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

Bear-bite victims at local campsite identified

Wildlife officers haven’t located a bear that bit two men, identified as Kerry Benally, 43, and Luiz Molina, 27, early Saturday at an illegal camp above Manna Soup Kitchen, Colorado Parks and...

DATE: May 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear bites illegal campers

Two people were transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center early Saturday morning after being bitten by a bear that wandered into their illegal camp near the Durango Tech Center. Joe Lewandowski,...

DATE: May 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Save the bears and trade in your bird feeder

Bears are fond of bird feeders, and bird feeders can create nuisance bears. Sometimes, nuisance bears end up dead. That’s the line of thinking that led to a new program cooked up by Bear Smart...

DATE: April 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill studying bears advances

DENVER – The Legislature may let off only a faint growl this year on any effort to expand black-bear hunting. After an attempt earlier this year stalled to allow hunting when the bears are most...

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County bears are waking up

The bears have woken, and they are likely sniffing around for bird feed, trash, food in cars and all other edible morsels. A young bear wandered up onto Karen Meyer’s deck at the Glacier Club this...

DATE: March 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear possibly rummaging around in Pagosa Springs

A recent photo suggests a bear waddled onto a Pagosa Springs resident’s property and pillaged its trash can. Bryan Peterson, of Bear Smart Durango, said he saw the photograph on Facebook. “It...

DATE: March 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is more bear hunting needed?

DENVER – A measure that would allow hunting of black bears when they are most active stalled Monday as lawmakers worked on a compromise. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Yeulin Willett, R-Grand...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

This type of bear death is pretty common here

A vehicle killed a young black bear Thursday on Florida Road (County Road 240). But the death doesn’t count toward the number of wildlife/vehicle collisions the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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