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Lightning Safety Awareness Week: When thunder roars, go indoors

Special to The SUN Lightning kills over 50 people in the U.S. each year and inflicts life-long debilitating injuries on hundreds more. Florida is the “thunderstorm capital” of the U.S.,…

Officers focus on boating under the influence during Operation Dry Water

By Jennifer Churchill Special to The SUN Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 27-29 as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce…

Snowpack: second-lowest level in state

Staff Writer A summation of the final snowpack numbers for the season was presented by Joe Crabb with the Colorado Division of Water Resources (DWR) to the San Juan Water…

Fire mitigation rebate program

Staff Writer FireWise of Southwest Colorado is offering a Chipper Rental Rebate Program to encourage residents to get serious about wildfire mitigation around their homes. The program, running now through…

Pagosa Compost project seeking volunteers

By Melissa McDonald Special to The SUN The recently formed Pagosa Compost committee has set up a successful composting operation behind the county Extension building. They began with food scrap…

Park offers beginning archery classes for kids

By Joe Lewandowski Special to The SUN Navajo State Park will hold beginning archery classes for kids, ages 6-12, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 22, at the…

Local species listed as endangered

Staff Writer The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially determined Monday that the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse is in danger of going extinct, granting it protection under the Endangered…

Mulch your garden, support your community

By Aaron Kimple Special to The SUN Temperatures are up, streams are running and plants are starting to leaf out. You have begun to dress up the yard for the…

Fishing Derby

Fishing Derby

SUN photo/Shanti Johnson Hoping for a good catch, participants in the Pagosa Lakes Kids Fishing Derby enjoy perfect weather conditions on Saturday.   Follow these topics: Outdoors…

Turkey Track Trail Race

Turkey Track Trail Race

By Kirsten Le Roux Special to The SUN GECKO’s first marquee race for the season came and went Saturday in brilliant summer sunshine. Between the four race distances (marathon, half…