Bears

Animal Protection may be tapped to help curb human-bear conflicts

Residents and businesses in La Plata County may see stricter enforcement this summer of the county’s ordinance intended to reduce human-bear conflicts. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday took...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council changes penalty for bear-strewn trash

Bears are waking up early this year, and if they forage in garbage cans, residents will face new consequences. Those caught with wildlife-strewn trash will now be required to buy...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents spotting bears in area

Black bears around Durango are starting to wake up. Bryan Peterson, director of Bear Smart Durango , said Sunday he’s already receiving reports of bears spotted around town. Most of the reports are...

DATE: March 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango rolls out bear-resistant trash cans

The city of Durango is distributing 600 new bear-resistant garbage cans this spring to help keep the hungry omnivores out of town. City crews started distribution this week in an area of town...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Bears of Durango’ screens Friday during film festival

Catch the long-awaited “Bears of Durango” documentary at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Durango Stadium 9, 900 Translux Drive, as part of the Durango Independent Film Festival. This feature-length film...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear-prone Durango neighborhoods will get new garbage cans

Fewer bears may wander Durango’s streets this summer to forage for food after hundreds of new wildlife-resistant garbage cans are distributed to homes. The city expects to distribute the new cans...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Bears of Durango’ in limelight at Durango Independent Film Festival

When Durango Film: An Independent Film Festival kicks off its 13th season next week, it will be our local bears that are front and center. A special presentation of the documentary “Bears of...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Cubs orphaned after mother was euthanized returning to wild

DENVER (AP) – Orphan bear triplets, banished from Colorado Springs’ swank Broadmoor neighborhood for eating human food, have spent seven months in rehabilitation pens, savoring the wildlife...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Native Durangoan will help get fruits and veggies to the plate

Ian Chamberlain has been hired as coordinator for the Durango Regional Food Recovery Hub. He will aim to build stronger networks with growers and nonprofit groups to bring surplus fruits and...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council extends higher fines for bear-strewn trash

A few bears wandering Durango this winter prompted Durango City Council to extend an emergency ordinance aimed at encouraging residents to secure their trash. Councilors unanimously approved the...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

During warm winter, bears wander Durango neighborhoods, unable to sleep

It may seem incomprehensible – it being January – but bears are being spotted in Southwest Colorado, prompting the city of Durango to extend an emergency ordinance that hits residents with stiffer...

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

Death toll for bears hits record numbers in Southwest Colorado

A record number of bears were euthanized this year in La Plata County – partly the result of a poor natural food cycle and partly the result of food sources made available by humans. “It’s...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News