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Fire update: Aug. 20, 3 p.m.

Little Devil Fire As of 3 p.m., Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch reported that the Little Devil Fire had grown to an estimated 70 acres. The heavy air tanker from Boise,…

Little Devil Fire update: Aug. 20, 12:45 p.m.

As of 12:45 p.m., the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch reported that the The Little Devil Fire is now estimated at 30+ acres, with containment at 10 percent. A heavy air tanker has…

Area fire update, tips for dealing with smoke

Little Devil Fire update Two forest system roads are  closed today on the San Juan National Forest in association with the Little Devil Fire, now estimated at 25 acres, burning…

Area fires bring smoke, haze

  Video courtesy US Forest Service By Randi Pierce Staff Writer Lightning is the suspected cause of several small fires that are burning or have burned in the area recently,…

Smoke update

Early indications are that today’s haze is coming from a small fire on Jicarilla Apache Nation lands. More will be posted when it is available. Related Tags:…

Man found in lake identified

The man whose body was found in and recovered from Lake Pagosa Wednesday, July 15, has been identified as Grant Mildenberger, 33, a local man. According to Archuleta County Coroner…

Body recovered from Lake Pagosa

A body was found in and recovered from Lake Pagosa earlier today. The SUN is working on this story, and additional information will be posted when it is received. Related…

Power restored to 4,110 Archuleta County customers

At 3:15 this morning, a raccoon climbed onto a transformer in the La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Piedra Substation in Archuleta County, damaging an arrester and knocking 4,110 customers out…

Fire crews busy across forest with lightning strikes, one near Four Mile Falls trailhead

Pagosa District crews reported a fire started by lightning  yesterday afternoon about a mile north of the Four Mile Falls Trailhead near Pagosa Springs.  It is estimated at 1/10th of…

San Juan National Forest firefighters responding to lightning ignition east of Vallecito Reservoir

Columbine Ranger District firefighters are responding to a lightning strike ignition about 2-1/2 miles east of Vallecito Reservoir on the San Juan National Forest. The Trap Fire was reported at…