416 Fire

Year of renewal: Hermosa Creek watershed shows signs of recovery after 416 Fire

One year after the 416 Fire, Hermosa Creek is showing early signs of bouncing back. “The area is recovering pretty well,” said Gretchen Fitzgerald, a forester with the U.S. Forest Service. “There...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Court records: D&SNG started nearly 50 fires leading up to 416 Fire

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad ignited nearly 50 fires in the weeks leading up to the 416 Fire, new court records show. Late last week, a flurry of court filings occurred in a...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River suffered 80% die-off after 416 Fire ash flows

Colorado wildlife officials have confirmed the fish population in the Animas River has been severely depleted by flooding and debris flows from the 416 Fire burn scar. The 416 Fire in 2018 scorched...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market: Tilted Earth Farm recovering from 416 aftermath

Tilted Earth Farm is dedicated to regenerative agriculture but is in the process of getting back on its feet after being struck by disaster. “We started our farm at the James Ranch last year,”...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

D&SNG says 416 Fire lawsuit should be thrown out

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has filed a motion to dismiss a $25 million lawsuit accusing it of starting last summer’s 416 Fire, saying the U.S. government has no standing under...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents douse fire in north Durango after D&SNG train passed by

Residents in north Durango on Monday were forced to put out a fire next to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks, just as the afternoon train rolled into town. Karola Hanks, fire...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

$7 million being spent to protect homes from 416 Fire flooding

Sandbags, concrete barriers, ditch reconstruction – about $7 million will be spent to protect residents north of Durango from flooding and debris flows, the new reality post 416 Fire. For the past...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofits rally for restoration in Hermosa

HERMOSA – Lilly and Simon Ruybalid had a long weekend and a lot of options. So, they turned to Facebook to find something to do. The teens like helping – Simon, 15, is a Boy Scout and Arrowman with...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Rain turns Hermosa Creek black

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers sought to help repair trails, burn scar north of Durango

Residents who want to lend a helping hand in the healing and restoration of Hermosa Creek where the 416 Fire blazed through can do so this Saturday. A number of local nonprofits are hosting...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge damaged in 416 Fire to be removed

A bridge that was damaged in last year’s 416 Fire will be removed Tuesday by helicopter, the U.S. Forest Service announced Monday. The South Fork Trail Bridge was damaged when the fire burned the...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofits help mitigate spread of weeds around 416 Fire burn area

Southwest Conservation Corps and Mountain Studies Institute have partnered on a project to help landowners mitigate weed growth that came as a result of the 416 Fire. A work crew from Southwest...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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