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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

Small donations add up to help forest health in Southwest Colorado

A few extra dollars can go a long way toward protecting forests of the San Juan Mountains. This year, Purgatory Resort and Hermosa Tours, a mountain bike tour company, will take part in the...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Management plan finalized for Hermosa Creek watershed

A management plan for a variety of recreational uses in the Hermosa Creek watershed has officially been finalized, the U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday. The announcement is significant, as...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blasting operation set for Thursday afternoon in Hermosa area

Blasting operations are set to begin Thursday in Hermosa Creek Special Management Area behind Purgatory Resort as crews start to build a fish barrier for a cutthroat trout reintroduction program....

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

River Protection Workgroup disbands over disagreements

After more than a decade, the River Protection Workgroup, tasked with drafting a regionwide approach to land and river management in Southwest Colorado, has disbanded because members could not...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Illegal mountain bike trail in Hermosa destroyed by rangers

Local volunteers helped rangers from the Columbine District of the San Juan National Forest destroy an illegal mountain bike trail southeast of the Hermosa Creek Campground. The rogue path was in...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public comment period begins for Hermosa Creek management plan

A public comment period began June 8 for the Hermosa Creek Watershed Management Environmental Assessment, which lays out the proposed uses of the recently designated wilderness and...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife officials to poison invasive fish in East Fork of Hermosa Creek

Next week, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials will be treating a two-mile section of the East Fork of Hermosa Creek as part of ongoing efforts to eliminate invasive fish species and restore...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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