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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.…

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…

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…

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…

Free cross country ski clinics Saturday and Sunday

By James Dickhoff Special to The SUN Join the Pagosa Nordic Club Saturday for a free Learn to X-C Ski Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fall Creek…

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to initiate status review for endangered species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has announced the initiation of a status review under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei)…

Wolf Creek Ski Area ranked in top 10 by Forbes

Staff Writer Forbes Magazine last week placed Wolf Ski Resort in their “Top 10 Ski Resorts in the United States for 2013.” The author of the article, Christopher Steiner, explains…

Recap of a busy fire season in southwest Colorado

By Mark Stiles Supervisor, San Juan National Forest Special to The SUN As southwestern Colorado eagerly awaits snowfall, public land managers are contemplating the recent roller coaster of a fire…