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Sand Creek Fire area closure lifted

By Lorena Williams San Juan National Forest  A lightning storm on the afternoon of June 13 ignited the Sand Creek Fire on the San Juan National Forest’s Pagosa Ranger District. …

Stove Ridge Fire under investigation

Stove Ridge Fire under investigation

By Chris Mannara Staff Writer An active wildland fire on the Colorado and New Mexico state line along U.S. 84 was reported on July 15 around 3:35 p.m. According to…

Fireworks potential cause of Aspen Springs brush fire

By Chris Mannara Staff Writer A brush fire in Aspen Springs unit six that occurred on the morning of July 11 was reportedly started due to fireworks and is under…

Southern Ute Reservation initiates Stage II fire restrictions

By Lindsay Box Southern Ute Indian Reservation Due to the lack of monsoon moisture, current high temperatures, dry fuel conditions and the occurrence of recent wildland fires, Stage II fire…

Sand Creek Fire 20 percent contained, 104 acres

Esther Godson San Juan National Forest The Sand Creek Fire has shown no significant growth over the last week. It is 20 percent contained at 104 acres. Most of the…

Sand Creek Fire remains at 103 acres as of Wednesday

By Esther Godson San Juan National Forest The Sand Creek Fire remains at 103 acres, smoldering approximately half a mile below the ridgetop.  On Monday, a Chinook helicopter delivered 11…

Sand Creek Fire grows to 101 acres

On Thursday, the Sand Creek Fire continued burning along the steep eastern slope of the ridgeline between Sand Creek and Cold Water Creek. Yesterday’s fire activity included small flames and…

Fireworks prohibited in county and town, county fire restrictions in place

By Chris Mannara Staff Writer On May 20 Archuleta County enacted Stage 1 fire restrictions, and within those restrictions, personal fireworks “of any kind” are prohibited. “Personal fireworks are prohibited…

Firefighters continue monitoring Sand Creek Fire

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer The Sand Creek Fire, located 21 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, in the Piedra Special Management Area, had burned 88 acres as of late Wednesday…

Local fire groups outline conditions, ask for money

By John Finefrock Staff Writer Staff from Wildfire Adapted Partnership (WAP) and the San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership (SJHFHP) outlined local fire dynamics to the county commissioners at their…

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