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Lightning fire contained on Southern Ute land in Archuleta County

Lightning fire contained on Southern Ute land in Archuleta County

By Casey Crow Staff Writer According to the Durango Interagency Dispatch Center, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) took advantage of the unusually wet conditions to manage a small lightning…

West Fork Fire talk, tour June 19, 20

By Aaron Kimple Special to The SUN Communities affected by the West Fork Fire will gather to discuss the history of the fire, current conditions and what the future may…

Living with fire: minimizing your risk

By Bill Trimarco Special to The SUN Wildfire has been a major force in creating the landscape here and in many areas of the world. Anthropologists theorize that wildfire had…

Bridging the divide after the West Fork Fire

By Aaron Kimple Special to The SUN Where were you when the West Fork Fire was burning? Mountain Studies Institute, Rio Grande Watershed Emergency Action Coordination Team (RWEACT-Win), San Juan…

Bridging the divide after the West Fork Fire

By Aaron Kimple Special to The SUN Where were you when the West Fork Fire was burning? Mountain Studies Institute, Rio Grande Watershed Emergency Action Coordination Team (RWEACT-Win), San Juan…

Wildfire preparedness: creating defensible space

By John Gilbert Special to The SUN Every year, close to 75,000 natural and human-caused wildfires occur, affecting nearly 7 million acres in the U.S. From 2000 to 2008, an…

Can your home survive a wildfire?

Can your home survive a wildfire? How could a wildfire impact you? Saturday, May 2, is Wildfire Community Preparedness day, when communities across the nation will be conducting projects and…

Downtown fire burns quarter acre

Pagosa Fire Protection District personnel are seeking information about a Sunday evening fire that occurred in the downtown area. According to PFPD Wildland Coordinator John Gilbert, the fire, located at…

Fire restrictions lifted, effects of recent storms linger

All fire restrictions for unincorporated, private lands in Archuleta County were lifted Tuesday thanks to recent monsoonal moisture that fell in the area, but, unfortunately, the effects of the recent…

Fire restrictions lifted

All fire restrictions in Archuleta County have been lifted, according to Archuleta County Director of Emergency Management Thad McKain. Archuleta County put Stage I restrictions in place beginning on July…

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