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Emergency management, Forest Service battle fires

The U.S. Forest Service and Archuleta County’s emergency operations team battled a few fires throughout the last week. The full version of this story is available in the print edition…

Grants available to help communities reduce wildfire risk

By Todd Hartman Special to The SUN The Colorado Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for a fifth round of awards under the Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program. This…

USFS prepositioning firefighting resources in advance of fire weather watch

By Ann Bond The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the afternoon and evening of Tuesday, June 21, for all of Archuleta County, northeast LaPlata County,…

Winter Hills Fire fully contained

The U.S. Forest Service suppressed a four-acre wildfire southeast of Pagosa Springs last week. The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition of the…

Winter Hills Fire southeast of Pagosa Springs 75 percent contained

Ground crews report 75 percent containment today of the Winter Hills Fire at 4.1 acres. The small wildfire was reported yesterday morning as the result of a lightning strike about…

Crews work to suppress four-acre fire

San Juan National Forest Pagosa Ranger District firefighters are working to suppress the four-acre Winter Hills Fire, located about 7 miles southeast of Pagosa Springs on National Forest System lands.…

‘Wildfire: Friend or Foe?’ program at the library June 8

By Brandon Caley Special to The PREVIEW The wait is over, boys and girls. The Pagosa Ranger District’s Read with a Ranger program is back at the library for the…

Crews battling 3-acre fire along state border

Several area fire crews are battling a 3-acre fire in southern Archuleta County, near the Colorado-New Mexico border. The fire was started by lightning earlier in the week on a…

Coal Mine Canyon wildfire started by lightning

Archuleta County Emergency Management, along with several other entities, are currently monitoring a wildfire in Coal Mine Canyon. The fire, which began Saturday, May 14, was caused by a lighting…

Meeting to focus on protecting your property from wildfires

By Karen Katsos Special to The SUN We, in Archuleta County, live within a wildland-urban interface (WUI) area. We are at inherent risk of having wildfires. Some years we have…

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