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County sees multiple wildland fires

Different emergency entities responded to several fires in Archuleta County over the course of the week. The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition…

Preparedness level raised in Rocky Mountain Area

By Lawrence Lujan Special to The SUN In response to a continuing wildfire threat, the preparedness level (PL) in the Rocky Mountain Area was elevated from PL 2 to PL…

Wildland fire agencies and FAA remind public: ‘If you fly, we can’t’

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN Federal, state and local wildland fire management agencies and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urge members of the public not to fly “unmanned…

Preparedness level raised in Rocky Mountain Area

By Lawrence Lujan Special to The SUN In response to a continuing wildfire threat, the preparedness level (PL) in the Rocky Mountain Area was elevated from PL 2 to PL…

Fire restrictions in place for portion of county, tribal lands Forest Service, CDOT urge caution

In what has become a tradition most years at this time, fire restrictions are now in effect for private lands in portions of unincorporated Archuleta County. The full version of…

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…

Preparing for the 2017 wildfire season

By Vincent Plymell Special to The SUN In April, Colorado’s Division of Fire Prevention and Control issued its 2017 wildfire outlook for the state. Models currently indicate that the state…

Lightning starts fire on Chris Mountain

A wildland fire that was started on Thursday, June 8, in the area of Chris Mountain has been contained, with the total area of the fire resting at 5.7 acres.…

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…

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