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County groups receive funding for National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day activities

Special to The SUN National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is Saturday, May 7. Recently, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) selected 125 communities, including Pagosa Springs, to receive $500 project…

PFPD and ACSO respond to fires near highway

Multiple agencies responded to two fires in close proximity to each other on the side of the highway in the early morning of Friday, March 25. The fires occurred near…

Fire department responds to multiple fires

Fire department responds to multiple fires

On Monday, March 21, members of the Pagosa Fire Protection District (PFPD) were dispatched to the Aspen Springs area to respond to a fire. According to firefighter Kelly Robertson, who…

Area fires contained, haze will continue

Area fires contained, haze will continue

While much of the haze in the area is from the numerous fires in the northwestern United States, Archuleta County got a (luckily) small taste of this year’s epic wildfire…

Navajo River Fire nears Colorado

As of 11:15 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, the Navajo River Fire, burning on Jicarilla Apache Nation lands in northern New Mexico, had burned 1,430 acres and was near the…

Final Little Devil Fire update, Aug. 22, 4:30 p.m.

The following update was issued by the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch at 4:30 p.m. regarding the Little Devil Fire: Fire facts: Start: Aug. 18 Cause: Lightning Size: 48 acres —…

Little Devil Fire update Aug. 22, 10 a.m.

The following update was issued by the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch at 10 a.m. regarding the Little Devil Fire: Fire facts: Start: Aug. 18 Cause: Lightning Size: 48 acres —…

Little Devil Fire update, Aug. 21, 5:30 p.m.

The following update was issued by the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch at 5:30 p.m. regarding the Little Devil Fire: Fire facts: Start: Aug. 18 Cause: Lightning Size: 48 acres —…

Little Devil Fire update Aug. 21

The following update was issued by the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch at 9:40 a.m. regarding the Little Devil Fire: Start: August 18, 2015 Cause: Lightning Size: 70 acres Percent contained:…

Tips for living in areas at risk for wildfire

By Saul Rosenthal Special to The PREVIEW Q: What are some tips for people living in areas of Colorado at high risk for wildfires? A: It is certainly a privilege…