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Hunter fails to identify target and kills a moose instead of an elk near Silverton

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN In a mistake that occurs occasionally during Colorado’s big-game hunting seasons, a hunter accidentally shot a moose that he mistook for…

Hunter rescued after injury

Hunter rescued after injury

A hunter in the Valle Seco area sustained a “fairly bad” cut and had to be driven out by search and rescue volunteers, emergency management personnel and, finally, by ambulance…

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 great blue heron. As far as birds go, great blue herons are somewhat…

Pile burns planned for Pagosa Ranger District

Special to The SUN The Pagosa Ranger District is planning to burn slash piles in the Turkey Springs, Echo Canyon, Lower Piedra Campground and Cabezon Canyon areas beginning this month.…

Public comment sought on chronic wasting disease management plan

By Travis Duncan Special to The SUN From Oct. 1-31, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is asking for interested individuals to review and comment on the chronic wasting disease (CWD)…

Mountain bike team races in Colorado State Championship in Durango

Mountain bike team races in Colorado State Championship in Durango

By Amanda Gadomski Special to The SUN DUST2 was proud to have five athletes go to Colorado State Championships in Durango in their first year of being part of the…

Sand Bench: Public comments sought on draft analysis for vegetation management project

Special to The SUN The San Juan National Forest Pagosa Ranger District is seeking public comments on a draft environmental assessment for the Sand Bench vegetation management project in Hinsdale…

Can-do group partners to tackle trails issue head-on

Can-do group partners to  tackle trails issue head-on

By Lisa Nelson Special to The SUN It takes a village, or rather a town like Pagosa Springs, to pull together the resources needed to help keep trails open on…

Pagosa Ranger District front desk services limited during remodel

By Brandon Caley Special to The SUN The Pagosa Ranger District office at 180 Pagosa St. will undertake a remodel from Oct. 29 through March 30, 2019. The Ranger station…

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 American crow. Crows are among the most common birds in our area and,…