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Monday, 15 June 2020 11:57


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The vegetation in Conejos County is finally starting to turn green.  We have had some rain and hope for a lot more.  With this in mind Conejos County Sheriff Garth Crowther is lifting the fire ban effective June 13, 2020.  Please remember that on a “RED FLAG” day the ban automatically goes back into effect on that day.  Under County ordinance it is illegal to burn or have a fire on those days.  There is a $250.00 fine for violating the ordinance.   Please under stand that the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management fire bans are still in effect.  You can not have a fire on federal land at this time.  Sheriff Crowther asks that you be very careful when burning, do not leave a fire unattended at any time.  You can check for red flag conditions for the San Luis Valley on the National Weather Service website or google red flag conditions for the San Luis Valley.  Red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly.  A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.  Please be careful and have that hot dog roast with your kids.  It is an honor to serve as your Conejos County Sheriff.

Sheriff Garth Crowther

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