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Durango feels vulnerable

DURANGO, Colo. — Despite a relatively healthy March, the past winter in the Durango area was generally reminiscent of the winter of 2001-02. Sparse precipitation that winter was followed by the monstrous Missionary Ridge fire that burned 79,000 acres. Fears of a repeat have remained in Durango this year, just off centre stage. A recent 10-acre fire seems to have reminded local residents of their vulnerability, according to various local reports.