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Firing operations continue today on the 842 Fire

Favorable weather conditions aided crews yesterday on the 842 Fire as they successfully burned out another 370 acres, bringing the fire to a total of 407 acres. Burnout operations were…

Update: Teen found – Family searches for missing teen

Update: Teen found – Family searches for missing teen

Mark Holladay Mark Holladay, age 15, was last seen at his home on Holiday Avenue in the vicinity of Park Avenue on noon, Wednesday, Aug. 2. He is considered a…

Flash flood watch in effect

A flash flood watch is in effect for Archuleta County and the Southwest San Juan Mountains through Tuesday evening. According to the National Weather Service, scattered to numerous thunderstorms with…

Firefighters battle wildland fires near Durango

Firefighters battle wildland fires near Durango

Photo courtesy Durango Herald/Jerry McBride • Evacuations ordered • Smoke can be seen from Archuleta County Read more at DurangoHerald.com Follow these topics: News, Top Stories…

Pagosa Ranger District monitors forest fire south of Treasure Falls

According to San Juan National Forest Public Affairs Specialist Ann Bond, Pagosa Ranger District crews are currently monitoring a fire caused by a lightning strike that was reported at 5:25…

Southern Ute Reservation initiates Stage 1 fire restrictions

By Rich Gustafson Due to the current high temperatures, dry fuel conditions and the occurrence of recent wildland fires, Stage 1 fire restrictions have been implemented for all trust lands…

Out-of-state wildfires produce smoky skies

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, out-of-state wildfires are producing hazy, smoky skies for the area today and tomorrow. The Colorado Smoke Outlook report states that…

Severe weather alert issued for Archuleta County

Severe weather alert issued for Archuleta County

The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a  Red Flag warning for today from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. for wind and low relative humidity at elevations below 8,500 feet.…

Chris Mountain fire mop up operations will begin tomorrow

San Juan National Forest Service Public Affairs Specialist Ann Bond reported this evening that there has been no new growth at the Chris Mountain fire. The fire is fully contained…

Chris Mountain fire remains at 5.7 acres, contained

San Juan National Forest Service Public Affairs Specialist Ann Bond reported this morning that the Chris Mountain remains at 5.7 acres. The cause of the fire was a lightning strike.…