Tribal nations, Forest Service partner to revive oak population

A project to restore the most important traditional food for the Yavapai Apache Nation sprang to life this month. In Arizona, an intergovernmental, public-private...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Trial accusing Durango railroad of starting 416 Fire to take place in Denver

A federal judge has ruled that a trial in which the U.S. government seeks to recover an estimated $25 million from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for fighting the 416 Fire will take...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tough to be a tree: Southwest Colorado’s forests are stressed

Drought, wildfires, beetle infestation – forests across the San Juan Mountains seemingly can’t catch a break in recent years. “It’s a tough time to be a tree right now,” said Dan West, an...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Small fire starts south of Engineer Mountain

U.S. Forest Service helicopter crews responded to a quarter-acre wildfire about 1 mile south of Engineer Mountain on Saturday. Eight Helitack firefighters were on scene to tackle the blaze,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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 | 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

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

Colorado cutthroat restored to 23 miles of Hermosa Creek

A decades-long effort to restore the Colorado River cutthroat trout to the upper reaches of Hermosa Creek has been completed, resulting in the largest continuous stretch of waterway for the native...

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

Needles Fire near Purgatory Resort 65% contained

Fire crews reached 65% containment on the Needles Fire near Purgatory Resort as of Saturday. The Needles Fire broke out Wednesday afternoon in 3 to 5 acres of mixed conifer near Lift 2 at...

DATE: Oct. 10, 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

Fight is back on in HD Mountains

BAYFIELD – A fight is brewing in the HD Mountains. In what was once ground zero for battles over the impact of oil and gas development, the pressure for drilling is back on in the mountain range,...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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