Bears

‘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, TV and Streaming

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

Number of problem bears surge in Aspen area

ASPEN – Authorities in the Aspen area say they responded to three times as many calls about problem bears this year compared with last year. Park and Wildlife officials blame poor crops of acorns...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Manitou council OKs measure on bear-proof garbage bins

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Manitou Springs City Council has ruled that residents need to start using a wildlife-proof garbage bin or keep their trash indoors until collection day. The Gazette of...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Warm temps prompt emergency ordinance for bear-strewn trash in Durango

Heftier fines for bear-strewn trash are making a come back, as warmer temperatures persist. The Durango City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance Monday eliminating warnings for...

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

Food hub to distribute produce to low-income residents in Southwest Colorado

More locally harvested produce could make it onto plates across La Plata County next fall through a new food hub. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently granted the Durango Regional Food...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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