416 Fire

Weekend storms pose flood threat below 416 Fire burn areas

HERMOSA – Rainstorms forecast for this weekend could help quench the 416 Fire, but county officials warn it could also trigger flash floods and debris flows below the 33,000-acre burn area. The...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Initiatives created for relief from 416, Burro fires

In response to evacuations, economic stress and anxiety about what’s in store for residents affected by the 416 and Burro fires, several community initiatives have been created. Here is how you can...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Livingston: Forest closure, 416 Fire hit hard, but we can be inspired

I’m sad. Our San Juan National Forest is closed because of the 416 Fire, the Burro Fire and extreme drought. Our local trails, reservoirs and BLM land, all closed. The access points to my favorite...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Interactive map shows evacuation status of homes, proximity to 416 Fire

La Plata County and the Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team, in collaboration with Fort Lewis College, have created an interactive map that shows residents whether their home is under...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train faces tough questions going forward

Not since the Missionary Ridge Fire in 2002 has the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad been out of service for so long over the summer months. The raging wildfire 16 years ago – which...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Smoky skies, closed trails

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite rumors, no reports of looting in evacuated areas of 416 Fire

La Plata County officials are dispelling rumors of looting in the evacuated areas affected by the 416 Fire. “The rumors are unsubstantiated,” county spokeswoman Megan Graham said Friday evening....

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Hickenlooper pledges help to Durango and Silverton in wake of 416 Fire

Local government and business officials pleaded with Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado congressmen Friday to do everything they can to help secure emergency funds to help ailing businesses and...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire managers report minimal activity today on 416 Fire, but keep watchful eye on weekend weather

4:30 p.m. Fire conditions are mostly calm and containment lines are holding on the 416 Fire, Incident Commander Todd Pechota said Friday at an afternoon news conference. Notably, firefighters have...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Updated: Want to do something outside? Here’s what’s open (and closed)

Extreme fire danger has prompted mass closures of trails, Forest Service land and city open spaces. But not all of Durango’s outdoor playgrounds are closed; many trails and recreation areas remain...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance helps people affected by 416 Fire

Various local community groups have partnered to create a disaster assistance group focused on sharing information and raising money for people in need after the 416 Fire. Southwest Colorado...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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