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Avalanche awareness key to safe backcountry travel

Avalanche awareness key to safe backcountry travel

An avalanche can be one of the most violent natural events and the San Juan Mountains are home to notorious terrain. Mark Mueller, avalanche forecaster for the Colorado Avalanche Information…

Local birders to participate in Christmas bird census

Local birders to participate in Christmas bird census

By Becky Herman Special to The SUN “It is not many years ago that sportsmen were accustomed to meet on Christmas Day, ‘choose sides’ and then as representatives of the…

A village and a lynx

A village  and a lynx

An analysis of the project’s potential impact While the Village at Wolf Creek land exchange decision announced two weeks ago is, in itself, contentious, another aspect of the land exchange…

Cross-country ski season gets underway

Cross-country ski season gets underway

By James Dickhoff Special to The SUN With fresh snow in the high country, the 2014-15 cross-country ski season begins. The Wolf Creek Ski Area has groomed 5km in the…

Village land swap receives tentative green light

Village land swap receives tentative green light

Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor Dan Dallas has given a tentative green light to a land swap between the Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) and Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture (LMJV) that…

The science of eclipses, ideas about black holes

The science of eclipses, ideas about black holes

By Jerry Granok Special to The PREVIEW Pagosa Springs enjoyed (mostly) clear skies the afternoon of Oct. 23, giving those looking skyward a clear view of the partial solar eclipse.…

GECKO has plenty of winter fun in store

By Kirsten Le Roux Special to The SUN Although the winter months signal the end of summer trail runs and triathlons for GECKO, there’s still a hive of activity for…

‘Winter Birds 101’ offered in preparation for Christmas Bird Count

By Dottie George Special to The SUN The Weminuche Audubon Society is gearing up for Pagosa’s annual Christmas Bird Count. Any local resident or visitor with an interest in birds…

Wolf Creek Ski Area opens Saturday

Wolf Creek Ski Area opens Saturday

Wolf Creek Ski Area is kicking off it’s 75th season by opening for weekends starting this Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9. Conditions are very limited with a 6-inch…

Pagosa Nordic Club seeks X-C ski instructors

By Nancy Burke Special to The SUN The cross-country ski season is coming soon. Every year, the Pagosa Nordic Club grooms many X-C trails and offers free cross-country ski clinics…