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Fire from the sky: Behind the Pargin prescribed burn

Fire from the sky: Behind the Pargin prescribed burn

We know prescribed burns are good for our forests. But, sometimes, the pall of smoke in our air may remind those of a certain age of the words Jerry Lee…

Aerial ignitions to begin on Pargin prescribed burn

Aerial ignitions to begin on Pargin prescribed burn

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN Plans are for aerial ignition of the interior of the Pargin prescribed burn to begin as soon as today, Thursday, Sept. 15, in…

Prescribed burns planned for Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa and Washington Flats areas

Prescribed burns planned for Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa and Washington Flats areas

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The Pagosa Ranger District plans to burn approximately 800 acres in the Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa areas beginning the week of Sept 19. The…

Turkey Springs prescribed burn to start at 10 a.m. today

The Pagosa Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn in the Turkey Springs area today beginning at 10 a.m., weather permitting. Approximately 325 acres of ponderosa pine and oak will…

Southern Ute Agency plans prescribed burn

Richard Gustafson Special to The SUN Southern Ute Agency Fire Management plans to begin a prescribed burn next week in the Garcia Canyon/Round Meadow (BIA Road 152) area west of…

HD mountains prescribed burn to be conducted

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The Columbine Ranger District plans to begin blacklining the perimeter of the Pargin prescribed burn this week in the HD Mountains south of…

Fire restrictions to be lifted Saturday morning

According to Thad McKain, Archuleta County’s director of emergency management, all fire restrictions in Archuleta County will be lifted by proclamation as of 7 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6. Follow these…

Fire restrictions remain in place in part of county

Stage 1 fire restrictions are still in place for all areas south of U.S. 160 and west of U.S. 84. The ban, which was put into place June 29, prohibits…

Smoke moves in from area fires

According to Thad McKain, Archuleta County’s director of emergency management, the smoke moving into the area is from two fires in LaPlata County and an oil field fire in San…

Wildfire activity highlights need for mitigation to protect homes

By Ryan Lockwood Special to The SUN With large fires causing evacuations and structure losses over the past few weeks in northwest Colorado and around the West, the Colorado State…

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