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Wildfire preparedness: creating defensible space

By John Gilbert Special to The SUN Every year, close to 75,000 natural and human-caused wildfires occur, affecting nearly 7 million acres in the U.S. From 2000 to 2008, an…

Presentation by author Marcy Houle at May 15 CRIA potluck

By Nadia Werby Special to The SUN Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is proud to announce a special presentation titled “The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock: A Tale of Despair…

Forest Service road openings

The following Forest Service roads are listed as open as of May 4: • Castle Creek to Opal Lake (trailhead) -— No. 660. • Devil Mountain — No. 626. •…

National park tourism in Colorado creates economic benefit

By James Doyle Special to The SUN A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 6,031,876 visitors to national parks in Colorado in 2014 spent $374.4 million in…

Forest Service to host Migratory Bird Day

By Brandon Caley Special to The SUN The Pagosa Ranger District will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) on Saturday, May 9, by offering a morning bird hike and afternoon…

San Juan Outdoor Club welcomes new members

San Juan Outdoor Club welcomes new members

By Steven Earle Special to The SUN Now that Spring has arrived, the San Juan Outdoor Club is looking forward to hosting another full season of hiking and other exciting…

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to meet May 5-6 in Grand Junction

By Manda Walters Special to The SUN The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will meet May 5 and 6 at Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction. The meeting begins…

Hunter education Internet conclusion course offered

By Don Volger Special to The SUN The conclusion class for hunter education will be Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Ross Aragon Community Center…

Fuels reduction project flagged in Turkey Springs area

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The San Juan National Forest Pagosa Ranger District has flagged the boundaries for a hazardous fuels reduction project in the Turkey Springs and…

Forest Service road openings

The following forest service roads were listed as open as of April 21: • Blanco River — No. 656. • East Fork — No. 667, open until snow. • East…