DURANGO – July 15, 2013, 9:45 AM - Firefighters are on the scene this morning of three wildfires sparked by lightning yesterday, with several other starts reported contained as of last night. The Devil Fire is estimated today at two acres near Devil Creek on the Southern Ute Reservation. Ground crews were on the scene overnight, and additional ground crews and air support are working the fire today. Three other 1/10th-of-an-acre wildfires on the Southern Ute Reservation west of the La Plata Highway are either reported controlled or contained.
DURANGO – July 11, 2013, 3:00 PM - The Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center reports 1,570 lightning strikes across southwestern Colorado within the past 24 hours, with three starting small wildfires. Two engines and a helicopter have responded to a ¼-acre wildfire in Mancos Canyon on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation, and a helicopter is en route to check out a smoke report in Pine Tree Canyon on the Southern Ute Reservation.
The fabulous, and large, Latin band Nosotros will join us live in the cozy KSUT studios on Thursday, 7/11. Be sure to tune-in, right around 1:30 for their high-energy fusion of flamenco, jazz, salsa, and rock. Catch Nosotros live at Durango Mountain Resort as part of the Music in the Mountains Festival Thursday night at 7.
Delta, Colo., (July 3, 2013) – The Half Moon Fire was reported about 2:30 p.m. July 2, burning near Ironton Park, south of the town of Ouray. The fire resulted from lightning strike(s). Ouray Volunteer Fire Department resources were able to access the fire initially, followed by Forest Service resources, including approximately 40 firefighters and 3 helicopters. The Half Moon Fire is estimated to be 1-2 acres in size and firefighters were able to construct line and use water drops to stop the spread into the evening hours yesterday.
DURANGO – Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch reports that firefighters responded to eight new lightning starts on public lands yesterday afternoon following thunderstorms across the unit. All but one were contained/controlled at less than 1/10th of an acre or to single-tree fires.
Wikiwam Ahsin was released in 2006 and all drumming & vocals by both Maynard Whitehawk & Lance Crowe. The first volume of a series of six Whitehawk & Crowe have been singing and composing Native American Church Music for thirteen years prior to this release. This particular album was donated to the station, copies of this and other Native American Church songs can be found at www.peyotevault.com or www.drumgroups.com
DURANGO – July 1, 2013- Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch reports that firefighters continue to respond daily to dozens of smoke reports on public lands. Most fires have been determined to be the result of lightning strikes and have been contained and/or controlled to single-tree fires of less than 1/10th of an acre; however, at least two are believed to have been human caused. Below is an update of some of the recent wildfire activity and firefighter response on public lands in the area (in no particular order).
DURANGO – As of 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013, the entire San Juan National Forest will be under fire restrictions, with lower elevations upgraded to stricter Stage II restrictions and higher elevations now under Stage I fire restrictions.
VALLECITO – As part of U.S. Forest Service construction on a new road south of the dam at Vallecito, explosives will again be used on Tuesday, July 9th and Wednesday, July 10th between 10 and 11 a.m. each day.
Durango -- June 30, 2013, 3:30 PM -- Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch reports that firefighters are responding to a dozen new reports of smoke today on public lands; all but one believed to be the result of lightning strikes. San Juan National Forest and Archuleta County engines and crews have responded to the Fawn Gulch Fire on the Pagosa Ranger District. That lightning strike is reported at 1/10th of an acre. On the Columbine Ranger District, Durango Fire and Rescue and Fort Lewis Mesa firefighters are responding to a fire believed to be the result of an abandoned campfire at