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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

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

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