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Photo: Front-row seats to the bear show

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango City Council may tighten enforcement around bear-strewn trash

So many bears are digging into trash cans that the Durango City Council may enact an emergency ordinance in September to strengthen penalties. The council may eliminate the first warning residents...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bear-resistant trash cans become the law in Dolores

To protect people and bears, the Dolores Town Board passed an emergency ordinance Monday requiring bear-resistant trash containers for all residents and businesses in town. Since the beginning of...

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

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife tells livestock owners to protect hay from wildlife

Colorado Parks and Wildlife recommends that people who rely on hay to feed livestock during the winter should take measures to protect their crop from deer and elk. With deep snow during the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Conservation easement protects Mancos elk ranch

The Colorado adage “I’d rather see a cow than a condo” applies to a new conservation easement in the Mancos Valley, but in this case, it relates to elk, too. The 225-acre Schultz Elk and Cattle...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Bear breaks into SUV, then takes it for a short drive

A bear that broke into an SUV early Friday in Durango took it for a short ride, rolling it out of a driveway and crashing it into a mailbox. The commotion woke Ron Cornelius and his wife, who found...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Return of the native Colorado River cutthroat trout

When all is said and done, the upper reaches of Hermosa Creek, north of Durango, will have the largest continuous stretch of native Colorado River cutthroat trout in the state. “In Colorado, we’ve...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado residents urged to get bear smart

In response to recent bear conflicts in Colorado, including close encounters, home invasions and an attack on a camper in Boulder County, Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges residents to get educated...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Filmmaker seeking home video of bears

If you’ve captured a bear in action, sniffing around a garbage can, stealing a bird feeder or hanging out in the city, a documentarian is looking for your footage. “Any video or photo sequence of a...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents to be wildlife aware

With the onset of midsummer, Colorado Parks and Wildlife cautions Colorado residents to leave newborn wildlife alone, and be aware of moose habitats and bears in the area. Often the worst thing...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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7 western states report heavy winter losses of deer, elk

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Across the U.S. West, wildlife managers are reporting above-normal losses of deer, elk and other wildlife following one of the coldest and snowiest winters in decades. Here’s a...

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Electronic wildlife detection system fizzles out east of Durango

An experimental wildlife-detection system installed nine years ago on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango has fallen into disrepair and is no longer operational. The $1 million system was designed to...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News