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State fire protection agreement approved by county

At its regular meeting on Feb. 7, the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners ignored heavy snow covering the ground to get a jump on fire season by approving an…

Prescribed pile burns planned for Porcupine and Nipple Mountain areas

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The Pagosa Ranger District plans to burn several slash piles resulting from the Rito Blanco Timber Sale over the winter on the San…

Prescribed pile burns planned for Porcupine and Nipple Mountain areas

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The Pagosa Ranger District plans to burn several slash piles resulting from the Rito Blanco Timber Sale over the winter on the San…

Prescribed pile burns planned for Porcupine and Nipple Mountain areas

The Pagosa Ranger District plans to burn several slash piles resulting from the Rito Blanco Timber Sale over the winter on the San Juan National Forest east of Pagosa Springs.…

Wildfires highlight need to use local wood

By Ryan Lockwood Special to The PREVIEW The large and destructive wildfires in Colorado this year, from the 38,000-acre Beaver Creek Fire still burning in beetle-kill timber in northwestern Colorado…

Prescribed burning planned for Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa area

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The Pagosa Ranger District plans to burn approximately 250 acres in the Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa area northwest of Pagosa Springs. The units are…

Turkey Springs: A visit to the prescribed burn site

Turkey Springs: A visit to the prescribed burn site

During August and September, many Pagosans’ eyes smarted with the smoke of prescribed burns in the San Juan National Forest (SJNF). The nearest burn site was in the Turkey Springs…

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…

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