Fire

Dolores Fire gets good rating for insurance

The volunteer-run Dolores Fire Protection District is helping to protect locals against fire, but also with their insurance rates. The district received good marks based on operation and equipment...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys camper in south Cortez

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s deputy resigned days before he was found dead

A La Plata County Sheriff’s deputy found dead last week was under investigation and resigned from the Sheriff’s Office three days before he was discovered with a gunshot wound in a burning home,...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy is found dead in burning home

The man found dead with a gunshot wound inside his burning home early Friday morning has been identified as Jeremiah Lee, according to Bruce Evans, chief of the Upper Pine River Fire Protection...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead in house on fire in Bayfield

A man was found dead inside his house that was on fire early Friday morning in Bayfield. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation was at the home on County Road 516 and Bayfield Parkway on Friday to...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

West Fork fire department seeks new station

The newly formed West Fork Volunteer Fire Department is gaining traction, thanks to donated equipment, training and a $100,000 from the owners of Dunton Hot Springs resort. Residents of the West...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire guts house northwest of Cortez city limits

A Monday night fire claimed a residence on the Road 24.4 Loop in Cortez. Cortez firefighters were called to the scene northwest of the city off North Broadway, at 11:57 p.m. Monday after a neighbor...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Fire Academy graduates inaugural class in Dolores

Local fire departments gained five new recruits from a fire academy graduation ceremony on Saturday afternoon at the Dolores Fire House. The recruit class was named in honor of deceased...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire northwest of Bayfield likely accidental

A fire northwest of Bayfield on Saturday that caused upward of $700,000 in damages is likely to be ruled accidental, Upper Pine River Protection Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said. The...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demolition of Western Excelsior set to begin next month

Western Excelsior Corp. will begin demolishing its Mancos plant in September, company President Zach Snyder confirmed Monday.The plant, located on 901 Grand Ave., was destroyed in a fire on May 8,...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys shop, causes explosions south of Cortez

A violent fire south of Cortez on Thursday evening destroyed a shop and nearly burned down a residence. An unattended burn pile that got out of control in windy conditions sparked dry grass, then...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News