416 Fire

Changing winds causes heavy smoke in Hermosa

A shift in wind direction has caused thick smoke to hit the Hermosa community Saturday afternoon. Winds have been hitting the fire from the northwest, pushing smoke from the active fire down the...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baby bear undergoes rehab for burned paws

A baby bear injured in a wildfire north of Durango is likely to survive. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe Lewandowski said firefighters combating the 416 Fire, which has burned more than...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire grows by more than 4,000 acres

A towering plume of smoke signaled another hot, windy day on the 416 Fire, which found pockets of thick, dry vegetation in remote locations of the San Juan National Forest. The blaze was reported...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wind sends ash, smoke from Burro Fire to Telluride

The wind shifted Thursday – blowing from the southwest to the northeast – and brought cold ash and smoke from the Burro Fire into Telluride. The ash and smoke grew progressively worse through the...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film Festival’s Best of the Fest helping community

Going to the movies on a Friday night is always a good way to kick off the weekend. And when those movies are being screened as a way to help those in our community, that night out becomes even...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

State documenting financial losses from 416 Fire

Durango and Silverton businesses may be approached by state officials in the next couple of weeks seeking to document their losses related to the 416 Fire. At least five businesses must be able to...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews complete successful burnout Wednesday on 416 Fire

Despite the unfavorable weather conditions, fire crews battling the 416 Fire made a bit of progress on Wednesday. Crews successfully completed a burnout operation along the hand line to Forest...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hot weather allows 416 Fire to expand; crews work on fire lines

Weather has re-emerged as a key ally for the 416 Fire with firefighters battling not only the blaze but temperatures that reached the mid-90s Wednesday, and the situation is not expected to improve...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fed funding available for ranchers, farmers hit by fire

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Colorado has funding available to help private landowners who sustained losses from the 416 Fire. The agency’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango & Silverton Railroad delays resumption of coal-fired steam engines

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad announced Wednesday it will delay resuming its coal-fired steam-train passenger service until at least July 12. The decision is to “ensure guest,...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘M*A*S*H’ actor Mike Farrell visits 416 Fire Incident Command Post

Actor Mike Farrell, perhaps best known for playing Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt in the long-running television series “M*A*S*H,” visited the 416 Fire Incident Command Post at Animas Valley Elementary...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Adverse weather could cause 416 Fire to grow

As hot and dry conditions increase and temperatures climb to the low 90s, fire officials say the 416 Fire 13 miles north of Durango could grow over the next 24 hours. Fire meteorologists forecast...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News