Bears

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Bear-resistant trash cans become the law in Dolores

To protect people and bears, the Dolores Town Board passed an emergency ordinance Monday requiring bear-resistant trash containers for all residents and businesses in town. Since the beginning of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bear in tree draws crowd on Main Avenue in Durango

Bears are infiltrating urban areas with greater gusto this summer, as evidenced Thursday when an ursine climbed a tree on Main Avenue in Durango, outside the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. “This...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bear breaks into SUV, then takes it for a short drive

A bear that broke into an SUV early Friday in Durango took it for a short ride, rolling it out of a driveway and crashing it into a mailbox. The commotion woke Ron Cornelius and his wife, who found...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bear sightings in Dolores prompt sheriff patrols

Montezuma County sheriff’s deputies are on the alert for bears in downtown Dolores after residents reported seeing one for two consecutive weeks. Residents said they spotted a bear rummaging...

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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In fight to ward off bears, man builds ‘unwelcome mats’

People spend thousands of dollars on home security systems to ward off would-be burglars, but as it turns out, it only takes a couple of tacks and some wood to do the same for curious bears. This...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lured by household trash, bears on move in Colorado towns

BOULDER – Black bears are on the move in populated areas, causing problems in cities and towns up and down Colorado’s Front Range, and activists say improperly stored household garbage is a big...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Colorado residents urged to get bear smart

In response to recent bear conflicts in Colorado, including close encounters, home invasions and an attack on a camper in Boulder County, Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges residents to get educated...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Filmmaker seeking home video of bears

If you’ve captured a bear in action, sniffing around a garbage can, stealing a bird feeder or hanging out in the city, a documentarian is looking for your footage. “Any video or photo sequence of a...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Two more bears euthanized in La Plata County

A bear that came within a few feet of two children playing outside near Vallecito Lake was tracked and euthanized this week. “It sounds like a broken record, but conditions are extremely bad for...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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4 bears killed throughout region Wednesday

Four bears in the region were killed in separate incidents Wednesday. Two bears were shot by homeowners after the bears entered their homes, and two were tracked by Wildlife Services and...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Traps set for bears in Rafter J, Edgemont Ranch

A death sentence isn’t typically the penalty for breaking and entering, but that may be the punishment for a few bears around La Plata County in an unusually active season for human-bear conflicts....

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bear plucks chicken from garden on West Third Avenue

A bear looking for lunch on Wednesday apparently had a craving for chicken. According to Durango resident Suzanne Swickard, a black bear wandered into the backyard of her West Third Avenue home in...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News