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County declares mill fire an emergency disaster

Montezuma County commissioners on Monday approved a declaration of an economic disaster in the wake of the Western Excelsior fire on May 8. The fire that destroyed the Mancos mill caused the loss...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Adult, two children hospitalized after townhome fire

A deadly fire claimed one man’s life, sent three residents to the hospital and displaced several others early Wednesday at the Tercero Townhouse units in west Durango.Authorities have not...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Adult, two children hospitalized after townhome fire

A deadly fire claimed one man’s life, sent three residents to the hospital and displaced several others early Wednesday at the Tercero Townhouse units in west Durango.Authorities have not...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango native, restaurateur dies in townhome fire

Kevin Abeyta, a life-long Durango man and co-owner of a Mexican restaurant that opened earlier this year in the Main Mall, died in Wednesday’s apartment complex fire, according to family and...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fire destroys home east of Durango

A mobile home was destroyed in an early morning fire Monday in the Alpine Shadows subdivision, east of Durango. The fire was reported at 4:42 a.m. on East Pine Ridge Road, northeast of Elmore’s...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Future of Western Excelsior's Mancos mill is unclear

The future of Western Excelsior’s Mancos facility is still undecided, according to plant manager Keith Van Pelt.Company representatives are still considering the investigation and working with the...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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How it happened: The firefight at Western Excelsior

Fire officials and dispatches paint a picture of a fast and intense fire at the Western Excelsior plant that smoldered unnoticed in an attic, overwhelmed first responders and strained water...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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ATF, accelerant-sniffing dog assist in Durango fire investigation

The investigation into the cause of a fire that engulfed 1111 Camino del Rio just before midnight Sunday was ongoing Tuesday. “It’s a huge scene to process,” said Deputy Chief Randy Black with the...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fire engulfs recently vacated building on Camino del Rio

Flames engulfed a building on the site of a planned hotel on Camino del Rio around midnight Sunday, shooting flames into the night sky as smoke billowed through downtown Durango. About 30 percent...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez Fire Protection District donates truck to smaller department

The Cortez Fire Protection District on Tuesday donated a truck to the Egnar-Slickrock Fire Protection District, bolstering the San Miguel County department’s resources as the fire season...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Western Excelsior fire traced to faulty fan

The investigation into the cause of the Western Excelsior fire points to a faulty ventilation fan in a sharpening shop. Mancos Fire Chief Tony Aspromonte said that current burn evidence indicates a...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Firefighters attack hot spots at Western Excelsior

The Western Excelsior fire continued to smolder on Wednesday as the town considered the potential loss of its biggest business and the investigation into the blaze pointed to a faulty ventilation...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News