The West Fork and Windy Pass fires are now being managed as a complex called the West Fork Complex. A National Incident Management Team Organization (NIMO) team has been ordered with a Type 2 configuration. The structure of the NIMO teams allows them a great deal of flexibility in terms of ramping firefighting resources up or down as needed. NIMO members will begin arriving later today, with a transition occurring on Tuesday. NIMO teams are also structured to allow for management of longer-term incidents and free up the Type 3 Team to be available for new starts in southwest Colorado.
West Fork Fire: An infrared flight Friday night showed the fire has grown to 470 acres. It is 0% contained. The fire is burning west of the West Fork of the San Juan and West Fork Trail #561. Most of the fire is within the Weminuche Wilderness in steep, rugged terrain with significant amounts of beetle-killed spruce. There are 67 personnel assigned to the fire.
Native Music Artist Jana Mashonee will be performing live in concert Saturday, June 22 at the Sky Ute Casino Resort. Grammy nominated for her recordings and a 9-time Native American Music Award winner Jana has represented Indian Country as the first- Native artist to make it on to the Billboard Dance Charts. Performance starts at 7 PM at the Sky Ute Event Center tickets are available on line at www.skyutecasino.com or call (970) 563-7777
Don't miss an in-studio visit with our friends from New Orleans, The Iguanas, Friday 6/7 at 11 AM. Their music blends Mexican conjunto, R&B, Latin and Caribbean rhythms, and they've just released a great new CD, 'Sin to Sin'. KSUT's Jim Belcher will host the band. You can also catch them live at the Pagosa Folk & Bluegrass Festival this weekend.
The Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center reports that southwestern Colorado is under a Red Flag Warning today with predictions of dry lightning storms, low chance of precipitation and low humidity levels.
Peter Karp & Sue Foley, along with their band, will join us in-studio for some live music and conversation Friday morning (5/31) at 11. They're in town for the Durango Blues Train this weekend. Tune-in for a lively session!
DENVER - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) and Kimco Realty Corporation are partnering to provide business training scholarships to first-time business owners in Colorado.