Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Durango & Silverton
Joe Ross / CC BY-SA 2.0

Hotels and a tourist railroad in southwest Colorado are reporting stronger numbers this season after a wildfire slowed tourism and spending last summer.

The Durango Herald reported Sunday that ridership on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is so far even with 2017 numbers.

Durango & Silverton
Joe Ross / CC BY-SA 2.0

A company that operates a historic railroad that carries tourists through southwestern Colorado's mountains and forests was accused Tuesday in a lawsuit of causing one of the largest wildfires in state history.

Kyle Miller / Wyoming Interagency Hotshots

More than a half dozen Colorado residents and businesses have filed a lawsuit against a train, accusing it of starting a wildfire that scorched about 85 square miles of mostly federal land.