Economic pain from 416 Fire hits home

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Economic pain from 416 Fire hits home

Railroad furloughs seasonal employees, considers 31,000 cancellations
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has furloughed 150 seasonal employees and could face a potential 31,000 cancellations for the month of June if service to Silverton does not resume.
Donations sought to help people hurt by fire

By Patrick Armijo
Herald Staff Writer
Donations are being sought to bolster the Community Emergency Relief Fund to help people in Silverton, Durango and Southwest Colorado who have been furloughed because of the 416 Fire.
The fund, administered by the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado, currently has $30,000 available. But the foundation would like to augment that substantially given the scale of economic harm caused by the fire, said Briggen Wrinkle, the foundation’s executive director.
“The community has been very generous in helping out firefighters. This is about helping our neighbors,” Wrinkle said. “We want to help people who have lost their jobs and are hurting not only emotionally but financially.”
To donateMail a check to the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado, P.O. Box 1673, Durango, CO 81302.By PayPal or credit card at the foundation’s website at www.swcommunityfoundation.org.

Economic pain from 416 Fire hits home

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has furloughed 150 seasonal employees and could face a potential 31,000 cancellations for the month of June if service to Silverton does not resume.
Do you know someone whose employment has been affected by the 416 Fire.
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