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Wolf Creek Ski Area seeking boundary expansion approval

With the current ski season winding down and Wolf Creek Ski Area (WCSA) tentatively slated to close April 3, most people will transition their thinking to summer activities until next…

Carrying forward lessons in water management

By John Porter Special to The SUN Created in 1941 by the Colorado General Assembly, the Southwestern Water Conservation District (SWCD) encompasses Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan, San…

GECKO scholarship recipients recognized

GECKO scholarship recipients recognized

By Stewart Bellina Special to The SUN The local nonprofit GECKO (Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors) held its annual scholarship dinner on Wednesday night. The event recognizes students…

Easter activities planned for Wolf Creek Ski Area

Easter activities planned for Wolf Creek Ski Area

Special to The SUN Another race in Wolf Creek Ski Area’s Fun Race Series was held Sunday, March 20. The fastest time of the day went to Ian Roth, of…

Spring prescribed burns planned in April for Pagosa Ranger District

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The San Juan National Forest plans to conduct prescribed burning in April in two areas of the Pagosa Ranger District. The burn operations…

San Juan Stargazers set to study the Virgo supercluster of galaxies

By Joan Mieritz Special to The SUN The San Juan Stargazers will hold their regular educational meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, in the Pagosa Springs Visitor Center…

San Juan National Forest to host public meeting on spruce fir science and ecology

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The San Juan National Forest invites the public to an informational meeting entitled, “What Does the Future Hold for Spruce Fir Forests?” The…

Spruce beetle running out of room in Rio Grande National Forest

Special to The SUN The spruce beetle infestation grew about 34,000 acres on the Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) in 2015, as detected by the forest health aerial survey. A…

Women’s Shooting Sports Workshop set for June 10-12

By Natalie Woodruff Special to The SUN The 2016 Women’s Shooting Sports Workshop has been scheduled for the weekend of June 10-12. On Friday, June 10, 60 ladies will meet,…

Winter Outdoor Learning Fund awards scholarships

Winter Outdoor Learning Fund awards scholarships

By Lena Lander Special to The SUN The goal of the Winter Outdoor Learning Fund is to provide two scholarships to locals for avalanche or wilderness medicine education. Due to…