416 Fire

Artistic tribute to 416 Fire cub donated to Durango Welcome Center

A wooden tribute to the female bear cub rescued from the 416 Fire has moved into the Durango Welcome Center. Alpine Bank donated a bench depicting the beloved cub and Smokey Bear to the center...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire did not burn at as high intensity as thought

A new study of the 416 Fire burn scar found the fire, which ripped through the San Juan National Forest this summer, did not burn at such a high severity as previously thought. In July, the U.S....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Which was worse for water quality: Gold King Mine spill or 416 Fire floods?

A new report shows that runoff from the 416 Fire burn scar this summer dumped higher concentrations of potentially toxic metals into the Animas River than the Gold King Mine spill three years ago....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College professor developing app for firefighter safety

What if firefighters had an interactive map that could tell them the most efficient escape routes and the amount of time it would take to find safety while fighting wildfires? Well, a Fort Lewis...

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

Forest Service declares 416 Fire ‘controlled,’ 127 days after start of blaze

The U.S. Forest Service declared the 416 Fire “controlled” at 3 p.m. Friday. Remnants of Hurricane Rosa helped douse lingering flames burning within the 416 Fire containment lines, according to a...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets public service for wildfire along Colorado River

GRAND JUNCTION – A man who admitted accidentally starting a wildfire that burned about 200 acres along the Colorado River has been sentenced to 80 hours of public service under a plea agreement....

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hurricane Rosa could send heavy rainfall to Southwest Colorado

All eyes are on an approaching Category 4 hurricane off the coast of Mexico that could bring a significant amount of rain to Southwest Colorado early next week and could cause devastating flooding...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango nonprofits to infuse $100,000 into the local economy

Nonprofits in Durango often go to local businesses with an ask: Will you please donate? Now, those organizations have an opportunity to turn the tables, asking not what businesses can do for them,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton seeks assistance for landowners, businesses hurt by wildfires

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton introduced new legislation earlier this month that would ensure disaster assistance in the form of aid and grants to communities and businesses affected by wildfires. Tipton...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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