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Chris Mountain fire remains at 5.7 acres, contained

San Juan National Forest Service Public Affairs Specialist Ann Bond reported this morning that the Chris Mountain remains at 5.7 acres. The cause of the fire was a lightning strike.…

San Juan Hot Shots monitor Chris Mountain Fire

San Juan Hot Shots monitor Chris Mountain Fire

A 20-member crew of San Juan Hot Shots out of Durango are monitoring a 5.7-acre fire on Chris Mountain tonight, according to Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office Director of Emergency Operations…

Movie night planned for National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day

By Pam Wilson Special to The SUN Several communities across the region will have activities going on May 6 in support of National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day. The full version…

Let’s talk about our community and wildfire: Movie and panel discussion set

By Aaron Kimple Special to The SUN Wildfire season is here. Is Pagosa Springs prepared? The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition of…

Prescribed burns planned for Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa area, Horsefly burn postponed

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The U.S. Forest Service Pagosa Ranger District is planning to burn approximately 400 acres in the Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa area northwest of Pagosa…

Archuleta County receives funding for National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day activities

By Pam Wilson Special to The SUN National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is May 6. Recently, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) selected 150 communities to receive $500 project funding…

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.…