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Building Community Resilience through caring connections

Imagine living in a place surrounded by natural beauty and filled with people who care so deeply about one another that generous support is offered without hesitation during challenging times. This community may sound familiar since those of us fortunate enough to call the Four Corners home have witnessed such caring and resilience this summer as we face wildland [...]



  Durango, Colo. – August 2018 marks the three-year anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill that sent three hundred gallons of mine wastewater into the Animas River system. Starting the day after the spill, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in collaboration with San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and [...]


Are our furry friends welcome on outdoor patios?

If one thing is evident about where we live, it is that many visitors and residents love their dogs. They’re sure to be seen on trails, at the Dog Park, and strolling with their people in downtown Durango. They also may be seen in grocery stores, in restaurants, and definitely on outdoor patios around town during warm summer months when [...]


416 Fire Updates

Reentry Fire Evacuated Residents Public Health Considerations for Residents Returning Home Mental Health After a Wildfire Wildland Fire Chemical Clean-Up Flooding Large-scale wildfires dramatically alter the terrain and ground conditions. Flooding after fire is often more severe, as debris and ash left from the fire can form mudflows and leave large amounts of debris and waste. Quick cleanup [...]


416 Fire Air Quality Health Advisory: Updated 7/6

Durango, Bondad, and Aztec will have relief from the early morning unhealthy smoke conditions of the past few days, though areas of heavy smoke have been observed along the Animas River and southward to the New Mexico state line. Hermosa will see moderate early morning smoke which should begin clearing after 10 a.m. Smoke from the fire will mainly [...]


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