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Sand Creek Fire grows to 101 acres

On Thursday, the Sand Creek Fire continued burning along the steep eastern slope of the ridgeline between Sand Creek and Cold Water Creek. Yesterday’s fire activity included small flames and…

Fireworks prohibited in county and town, county fire restrictions in place

By Chris Mannara Staff Writer On May 20 Archuleta County enacted Stage 1 fire restrictions, and within those restrictions, personal fireworks “of any kind” are prohibited. “Personal fireworks are prohibited…

Firefighters continue monitoring Sand Creek Fire

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer The Sand Creek Fire, located 21 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, in the Piedra Special Management Area, had burned 88 acres as of late Wednesday…

Local fire groups outline conditions, ask for money

By John Finefrock Staff Writer Staff from Wildfire Adapted Partnership (WAP) and the San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership (SJHFHP) outlined local fire dynamics to the county commissioners at their…

Fireworks prohibited in county and town, county fire restrictions in place

Fireworks prohibited in county and town, county fire restrictions in place

By Chris Mannara Staff Writer On May 20 Archuleta County enacted Stage 1 fire restrictions, and within those restrictions, personal fireworks “of any kind” are prohibited. “Personal fireworks are prohibited…

High winds expected over the Goose Creek Fire today

Gregg Goodland Rio Grande National Forest Wind gusts in excess of 35 miles an hour could fan the flames of the Goose Creek Fire burning south of Creede today. A…

Sunday and Monday’s winds increase Sand Creek Fire acreage

Sunday and Monday’s winds increase Sand Creek Fire acreage

Troy Hagan, Incident Commander Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black Current situation: The Sand Creek Fire has grown to 88 acres. An infrared flight on Monday mapped the increased acreage that…

Sand Creek Fire more active on Sunday but no growth detected

Sand Creek Fire more active on Sunday but no growth detected

Troy Hagan, Incident Commander Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black Current situation: Weekend storms and breezy weather increased fire activity on the Sand Creek Fire, creating more smoke than was…

Sand Creek Fire tested by Saturday storms

Sand Creek Fire tested by Saturday storms

Troy Hagan, Incident Commander Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black Current situation: On Saturday, the Sand Creek Fire continued smoldering but did not result in measurable growth despite storms that…

Sand Creek Fire remains at 71 acres

Sand Creek Fire remains at 71 acres

Troy Hagan, Incident Commander Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black Current situation: The Sand Creek Fire was unaffected by winds moving over the area on Friday. The fire remains at…