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Snowpack second lowest in state

Staff Writer Colorado SNOTEL issued an updated snowpack report for the state on May 13. According to that report, the region including the San Juan, Animas, Dolores and San Miguel…

Fire crews busy despite snow

Staff Writer Despite the late season snowy weather, area fire crews stayed busy Monday with both wildland and structure fires. At about 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, a call reported…

Woman bitten by bear while camping

Staff Writer An unidentified woman was attacked by a bear while camping on private property south of Pagosa Springs Saturday morning. Subsequent to the attack, the bear was tracked by…

Dooley

Dooley

Photo courtesy Pat Jackson Dooley, a peregrine falcon injured near Durango, will be the star of the show on May 24 at Navajo State Park, when Pat Jackson of St.…

Moonrise

Moonrise

SUN photo/Terri House As this week’s late-season snow moved out of the area, the moon, clouds and mountains provided a spectacular view, as seen from north of town. Daytime temps…

Additional roads open for the season

Staff Writer The following roads are now open for the season: • 012 —Blue Creek/664 — Big Branch. • 024 — Lefthand Canyon. • 629 — Turkey Springs, lower, middle…

Free personal-use fuelwood permits offered

By Brandon Caley Special to The SUN As part of a hazard tree mitigation project in the Blanco River Group Campground, the Pagosa Ranger District is offering free personal-use fuel…

Wolf Creek seeks comments on proposed project

By Nicole DeMarco Special to The SUN Last summer, Wolf Creek Ski Area removed the old Treasure lift and replaced it with Treasure Stoke, a high-speed, detachable quad that was…

Tick activity increases with the return of spring

By Claire Macpherson Special to The SUN Colorado residents who spend time outdoors this spring should avoid tick bites to prevent tick-borne illnesses. Colorado tick fever (CTF) is by far…

Making open burning safe burning

Staff Writer With spring now in full swing (despite last weekend’s snow), many Archuleta County property owners are kicking off their seasonal land maintenance work, including open burning. Property owners…