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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 American wigeon. The American wigeon is a fairly common dabbling duck species for…

Resources reduce risk of high-intensity, large-scale wildfire

By Aaron Kimple Special to The SUN Southwest Colorado and Northern New Mexico offer an expanse of recreational opportunities and beautiful vistas. We are drawn to this area because of…

Late winter the best time to prune trees

By Ryan Lockwood Special to The SUN Late winter, from mid-February through early March, is the best time to prune most trees. Trees are still dormant at this time of…

Pagosa students get out and contribute to citizen science on ‘Science on Snow Day’

Pagosa students get out and contribute to citizen science on ‘Science on Snow Day’

By Keith Bruno Special to The SUN The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) enlists the help of citizens all over the world. Without the numbers of “professional” bird biologists on…

Make a difference on our backcountry trails by attending BigGame Forever banquet

By Stacy Boone Special to The SUN Save the date — March 10. Be involved in making a difference on our local trails. As you know, the beetle infestation of…

Chimney Rock Open House

Chimney Rock  Open House

Members of the Chimney Rock Interpretive Association held a public event at Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library on Feb. 16, in order to educate the public on various volunteer positions…

DUST2 and Wolf Creek Trailblazers partner on 2018 Fat Bike Race

DUST2 and Wolf Creek Trailblazers partner on 2018 Fat Bike Race

By Annie Sewell Special to The SUN It’s been a dry year in the south San Juan Mountains, forcing snow sport enthusiasts to cozy up and get creative in search…

Coffee with a Ranger event Feb. 23

By Brandon Caley Special to The SUN Start your day off by having coffee or tea at the Pagosa Ranger District on Feb. 23. Enjoy an informal conversation with the…

Volunteers needed at Chimney Rock National Monument

Volunteers needed at Chimney Rock National Monument

By Nadia Werby Special to The PREVIEW It takes more than 80 volunteers to operate the interpretive program at Chimney Rock National Monument. While there are paid staff members, it…

Colo. 151, U.S. 160 overpass considered for elk and deer migration

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN Highway underpasses and overpasses built for wildlife are significantly reducing the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions on roadways throughout Colorado. The full…