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2017 YEAR IN REVIEW

2017 was a busy and interesting year in Pagosa Country. There was no want for controversial issues, no lack of interesting news events to keep SUN readers focused on local…

Air quality health advisory issued

By Claire Ninde Special to The SUN Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest wildfires are affecting local air quality. The full version of this story is available in the print edition…

Air quality health advisory for the 842 fire

Special to The SUN Areas of smoke from the lightning-caused wildfire near Bayfield will be more visible as fire crews are adding 300 more acres to produce a low-intensity fire.…

Crews add 300 more acres to fire: Smoke becomes more visible

Areas of smoke from the lightning-caused wildfire near Bayfield will be more visible as fire crews are adding 300 more acres to produce a low-intensity fire. This will prevent the…

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…

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…

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