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Air and ground crews responding to wildfires north of U.S. 160

A helicopter and ground crews are working the KV Fire, located about 1.5 miles north of U.S. 160 up First Fork Road (Forest Service Road 622) on the San Juan National…

West Fork Complex fires: One year later

Staff Writer On July 10, 2013 — one year ago today — southwest Colorado, namely the communities surrounding Wolf Creek Pass, were still reeling from the West Fork Complex fires,…

Smokey skies from New Mexico fire, Red Flag Warning for Southwestern Colorado

Smokey skies from New Mexico fire, Red Flag Warning for Southwestern Colorado

The Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center reports that residents will likely see a smoky haze in southwestern Colorado for the next several days. Smoke is coming into the area from…

Are you prepared for the next big wildfire?

By Tate Drane, David McRee, Jerimiah Miller, Mathew Huck, and BaiLee Gallegos Special to The SUN During the summer of 2013, the Black Forest Fire, which burned nearly 500 homes…

Colorado Cares Day 2013: Honoring wildland fire fighters

By Jenna Gregory RSAPP/Americorps Special to The SUN Today, there are 11 active wildfires in the state of Colorado alone. We are all aware that the West Fork Complex Fire…

Pagosa District revises closures for West Fork Fire Complex

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The San Juan National Forest Pagosa Ranger District has again reduced the West Fork Fire Complex closure area. As of Tuesday, July 16:…

Area fire restrictions eased

Staff Writer In response to monsoonal moisture, area agencies have downgraded fire restrictions from a Stage 2 ban back to Stage 1. Archuleta County, the Town of Pagosa Springs, San…

Pagosa District revises closures for West Fork Fire Complex

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The San Juan National Forest Pagosa Ranger District has again reduced the West Fork Fire Complex closure area. As of Tuesday, July 16:…

San Juan National Forest to ease fire restrictions Wednesday

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN Due to the arrival of monsoonal weather patterns and lowering of fire danger, the San Juan National Forest will eliminate fire restrictions at…

Firefighters control three small, local fires

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN Lightning sparked three small fires in Pagosa Country in recent days and firefighters report all three are now under control. Firefighters reported the…