416 Fire

Bear injured during 416 Fire ‘doing really well’

A bear cub whose paws were burned during the 416 Fire “is doing really well,” a Colorado Parks and Wildlife official said Thursday. The bear, who remains nameless, has grown from a mere 10½ pounds...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest offers 416 Fire field trips

The San Juan National Forest will host three field trips within the 416 Fire closure area in October. Each field trip will accommodate up to 15 people, and early registration is suggested....

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad rolls again

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad pulled out of the station in Durango headed for Silverton on Friday, marking the first full trip since track damage caused by floods hamstrung the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawyers discuss lawsuit in response to 416 Fire

Lawyers suing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad said they seek to obtain just compensation for residents who suffered damages as a result of the 416 Fire, not kill La Plata County’s top...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s next in 416 Fire burn area? Look to Missionary Ridge

HERMOSA – Those who wonder what the Hermosa Creek drainage will look like 15 years after the 416 Fire can look across the Animas Valley to Missionary Ridge for an example of a forest recovering...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sales tax collections down in July, but not as much as feared

The 416 Fire had “the best of the worst” impact on Durango’s economy, said Business Improvement District Executive Director Tim Walsworth, with sales tax down 3.2 percent and lodging tax down 13.1...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lessons from Missionary Ridge Fire apply to 416 burn area

The impacts of the 416 Fire will be with residents in the north Animas Valley for a while, but nature is resilient and usually the best and quickest healer. The experience of the 2002 Missionary...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two of Colorado’s largest trees burn in 416 Fire

Two of the largest trees in the state of Colorado fell victim to the flames of the 416 Fire, a flyover of the burn scar revealed last week. Since the outbreak of the 416 Fire in June, forest...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango train plans to resume full service Sept. 21

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad plans to resume full service from Durango to Silverton on Sept. 21, a spokesman for the train said Tuesday. The D&SNG has been limited to running train...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jail inmates fill sandbags to help prevent flooding below 416 Fire burn area

Inmates at the La Plata County Jail are assisting in a new service to help bring sandbags to residents whose homes are at risk of flooding from heavy rains on the 416 Fire burn scar. La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit filed by residents, businesses against train for 416 Fire

More than a half dozen residents and businesses have filed a lawsuit against the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad accusing it of starting the 416 Fire that scorched 54,129 acres of mostly...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thursday storm causes mild flooding in Animas Valley

A fast-moving storm dumped a half-inch of rain in 20 minutes Thursday on the 416 Fire burn scar, but residents in the area north of Durango escaped serious damage from flooding. Butch Knowlton,...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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