How rescue workers saved 28 hikers in two hours near Silverton

The Ice Lakes Trail lures thousands of hikers every year to this high-alpine destination west of Silverton in the San Juan Mountains. So when a wildfire broke out last week, cutting off access to...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 hour 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm knocks out wildfire west of Silverton

A winter storm has put the final nail in the coffin for the Ice Fire burning west of Silverton in the San Juan Mountains, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The Forest Service announced Tuesday...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected this weekend across Southwest Colorado

Get ready for a mysterious sight to fall from the sky: rain and snow. After weeks of unseasonably dry and sunny weather, things are about to look different. “It’s going to be a pretty drastic...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ice Fire reaches 30% containment, despite high winds

The Ice Fire experienced little growth and was 30% contained as of Thursday night despite high winds that swept through the region. “There was a little bit of activity, but it was basically inside...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield hunter encounters mountain lion: ‘Be good, kitty’

A Bayfield hunter’s video of a mountain lion, sitting silently 20 yards from him, has gained national media attention. “Hold on there kitty. I see you,” said Steve Shively, a resident near...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire starts deep in Weminuche Wilderness

Firefighters are monitoring a wildfire that started this week deep in the Weminuche Wilderness in an area blanketed in beetle-kill trees, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Forest Service...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Needles Fire at Purgatory Resort north of Durango 100% contained

The 6-acre Needles Fire was listed as fully contained Sunday night with firefighters continuing to mop up and monitor the burn area. Esther Godson, spokeswoman with the San Juan National Forest,...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango railroad names its first female conductor

Meet Kylah Thompson, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s first female conductor in the historic railway’s long and storied history. “It’s almost unreal,” Thompson said. “It’s cool to...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Needles Fire near Purgatory Resort’s Lift 2 at 80% containment

Some 20 firefighters worked to complete and secure fire lines and to began mop up operations Sunday around the 6-acre Needles Fire, burning near Lift 2 of Purgatory Resort. The wildfire was listed...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire near Purgatory Resort listed at 6 acres

The Needles Fire near Lift 2 at Purgatory Resort was listed at 6 acres in size Thursday afternoon with limited growth overnight and no growth during the day. Esther Godson, spokeswoman with the San...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing hiker found dead in San Juan Mountains, west of Lake City

A 26-year-old Denver man who went missing while solo hiking in the San Juan Mountains was found dead late Tuesday, according to authorities. Ben Brownlee was last seen around 11:30 a.m. Saturday...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Statewide fire ban expires, but still no campfires in Southwest Colorado

Restrictions on fires and open burning remain active throughout Southwest Colorado. In late August, Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide fire ban on campfires and other open burning as wildfires...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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