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9 months 2 weeks ago

Update on the West Fork Complex Fire

Now to the fire burning in Southwest Colorado near Pagosa Springs. The West Fork Complex Fire is now almost 98,000 acres and is only 7% contained. This fire is actually made up of three different fires that were all started by lightning. It's burning in the San Juan...

1 year 7 months ago

Bubonic plague traced to CO campground

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A camper near Pagosa Springs has contracted bubonic plague, Colorado's first case since 2006. The Durango Herald reports that the person contracted the plague during a family outing in the Cimarrona Campground. The San Juan Basin Health Department did not give the victim's age or...

1 year 10 months ago

Wildfires burn 7,000 acres in western Colorado

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - Gusty winds have spread two wildfires in western Colorado that have burned more than 7,000 acres and prompted the evacuation of several campgrounds. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Steve Segin says crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched at least 5,000 acres of rugged canyon land...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Lamar police arrest murder suspect

Lamar police officers today arrested a man wanted for murder in southwestern Colorado. The Lamar Police Department reported a request from the Pagosa Springs Police Department to arrest Charles Stane, 56. Stane was found in a vehicle and arrested without incident. He was taken to jail in Lamar to...

4 years 3 months ago

Chimney Rock on track to becoming monument

The Chimney Rock Archaeological Area may soon become a national monument. Congressman John Salazar's office says he's working on crafting a bill. President Harry Truman in 1949 signed legislation protecting the archaeological rich area, which contains ruins thought to be the northernmost settlements of the Chacoans, a Native American tribe...

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