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Orders being taken for conservation seedlings, trees and shrubs

By Lindsay Gartner Special to The SUN Orders are now being accepted for high-quality, reasonably priced seedling trees and shrubs for conservation plantings. Conservation plantings include windbreaks, hedgerows, living snow…

Area wildlife manager receives prestigious award

Patt Dorsey, area wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Durango, has received the 2012 Shikar-Safari Club International “Wildlife Officer of the Year Award” for Colorado. This marks the…

Landowners can order trees and shrubs

By Cynthia Purcell Special to The SUN The San Juan Conservation District is taking orders for seedling trees and shrubs to be planted especially for conservation planting, shelter belts, reforestation…

Trails groomed, ready for snowmobilers, skiers

Trails groomed, ready for snowmobilers, skiers

Staff Writer Winter has set in, and many Pagosans and visitors have taken to the slopes. However, not everyone prefers chairlifts at a designated ski area. Some don’t desire the…

SJMA seeks membership approval of candidates

By Susan Bryson Special to The SUN San Juan Mountains Association is seeking membership approval of the following candidates to serve as directors on the SJMA Board in 2013:  Ben…

Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers ice safety tips

At many higher elevations, ice has started to cover the reservoirs, rivers and ponds, attracting visitors to ice fish, ice skate, ice sail and enjoy other winter activities outdoors. The…

Agencies provide winter driving safety tips

By Patricia Demchak Billinger Special to The SUN In an effort to create a unified voice regarding winter safety tips, AAA, the American Red Cross, the Colorado Department of Transportation…

Free cross country ski clinics Saturday and Sunday

By James Dickhoff Special to The SUN Join the Pagosa Nordic Club Saturday for a free Learn to X-C Ski Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fall Creek…

Wolf Creek Ski Area ranked in top 10 by Forbes

Staff Writer Forbes Magazine last week placed Wolf Ski Resort in their “Top 10 Ski Resorts in the United States for 2013.” The author of the article, Christopher Steiner, explains…

Recap of a busy fire season in southwest Colorado

By Mark Stiles Supervisor, San Juan National Forest Special to The SUN As southwestern Colorado eagerly awaits snowfall, public land managers are contemplating the recent roller coaster of a fire…