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Park Creek Fire burning southwest of South Fork grows to 50 acres

By Mike Blakeman A wildland fire, called the Park Creek Fire, is burning in grass and spruce-fir forest above Park Creek about eight miles southwest of South Fork on the…

Three fires burning in region, homes evacuated

Three fires are currently burning in the region as of Friday evening. Park Creek Road            One fire is located near South Fork approximately 1.5 miles up Park Creek Road, which…

Memorial Dedication May 19 for Farmington firefighter from Pagosa

Memorial Dedication May 19 for Farmington firefighter from Pagosa

The Farmington Fire Fighters Association, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2850, invites the community to the dedication ceremony of the Shadd Rohwer Memorial on Saturday, May 19, at Rocky…

Pagosa Fire Protection District mill levy increase passes

The unofficial results for Tuesday’s Pagosa Fire Protection District (PFPD) election are in, with the district’s mill levy attempt passing. In total, 1,570 voters voted in favor of the mill…

Rabid skunk found in Archuleta County

By Claire Ninde Special to The SUN A skunk has tested positive for rabies in rural Archuleta County. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urges residents to stay away from…

Winter Weather Advisory issued

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 9 p.m. this evening to midnight Wednesday night for elevations above 9,000 feet for the Southwest San Juan Mountains, according to the…

Local smoke due to fires in New Mexico, Arizona

By Marshall Dunham Staff Writer Smoke is in the air in Archuleta County today, with the cause of the smoke believed to be two separate fires burning in New Mexico…

County to consider stage one fire ban tomorrow

By Avery Martinez Staff Writer The Archuleta Board of County Commissioners (BoCC), will discuss and possibly implement a stage one fire ban throughout Archuleta County at tomorrow’s afternoon meeting of…

Severe weather alert: Critical fire weather conditions forecast for Sunday

A Fire Weather Watch will be in effect on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. according to the U.S. National Weather Service The affected area is Fire Weather Zone…

LPEA director election packets re-mailed to approximately 700 members

Members who have not received ballots are asked to notify the cooperative La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) has received notification that approximately 950 member election packet/ballots for cooperative’s 2018 board…