“A decision years ago to cut down nearby vegetation and trees killed by beetles made all the difference for firefighters battling the blaze.”
The 416 Fire and other high-profile blazes won't be the last wildfires to cause concern in Colorado.
The fire is throwing sparks and embers very close to structures in the Mesa Cortina and Wildernest neighborhoods.
Wildlife collisions are up by 50 percent in Colorado, but on one stretch of highway they've dropped by almost 90 percent after a CDOT project built animal bridges and tunnels.
The Summit County town paid more than $6 million for the facility, which houses the 23-year-old Lake Dillon Theatre Company.
Silverthorne City Council entices the non-profit performing arts organization as part of its drive to stimulate economic development downtown through culture.