Bears

The man who killed Colorado’s last grizzly bear

On this day, 40 years ago, Ed Wiseman killed the last known grizzly bear in Colorado. “It still amazes me the attack fascinates people,” Wiseman told The Durango Herald in an interview over the...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear bites hunter after being shot near Pagosa Springs

A Pagosa Springs man was injured by a black bear last week after a hunting trip went awry, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Matt Thorpe, wildlife manager for CPW, told The Durango Herald ...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can hunters help thin bear population in Colorado?

Colorado wildlife officials want to reduce the number of bears across most parts of the state, and they are calling on hunters for help. “We are trying to increase bear harvest to bring our bear...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears cause two crashes in two days involving same family

Bears caused two vehicle crashes in two days over Labor Day weekend in La Plata County – involving the same Texas family. “It blew my mind,” said Roxanne Kascak-Pendleton, a member of the family....

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear breaks into house, leaves by pushing through a wall

DENVER – A black bear broke into a Colorado house over the weekend and left by breaking through a wall “like the Kool-Aid Man.” Estes Park police say the break-in occurred Friday night and that the...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wildlife officials search for bear that chased hiker’s dog

COLORADO SPRINGS – Wildlife officials are looking for a bear that showed no fear toward a hiker and chased one of his dogs on a Colorado Springs trail. The Gazette reports the man was hiking...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bear killed by electric shock while climbing utility pole

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Wildlife officials say a bear was killed by electric shock when it climbed a utility pole in northwestern Colorado to escape traffic and touched power lines. The Steamboat Pilot...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Two bears euthanized after man attacked while camping near Pagosa Springs

Two bears were euthanized earlier this month after a man was attacked at a campground south of Pagosa Springs. Matt Thorpe, wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said a man from out of...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeowner shoots, kills bear in Vallecito

A homeowner in Vallecito on Sunday shot a bear displaying aggressive behavior and little fear of people, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. CPW spokesman Joe Lewandowski said the bear killed...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear breaking into campsites trapped near Haviland Lake

A bear that was breaking into campsites at Haviland Lake, north of Durango, was trapped Thursday night, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The bear was reportedly breaking into coolers and...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite cold spring, bears should have good natural food supply

A wet winter and spring should help keep bears fed and out of neighborhoods across Southwest Colorado. “Most of the bears are able to make an honest living,” said Matt Thorpe, area wildlife manager...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Camera captures bear burned in 416 Fire waking from hibernation

A female bear cub rescued from the 416 Fire survived the winter in an artificial den and emerged in April with another orphaned bear. The bears’ first moments outside their den were captured on a...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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