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SJMA seeks membership approval of candidates

By Susan Bryson Special to The SUN San Juan Mountains Association is seeking membership approval of the following candidates to serve as directors on the SJMA Board in 2013:  Ben…

Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers ice safety tips

At many higher elevations, ice has started to cover the reservoirs, rivers and ponds, attracting visitors to ice fish, ice skate, ice sail and enjoy other winter activities outdoors. The…

Agencies provide winter driving safety tips

By Patricia Demchak Billinger Special to The SUN In an effort to create a unified voice regarding winter safety tips, AAA, the American Red Cross, the Colorado Department of Transportation…

Free cross country ski clinics Saturday and Sunday

By James Dickhoff Special to The SUN Join the Pagosa Nordic Club Saturday for a free Learn to X-C Ski Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fall Creek…

Wolf Creek Ski Area ranked in top 10 by Forbes

Staff Writer Forbes Magazine last week placed Wolf Ski Resort in their “Top 10 Ski Resorts in the United States for 2013.” The author of the article, Christopher Steiner, explains…

Recap of a busy fire season in southwest Colorado

By Mark Stiles Supervisor, San Juan National Forest Special to The SUN As southwestern Colorado eagerly awaits snowfall, public land managers are contemplating the recent roller coaster of a fire…

New astronomy club formed: San Juan Stargazers

By Rena Gallant Special to The SUN On Nov. 15, interested parties were invited to attend the first meeting of the Pagosa Springs Astronomy Club. Twelve people came together to…

Pagosans, ranchers, businesses wait for snow

By Lindsey Bright Staff Writer “It needn’t be tinder, this juncture of the year, a cigarette second guessed from car to brush. The woods’ parchment is given to cracking and…

Birding 101: Session 4 set for Dec. 15

By Becky Herman Special to The SUN Becky Gillette, Audubon’s Southwest Regional Director, will present the last bird identification training session in preparation for Weminuche Audubon’s second annual Christmas Bird…

Is Pagosa Colorado’s best small ski town?

Best Colorado ski town. That could be the honor that Elevation Outdoors Magazine bestows on Pagosa Springs, if Pagosa Country receives enough votes. The Rocky Mountain outdoor lifestyle magazine is…