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Fire officials warn fire danger is high this dry winter

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN San Juan National Forest fire officials are warning that continued dry conditions in southwestern Colorado mean that fire danger is a concern. The…

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces new agency-wide integrated purchasing system

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is pleased to announce the arrival of a new integrated purchasing system, which will serve as…

San Juan Stargazers to share photos of the August eclipse, study pictures of comet crash

San Juan Stargazers to share photos of the August eclipse, study pictures of comet crash

By Joan Mieritz Special to The SUN The San Juan Stargazers will hold their regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 28, in the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center conference room, located…

The colder, the better: Ice rink hopes for earliest opening ever

The colder, the better: Ice rink hopes for earliest opening ever

By Natalie Carpenter Special to The SUN Volunteers working to form ice at the Pagosa Multi-Purpose Pavilion (PMP) are hoping for what they deem would be a Christmas miracle: Open…

Forest Service extends road closure dates

By Brandon Caley Special to The SUN Due to the unseasonably warm and dry weather we’ve been experiencing, the following roads which were scheduled to be closed on Dec. 15…

A Nap in a Tree

A Nap in a Tree

This bear cub was spotted feeding off a deer carcass and following it up with a nap in a tree in the Arboles area last week. Typically, bears are in…

Second Thoughts

Second Thoughts

This deer has second thoughts about crossing the San Juan River about 19 miles down Trujillo Road on Saturday. Area rivers and lakes have been freezing over due to recent colder…

Weminuche Audubon Society calling on Pagosa Springs community members

Weminuche Audubon Society calling on Pagosa Springs community members

By Keith Bruno Special to The SUN The Weminuche Audubon Society welcomes all local residents, visitors and bird enthusiasts to join the longest-running citizen science survey in the world, the…

Oklahomans allegedly poach elk in Archuleta County

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to press charges against two men who allegedly poached several elk in Archuleta County. The full…

Public comments sought on draft analysis for Pagosa District prescribed burning

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The San Juan National Forest is seeking public comments on a draft environmental assessment on a proposal for prescribed burning in ponderosa pine…