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5:38 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Airpark Fire grows, pre-evacuation orders go out to 146 residents south of Durango

Sunday, July 22, 2012, 5:15 p.m.

DURANGO-The Airpark Fire, reported at noon today south of Durango, has grown to an estimated 125 acres. A pre-evacuation order has been put in place and reverse 911 call made to 146 residents in Trappers Crossing and areas northwest of the fire. The smoke column is quite visible from Durango.

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Breaking
3:51 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Animas Air Park Fire

A fire is burning  about one mile southwest of the Animas Air Park outside of Durango and is estimated at about 10  acres.

The fire was first reported about noon, Sunday, July 22 and is burning in Pinon and Juniper on Southern Ute Indian Tribal Land.  The fire is very active and is crowing and spotting, according to Ann Bond of the US Forest Service.

There are currently two crews and engines from Durango along with a Southern Ute Fire Department engine and a USFS Type III Helicopter working the fire, with an air tanker on order. 

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News
6:16 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

New proposal would eliminate federal funding for public broadcasting

Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18, the powerful House Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee will meet to recommend funding for public broadcasting stations.  Draft recommendations were released earlier today proposing a phased elimination of all federal funding for America’s local public television and radio stations. We need your help TODAY! Yesterday, we asked advocates of 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting to call their Members of Congress who sit on this subcommittee.

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Fire Restricions
11:30 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Fire Restrictions Revised for San Juan National Forest

EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2012: Fire restrictions are lifted at higher elevations and eased at lower elevations of the San Juan National Forest, as follows:

Higher Elevation (shown as Zone 2 on maps): Fire restrictions for higher elevations of the San Juan National Forest, which have been receiving more moisture, are hereby lifted; however, visitors are still asked to remain safety conscious in these areas.

Lower Elevation (shown as Zone 1 on maps):

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Road Closure
8:23 am
Sat July 7, 2012

Two Night Closures US HWY 550 Red Mountain Pass

July 6, 2012 OURAY COUNTY – Colorado Department of Transportation contractor Midwest Rockfall requires at least two night closures of US 550 Red Mountain Pass for upcoming drainage pipe work. The drainage work is part of the project to repair two crib walls (retaining walls) under the southbound lane approximately 1.5 miles north of snow shed. The work will be completed by September 25, 2012.

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Weber Fire
8:19 am
Sat July 7, 2012

Final Weber Fire Update

Thursday, July 5, 2012 6:30 pm

MANCOS, Colo. - Russ Reimers' Type 3 incident management organization will transition command of the Weber Fire back to the Tres Rios Field Office on Saturday, July 7.  A majority of the firefighters will return to their home unit or will report to other fires on Friday, July 6.

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Weber Fire
8:56 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Weber Fire 85% Contained

July 2, 2012 at 7 p.m.

MANCOS, Colo. - Today at 6 p.m., the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team C transferred command of the Weber Fire to a Type 3 organization with Russ Reimers as the Incident Commander. Upon the transfer, the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team C indicated the Weber Fire was 85 percent contained and had burned 10,133 acres.

Patrol, mop up and rehabilitation operations are continuing with two helicopters available to assist hand crews.  Evacuated homeowners were allowed to return home, and smoke is not as readily visible.

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Weber Fire
4:32 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Weber Fire Moves into Mop-Up Stage

July 1, 7:30 pm

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SW Colorado Fire Update
4:30 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Smaller Area Fires All Contained

July 1, 7 p.m.

Escarpment:  Burning on Ute Mountain Ute lands near Mesa Verde. Fire is estimated at 50 acres. Fire was contained 6/30 at 6:45 PM.

HD4:  This fire which started 6/30 in Zabel Canyon in the HD Mountains on the San Juan National Forest, Columbine Ranger District was fully contained today at6:45 PM. Firefighters will continue with mop-up.

Ponderosa:  This fire started on S. Ute lands on 6/29. It was fully contained at 10 acres at 11:20 AM today.

 

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lightner Creek Fire
4:27 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Lightner Creek Fire

July 1, 7 pm

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