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Firefighters pack it up as storms loom over 416 Fire

The National Incident Management Organization team assigned to the 416 Fire closed its incident command post Tuesday at Animas Valley Elementary School. The school has served as the command post...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Mark Redwine pleads not guilty

Mark Redwine, the La Plata County man suspected of killing his 13-year-old son Dylan Redwine, pleaded not guilty Friday in 6th Judicial District Court. A four-week jury trial is set to begin Nov....

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Durango & Silverton Railroad delays resumption of coal-fired steam engines

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad announced Wednesday it will delay resuming its coal-fired steam train passenger service until at least July 12. The decision is to “ensure guest,...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Pine river times

Durango & Silverton Railroad delays resumption of coal-fired steam engines

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad announced Wednesday it will delay resuming its coal-fired steam train passenger service until at least July 12. The decision is to "ensure guest,...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Adverse weather could cause 416 Fire to grow

As hot and dry conditions increase and temperatures climb to the low 90s, fire officials say the 416 Fire 13 miles north of Durango could grow over the next 24 hours. Fire meteorologists forecast...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Fire officials warn of increase in smoke behavior

Fire officials working on the 416 Fire 13 miles north of Durango warn that an increase in temperatures and dry and hot conditions could create a higher chance of smoke dispersal along U.S. Highway...

DATE: June 26, 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

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

'It's the perfect kind of rain'

The 416 Fire hasn't exhaled its last column of smoke yet, but steady rainfall Saturday did help tame the 16-day-old wildfire and allow firefighters to increase containment lines around the...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Weekend storms pose flood threat below 416 Fire burn areas

HERMOSA - Rainstorms forecast for this weekend could help quench the 416 Fire, but county officials warn it could also trigger flash floods and debris flows below the 33,000-acre burn area. The...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Fire managers report minimal activity today on 416 Fire, but keep watchful eye on weekend weather

4:30 p.m. Fire conditions are mostly calm and containment lines are holding on the 416 Fire, Incident Commander Todd Pechota said Friday at an afternoon news conference. Notably, firefighters have...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Officials expect full containment of 416 Fire near end of July

Fire officials battling the 416 Fire north of Durango have issued a containment date, or a date they believe a line will be built all the way around the fire, for July 31. Though the fire is...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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