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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 dark-eyed junco. Recent snow at higher elevations has chased this member of the…

Animals on the Move

Animals on the Move

Animals are on the move in Pagosa Country, including the area’s elk population. With wildlife on the move, motorists are urged to use extra caution. Follow these topics: Outdoors…

Leucistic Deer

Leucistic Deer

This leucistic deer was spotted on a private ranch in southwestern Archuleta County over the weekend. Leucism is a partial loss of pigmentation caused by a genetic mutation that can…

CPW offering veterans, active-duty military free park admission Nov. 11

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will honor all veterans and active-duty members of the U.S. military, military reserve and National Guard…

Motorists urged to watch for increased wildlife activity at dusk

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN As fall and winter progress, deer will continue to move to lower elevations in search of food and water sources. Motorists…

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 American coot. Strolling by the cattails of our nearby lakes, you might see…

Kokanee salmon giveaway scheduled at Nighthorse Reservoir

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will be giving away kokanee salmon Nov. 2, 9 and 16 at the boat ramp at…

Hunter fails to identify target and kills a moose instead of an elk near Silverton

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN In a mistake that occurs occasionally during Colorado’s big-game hunting seasons, a hunter accidentally shot a moose that he mistook for…

Hunter rescued after injury

Hunter rescued after injury

A hunter in the Valle Seco area sustained a “fairly bad” cut and had to be driven out by search and rescue volunteers, emergency management personnel and, finally, by ambulance…

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 great blue heron. As far as birds go, great blue herons are somewhat…

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