Bears

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

Traps set for bear burglar northeast of Durango

A bear destroyed the interior of a vehicle early Thursday near Vallecito Reservoir. It is at least the second incident in two weeks in which a bruin has broken into a vehicle near the lake...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear with pizza craving breaks into car near Vallecito

A bear that broke into a car early Tuesday near Vallecito Reservoir had a craving for pizza, but the bruin lumbered away with an empty stomach. “There wasn’t any food in the car,” said Abigail...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter slumber comes to an end for hibernating bears

Bears are waking up around Durango, and it’s time to start taking precautionary measures to reduce human-bear conflicts, wildlife officials say. “It’s that time of year,” said Colorado Parks and...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

WATCH: Baby bear burned in 416 Fire reintroduced to wilderness

Colorado Parks and Wildlife posted a video to its Facebook page Monday that shows crews’ efforts to release a bear cub back into the wilderness. The baby bear suffered significant burns to its...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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