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Habitat Partnership Program grants available

By Mike Porras Special to The SUN Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Habitat Partnership Program (HPP) is now accepting applications for $500,000 in Habitat Improvement Grants to fund large-scale habitat projects…

Volunteers: The heart of Chimney Rock

Volunteers: The heart of Chimney Rock

By Nadia Werby Special to The PREVIEW There are over 80 friendly volunteers who are the heart of the Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA), a nonprofit 501(c)3, which operates the…

Snow Survey and Water Forecasting Program to continue snowpack measurement for 2015

By Petra Barnes Walker Special to The SUN Elise Boeke, acting state conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Colorado, recently announced the sustained maintenance and viability of…

A village and a lynx

A village  and a lynx

An analysis of the project’s potential impact While the Village at Wolf Creek land exchange decision announced two weeks ago is, in itself, contentious, another aspect of the land exchange…

Be smart, safe on your snowmobile this winter

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN Winter is settling in on Colorado and snowmobile season is starting. Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds snowmobilers to travel safely this…

New youth programs planned for Chimney Rock National Monument

By Nadia Werby Special to The SUN A teenage girl beats a drum, accompanying a Native American flute player as the full moon rises from behind the mountain peaks to…

Cross-country ski season gets underway

Cross-country ski season gets underway

By James Dickhoff Special to The SUN With fresh snow in the high country, the 2014-15 cross-country ski season begins. The Wolf Creek Ski Area has groomed 5km in the…

U.S. Forest Service releases 2015 dates for fee-free days

Special to The SUN The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites several times in 2015, beginning with Jan. 19, in honor of Martin…

Village land swap receives tentative green light

Village land swap receives tentative green light

Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor Dan Dallas has given a tentative green light to a land swap between the Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) and Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture (LMJV) that…

Students present research on Res Hill forest health

Students present research on Res Hill forest health

J. D. Kurz and nine students from his Pagosa Springs High School science class presented the results of research they did on the health of the Reservoir Hill forest at…