Wildlife

Wild horses, burros can be adopted on the internet

The Bureau of Land Management has launched an “Online Corral” to begin the adoption process for wild horses and burros. The website connects people who would like to adopt the animals with an...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

DNA test confirms slain bear attacked young girl

Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Wednesday confirmed that it killed the bear that attacked a young girl at her home in East Orchard Mesa on Mother’s Day. The bear was a 2-year-old male,...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man wanted in Colorado for reportedly harassing a moose

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public for help identifying a man who was seen chasing and harassing a moose in Frisco, Colorado. A witness said he and a passenger observed the man chase...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conservation groups agree to stay sage grouse lawsuit

A coalition of conservation groups that sued to list the Gunnison sage grouse as an endangered instead of threatened species has reached an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beekeepers in Four Corners replace winter losses

Along with gardeners tilling soil, spring also brings a time for beekeepers to revive their apiaries after winter losses. The Four Corners Beekeepers Association distributed 190 hives brought in...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park prefers removal of ‘trespass horses’

Mesa Verde National Park is seeking public comment on a plan to remove free-roaming horses and cattle from the park’s interior. Currently, about 80 “trespass horses” and 12 feral cattle roam the...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

San Juan Forest approves 25 miles of trails at Boggy Draw

In the next five years, expect more nonmotorized trails to appear in the Boggy Draw recreation area north of Dolores. A final plan for 25 additional miles of trails was approved by the San Juan...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trails closed for winter reopen around Durango

Popular trails around Durango closed to protect critical winter habitat for wildlife reopened Monday, according to the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM said trails in Grandview Ridge, Animas City...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New trails at Phil’s World challenged on appeal

The Phil’s World trail expansion project east of Cortez is on hold pending an appeal made by local wildlife advocates. After four years of environmental and archaeological studies, the Tres Rios...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

New regulation limits growing practice of antler collection

Because of the increasing popularity of antler hunting, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has enacted a ban on antler and horn collection from Jan. 1 to April 30. The regulation, in effect on public...

DATE: March 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Odds of seeing an albino raccoon? Higher than average, apparently, in La Plata County

Turns out albino raccoon sightings may not be so rare – at least around La Plata County. Earlier this week, The Durango Herald published a story about a family coming across the supposedly evasive...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango family finds rare animal: An albino raccoon

The chances of being struck by lightning? 1 in 280,000. The chances of spotting an albino raccoon? 1 in 750,000. Yet, last week, a La Plata County family found a rare albino raccoon, albeit dead,...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News