Wildlife

Camera shows wildlife using highway underpass east of Durango

A wildlife underpass completed late last year between Durango and Bayfield has proved to be a well-traveled thoroughfare for coyote, raccoons, mule deer and a few humans. A surveillance camera has...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 9 hours 46 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmentalists, San Miguel county sue to protect Gunnison sage grouse

Three environmental groups, along with San Miguel County, have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management alleging improper approval of oil and gas lease sales near the threatened...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 9 hours 45 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife considers funding mechanisms

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has not raised hunting and fishing license fees since 2005, and, as an enterprise agency, it receives only a small percentage of its budget from general tax funds....

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Moose on the loose in Durango

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Front-row seats to the bear show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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