Voting starts for La Plata County Humane Society’s renovation bid

Voting is underway to help the The La Plata County Humane Society win a $50,000 renovation through Animal Planet’s TV show, Pet Nation Renovation. Recently, the shelter was named a Top 5 finalist...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman teaches herd dog clinics at Ag Expo

CORTEZ – Mia Stovall has been training dogs to herd farm animals for much of her life, and this year she passed on some of her knowledge to attendees at the Four States Agricultural Exposition at...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Reservation rescues: Steven Sable saved a dog, found life’s mission

Phoenix photographer Steven Sable was traveling through the vast expanse of the Navajo Nation when he pulled over about eight miles south of Page, Arizona, to take a picture of what he thought was...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado bill protects people who forcibly enter vehicle to rescue people, animals

DENVER – A bill that would allow immunity from civil and criminal charges for individuals who forcibly enter a vehicle to provide emergency aid to animals and humans passed unanimously Thursday in...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife panel considers pet sloths, kangaroos for Coloradans

The future of two-toed sloth and eastern gray kangaroo pet ownership hangs in the balance for Colorado residents, as the state Parks and Wildlife Commission decided this week to make a final ruling...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dead lynx identified as 11½-year-old male born in Telluride

A lynx found dead Sunday at Purgatory Resort has been identified as an 11½-year-old male born in Telluride, wildlife officials said Wednesday. Representatives with Colorado Parks and Wildlife ...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort lynx found dead Sunday

A lynx that had been spotted with some regularity at Purgatory Resort the past few weeks was found dead Sunday, according to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman. Purgatory ski patrol members...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lynx ambles among skiers, boarders at Purgatory Resort

A lynx ambled through a crowd of enthralled onlookers at Purgatory Resort on Wednesday, which was the second time in two weeks that the elusive animal crossed paths with humans in the area. ...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home-school students learn with equine program

Fourteen students at Silver Spruce Academy are better equestrians after completing a seven-week riding and horse-care course with Horse EmPower. Silver Spruce provides enrichment activities for...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Frosty morning break for horses

DATE: Dec. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Strolling in holiday style

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts barking dog, animal neglect rules

A landmark moment for La Plata County was recorded Tuesday with the unanimous passage of the county’s first regulations to address barking dogs. The new rules, which came in response to an...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News