Bears

Follow the leader

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drop off your pumpkins Monday in Durango

If there’s a post-Halloween jack-o’-lantern still leering on your front porch, bears and other wildlife are more than happy to steal it. Rather than leave those squashy orange gourds rotting on...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Last days in low country

DATE: Oct. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Just looking for some shade, officer

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Riverview Elementary campus visited by bear

A bear on the Riverview Elementary School campus led to a three-hour lockout Wednesday morning. School continued with business as usual. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Durango Police Department...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ursine near rec center surprises trail users

A massive bear stranded in a tree garnered a fair amount of attention Sunday afternoon on the Animas River Trail, but the situation was another example of the potential danger of human-bear...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is wild food calling?

A wet spring and early summer giving rise to acorns and berries could make for fewer bears heading for neighborhood trash cans this fall. So far, that seems to be the trend. “We haven’t had too...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

For bears, ‘it’s 20/20 time’

At the Bear Working Group Forum on Wednesday, participants decided an important step in decreasing bear deaths is changing how we talk about human-bear contacts, pointing to the way Southern Ute...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear goes through door like tinfoil

A bear with a nose for trash tore through a metal garage door and made off with several bags of garbage early Thursday in the Edgemont Ranch subdivision northeast of Durango. The bruin gained entry...

DATE: July 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife officials link bear to multiple attacks

DNA evidence revealed that a bear recently killed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife was a serial biter. Joe Lewandowski, spokesman for Parks and Wildlife, said hair samples showed the bear that...

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘My first thought was I was going to die,’ Barber says

There was a moment when Josh Barber thought the bear was going to kill him. But just a moment. Then, Barber fought back. The 21-year-old, who has been living at campsites north of the Durango Tech...

DATE: June 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear killed after 2 men bitten

A bear that bit two people camping near the Durango Tech Center, sending one man to the hospital early Monday morning, was shot and killed hours later by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers....

DATE: June 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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