Bears

Alaskans live among bears – both real and brightly colored

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska’s largest city is home to more than 300 grizzly and black bears – and now more than a dozen multicolored ones. Life-size statues painted by city artists for a public art...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

Bear euthanized after killing miniature horse

A bear was euthanized Tuesday after it killed a miniature horse that was left overnight in an open corral near Junction Creek Road, a setback during an otherwise quiet season for bear interactions...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Hitching a ride

DATE: Aug. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bear cubs rescued after mother killed near Dove Creek

Two bear cubs captured near Dove Creek last week after their mother was killed by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 491 will be rehabilitated and released into the wild, according to Colorado Parks and...

DATE: July 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

3 bears euthanized after destroying property

Colorado Parks and Wildlife euthanized three bears Saturday after one of them destroyed a car in the Durango Hills subdivision. Joe Lewandowski, Parks and Wildlife spokesman, said a sow and two...

DATE: June 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear killed after scratching Montezuma County resident

A problem bear was euthanized Friday northwest of Cortez after it scratched a homeowner, reported Colorado Parks and Wildlife. In a brazen effort to reach dog food, the juvenile bear reportedly...

DATE: May 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kids easier to train when it comes to bears

When people are careless with garbage, grills and bird feeders, the bears who are attracted pay the price. After years of trying to train adults to change their behavior, Bear Smart is focusing...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are bear resistant cans working?

When grizzly bears in Montana can’t break into bear-resistant trash cans, yet black bears in Durango can, it raises the question – what’s going on here? Bryan Peterson, executive director of the...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hungry bears emerge from hibernation in La Plata County

Bears are waking up in La Plata County, so it’s a good time to take down bird feeders and be vigilant about using a bear-proof trash can. Four bears have been spotted this month and reported to...

DATE: March 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tracking black bears

A mountainside overlooking traffic on U.S. Highway 550 might seem like an odd place to find a black bear and her two cubs. But a 222-pound mama bear has made her home in just such a place...

DATE: March 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Studying the human side of the bear management

When there isn’t enough food in the wild, Colorado residents can expect bears to come to town looking for food. But this can lead to conflicts with humans and bears being euthanized, said Stewart...

DATE: March 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study examining human-bear interactions in Durango enters final year

Bears may be in hibernation, but local wildlife officials are conducting a years-long study hoping to learn more about Durango residents’ interactions with the lumbering beasts. Launched in 2012...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

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