Wildfire

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Campfire blamed in wildfire at Boggy Draw trailhead

An unattended campfire caused a small wildfire at the Boggy Draw trailhead Friday afternoon, fire officials reported. Crews with Dolores Fire Protection District put out the fire, which burned...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photo: Brush fire on County Road 27

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Why are fire seasons longer? People.

Over three months in 2016, the Soberanes fire burned 132,127 acres of central California’s coast, blazing through dry swaths of dense chaparral, mixed hardwood timber and redwoods. Costing $260...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FireWise offers orientation for neighborhood ambassadors

The Journal FireWise of Southwest Colorado will offer the first of two Orientation sessions for residents wishing to become Neighborhood Ambassadors for their community on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde schedules prescribed fire

The Journal Mesa Verde National Park is planning to implement a prescribed fire between Feb. 13 and March 13, weather permitting. The Chapin Mesa area prescribed fire is being conducted to dispose...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Two wildfire mitigation awards given in Southwest Colorado

For The Journal FireWise of Southwest Colorado has announced that Rebecca Samulski, assistant director of FireWise , and Jim Tencza, Neighborhood Ambassador for Timberdale Ranch in La Plata County,...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado lawmakers ask Congress to fix wildfire funding

DENVER – The cost of fire suppression nationwide has nine times exceeded $1.5 billion since 2000, including reaching a high of $2.1 billion in 2015.Colorado state legislators expect the costly...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Federal hiring freeze hits Western land agencies

President Donald Trump announced a freeze on all federal hiring, eliminating any vacant positions and prohibiting the creation of new positions as of noon on Jan. 22. The presidential memorandum...

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

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Dolores River Basin analyzed for fire risk

Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service specialists recommend mitigation measures to counter the risk of fire in the Dolores River Basin, including Dolores and West Fork. “We’ve mapped...

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

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Dolores Fire celebrates a century of service

The Dolores Fire Department hit a milestone in December with its 100th birthday. And everybody almost missed it. Chief Mike Zion said the department discovered the anniversary accidentally while...

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

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Cortez Fire District hires 4 full-time firefighters

The Cortez Fire Protection District is starting 2017 with more full-time firefighters than ever. Chief Jeff Vandevoorde promoted four part-time firefighters to full-time positions on Christmas Day....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute tribe to burn slash piles at Adams Ranch

The Journal The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and FireWise of Southwest Colorado plan to burn slash piles at Adams Ranch near Summit Lake between Mancos and Dolores during December 2016. The slash piles...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News