Missionary Ridge

Fire on Missionary Ridge is 21 acres, 90% contained

A fire burning on Missionary Ridge north of Durango was 20.7 acres and 90% contained as of Thursday night, according to the San Juan National Forest. The 186 Fire, while still active, is not...

DATE: June 13, 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

Small fire breaks out on Missionary Ridge north of Durango

A small fire broke out Thursday afternoon on Missionary Ridge north of Durango, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Denise Alonzo, Forest Service spokeswoman, said the “156 Fire” was about a...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Debris flow covers road in 10 feet of muck

The Missionary Ridge rockfall is on the move. In the past couple of days, several thousand tons of mud and debris have come down the mountainside to the Animas Valley floor, said Butch Knowlton,...

DATE: March 27, 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 small fires burning on Missionary Ridge

Fire crews from the San Juan National Forest are battling two small fires on Missionary Ridge. The fires are a couple hundred yards apart, and combined are less than half an acre. There are no...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters contain 3-acre blaze on Missionary Ridge

Firefighters have fully contained a 3-acre wildfire burning in the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire burn scar area north of Durango, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Firefighters continued to...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students track movement of rockfall on Missionary Ridge

On July 5, 1998, a massive rockfall carrying boulders the size of houses came tearing down Missionary Ridge in the Animas Valley, the scar on the forested hillside stands out to this day. The rare...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Seedlings heal burn scar left by Missionary Ridge Fire

Little by little, the scar of the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire is disappearing. Since efforts began in 2013, almost 3,000 acres within the burn area northeast of Durango have been replanted. And, a...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Man, dog rescued from Mountain View Crest

A balmy Labor Day hike on Missionary Ridge led to a rainy night weathered in the wilderness for a 75-year-old local man and his black Labrador, Sprite. Neither suffered injuries, only the rain and...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boulder is blocking Missionary Ridge Road

Missionary Ridge Road will remain closed past its usual opening date of June 1 because a large boulder is blocking the road, a San Juan National Forest official said Thursday. The boulder is about...

DATE: May 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rappel Fire halted at a quarter-acre

A quarter-acre wildfire that began Wednesday was contained later Wednesday night on Missionary Ridge. A firefighting crew from the Pagosa District hiked in for mop-up and monitoring duty, while the...

DATE: April 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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