416 Fire

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

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad rolls again

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad pulled out of the station in Durango headed for Silverton on Friday, marking the first full trip since track damage caused by floods hamstrung the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawyers discuss lawsuit in response to 416 Fire

Lawyers suing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad said they seek to obtain just compensation for residents who suffered damages as a result of the 416 Fire, not kill La Plata County’s top...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s next in 416 Fire burn area? Look to Missionary Ridge

HERMOSA – Those who wonder what the Hermosa Creek drainage will look like 15 years after the 416 Fire can look across the Animas Valley to Missionary Ridge for an example of a forest recovering...

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

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

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