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Prescribed burns planned for Pagosa Ranger District

By Gretchen Fitzgerald Special to The SUN The Pagosa Ranger District is planning to conduct several prescribed burns on national forest near Pagosa Springs. The burn units are located in…

Horse Fire area closure lifted

By Gretchen Fitzgerald Special to The SUN The closure area for the Horse Fire has been lifted and all trails and roads are open. Many hazards still exist in the…

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 white-crowned sparrow. Determining the species of a sparrow can be a challenging task.…

Unique cutthroat trout discovered in Southwest Colorado

Unique cutthroat trout discovered  in Southwest Colorado

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) biologists have discovered a unique genetic lineage of the Colorado River cutthroat trout in Southwest Colorado…

Wyoming community naturalist to speak at Audubon meeting

By Becky Herman Special to The SUN The Weminuche Audubon Society will hold its chapter membership meeting on Friday, Sept. 14, at the Community United Methodist Church at 434 Lewis…

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 cedar waxwing. The year’s first glance of a cedar waxwing leaves a silky…

Forest Service seeking public input on proposed pipeline, gas well project

The San Juan National Forest is currently accepting public comment concerning a proposed development of existing Fruitland coalbed natural gas leases in the Fosset Gulch area. The full version of…

Prescribed burning planned for Saul’s Creek, Yellow Jacket and Vallecito-Piedra areas beginning Sept. 8

By Gretchen Fitzgerald Special to The SUN It has been a couple of long, hot months filled with smoke for southwestern Colorado. Now, as the autumn months approach and the…

Native cutthroat trout reintroduction program coming to Wolf Creek Pass

Native cutthroat trout reintroduction program coming to Wolf Creek Pass

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is continuing its work to make southwest Colorado a center for native cutthroat trout restoration. The…

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 turkey vulture. These large birds are commonly seen in the sky soaring or…

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