416 Fire

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

Fish count finds a severely depleted Animas River

A fish count in the Animas River on Tuesday found populations have been drastically affected by deadly runoff from the 416 Fire burn scar. Fish kills because of ash and dirt washing into the river...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County homeowners get glimpse of federal flood aid program

Homeowners whose property was damaged by floods coming from the burn scar of the 416 Fire got a tutorial Thursday evening about a federal program that could help with projects to protect their...

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

Flood damage misses threshold to qualify for FEMA funding

The dollar amount of damage from floods and debris flows caused by a weeklong storm system in La Plata County and across the state, about $4.3 million, fell well short of the $7.3 million the state...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small Business Administration offers loans to businesses hit by 416 Fire

Small businesses that suffered lost sales because of the 416 Fire and subsequent flooding and debris flows can apply for federal disaster loans. The Small Business Administration has opened its...

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

Durango Diaries announces Season 2 speakers and story lineup

Southwest Colorado seems to have no end to captivating stories. That is partly a result of its rich history and partly a result of the diverse people who call it home. In an effort to share those...

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

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