Sheriff lifts county fire restrictions


By Randi Pierce
Staff Writer

Effective today, July 26, fire restrictions in Archuleta County are lifted, per a letter from Archuleta County Sheriff Rich Valdez.

The letter asks people to continue to follow safe burning practices and includes a reminder that all open burning in Archuleta County requires a permit.

Permits can be purchased from the Pagosa Fire Protection District at 191 N. Pagosa Blvd.

Last week, fire restrictions were lifted for the San Juan National Forest.