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4 years 2 months ago

Fire at Great Sand Dunes nearly out

Officials say a wildfire that started five weeks ago in Great Sand Dunes National Park is all but extinguished. Park Superintendent Art Hutchinson said Monday a few hot spots are smoldering inside the 6,200-acre perimeter. He says they'll be allowed to burn out naturally. Lightning started the fire...

4 years 2 months ago

Wildfire flares-up near Sand Dunes

A wildfire that's been burning near the Great Sand Dunes National Park since last month flared up Tuesday when thunderstorms moved through the area. Called the Medano Fire, the blaze has now consumed more than 6,200 acres. More than 200 firefighters have made a line all the way around...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Judge blocks drilling on Colorado refuge

A federal judge has indefinitely blocked oil and gas drilling on a wildlife refuge that sits next to the Great Sand Dunes National Park in south-central Colorado. U.S. District Court Judge Walker Miller Thursday granted a preliminary injunction, ruling environmental groups presented adequate evidence that drilling would cause irreparable injury...

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