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.