2012 news in review: July-December


    2012 was a busy and interesting year in Pagosa Country. There was no want for controversial issues, no lack of interesting news events to keep SUN readers focused on local events, situations and personalities.

    This week, we review some of those events, selected by SUN staff writers from the last six months of the year.


    • The Little Sand Fire, started by lightning on May 13, had burned 24,450 acres by July 3, at a cost of $6.741 million. By the end of the month, they fire had been drenched with several inches of rain and evacuation orders were lifted.

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