Initial evacuees go home, but more placed on pre-evacuation

After 13 days of wondering when good news for evacuees would come from the 416 Fire that started June 1, it came Wednesday. Evacuation orders were lifted in the afternoon for 560 residences and 20...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

8 homes in Moab burn as wildfires menace the West

DENVER – A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Emergency funding group feels pinch from wildfire victims

The Community Emergency Assistance Coalition, which works to prevent homelessness by providing one-time emergency assistance to individuals and families who face near-term financial crisis, is...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Renters forced to evacuate have few options to get rent money returned

When a natural disaster like the 416 Fire forces renters to evacuate their leased home, they often wonder if they can get a refund for days they weren’t inhabiting a place. But, Colorado has no...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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: Pine River Times news

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

Officials expect full containment of 416 Fire near end of July

Fire officials battling the 416 Fire north of Durango have issued a containment date, or a date they believe a line will be built all the way around the fire, for July 31. Though the fire is...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

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