San Juan National Forest to sell firewood permits

Permits to cut firewood on the San Juan National Forest will be on sale starting Monday, May 1, at agency offices and selected retail outlets. A minimum purchase of $20 allows the bearer to...

DATE: April 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Agency offers electrified fences to protect beehives

As backyard beekeeping grows more popular, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has offered to keep residents’ honey safe from bears and will provide materials for simple, effective electrified enclosures...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Support Plant A Tree Program and receive ponderosa seedlings

In honor of Arbor Day, San Juan National Forest will give away up to 10 native ponderosa pine seedlings, on a first-come, first-served basis, on Friday, April 28, to each person who donates to the...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

National Weather Service to offer storm-spotter training

The National Weather Service will offer free storm-spotter training sessions May 1-3 in Pagosa Springs, Durango and Cortez. All trainings will start at 6 p.m. at these locations: May 1, Archuleta...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Talk in Cortez to address social collapse in ancient Southwest

As part of the Four Corners Lecture Series, the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will present “Dissent in Deep History: Social Movements and Intentional Collapse in the...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival to feature ‘beginning birding’

The 13th annual Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival will offer a “beginning birding” tour for people who want to learn the basics of birdwatching or improve their birding skills. To begin the...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Trail volunteers sought at Sand Canyon

San Juan Mountains Association, in partnership with Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, is recruiting volunteers for the trail information specialists program at Sand Canyon, west of...

DATE: April 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Four fire-mitigation projects funded in La Plata County

Four La Plata County neighborhoods are among 150 communities selected by the National Fire Protection Association to receive $500 project-funding awards provided by State Farm. The communities...

DATE: April 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fort Lewis College to host uranium mining presentation

“Digital Humanities Project: Four Corners Uranium Mining,” a presentation by Peter Soland, will be given at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Lyceum Room at the Fort Lewis College Center of...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Growing Spaces to host Tour de Domes

Growing Spaces will hold Tour de Domes at 10 a.m. Saturday at Native Roots Garden Center, 26266 U.S. Highway 160. The event will feature several Growing Domes of various sizes and helpful tips...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Select wildlife areas to remain closed until April 15

Winter closures of two state wildlife areas and some Bureau of Land Management and city-owned properties near Durango will continue through April 15. The areas, which provide critical refuge for...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Volunteers to plant willows along Animas River

Volunteers for the Animas Watershed Partnership will plant willows from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8, April 22, April 29 and May 6 along the Animas River in Colorado and New Mexico. No experience is...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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