Durango – October 18, 2012, 10:30 am - Air resources - including heavy air tankers, single engine air tankers and helicopters - have been ordered to help fight area wildfires. Weather permitting, these could be arriving by late morning. The Vallecito Fire is burning about one mile west of Vallecito Reservoir in the San Juan National Forest and has been threatening the Lake Vista Estates subdivision on the west side of Vallecito Reservoir. The Vallecito Fire is estimated at 200 to 250 acres. The Little East Fire, estimated at 80 to 100 acres, is burning on private and BL
Durango – October 17, 2012, 5:30pm - The Vallecito Fire was pushed by winds back towards the reservoir this afternoon and is directly threatening homes in the Lakeview Estates subdivision. Firefighting resources from around La Plata County have responded for structure protection. The Upper Pine Fire District plans a community meeting at 7 pm at the Outpost near the Shank House for Vallecito residents. A USFS bulldozer working on fire line earlier today had to be pulled back, and a Red Flag Alert is not allowing for direct air or ground attack.
DURANGO – October 16, 2012, 2:20 pm - Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch reports several new wildfires, apparently the result of lightning holdovers from last Friday, when the area received 9,800 ground strikes during a storm that resulted in little moisture. The most active fire at this time is the Vallecito Fire, which is estimated at 40 to 50 acres about one mile west of the southern end of Vallecito Reservoir up Jack Creek in the National Forest. The fire was reported at noon today; its origin is not known but suspected to be lightning that has been smoldering since la
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DURANGO - October 9, 2012, 9:30 am. The Goblin Fire in the Animas Canyon north of Durango is now estimated at 60 acres, burning on the east side of the Animas Canyon two miles south of Needleton near the confluence with Cascade Creek. The fire, which was reported on Saturday, is believed to have been started by the Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Train. Three U.S.
DURANGO -The San Juan National Forest Columbine Ranger District has released a decision and final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Hermosa Creek and East Fork Hermosa Creek Fish Barriers project. The decision approves installation of two fish barriers to assist in the recovery of native Colorado River cutthroat trout in the Hermosa Creek watershed.
Durango, CO - (October 2, 2012) - Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency (4CORE) is proud to announce the grand prize winner of the HomeRx Energy Efficiency Makeover Contest. Launched in May 2012, the HomeRx Energy Makeover Contest has now awarded three local families with home energy efficiency improvements to enhance comfort and reduce energy consumption.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly today announced a $43 million financial assistance agreement for design and construction of a portion of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project. The leaders broke ground in June on the historic project, which, when completed, will have the capacity to deliver clean running water to a potential future population of approximately 250,000. Today’s milestone is one in a series of steps that are part of the larger Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project.