Rare American marten sighted in La Sal Mountains

A rare American marten has been documented in the La Sal Mountains near Moab, reports the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. “One of our biologists has made an incredible finding,” DWR announced...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ignacio area poacher convicted for new crimes – in Canada

A La Plata County man who has a 30-year history of wildlife violations was convicted this week of new game charges in Canada. Robert Peck, former owner of Antler Meadows Outfitters near Ignacio,...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High alpine lakes stocked with fish from the sky

The last thing local photographer Hank Blum expected on a hike to a high alpine lake outside Silverton was a low-flying plane that dropped some unknown substance. But Blum, camera in hand, caught...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Famous wayward condor that visited Montezuma County is growing up

Nate, the young California condor that became famous after his wayward flight to Montezuma County from the Grand Canyon in 2014, is alive and well. Nicknamed “Nate” based on wing tag number, N8,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse roundup plan for Mesa Verde National Park under review

A plan to round up and remove a wild horse herd from Mesa Verde National Park is in the review process, according to the Colorado Chapter of the National Mustang Association. The park is partnering...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Hungry mountain lion killed after attacking Colorado hunter

FRISCO – Wildlife officials say a Colorado man did everything right to survive a mountain lion attack before the animal was killed by authorities. The Summit Daily News reported Friday that...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Haviland and Electra lakes to be drained; fish limits lifted

Two reservoirs north of Durango will be drained in the coming weeks. It’s a free-for-all for fish on Haviland Lake as wildlife officials prepare to drain the reservoir about 18 miles north of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA spends $800,000 a year to protect birds from electrocution

Protecting eagles, hawks and other wildlife from electrocution has become an increasingly higher priority for utility companies across the U.S. But it’s not cheap. Since 2017, La Plata Electric...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Environmentalists seek to protect dunes sagebrush lizard

CARLSBAD, N.M. – A small lizard native to southeast New Mexico is the latest animal to spark a debate between environmentalists, the federal government and oil and gas operators. A federal report...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico man charged for letting dog kill fawn

A New Mexico man who allowed his dog to maul and kill a baby deer in southern Colorado was charged with several wildlife crimes and could lose the right to hunt and fish in the state, Colorado...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local 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

Caution urged after Colorado mountain lion sightings

LOVELAND – Colorado wildlife officials tell people near the Rocky Mountain foothills to keep an eye on their children and pets after a series of mountain lion sightings. Donna Kendrick says she and...

DATE: July 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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