Hermosa

Mountain lion strikes a pose in Hermosa resident’s backyard

A young mountain lion found itself at the center of attention earlier this month when it took a break in a Hermosa resident’s backyard. Deedee Courter said a mountain lion had been seen wandering...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews will keep fighting fire Friday on Missionary Ridge

A small fire on Missionary Ridge was expected to be contained Friday, but smoke could linger for days, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The 156 Fire broke out Thursday afternoon , ignited by a...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A year later, much remains to be done around 416 Fire burn area

It’s going to take about $7 million to protect about 120 homes north of Durango from the potential of flooding and mudslides coming off the 416 Fire burn scar, according to a county official. In...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest lands closed during 416 Fire to reopen Wednesday

Hermosa Creek within the 416 Fire burn scar will reopen to the public Wednesday. Denise Alonzo, spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service’s San Juan National Forest, sent a news release Tuesday that...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Once a source of fresh water, Hermosa Creek now threatens Animas River

Between heavy metal contamination from legacy mines in Silverton, high levels of E. coli from unknown sources and higher water temperatures that stress aquatic life, the Animas River has its...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

When will 100-year floodplain be tested in Durango?

Butch Knowlton looks at a floodplain map of La Plata County, and his mind envisions the worst-case scenario: all those homes, all those people. As director of La Plata County’s Office of Emergency...

DATE: April 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rapid snow melt could intensify 416 Fire runoff

How bad the runoff from the 416 Fire burn scar will be is going to depend on how quickly the snow melts, Butch Knowlton, director of La Plata County’s Office of Emergency Management, said Tuesday...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flooding from runoff on 416 Fire a growing concern

It’s time to start thinking about the potential risks of flooding from spring runoff on the 416 Fire burn scar. This winter’s snow has been a welcome sight to drought-stricken Southwest Colorado....

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | 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

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

416 Fire prompts mandatory Thursday morning evacuation of Hermosa area

La Plata County has ordered a mandatory evacuation to begin at 6 a.m. Thursday for residences in the pre-evacuated Hermosa area north from Cometti/Mead Lane to the intersection of County Road 250C...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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