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Chimney Rock National Monument to begin small-group special programs in July

By Nadia Werby Chimney Rock Interpretive Association There is so much to learn and experience at Chimney Rock National Monument. In July, Chimney Rock will be offering small-group special programs…

Sand Creek Fire estimated size at 71 acres, closure order issued

Sand Creek Fire estimated size at 71 acres, closure order issued

By Chris Mannara and Randi Pierce Staff Writer A fire located 21 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs is still burning slowly, according to a Wednesday morning email from the San…

Forest restoration work underway on Jackson Mountain

By John Finefrock Staff Writer Work to improve forest health on Jackson Mountain is currently underway and is expected to continue into the winter months. Jackson Mountain is located on…

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 vesper sparrow. In many religious traditions, vespers are prayers of thanksgiving recited or…

DUST2 announces Treasure Mountain Forest Service Partnership Project: Installing critical switchbacks

DUST2 Whether you hike, bike or ride a horse, please join DUST2 for a four-day trail building/restoration partnership project led by Tyler Albers, Trails and Wilderness, San Juan National Forest,…

Navajo State Park receives $8,830 GOCO grant for watercraft decontamination system

By Lauren Lecy Great Outdoors Colorado The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) board awarded a $8,830 grant to Navajo State Park and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to install an on-demand…

Chromo Wildlife

Chromo Wildlife

A cow elk watches over several calf elk in the Chromo area this past week. Travelers are encouraged to watch for young wildlife on the roadways as there are plenty…

Personal-use firewood and rock permits offered with free-use permits

By Esther Godson San Juan National Forest The San Juan National Forest is extending its availability of free permits for personal-use firewood cutting to the general public through Sept. 30.…

Lightning ignites fires on Pagosa Ranger District

Lightning ignites fires on Pagosa Ranger District

By Chris Mannara Staff Writer Four small fires were started within the San Juan National Forest’s Pagosa Ranger District due to a lightning storm on June 13. According to an…

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 snowy egret. This is another bird whose beauty nearly caused its extinction. In…