smoke is expected to blanket the region during the late evenings and early mornings for as long as the 416 and Burro fires burn in the San Juan National Forest. The smoke is expected to cause...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews look for a foothold to engage growing Burro Fire

The Burro Fire grew to about 500 acres by Sunday morning in a remote area of the San Juan National Forest about 23 miles northeast of Dolores. Firefighters looked to gain a foothold on its southern...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire nearly doubles in size; 675 more residences ordered to evacuate

Severe weather behavior caused the 416 Fire to double in size Saturday. The fire is now 16,766 acres, and remains at 10 percent containment, according to fire officials. An evacuation order was...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘It’s going to get worse before it gets better’

HERMOSA – A huge plume of smoke billowed hundreds of feet into the blue sky Saturday afternoon near Hermosa, creating an ominous presence for residents who live in the Animas Valley north of...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos receives grant for Opera House renovation

The Mancos Creative District announced Thursday that it has received a $32,409 grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund to support the renovation of the Mancos Opera House. According...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

RE-1 School District gets community input on mill levy issue

The leaders of the Montezuma-Cortez School District met with stakeholders on Thursday to plan for their second try at passing a mill levy increase. Ballot Measure 3B, which would have funded staff...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez parade kicks off last day of Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo

The last day of the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo started about 1 p.m. Saturday with a parade down Montezuma Avenue. Saturday night’s rodeo had a Rodeo Heritage theme, so some of the floats included...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters slow 416 Fire’s advance on Hermosa homes

The 416 Fire reached 8,691 acres on Saturday, up 1,511 acres from Friday. No structures have been lost, and it remained at 10 percent containment. All evacuations and pre-evacuations remain in...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evacuations can be especially complicated for pet owners

Being evacuated and having to find a place to live can be emotionally and logistically difficult. But doing it with pets can be even more challenging. Residents who are evacuated don’t want to be...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evacuees may be surprised by what insurance covers

When wildfire is bearing down on a home, insurance might not be the first thing people think about. But taking a moment to inventory and document your possessions can pay off in the long run. When...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News