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Some area roads reopen for public use, Archuleta Creek access road closed due to extreme runoff

By Brandon Caley Special to The SUN Archuleta Creek access road No. 618 is closed due to extreme runoff. Stollsteimer creek is flowing heavily, causing the road to be impassible…

Native trout once believed to be extinct being repopulated around Pagosa Springs

By John Finefrock Staff Writer The San Juan cutthroat trout, a fish native to the San Juan Watershed and once thought to be extinct, will be reintroduced to the area…

Navajo River Road

Navajo River Road

Thanks to recent warmer temperatures, the snow is melting rapidly along Navajo River Road in Chromo. Follow these topics: News, Outdoors, Water…

Register today for Chimney Rock National Monument volunteer training

By Nadia Werby Special to The SUN The Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) invites community members to join us for the free annual CRIA Volunteer Training on Friday, April 26,…

Prescribed burning planned in Pagosa Ranger District

Special to The SUN The Pagosa Ranger District in San Juan National Forest is planning to conduct several prescribed burns near Pagosa Springs. Burning operations will take place over several…

Weminuche Audubon to celebrate bats

By Jean Zirnhelt Special to The SUN Join the Weminuche Audubon Society for its April meeting on Wednesday, April 17, at 6 p.m., at the Methodist Church on Lewis Street.…

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 cinnamon teal. The cinnamon teal (spatula cyanoptera), is a small, crow-sized, dabbling duck…

Spring weather brings the reminder to be bear aware in Colorado

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN The official start to spring brings the annual reminder from Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) that bears are emerging from their…

Meeting to discuss new San Juan cutthroat trout management

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN Management plans for a new pure genetic strain of cutthroat trout will be discussed at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on…

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 common raven. The subject of many legends and fables, the raven may very…