Animal

Reported sightings, but no solid leads on missing llamas

The search for two missing llamas – aka Chai and Dawson – has included sporadic sightings and insightful intuitions of their wanderings, but nothing that has proved fruitful in the 1½-month pursuit...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best Friends manager and ‘DogTown’ star to speak

John Garcia, emergency response manager at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and star of National Geographic’s “DogTown” show, will speak at the La Plata County Humane Society ’s ninth annual Bark &...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Attempts to rescue lost llamas fail in Weminuche Wilderness

Efforts to capture two pack llamas that have been stranded for a month in the Weminuche Wilderness have so far been unsuccessful. The llamas, Dawson and Chai, accompanied two women who became lost ...

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

La Plata County looks to draft rules to limit barking dogs

Through lively and sometimes emotional discussion, rural La Plata County residents suggested regulatory solutions to one of the county’s favorite subjects: barking dogs. At a Tuesday open house on...

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

La Plata County seeks feedback on barking dog regs

On Tuesday, the public will have a chance to provide input and get information on La Plata County’s proposed regulations on barking dogs and animal cruelty. County staff has spent the past year...

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

Photo: Hitching a ride

DATE: Aug. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Caption This!: ‘Dog days of summer’

Durango Herald Facebook reader Jeremy Linch sent in this week’s Caption This! winning headline, “Dog days of summer.” Coming in a close second was “I thought it was too warm to bring on a Three Dog...

DATE: July 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Remembering a furry friend

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service installing cave gates to save bats

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – White River National Forest is in the process of installing a gate on Spring Cave near Meeker, and Hubbard Cave near Glenwood Springs is likely to be next in line. The gates...

DATE: July 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

For dogs terrified of fireworks, new drug aims to take the edge off the Fourth of July

The morning of July 5, neighborhoods across the United States will be littered with the remains of the previous night’s patriotic revelries – grass flattened by picnic blankets, crushed plastic...

DATE: July 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Changes proposed for draft barking dog ordinance in La Plata County

Officials are finessing La Plata County’s first ordinance to address rural barking dogs, and figuring out how to effectively enforce it. County staff presented a draft of the new law to...

DATE: June 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Puppy ‘rescuer’ said things ‘turned bad’ despite good intentions

A Durango woman who took it upon herself to free a puppy from a parked truck last week in Durango said she had the best of intentions; unfortunately, she accidentally broke a window and may have...

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News