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Additional roads open for the season

Staff Writer The following roads are now open for the season: • 012 —Blue Creek/664 — Big Branch. • 024 — Lefthand Canyon. • 629 — Turkey Springs, lower, middle…

Free personal-use fuelwood permits offered

By Brandon Caley Special to The SUN As part of a hazard tree mitigation project in the Blanco River Group Campground, the Pagosa Ranger District is offering free personal-use fuel…

Wolf Creek seeks comments on proposed project

By Nicole DeMarco Special to The SUN Last summer, Wolf Creek Ski Area removed the old Treasure lift and replaced it with Treasure Stoke, a high-speed, detachable quad that was…

Tick activity increases with the return of spring

By Claire Macpherson Special to The SUN Colorado residents who spend time outdoors this spring should avoid tick bites to prevent tick-borne illnesses. Colorado tick fever (CTF) is by far…

Making open burning safe burning

Staff Writer With spring now in full swing (despite last weekend’s snow), many Archuleta County property owners are kicking off their seasonal land maintenance work, including open burning. Property owners…

How you can help a bird in need

How you can help a bird in need

By Pat Jackson Special to The SUN With the arrival of spring, we are also beginning to see the return of our migrating birds. With all this flurry of activity,…

Stay ‘bear-aware’ this spring, keep bears wild

Staff Writer Warmer nights are bringing out curious and hungry wildlife — especially black bears — looking for something tasty to eat in your backyard. While black bears tend to…

Woody slash can now be chipped for free

By Bill Trimarco Special to The SUN FireWise of Southwest Colorado, in collaboration with Archuleta County and the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association, is pleased to announce the start of…

Storm spotter training course offered

By Jim Pringle Special to The SUN The National Weather Service will present the 2014 Severe Storm Spotter Training course on Wednesday, April 23, in Pagosa Springs. Attendees will learn…

CPW Sportsmen’s Roundtable meeting to be held April 14 in Monte Vista

By Joe Lewandowski Special to The SUN All hunters and anglers who are concerned about wildlife and related issues are invited to attend the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Southwest…