Fire evacuees face an uncertain future

HERMOSA – Hundreds of La Plata County residents found themselves facing an uncertain future Thursday as the 416 Fire inched its way closer to their Hermosa homes. Almost 500 homes – 497 to be...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smoke may be here for a while. Is it dangerous?

Heavy smoke is expected to blanket the region during the late evenings and early mornings for as long as the 416 Fire roars through the San Juan National Forest north of Durango. With it come fine...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evacuees can request replacement ballots for primary election

About 800 primary election ballots were delivered on Wednesday to homes along U.S. Highway 550 that are now evacuated, according the U.S. Postal Service. Another 250 ballots could not be...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Food Bank to help displaced evacuees

The Durango Food Bank will provide food assistance to those who were evacuated and displaced because of the 416 Fire. The food bank will hold donation drives to collect items for displaced...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

From food to socks, here’s how to help with the 416 Fire

People who want to help in response the 416 Fire have several options: Monetary donations Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado is accepting monetary donations for Community Emergency...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire not harming tourism, director says

Tourism agencies have well-crafted marketing campaigns to draw in targeted crowds. But when natural disaster happens, they have to pivot to crisis communication to keep their message on point. The...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Nearly 500 homes evacuated in Hermosa area; more pre-evacuations issued

The latest news about the 416 Fire: 12:27 p.m. U.S. Highway 550 has reopened for through traffic only. Drivers will be escorted through the closure zone. Evacuees will have no access to their homes...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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