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Four Mile Ranch seeking volunteer educators for fall programs

By Keith Bruno Special to The SUN Are you interested in sharing your love for the natural world with the youth of Pagosa Springs? For over 10 years, Audubon Rockies…

September events announced for Chimney Rock National Monument

By Nadia Werby Special to The SUN Summer is almost over, but there’s still time to enjoy Chimney Rock National Monument. Trained volunteer interpretive guides will bring this beautiful site…

Horse Fire poses no threat to private property or structures

Currently, the Horse Fire that is located 2 miles northwest of Devil Mountain is three to five acres in size, according to Pagosa Ranger District (PRD) Assistant Fire Management Officer…

Bear-proofing your home helps protect Colorado’s bears

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN As if bears weren’t already known for their insatiable hunger, the end of summer triggers an instinctual need to pack on…

Rio Grande National Forest plans to fell dead trees by Spruce Lakes

By Mike Blakeman Special to The SUN Spruce Lakes will be closed to camping and visitation from Sept. 6 through Sept. 12 while the Rio Grande National Forest fells trees…

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 western grebe. Elegant is an adjective commonly applied to the western grebe. Both…

Crews suppressing Miner Park Fire on Pagosa Ranger District

The Miner Park Fire is a lightning-started fire burning near the Weminuche Trail, approximately 3 miles northwest of Williams Reservoir. The full version of this story is available in the…

Audubon Rockies seeks Four Mile Ranch Nature Program volunteers

By Keith Bruno Special to The SUN Four Mile Ranch environmental education programs have provided Pagosa youth a window into the natural world for over 10 years. Only a few…

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 yellow warbler. The yellow warbler is one of the most colorful and widely…

Join Saturday geology walk to Ice Cave Ridge

By Rick Stinchfield Special to The SUN The Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest attracts people from all over the world who come to enjoy the beauty…