Animal

Kids at La Plata County Fair reap massive benefits at Junior Livestock Sale

Cows, goats, pigs and sheep decorated in flowers, glitter and ribbons stole the spotlight Saturday night at the Junior Livestock Sale at the La Plata County Fair. Participants in the stock auction,...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Number of animal cruelty charges reduced for La Plata County couple

A La Plata County couple charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty had the number of charges significantly reduced Tuesday. Deputy District Attorney Brendan Richards filed a motion Monday...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restaurants try to accommodate customers with dogs

Sarah Trask and her pal Kenosha, a collie-mix, have found their downtown spot: 11th Street Station – where Trask can nibble and Kenosha can chill at her feet at a puppy parking lot provided by...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

I bake for dogs, and they eat it up

Puppy season kicked off last month, with posts on social media and a flood of photographs and videos filling up my feed. My friends and their friends, and, it seems like everyone else’s friends,...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Electric fencing to protect LPEA substations from burrowing critters

La Plata Electric Association has begun a long-term project to install electric fencing around the transformers in its substations to keep animals from causing power outages. Power outages caused...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman pleads not guilty to 100-plus counts of animal cruelty

A La Plata County woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 114 counts of animal cruelty that were filed after a massive seizure of animals on her property in November. Elizabeth Miera, who also goes by...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma sheriff seizes 18 ‘emaciated’ horses north of Cortez

Eighteen “emaciated” horses on a property north of Cortez have been seized by the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and transported to a sanctuary for rehabilitation. On April 11, agriculture...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seeking: A forever home for donkeys

Banette, a friendly donkey looking for her forever home, would make an ideal hiking companion in the high country because she can carry 80 to 125 pounds of gear. Once a wild burro roaming Bureau...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

First rescue mission on Lake Nighthorse is for Otto the dog

Turns out the first official rescue mission on Lake Nighthorse was for a 3-year-old pup named Otto who went overboard when his owner’s single-person sailboat capsized after winds picked up Sunday....

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department to add four-legged officer to force

The Durango Police Department will add a four-legged officer to its force this summer. Cmdr. Jacob Dunlop said the canine is expected to hit the streets by mid-June. “It will be working more of an...

DATE: March 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Cortez men get into a fight with a cat; one is injured

A Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy responded Monday to a report that a man had gone to the hospital after being attacked by a house cat. According to the incident report by patrol deputy John...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper signs Nowlin’s pet project – a police horse protection bill

A police horse protection bill conceived by Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on March 7. The bill – Crime of Cruelty to Certified Police Working...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News