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New law requires speedier post-wildfire homeowners insurance payouts

HB-1111 requires insurers to pay disaster victims at least 65% of their lost home’s covered contents within 30 days

Can we replace fire with mechanical thinning in Southwest Colorado?

Forest ecologists argue prescribed burns are necessary even as they have caused blazes this spring

Bear Dance Fire sparks east of Ignacio; power cut to about 2,500 customers

Blaze torches about 20 acres of brush willow and cottonwood trees

Rep. Lauren Boebert criticizes Forest Service chief for pausing prescribed burns

Federal agency says decision will have minimal impact

Students displaced by fire hold prom at governor’s mansion

SANTA FE (AP) – The largest wildfire in New Mexico history wouldn’t stand in the way of a normal prom for Mora High School students. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham saw to that. Students laughed...

Scientists protect their homes from wildfire smoke, poor air quality

Preventive measures can limit impacts on health

Pre-evacuations lifted as firefighters control Durango’s Perins Peak Fire

County roads 206 and 208 are no longer under notice; crews secure northern edge of blaze

Firefighters gain upper hand on Perins Peak Fire, but weekend weather raises concern

‘The likelihood of it being a lightning-caused fire is slim to none,’ official says

Perins Peak Fire prompts pre-evacuation order; blaze estimated at 105 acres

Air resources diverted from Pagosa Springs

Photos: Perins Peak Fire starts west of Durango

Priceless seeds, sprouts key to West’s post-fire future

A New Mexico facility where researchers work to restore forests devastated by fires faced an almost cruelly ironic threat: The largest wildfire burning in the U.S. was fast approaching. Owen...

Firefighters aided by cool, cloudy weather in battle against Plumtaw Fire near Pagosa Springs

Blaze was 721 acres with 33% containment as of Monday