416 Fire

Almost at capacity, Lake Nighthorse will wait to pump from river

Lake Nighthorse is sitting pretty in terms of the amount of water stored in the reservoir just outside Durango, according to water managers. Despite the extreme drought that plagued Southwest...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rapid snow melt could intensify 416 Fire runoff

How bad the runoff from the 416 Fire burn scar will be is going to depend on how quickly the snow melts, Butch Knowlton, director of La Plata County’s Office of Emergency Management, said Tuesday...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BREW Pub & Kitchen to close at end of the month

Durango will soon be down to just four breweries. Erik Maxson, co-owner of BREW Pub & Kitchen , has announced the brewery in downtown Durango will close March 31. “It’s an incredibly emotional...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

416 Fire investigation taking ‘longer than expected,’ Forest Service says

The investigation into the cause of the 416 Fire is taking “longer than expected,” a spokeswoman with the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday. Denise Alonzo, who recently took on the job of...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Preparations being made for spring runoff

Rain and abnormally warm temperatures this spring could cause serious flooding below the 416 Fire burn scar. “We will be watching that area closely,” said meteorologist Chris Cuoco with the...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flooding from runoff on 416 Fire a growing concern

It’s time to start thinking about the potential risks of flooding from spring runoff on the 416 Fire burn scar. This winter’s snow has been a welcome sight to drought-stricken Southwest Colorado....

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge begins era of oil-burning locomotives

A new era has begun for the 137-year-old Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with the arrival of Southern Pacific No. 18, an oil-burning locomotive. The new era is not necessarily of D&SNG ’s...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual count finds fewer birds, but reasons why still up in the air

Fewer birds were spotted during this winter’s annual bird count, a possible side effect of drought and the 416 Fire, but researchers say it’s too soon to draw conclusions. “The number of birds were...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

WATCH: Baby bear burned in 416 Fire reintroduced to wilderness

Colorado Parks and Wildlife posted a video to its Facebook page Monday that shows crews’ efforts to release a bear cub back into the wilderness. The baby bear suffered significant burns to its...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baby bear burned in 416 Fire released into the wild

It has been a long, difficult journey for the bear cub injured last summer during the 416 Fire. But on Friday, she was released back into the wild, in good health and with another chance at life....

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado to get a permanent weather radar system

It’s official: A permanent weather radar system for Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners is on its way. Recently, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs awarded $1.7 million in funding for a...

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

416 Fire lawsuit may be put on hold

A lawsuit accusing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad of starting the 416 Fire that burned more than 54,000 acres this summer may be put on a brief hold, or a stay of proceedings,...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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