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Chimney Rock: first season as a national monument

Staff Writer The Chimney Rock 2013 season officially kicks off on May 15. This is the first year the archaeological site is operating as a National Monument. With the new…

Elk Foundation chapter to hold banquet, fund-raiser

By Anthony Garcia Special to The SUN If you enjoy a good time and the outdoors, you won’t want to miss the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) San Juan Chapter’s…

Agencies plan guided tour of area forest

Staff Writer The San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership (SJHFHP) is partnering with organizations including Firewise Southwest Colorado, the Mountain Studies Institute, and the U.S. Forest Service to offer a…

Know your national Weather Service warning system

By Jim Pringle Special to The SUN The National Weather Service sees the potential for severe weather, and a stream of weather information flows from our forecast offices to you.…

Enter the World of the Ancient benefit dinner

By Cherlyn Gwin Special to The SUN America’s newest National Monument is in Pagosa Springs’ backyard, and we are ready to celebrate. Join the volunteers and staff of Chimney Rock…

Staff at Navajo Reservoir prepares for dry summer

Staff at Navajo Reservoir prepares for dry summer

Staff Writer “If I remember my Shakespeare correctly, there is a line from Henry IV that goes, ‘don’t shoot the messenger,’” said Nigel Travis, marine manager at Navajo State Park…

Colorado birders welcome arrival of feathered friends

By Michael Seraphin Special to The SUN Birdwatchers, or “birders” as they prefer to be called these days, are heading outdoors in droves to celebrate spring and the return of…

Volunteer opportunities at Chimney Rock National Monument

Volunteer opportunities at Chimney Rock National Monument

By John Gwin Special to The SUN More than 70 CRIA volunteers participated in Chimney Rock Interpretive Association’s annual two-day training at the PLPOA Clubhouse, April 19-20. The first half-day…

Bears are out: Be bear aware this summer

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Black bears have emerged from their winter dens and it’s time for Colorado residents to take precautions to help keep bears wild. Because of dry conditions…

When thunder roars, go indoors

By Jim Pringle National Weather Service Thunderstorms produce some of the most dangerous weather on earth, including tornadoes, flash floods, large hail and destructive straight-line winds. However, the most dangerous…