By Randi Pierce
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.