The Lightner Creek Fire continues to burn west of Durango but fire crews were able to gain some ground on Friday. The evacuation order that displaced families from 18 homes along County Road 206 has been lifted, according to La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham.
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The Arkansas River supports economies in Colorado from Leadville to La Junta and beyond. With base industries including tourism and agriculture, southern Colorado depends on the river's yearly flows. But climate researchers expect declines in those flows over time, leaving the Arkansas River and its dependents at risk of facing a future with less water.