416 Fire

Salvation Army providing food, water in midst of 416 Fire

The Salvation Army Emergency Services, at the request of the Office of Emergency Management, announced Wednesday it will deploy a mobile feeding unit in Durango to provide food and water to 416...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Concerts @ The Park’ to support those affected by 416 Fire

The first “Concerts @ The Park” show, scheduled for Thursday night and featuring Nashville indie singer-songwriter Michaela Anne, will now also be a fundraiser for the Community Emergency Relief...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces closure of some wildlife areas

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Tuesday that some State Wildlife Areas in Southwest Colorado have closed to all public access. Several water-based wildlife areas and two state parks remain...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Returning home? Things you should know

As more evacuation notices are being lifted in connection with the 416 Fire, returning residents are being reminded there are some health considerations to take into account when going back home....

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire prompts Merely Players to move production

Because of the 416 Fire north of Durango, Merely Players’ production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has been moved from James Ranch to the Fort Lewis College Mainstage Theatre. “While we are...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Confused about restrictions public lands and open spaces? Here are the rules

Extreme drought conditions have forced government agencies to put in place restrictions to prevent wildfire threats. Fire restrictions are governed by a set of 10 criteria consisting of weather,...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Additional pre-evacuation orders issued Wednesday evening along parts of county roads 203 and 204

Here is the latest news about the 416 Fire: 6:10 p.m. Fire activity and firefighting operations on the 416 Fire has prompted a pre-evacuation notice for 163 homes and two businesses along the west...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest, city of Durango open spaces closed

In an effort to prevent more catastrophic wildfires, government agencies Tuesday enacted unprecedented regulations, closing public lands to outdoor recreation. Extreme drought, extreme wildfire...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters focus on 416’s southwest side

Fire officials focused on the southwestern perimeter of the 416 Fire on Tuesday as it moved closer to the Falls Creek Ranch subdivision, northwest of Durango. According to a report Tuesday night,...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Trail Open will be played as planned despite smoke from 416 Fire

The 416 Fire has affected Durango and the surrounding area for more than a week, but the raging forest fire north of town won’t stop the 57th installment of the Navajo Trail Open golf tournament...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango recreation economy feels heat from smoke, land closures

Outdoor recreational opportunities are becoming somewhat limited as a result of poor air quality and public land closures in Southwest Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday closed the San...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

With Stage 3 fire restrictions, homeless residents become evacuees

A homeless camp west of Durango city limits was closed and moved to Escalante Middle School on Tuesday shortly before La Plata County commissioners enacted Stage 3 fire restrictions. One of the...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News