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West Fork Complex chronology

Following is a chronology noting important dates in the growth of the West Fork Complex fires. Acreages listed below are for the morning of the given day. Wednesday, June 5 …

Help firefighters by protecting your home

By Bill Trimarco Special to The SUN What can you do to help our firefighters? As the West Fork Complex Fire continues to grow and there still is no rain…

LPEA implements measures to help prevent fires

By Indiana Reed Special to The SUN With continuing dry conditions, high temperatures and blustery winds predicted for the region, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) operations personnel have implemented a…

FEMA authorizes assistance for West Fork Complex Fire

Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has welcomed the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) announcement that it had authorized the use of federal resources to help with firefighting costs for the…

Wolf Creek Pass to open Saturday

Wolf Creek Pass to open Saturday

U.S. 160 over Wolf Creek Pass is set to open Saturday, according to Archuleta County Commissioner Clifford Lucero. Lucero said the decision was made at a meeting held on the…

Red Flag Warning issued for today, dry thunderstorms possible Complex size, 83,004 acres, zero percent contained

Red Flag Warning issued for today, dry thunderstorms possible Complex size, 83,004 acres, zero percent contained

A Red Flag Warning has been issued today, June 27, for dry thunderstorms, as firefighters continue to deal with the West Fork Complex fires.  Thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon,…

Fires threaten water quality

Fires threaten water quality

Staff Writer Not only are the fires threatening the landscape, they are also threatening water quality in Pagosa Country. With monsoon season approaching, residents can expect to find silt, ash…

Community meeting Saturday

Community meeting Saturday

Staff Writer As of Wednesday morning, the West Fork Complex fires had burned a total of 81,331 acres, making it the second largest active fire in the United States. According…

West Fork Fire West update: June 26, 8 p.m.

A community meeting will be held Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m. at the Ross Aragon Community Center. In addition to the Colorado National Guard providing staffing for security and…

West Fork Complex tour Sunday, June 23

West Fork Complex tour Sunday, June 23

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