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Mancos seeks increased access to BLM lands

The Bureau of Land Management is considering proposals for additional trails and parking lots on public land in the Mancos area. Abut 50 citizens attended a community meeting to view maps and get...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire continues to grow; storm could bring lightning, a little rain

More than 200 firefighters are battling the Burro Fire south of Rico, which is in its seventh day and has burned 3,400 acres in and around the Bear Creek drainage. Because of the heavily timbered,...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire slows; Mancos State Park joins list of closures

The Mancos State Park on Wednesday announced a partial closure of its campgrounds because of fire risk and the Burro fire east of Dolores reached 3,400 acres on Thursday. Because of the heavily...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores getting back on track

The Dolores Town Board is righting the ship after recent resignations by their town attorney and town manager. On Monday, they voted to appoint Jon Kelly as their new attorney. Kelly has a law...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews struggle to contain Burro Fire; CPW closes some areas

The Burro Fire in the Bear Creek drainage of the Dolores Valley continued to grow on Tuesday, but is not threatening any structure. Also on Tuesday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced that some...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire grows to 1,400 acres; forest closing to recreation

The Burro Fire northeast of Dolores started in the Bear Creek drainage on Friday and has rapidly grown to 1,400 acres. The main fire is burning in steep spruce-fir timber 5 miles up the Bear Creek...

DATE: June 11, 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

Burro Fire reaches 100 acres amid air and ground attack

The U.S. Forest Service and several local fire departments responded about 4 p.m. Friday to a wildfire near the Bear Creek trailhead off Colorado Highway 145. Steve Orr, a public information...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students blend past and present in artwork

Multimedia artwork from students at Southwest Open School is on display at the Canyons of the Ancients Visitors Center and Museum. Before creating their artwork, 15 students visited local...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire northwest of Pleasant View is extinguished

Crews from multiple agencies including the Dove Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service worked Tuesday to put out hot spots and reinforce the...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial shows off $32 million upgrade

New buildings, spacious, sunlit patient rooms and modern technology greeted dozens of visitors to the grand opening of the expanded Southwest Memorial Hospital campus on Monday. Anchoring the south...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores town manager resigns, cites Sunshine Law violation

Interim Dolores Town Manager David Stahl Sr. abruptly resigned last week after alleging that three town board members violated Colorado’s Sunshine Law while preparing for an interview process for...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News