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416 Fire grows 100 acres

Warmer, drier weather caused the 416 Fire to grow 100 acres Sunday, and fire officials expect the same conditions to last throughout the week. Gusty winds throughout the day caused large plumes of...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

NIMO team takes command of 416 Fire

A National Incident Management Organization team assumed command of the 34,224-acre 416 Fire at 6 a.m. Friday. NIMO, a Type I team, has fewer personnel than the management team it replaced but has...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

OzFest is Saturday in Joe Stephenson Park

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County will remain in Stage 3 restrictions

La Plata County will not downgrade its fire restrictions because weather conditions and fire danger have not changed to justify the move, commissioners said on Thursday. Commissioners unanimously...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Community fund accepting applications for those impacted by 416 Fire

Donations to the Community Emergency Relief Fund have added up to more than $145,000 after the 416 Fire began burning. CERF, managed by the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado, has a...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

416 Fire will be under new management Friday

The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Type 1 Team will hit its 14-day limit for working a fire at the end of the day Thursday, and management of the 416 Fire will shift to a National Incident...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Fire restrictions still in place

While this weekend's rain was welcome, it won't get Southwest Colorado out if its current drought. The San Juan National Forest re-opened on Thursday, while the U.S. Forest Service, La Plata...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Man involved in fatal crash in 2016 sentenced to three years probation

An Ignacio man charged with careless driving causing death was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service. La Plata County Judge Dondi Osborne said she was...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

BLM, San Juan National Forest to reopen lands Thursday

Despite the continued extreme drought conditions in Southwest Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service announced it will reopen the San Juan National Forest Thursday, which was closed last week because of...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Crow causes power outage

3 p.m. update: As an example of how wildlife can impact electricity transmission, the cause of the power outage this afternoon, which affected the 46kV transmission line supplying La Plata Electric...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Evacuation orders lifted for all remaining residents

The last of the evacuation orders issued because of the 416 Fire were lifted Tuesday. Residents in the Falls Creek Ranch and High Meadows subdivisions can return home starting at 11 a.m., according...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News