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Bears are on the move, remember to be ‘bear aware’

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN Bears are on the move throughout Colorado, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) offers a reminder that by taking some simple…

Local filmmaker to appear at Weminuche Audubon Society July meeting

Local filmmaker to appear at Weminuche Audubon Society July meeting

By Becky Herman Special to The SUN The Weminuche Audubon Society (WAS) is pleased to announce that Darryl Saffer, a local resident and a filmmaker/composer, will present the society’s July…

Guided hike at Ice Cave Ridge and medicinal plant walk offered

By Brandon Caley Special to The SUN Have you ever wondered what those strange cracks were on Ice Cave Ridge? Take a pleasant walk on Saturday, July 13, from 9…

Group of locals argues for Forest Service road to be kept open

At the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners’ meeting on June 18, a group of homeowners requested that a road closed by the U.S. Forest Service be reopened to the…

Mountain lion

Mountain lion

Can you spot the mountain lion? Dogs treed this lion on July 4 approximately 1.5 miles in from Gate 3 on the Turkey Springs Trail. Locals have also reported lion…

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 cordilleran flycatcher. This migrant songbird inhabits the Rocky Mountain region of North America…

‘Un-bear-lievable Bears!’ program at the library July 9

By Brandon Caley Special to The SUN Join Ranger Brandon from the U.S. Forest Service as we explore the day in the life of the black bear with nature-themed books…

A rare glimpse into Native American culture: Stories at Sunset at Chimney Rock National Monument

A rare glimpse into Native American culture: Stories at Sunset at Chimney Rock National Monument

By Nadia Werby Special to The SUN Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is proud to present the Stories at Sunset program on Monday, July 8. At this special program, which…

Venturing Crew 612 attends National Youth Leadership Training

Venturing Crew 612 attends National Youth Leadership Training

By John Moore Special to The SUN While many high school students were enjoying their first week of summer vacation, several young men and women from Pagosa Springs Venturing Crew…

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 blue-gray gnatcatcher. These energetic little songbirds, weighing in at less than an ounce,…