Los Pinos Fire Protection District

Los Pinos postpones May vote to increase mill levy

The Los Pinos Fire Protection District board of directors unanimously voted Thursday to postpone the district’s tax increase effort because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The fire district board decided...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos fire chief signs disaster declaration in response to COVID-19

Los Pinos Fire Protection District signed a local disaster emergency declaration Thursday in response to the spread of COVID-19 through Colorado. The 325-mile district has cut staffing for several...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos Fire places a tax increase measure on May 5 ballot

Residents of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District will face a tax increase ballot question May 5, in which voters must decide whether to increase their own property taxes to support the district....

DATE: March 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos Fire solicits feedback on possible tax increase

IGNACIO – The Los Pinos Fire Protection District took steps toward a possible tax increase ballot measure by meeting this week with key stakeholders. The fire district has not yet decided whether...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Year’s fire near Oxford destroys home

A fire on New Year’s Day destroyed a mobile home near Oxford and displaced its sole occupant. No injuries were reported. Los Pinos Fire Protection District responded to the fire, in the 5000 block...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire breaks out at mobile home northeast of Durango

A mobile home received significant damage Sunday night in a fire that broke out northeast of Durango, according to Durango Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Karola Hanks. Fire crews received a...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos fire district approaches financial cliff

In early September, Los Pinos Fire Protection District saved a burning house with just four crew members. They had no relief crew at the scene – no secondary crew to answer other calls in the area....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos hires former Durango captain to start volunteer program

IGNACIO – When Greg Childress stopped by a fire academy in Florida to pick up an application, he didn’t know what an “EMT” was, but he thought he might find an interesting job. The decision...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine or Los Pinos name is well rooted in history

La Plata County geography can be so confusing. For example, there’s the Los Pinos Fire Protection District but also the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District. Are the Los Pinos and the Pine the...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

Fire danger rears its head, with red flag warning issued for Southwest Colorado

Despite heavy snowpack this winter and a wet spring, conditions in Southwest Colorado can change on a dime: The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for much of La Plata and...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire board recall petition misses deadline

A petition to recall the five members of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District board was not turned in to the La Plata County Clerk and Recorder’s Office by its 4 p.m. deadline on Monday. “I...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Petitions being circulated to recall Los Pinos Fire board members

Members of a committee to recall all five board members of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District have held four public meetings this week in Ignacio and Arboles to inform residents of their...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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