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Plumtaw Fire Update

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo., 18 May, 2022—The Plumtaw Fire is burning 7 miles north of Pagosa Springs, 2 miles west of the intersections of Plumtaw and Fourmile Roads. An evacuation notice has been issued for the Lost Valley of the San Juans, located in Mineral County, CO. No further evacuations or pre-evacuations have been ordered at this time. For evacuation information, contact the Archuleta County Emergency Operations Call Center at 970-422-7084.

San Juan National Forest firewood permits on sale beginning May 2nd

DURANGO, Colo., May 2, 2022 – The San Juan National Forest will begin selling permits to cut firewood this year at select retail outlets across the Forest starting May 2nd. Specific agency offices will offer permits for sale, utilizing established protocols and times listed below. A minimum purchase of $20 allows the permit holder to gather two-and-a-half cords of dead and downed firewood from the San Juan National Forest for personal use.

Taking Orders for Mag Chloride Dust Control

Attention Dolores County Residents in the Cahone & Dove Creek areas.

Dolores County will be taking orders for those residents wanting Mag Chloride Dust Control in front of their residences.
Cost is $1.50 per foot. (Example: 300 feet will cost $450)
Minimum of 300 feet!

Payment must be made in advance at the Road & Bridge Office – 8477 Road 7.7 (Monday – Thursday)(970-677-2328) or at the Dolores County Commissioner’s Office at 409 N. Main Street, (Courthouse)(970-677-2383) NO later than May 19, 2022.