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Wolf Creek to kick off spring break with Spring Fling Race

By Tricia George Special to The SUN The recent epic powder and plentiful sunshine brought a large crowd to Wolf Creek to compete in a Fun Race Saturday, March 7.…

Fort Lewis to live stream spruce beetle epidemic presentation

By Mitch Davis Special to The SUN Fort Lewis College is hosting a San Juan National Forest presentation on the spruce beetle epidemic and its impact on Colorado forests. The…

Spring hunter education classes scheduled

By Don Volger Special to The SUN Spring hunter education classes in Pagosa Springs are scheduled for the following dates: • March 7 — Internet Conclusion Class, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.…

Pagosa Nordic to hold Spring QUAD Challenge Sunday

By James Dickhoff Special to The SUN The Pagosa Nordic Club is hosting the fourth annual Pagosa Nordic Spring QUAD Athletic Challenge this Sunday, March 8. The event was rescheduled…

USDA opens public comment period for Agricultural Conservation Easement Program interim final rule

By Justin Fritscher Special to The SUN Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting public comments on its interim final rule for the new…

Informational meeting on spruce beetle set

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The San Juan National Forest invites the public to an informational meeting, entitled “Meet the Beetles,” to learn about the biology of the…

San Juan Gobblers Chapter plans banquet, auction

By Bob Curvey Special to The SUN The San Juan Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will hold its 18th annual banquet and auction at the Ross…

Appraisal on county’s 82 acres lower than expected

Almost a year after the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners began efforts to sell the majority of the land it owns along U.S. 84 to Colorado Parks and Wildlife…

Gov. Hickenlooper names Don Brown as agriculture commissioner

By Christi Lightcap Special to The SUN Don Brown is now the commissioner of agriculture, replacing John Salazar, who recently retired after having served since 2011. “We are fortunate to…

Late winter the best time to prune trees

By Ryan Lockwood Special to The SUN Late winter, from mid-February until early March, is the best time to prune most trees. Trees are still dormant at this time of…