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Fire restrictions lifted for county, tribal lands

By Randi Pierce Staff Writer Due to recent rains, additional area agencies lifted fire restrictions this week. On Monday, Archuleta County Sheriff Rich Valdez announced via letter...

Stopping for a snack

Photo courtesy Beth Tollefsen This deer was too pretty to shoo out of the photographer’s garden before snapping several photographs.

Fire restrictions rescinded on San Juan National Forest

By Lorena WilliamsForest Service Stage 1 fire restrictions on all National Forest System lands within the San Juan National Forest, including wilderness, will be rescinded...

Piedra Road resurfacing to begin

By Lorena WilliamsForest Service Reconstruction and resurfacing of the Piedra Road (NFSR 631) on the Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest is...

Hiking through the aspens on the way to Opal Lake.

Photo courtesy Shawn Prochazka Hiking through the aspens on the way up to Opal Lake recently. Opal Lake, located south of Pagosa Springs, gets its...

County, Southern Ute and Forest Service entering stage 1 fire restrictions

By Clayton ChaneyStaff Writer Archuleta County, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the San Juan National Forest (SJNF) are entering into stage 1 fire restrictions. The...

Chimney Rock National Monument announces upcoming events

By Nadia WerbyChimney Rock Interpretive Association Summer is here and it’s time to get outside and explore. At Chimney Rock National Monument (CRNM), you can...

Group seeking land for shooting facility

By Chris BoydWolf Creek Gun and Bow Association In the summer of 2019, a group of citizens formed to discuss the development of a dedicated...

Bird of the Week

Photo courtesy Charles Martinez This week’s Bird of the Week, compliments of the Weminuche Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies, is the Clark’s grebe. Until 1985, the...

Bird of the Week

Photo courtesy Charles Martinez This week’s Bird of the Week, compliments of the Weminuche Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies, is the rose-breasted grosbeak. Although we are...