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Prescribed burns planned for Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa and Washington Flats areas

Prescribed burns planned for Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa and Washington Flats areas

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The Pagosa Ranger District plans to burn approximately 800 acres in the Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa areas beginning the week of Sept 19. The…

Turkey Springs prescribed burn to start at 10 a.m. today

The Pagosa Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn in the Turkey Springs area today beginning at 10 a.m., weather permitting. Approximately 325 acres of ponderosa pine and oak will…

Forest Service firefighting crews will begin black-lining perimeter of prescribed burn this morning

By Ann Bond U.S. Forest Service firefighting crews will begin black-lining the perimeter of the Pargin Prescribed Burn this morning in the HD Mountains south of U.S.  160. Prescribed burning…

Vehicle-access restriction in place at Navajo State Park

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN Visitors to Navajo State Park are no longer allowed to drive their vehicles to the water at Arboles Point. Visitors can…

Colorado Parks and Wildlife introduces bear-aware videos

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) announces the release of four bear-aware videos to educate the public about how to deal with…

Chimney Rock announces September events; special presentation by Susan C. Ryan

Chimney Rock announces September events; special presentation by Susan C. Ryan

By Nadia Werby Special to The SUN Chimney Rock National Monument’s 2016 season is winding to an end, but there is still time to visit this spectacular monument where the…

National forest gets by with a little help from its friends

National forest gets by with a little help from its friends

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN Thanks to local partners and a pack string of giant mules, the San Juan National Forest (SJNF) recently elevated a section of the…

Human remains found off Mill Creek Road identified

Human  remains  found off  Mill Creek  Road  identified

Human remains were found by the U.S. Forest Service in an area off of Mill Creek Road on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The full version of this story is available in…

Public input sought for proposed ski area lift project

By Mike Blakeman Special to The SUN The Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) is inviting public input on an environmental analysis to construct the Meadow Lift and associated facilities on…

Forest Service to offer ‘For the Love of Mushrooms’ walk on Aug. 30

By Brandon Caley Special to The SUN One of the many benefits of summer rains in Pagosa Country is the emergence of a wide variety of mushrooms in the San…