Wildlife

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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 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | 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

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Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food

SALEM, Ore. – Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from. Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Bear plucks chicken from garden on West Third Avenue

A bear looking for lunch on Wednesday apparently had a craving for chicken. According to Durango resident Suzanne Swickard, a black bear wandered into the backyard of her West Third Avenue home in...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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That’s no normal runner: Bear crosses through Colorado race

COLORADO SPRINGS – Some runners didn’t expect to see a bear on their Colorado race route. Donald Sanborn says he was about 5 miles into the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run on Sunday when the bear...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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13 ticketed for trespassing in closed wildlife areas around Durango

The number of violations for people illegally entering closed wildlife areas was down in the past year, but so too were the number of law enforcement officers and, consequently, patrols to find...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Police in Colorado rescue bear cub trapped in car

WOODLAND PARK – Police in a central Colorado town rescued a bear cub that somehow got trapped in a car. Officers in Woodland Park said a woman called police Friday night to report she heard strange...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Residents urged not to interact with newborn wildlife

As more birds and mammals give birth during spring, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents that newborn wildlife should be left alone. People call Colorado Parks and Wildlife each year to...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News