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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…

Wildfires highlight need to use local wood

By Ryan Lockwood Special to The PREVIEW The large and destructive wildfires in Colorado this year, from the 38,000-acre Beaver Creek Fire still burning in beetle-kill timber in northwestern Colorado…

Prescribed burning planned for Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa area

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The Pagosa Ranger District plans to burn approximately 250 acres in the Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa area northwest of Pagosa Springs. The units are…

Turkey Springs: A visit to the prescribed burn site

Turkey Springs: A visit to the prescribed burn site

During August and September, many Pagosans’ eyes smarted with the smoke of prescribed burns in the San Juan National Forest (SJNF). The nearest burn site was in the Turkey Springs…

Fire from the sky: Behind the Pargin prescribed burn

Fire from the sky: Behind the Pargin prescribed burn

We know prescribed burns are good for our forests. But, sometimes, the pall of smoke in our air may remind those of a certain age of the words Jerry Lee…

Southern Ute Agency plans prescribed burn

Richard Gustafson Special to The SUN Southern Ute Agency Fire Management plans to begin a prescribed burn next week in the Garcia Canyon/Round Meadow (BIA Road 152) area west of…

HD mountains prescribed burn to be conducted

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The Columbine Ranger District plans to begin blacklining the perimeter of the Pargin prescribed burn this week in the HD Mountains south of…

Fire restrictions to be lifted Saturday morning

According to Thad McKain, Archuleta County’s director of emergency management, all fire restrictions in Archuleta County will be lifted by proclamation as of 7 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6. Follow these…

Fire restrictions remain in place in part of county

Stage 1 fire restrictions are still in place for all areas south of U.S. 160 and west of U.S. 84. The ban, which was put into place June 29, prohibits…