416 Fire

Increased chance of flooding below 416 Fire burn scar until Saturday

There’s an increased chance of flooding on the 416 Fire burn scar from Wednesday until Saturday as storms roll across Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service. Matthew Aleska,...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strong thunderstorm headed for 416 Fire burn scar

A potentially strong thunderstorm is headed for the 416 Fire burn scar, prompting flood warnings Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement that said...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s next for D&SNG in $25 million federal lawsuit?

It took more than a year for the U.S. Forest Service to announce the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad was the cause of the 416 Fire and on the hook for $25 million for firefighting costs,...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

We asked, you answered: Should train pay for 416 Fire?

The federal government is seeking $25 million in damages from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to recover costs of fighting the 416 Fire that started when embers from a coal-burning...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango railroad’s liability for 416 Fire worries economic leaders

Economic leaders warned Tuesday any final ruling in a 416 Fire lawsuit that saddles the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with a burdensome financial penalty will be counterproductive –...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal government sues Durango train for starting 416 Fire

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is the cause of the 416 Fire, the U.S. Forest Service officially announced Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday a lawsuit on behalf of...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Official cause of 416 Fire ‘corroborates’ allegations in local lawsuit, attorney says

A government lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court “corroborated” what dozens of Durango-area residents and businesses allege in a lawsuit of their own: that the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Natural disaster aid bill to help Forest Service recoup funds

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House passed a comprehensive natural disaster aid package Monday evening that provides $19.1 billion for wildfire, hurricane, tornado, earthquake and flood relief. Among the...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fish Hatchery rebounds after nerve-wracking drought year

Colorado’s second oldest fish hatchery is finally recovering from last year’s drought conditions. “Last year was a very nervous situation with how low the water levels got,” said Toby Mourning,...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temporary radar system installed to help predict 416 Fire flooding

A temporary radar system was installed last week north of Durango to help track storms that might cause flooding from the 416 Fire burn scar. The system is the same equipment that was brought in...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire’s scar looms as life returns to normal

Residents were filled with fear, horror and shock when the 416 Fire grew from a “wisp of smoke” to an 11,000-acre wildfire on June 1, 2018 – the first day of the 416 Fire. Since then, residents...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A year later, much remains to be done around 416 Fire burn area

It’s going to take about $7 million to protect about 120 homes north of Durango from the potential of flooding and mudslides coming off the 416 Fire burn scar, according to a county official. In...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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