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Bird of the Week

Bird of the Week

This week’s Bird of the Week, compliments of the Weminuche Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies, is the ash-throated flycatcher. This flycatcher, myiarchus cinerascens, is a passerine, the largest order of…

Loan program helps mitigate economic impacts to forest products businesses

By Teddy Parker-Renga Colorado State Forest Service The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) and its economic development partners with the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments are providing loans to…

Steve Lekson to give virtual presentation on ‘Chaco, North of the San Juans’ Thursday, July 16

By Nadia Werby Chimney Rock Interpretive Association Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) hosts a free lecture series five times a year to offer the opportunity for the public and CRIA…

Bird of the Week

Bird of the Week

This week’s bird of the week, compliments of the Weminuche Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies, is the western bluebird. The western bluebird is a small thrush, about 7 inches long.…

Firefighters continue monitoring Sand Creek Fire

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer The Sand Creek Fire, located 21 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, in the Piedra Special Management Area, had burned 88 acres as of late Wednesday…

Local fire groups outline conditions, ask for money

By John Finefrock Staff Writer Staff from Wildfire Adapted Partnership (WAP) and the San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership (SJHFHP) outlined local fire dynamics to the county commissioners at their…

Williams Creek Reservoir

Williams Creek Reservoir

Williams Creek Reservoir glistens in the sun last weekend. The reservoir is located about an hour from downtown Pagosa Springs via Piedra Road and is just over the Archuleta County…

Hitchhiker

Hitchhiker

This young bear attempts to take on the role of hitchhiker. Window washer Scott Bradford was working at a house on Terry Robinson Road last week, and when he returned…

Tree watering necessary during drought conditions

By Teddy Parker-Renga Colorado State Forest Service Despite occasional showers in certain areas of southern Colorado, persistent drought conditions have parched the soil over much of the southern part of…

Bird of the Week

Bird of the Week

This week’s Bird of the Week, compliments of the Weminuche Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies, is the gray catbird. Named for its cat-like “mew” calls made while hiding deep within…

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