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Fourmile projects to receive $859K from Farm Bill

By Brandy Richardson Special to The SUN The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will receive $859,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand fuels…

Appraisal on county’s 82 acres lower than expected

Almost a year after the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners began efforts to sell the majority of the land it owns along U.S. 84 to Colorado Parks and Wildlife…

Gov. Hickenlooper names Don Brown as agriculture commissioner

By Christi Lightcap Special to The SUN Don Brown is now the commissioner of agriculture, replacing John Salazar, who recently retired after having served since 2011. “We are fortunate to…

Late winter the best time to prune trees

By Ryan Lockwood Special to The SUN Late winter, from mid-February until early March, is the best time to prune most trees. Trees are still dormant at this time of…

Deadline nearing for Camp Colorado applications

Deadline nearing for Camp Colorado applications

By Becky Herman Special to The SUN The Weminuche Audubon Society (WAS) is pleased to offer an opportunity for a Pagosa Springs High School junior to spend a week learning…

Public comment form, workshops now available

By Manda Walters Special to The SUN Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) seeks public input in the development of its 2015 strategic plan. CPW invites the public to workshops scheduled…

State forest service accepting seedling tree applications

By Ryan Cox Special to The SUN The Colorado State Forest Service, in conjunction with the San Juan Conservation District, is now accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis for…

Chimney Rock public input deadline March 1

Pagosa Springs District Ranger and Forest Service Resource Specialist Kevin Khung spoke to a group of concerned area residents on Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Ross Aragon Community Center about…

Variety of WinterFest activities on tap for this weekend

By Cheryl Bowdridge Special to The PREVIEW Although it feels like spring is in the air, it is time for a weekend full of WinterFest activities. Begin Friday night with…

Aerial survey shows spruce beetle activity escalating, mountain pine beetle declining

By Ryan Lockwood Special to The SUN The U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) recently released the results of the annual aerial forest health survey in Colorado.…