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9 months 1 week ago

Hundreds bear arms in Westcliffe parade

CUSTER COUNTY - The Fourth of July Parade in the town of Westcliffe looked like many Independence Day celebrations with floats, horse riding groups and fire trucks. However, what set this parade apart were all of the guns. There were moms with guns, dads with guns and even kids with...

1 year 10 months ago

Downed tree clean-up continues

Clean-up continues in the Sangre de Cristos on downed trees. Because of restrictions in wilderness areas, they're having to use handheld two-man saws in many areas, which requires each sawyer to be certified. We will have the latest today on News 5. -Lacey Steele Sent from my iPhone

2 years 9 months ago

Duckett Fire Update

WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) - Crews have contained 80 percent of a 7-square-mile wildfire in southern Colorado, but steep terrain is hampering completion of the fire line around the west flank. The Duckett fire started June 12 near Westcliffe. Evacuation orders for about 130 homes in Custer and Fremont counties...

2 years 9 months ago

Update: Duckett Fire

As the Duckett Fire rages on crews are beginning to get a hold on it. As it stands now the fire is about 30% contained. That's a big improvement over Saturday. "Yesterday was 15% so there's been quite a bit of progress." explains Tracy Dierking, a Public Information Officer working...

2 years 9 months ago

Costs to fight Duckett fire reach $4 million

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) - Fire officials say costs of fighting a blaze burning on seven square miles in the southern Colorado mountains have reached about $4 million. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity Saturday helped crews build containment lines around 30 percent of the Duckett fire, but the National Weather...

2 years 9 months ago

Duckett Fire now 30% contained

Fire crews seem to be gaining the upper hand on the Duckett Fire, which is burning in Fremont & Custer counties near Westcliffe. The fire remains at 4,348 acres and is now 30% contained. Evacuations remain in effect for the Eagle Peak Subdivision, Rainbo Trail Lutheran Camp, Brush Creek Subdivision,...

3 years 3 months ago

Plane search continues near Westcliffe

WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say up to three airplanes and an Army helicopter will search for a small plane that disappeared over the southern Colorado mountains after taking off from Arizona. The search entered its second day on Monday. Authorities say the plane sent a distress signal shortly...

3 years 11 months ago

High winds expected through evening

Wind is the word in Southern Colorado. A High Wind Warning is in effect until midnight along the southern I-25 corridor and the Wet Mountains. The strongest winds are expected late Wednesday afternoon and evening. Winds of 35 to 45 miles an hour will be common south of Pueblo,...

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