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416 Fire

Added by yongli on 01/25/2021 - 14:14, last changed on 03/15/2021 - 01:07
Ignited by embers from a coal-fueled passenger train on June 1, 2018, the 416 Fire burned 54,130 acres of the San Juan National Forest in southwest Colorado. By the time it was fully contained on July 31, it had become the sixth-largest wildfire in Colorado history. Although the fire briefly...

Fort Lewis College

Added by yongli on 02/22/2017 - 13:22, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 20:40
Fort Lewis College is an accredited four-year liberal arts school located in Durango . Originally an army post , Fort Lewis evolved into an Indian boarding school in the late nineteenth century before the state of Colorado purchased the facilities in 1911. The deed accompanying the purchase...

Missionary Ridge Fire

Added by yongli on 01/26/2021 - 17:36, last changed on 01/26/2021 - 17:38
The Missionary Ridge Fire began on June 9, 2002, northeast of Durango in southwest Colorado. It burned until July 15, destroying forty-six houses and cabins and charring 73,000 acres of La Plata County forest. One firefighter died while fighting the blaze, which became the seventh-largest wildfire...

San Juan Mountains

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 15:16, last changed on 01/29/2021 - 17:38
The San Juan Mountains are the largest mountain range by area in the Centennial State, spanning thirteen counties in southwestern Colorado. In addition to being the home of the Ute Indians for hundreds of years, the mountains intrigued Spaniards , lured the prospectors of the Colorado Gold Rush ,...

Western Slope

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 16:14, last changed on 05/04/2020 - 09:20
“A Fantasy land,” “a mystique,” “a state of mind”—these are only some of the expressions used to describe the Western Slope of Colorado, commonly defined as the roughly one-third of the state that lies west of the Continental Divide . The serpentine divide forms the region’s eastern boundary,...
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