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

Study: Fewer bears wandering into town

This was a good year for bears to forage in the wild, and that helped minimize conflicts between our furry neighbors and Durango residents, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. This is the...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pass the acorns, berries and everything else. I’m hungry

Each year at Thanksgiving, I vow to not over-indulge on stuffing, gravy, green-bean casserole and pie and to not end up lying melted into the couch watching the Dallas Cowboys lose to, well,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2014 | COLUMN: Bear Smart

Bear smashes car window for some trail mix

A bear broke out a car window in south Durango early Tuesday morning, absconding with 2 quart bags of trail mix that had been left in the front seat. The window may have been left down a few...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear-raid defense gains armor

A grant to Bear Smart Durango has been invested in bear-resistant garbage cans that will rotate among Durango West I residents who need a can until they can get their own. Bryan Peterson, who...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Morning bath

DATE: July 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smarter than your average bear

DATE: May 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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