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Compensation available for landowners to protect forestlands

By Ryan Lockwood Special to The SUN Colorado landowners who want to protect environmentally valuable private forest areas that could someday be threatened by development or conversion to other non-forest…

Abert’s Squirrel

Abert’s Squirrel

No, it wasn’t a crash landing or a run-in with a vehicle, just another hot summer day. This Abert’s squirrel has found a clever way to cool off in a…

Bridging the Divide: Growing from the ashes

By Laurel Sebastian Special to The SUN Join local forest and fire experts to learn about wildland fire management, explore the impacts and recovery from the West Fork and Million…

Weminuche Audubon Society to host chapter membership meeting

By Becky Herman Special to The SUN The Weminuche Audubon Society (WAS) will host a chapter membership meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Community United Methodist…

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 Say’s phoebe. This slender flycatcher is a little larger than a sparrow but…

Two bats test positive for rabies in La Plata County

By Claire Ninde Special to The SUN San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reports that two bats have tested positive for rabies over the past month in La Plata County.…

New Stories at Sunset Program at Chimney Rock National Monument

New Stories at Sunset Program at Chimney Rock National Monument

By Nadia Werby Special to The SUN The Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is proud to present the new Stories at Sunset Program at Chimney Rock National Monument on Tuesday,…

August events at Chimney Rock National Monument

By Nadia Werby Special to The SUN Get a rare view into an ancient world at Chimney Rock National Monument. View the stars, the full moon or take a tour…

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 peregrine falcon. This falcon is around 15-20 inches long, with pointed wings and…

Celebrate Colorado Day with free park admission on Aug. 6

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will celebrate Colorado Day on Monday, Aug. 6, by offering free entrance at all 41 state…