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Town Council cancels Fourth of July fireworks

Due to current conditions and the fact that Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect, the Pagosa Springs Town Council voted Tuesday evening to cancel the Fourth of July fireworks…

Town enters Stage 2 fire restrictions

At its meeting Tuesday evening, the Pagosa Springs Town Council approved an emergency ordinance enacting Stage 2 fire restrictions within the boundaries of the Town of Pagosa Springs. Approval of…

Stage 2 fire restrictions in effect on San Juan National Forest

By Cam Hooley Special to The SUN Beginning June 1, Stage 2 fire restrictions went into effect on all National Forest System lands within the San Juan National Forest, including…

22 fires break out following severe thunderstorms

By Avery Martinez Staff Writer Last weekend’s thunderstorms left their mark in the form of 22 fires in Archuleta County. According to Mike Le Roux, the Archuleta County director of…

Montezuma Creek Incident fire update for June 6

Montezuma Creek Incident fire update for June 6

A lightning storm on June 3 started a series of fires on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. On the afternoon of June 4, firefighters from multiple agencies responded to reports…

Four fires burning on Southern Ute land

By Avery Martinez Staff Writer Southern Ute and other firefighters are battling four different fires on tribal land. Lightning caused all of the fires, Engine Capt. Clayton Rizzi told The…

County to discuss implications of moving to stage three fire restrictions

The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners will hold a work session at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning to discuss the implications of moving to stage three fire restrictions. Representatives from…

Explore the impacts, recovery from the West Fork and Million fires

By Laurel Sebastian Special to The SUN Join local forest and fire experts to learn about wildland fire management, explore the impacts and recovery from the West Fork and Million…

Containment growing on regional fires, critical fire weather forecast

Progress continues to be made on three area fires, but a hazardous weather outlook is in effect, forecasting critical fire weather conditions in the coming days. The full version of…

County in stage two fire restrictions Forest Service and Southern Ute to join on June 1

By Avery Martinez Staff Writer Fire restrictions in Archuleta County have risen from stage one to stage two and, as a result, have become more restrictive. The full version of…