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San Juan National Forest to lift all fire restrictions on Forest Service Land at midnight

The San Juan National Forest is lifting all fire restrictions on Forest Service Land, effective Thursday, July 12, at midnight. Recent thunderstorms have brought much needed moisture to the area.…

Most of San Juan National Forest to reopen to public on June 21

On Thursday, June 21, at 3 p.m., the San Juan National Forest (SJNF) will re-open to the public by rescinding the Stage 3 Closure Order that has been in place…

County discusses moving to Stage 3 fire restrictions; Topic on agenda for Tuesday’s meeting

By Chris Mannara Staff Writer With dry conditions persisting across Archuleta County, along with the potential for fires such as the 416 Fire in La Plata County, the Archuleta County…

San Juan National Forest to implement forest-wide closure order

Special to The SUN The San Juan National Forest (SJNF) is planning to implement forest-wide Stage 3 fire closure this week, which will prohibit most entry into the forest. The…

U.S. 550 South closure moves to Hermosa: Highway to remain closed until evacuation is complete

U.S. 550 South closure moves to Hermosa: Highway to remain closed until evacuation is complete

The south road closure point on U.S. 550 has moved further south to accommodate a new evacuation notification. The new south closure point is located at mile point (MP) 32.2…

Montezuma Creek Incident fire update for June 6

Montezuma Creek Incident fire update for June 6

A lightning storm on June 3 started a series of fires on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. On the afternoon of June 4, firefighters from multiple agencies responded to reports…

Fourth of July fireworks cancelled

Due to current conditions and the fact that Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect, the Pagosa Springs Town Council voted Tuesday evening to cancel the fireworks display on the…

Four fires burning on Southern Ute land

By Avery Martinez Staff Writer Southern Ute and other firefighters are battling four different fires on tribal land. Lightning caused all of the fires, Engine Capt. Clayton Rizzi told The…

County to discuss implications of moving to stage three fire restrictions

The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners will hold a work session at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning to discuss the implications of moving to stage three fire restrictions. Representatives from…

County enters stage two fire ban

By Avery Martinez Staff Writer Fire restrictions in Archuleta County have risen from stage one to stage two and, as a result, have become more restrictive. Stage two fire restrictions…