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Landowners can order trees and shrubs

By Cynthia Purcell Special to The SUN The San Juan Conservation District is taking orders for seedling trees and shrubs to be planted especially for conservation planting, shelter belts, reforestation…

Trails groomed, ready for snowmobilers, skiers

Trails groomed, ready for snowmobilers, skiers

Staff Writer Winter has set in, and many Pagosans and visitors have taken to the slopes. However, not everyone prefers chairlifts at a designated ski area. Some don’t desire the…

Pagosa Youth Archery Program offers four classes

By Jeff Dysinger Special to The SUN Pagosa Youth Archery Program is now in its third year. Since its inception, the class has had over 70 youth participate, and currently…

SJMA seeks membership approval of candidates

By Susan Bryson Special to The SUN San Juan Mountains Association is seeking membership approval of the following candidates to serve as directors on the SJMA Board in 2013:  Ben…

Warehouse stores seed for Western Slope

To aid in the restoration of wild landscapes on the Western Slope, Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently completed construction of a specialized warehouse where seeds of native plants will be…

Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers ice safety tips

At many higher elevations, ice has started to cover the reservoirs, rivers and ponds, attracting visitors to ice fish, ice skate, ice sail and enjoy other winter activities outdoors. The…

Winter forces forest road closures

Staff Writer With last weekend’s dumping of snow, winter has officially begun in Pagosa Country and, with it, winter driving conditions and restrictions in the forest have taken center stage.…

Agencies provide winter driving safety tips

By Patricia Demchak Billinger Special to The SUN In an effort to create a unified voice regarding winter safety tips, AAA, the American Red Cross, the Colorado Department of Transportation…

Forest Service seeks small businesses to provide support to firefighting efforts

The U.S. Forest Service and Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center are looking for area small businesses interested in providing equipment, supplies and/or food services to support wild-land firefighting efforts. Small…

USFS report forecasts natural resource management trends

A comprehensive U.S. Forest Service report released Tuesday examines the ways expanding populations, increased urbanization, and changing land-use patterns could profoundly impact natural resources, including water supplies, nationwide during the…