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Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approves license, camping, park fee changes

Special to The SUN The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission voted Nov. 15 to approve increases to hunting and fishing licenses, camping and daily and annual park pass fees.…

Durango Wolf Symposium: Is there a future for wolves in Colorado?

By Kim Piper Bartasavich Special to The SUN The Fort Lewis College Department of Biology is hosting the free, open-to-the-public Durango Wolf Symposium at the Fort Lewis College Student Life…

Weminuche Wilderness Bighorn sheep research project to begin

Weminuche Wilderness Bighorn sheep research project to begin

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN To gain a better understanding of wild Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in the Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and…

Free 2018 Christmas tree permits available to Every Kid in a Park pass holders

By Brandon Caley Special to The SUN For the third year, the Pagosa Ranger District will issue a free Christmas tree permit for fourth-graders with a 2018-2019 Every Kid in…

San Juan National Forest Christmas tree permits on sale

Special to The SUN Christmas tree permits, which allow you to cut your own Christmas tree, are n2.5ow on sale for $8 at San Juan National Forest offices and selected…

Christmas Bird Count 2018: It’s the Year of the Bird and we need your help

By Keith Bruno Special to The SUN Please join efforts for the longest-running citizen science survey in the world. The Weminuche Audubon Society (WAS) and Audubon Rockies humbly request your…

Bird of the Week

Bird of the Week

This week’s Bird of the Week, compliments of the Weminuche Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies, is the dark-eyed junco. Recent snow at higher elevations has chased this member of the…

Animals on the Move

Animals on the Move

Animals are on the move in Pagosa Country, including the area’s elk population. With wildlife on the move, motorists are urged to use extra caution. Follow these topics: Outdoors…

Leucistic Deer

Leucistic Deer

This leucistic deer was spotted on a private ranch in southwestern Archuleta County over the weekend. Leucism is a partial loss of pigmentation caused by a genetic mutation that can…

CPW offering veterans, active-duty military free park admission Nov. 11

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will honor all veterans and active-duty members of the U.S. military, military reserve and National Guard…