Frequent power outages around Hermosa spark investigation

A series of power outages during the past few weeks around the Hermosa area had crews with La Plata Electric Association out Wednesday trying to figure out the problem. Justin Talbot, operations...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: What’s that big new structure in Hermosa?

Anyone wondering what that tall structure is being built north of the Hermosa gas station won’t receive much help from its name: “barndominium.” According to La Plata County’s Planning Department,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Year of renewal: Hermosa Creek watershed shows signs of recovery after 416 Fire

One year after the 416 Fire, Hermosa Creek is showing early signs of bouncing back. “The area is recovering pretty well,” said Gretchen Fitzgerald, a forester with the U.S. Forest Service. “There...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Court records: D&SNG started nearly 50 fires leading up to 416 Fire

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad ignited nearly 50 fires in the weeks leading up to the 416 Fire, new court records show. Late last week, a flurry of court filings occurred in a...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pup shot, left for dead, has new home on La Plata County ranch

RED MESA – Gil “the wonder pup,” a paraplegic dog from Arizona, completed his journey to find a “forever home” when he arrived last week in southwest La Plata County. Gil’s journey started more...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

$7 million being spent to protect homes from 416 Fire flooding

Sandbags, concrete barriers, ditch reconstruction – about $7 million will be spent to protect residents north of Durango from flooding and debris flows, the new reality post 416 Fire. For the past...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers sought to help repair trails, burn scar north of Durango

Residents who want to lend a helping hand in the healing and restoration of Hermosa Creek where the 416 Fire blazed through can do so this Saturday. A number of local nonprofits are hosting...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge damaged in 416 Fire to be removed

A bridge that was damaged in last year’s 416 Fire will be removed Tuesday by helicopter, the U.S. Forest Service announced Monday. The South Fork Trail Bridge was damaged when the fire burned the...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Increased chance of flooding below 416 Fire burn scar until Saturday

There’s an increased chance of flooding on the 416 Fire burn scar from Wednesday until Saturday as storms roll across Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service. Matthew Aleska,...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two motorcyclists rescued after overnight search north of Durango

La Plata County Search and Rescue members spent 11 hours Sunday night and Monday morning rescuing two motorcyclists who became stranded on the Hermosa Creek Trail north of Durango. The two...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Request approved to rezone Animas Valley property for higher density

La Plata County commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a request to rezone a property in the Animas Valley for a higher-density development. According to county records, Chris Hall and his...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s next for D&SNG in $25 million federal lawsuit?

It took more than a year for the U.S. Forest Service to announce the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad was the cause of the 416 Fire and on the hook for $25 million for firefighting costs,...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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