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Participate in preserving the past for the future: Raffle for the Rocks

By Nadia Werby Special to The SUN Chimney Rock National Monument (CRNM) is a sacred place, a celestial observatory and a natural, seasonal calendar that marked the equinox for the…

Prescribed burns planned for Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa area

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The Pagosa Ranger District is planning to burn approximately 1,000-1,500 acres in the Turkey Springs/Brockover Mesa area northwest of Pagosa Springs. The full…

Award-winning Creeper Jeepers Gang to work on Elwood Pass

By Patti Brady Special to The SUN The Adopt-A-Road program with San Juan Mountains Association/San Juan National Forest/BLM began in the year 2000. Joining the program at that time were…

USFS turns lightning strike fire into controlled burn

On Aug. 9 and over the course of the week, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) took advantage of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike by turning it…

Young Bull Moose

Young Bull Moose

A young bull moose pays a visit to a neighborhood located 3.5 miles north of town off Piedra Road around noon on Monday. The moose was also spotted in a…

Firing operations continue today on the 842 Fire

Favorable weather conditions aided crews yesterday on the 842 Fire as they successfully burned out another 370 acres, bringing the fire to a total of 407 acres. Burnout operations were…

View Night Sky program, eclipse at Chimney Rock National Monument

By Nadia Werby Special to The SUN Summer will soon be coming to end, but there is still time to visit Chimney Rock National Monument. View the stars or the…

CPW offers free park entrance to active duty military and veterans

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is offering free park entrance to active duty military and veterans during the entire month of…

Raffle for the Rocks tickets available, Chimney Rock lecture series continues

By Nadia Werby Special to The SUN Take a moment to imagine southwest Colorado without Chimney Rock National Monument — the climb to the Great House that you conquered and…

Bird walk: ‘Birding with Ben or Brandon’ along the Blanco River

By Brandon Caley Special to The SUN The “Birding with Ben or Brandon” bird walk along the Blanco River will be held  Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7:30-10:30 a.m. The full version…