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2 years 7 months ago

Free admission at National Parks

Nearly four hundred National Parks will offer free admission from April 21 through April 29. That includes Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site near La Junta. "All 397 national parks are great places to get some exercise while taking in spectacular scenery or learning something new," said...

4 years 4 months ago

Medano fire slightly bigger

The fire burning on the north edge of the Sand Dunes National Park grew slightly Wednesday, to just over 6,200 acres. Crews have been cutting, digging and scraping outside the fire border and also back burning to rob the fire of fuel. Helicopters have even been setting small fires...

4 years 4 months ago

Sand Dunes fire grows slowly

The Medano Fire, at the Great Sand Dunes National Park grew slightly Thursday. It now covers 5,417 acres, an increase in one day of 84 acres. Weather continues to be hot and dry. Firefighters are working on two fire lines; one on the north side of the fire, one...

4 years 4 months ago

Sand Dunes fire slows

The Medano Fire at the Sand Dunes continues to burn, but its growth is slow. As of Thursday morning it was reported at 5,335 acres, up 444 from Wednesday. The fire is burning in the Great Sand Dunes National Park as well as on San Isabel National Forest in...

4 years 5 months ago

Medano fire grows very slowly

The Medano Fire, burning on the north edge of the Sand Dunes National Park, grew only slightly since yesterday. It is now estimated as 4,891 acres, an increase of only 125 acres since Tuesday. There are just over 200 firefighters working the blaze, which is aimed only at containment....

4 years 5 months ago

Sand Dunes fire up to 3,000 acres

More warm weather is expected at the scene of a 3,000-acre wildfire burning on the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in south-central Colorado. Park spokeswoman Carol Sperling says the fire isn't threatening park facilities, but is heading toward the San Isabel National Forest. More crews are expected...

4 years 5 months ago

Heavy smoke pours into Rye

Heavy smoke is pouring over the mountains southwest of Pueblo. According to the Pueblo Sheriff's Office it is coming from the Medano fire at the Sand Dunes. The smoke is obscuring the view of Greenhorn Peak from Pueblo and residents of Rye say visibility is down to a quarter...

4 years 5 months ago

Small fire burns near Sand Dunes

A small wildfire is burning in the Great Sand Dunes National Park northeast of Alamosa. The fire was started by lightning on June 6 and is located about four miles north of the park Visitor Center near Little Medano Creek. It is estimated at 17 acres in size and...

4 years 10 months ago

Woman dies from inhaling sand at Sand Dunes

A coroner says a woman whose body was found at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve died after apparently falling face down in the sand in an intoxicated state, passing out and inhaling sand. Alamosa County Coroner Mike Rogers said Wednesday that an autopsy indicated 27-year old Kristin...

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