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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.…

San Juan Hot Shots monitor Chris Mountain Fire

San Juan Hot Shots monitor Chris Mountain Fire

A 20-member crew of San Juan Hot Shots out of Durango are monitoring a 5.7-acre fire on Chris Mountain tonight, according to Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office Director of Emergency Operations…

Update: Two fires start from lightning strikes in East Fork area

Update: Two fires start from lightning strikes in East Fork area According to U.S. Forest Service Public Affairs Specialist Ann Bond, two fires were started from lightning strikes in the…

Arrests made in Saturday shooting

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people in connection with the death of an Archuleta County man who was shot Sunday west of Pagosa Springs. With the investigation…

Man fatally shot, investigation underway

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office (ASO) announced this evening that at approximately 10:26 a.m. Archuleta County Dispatch received a call from the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) advising that they had…

Air quality health advisory issued for Archuleta County and southwest Colorado

Areas of smoke from prescribed burning will affect southwest Colorado starting on Friday, May 5, particularly Archuleta County. If smoke is thick or becomes noticeably thicker in your area you…

Prescribed burn planned for today

The Pagosa Ranger District is planning to burn approximately 100 acres today in the Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa area northwest of Pagosa Springs. The burn units are located adjacent to Gopher…