Wildlife

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Goose nest in peril of rising Animas River waters

The water is rising and time is running out for a mother goose and her unhatched eggs precariously placed on an island in the middle of the Animas River. From atop the pedestrian bridge near Rotary...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lawmakers give initial OK to raise hunting and fishing prices

DENVER – The cost of hunting and fishing in Colorado may increase by as much as 50 percent in coming years. House Bill 1321, which would raise the cap across the board for hunting and fishing...

DATE: April 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Environmentalists sue Colorado, feds over predator plan

Conservationists sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services this week over a controversial Colorado predator-control program aimed at reducing mountain lions and bears. WildEarth...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Get rid of that junk: Spring cleanup starts Monday in Durango

The annual citywide spring cleanup will begin Monday and continue through May 5. Residents will have the opportunity to dispose of designated items at no cost. Crews will circulate through...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Be prepared: Bears begin to emerge from hibernation around Durango

Black bears have started to emerge from hibernation during the past couple weeks, and Durango-area residents should be aware of these facts and helpful tips as they become active: Males tend to...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fish study to begin at Pastorius Reservoir

If you’re fishing at Pastorius Reservoir and catch a rainbow trout without a fin, Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to know about it. Spokesman Joe Lewandowski says CPW is trying to determine the...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Six bighorns captured and tagged with GPS collars

Six wild bighorn sheep were captured and fitted with GPS tracking collars last week as wildlife researchers seek to better understand the elusive animal’s movements around the southern San Juan...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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To aid ferrets, vaccine treats planned for prairie dogs

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Feeding peanut butter kibbles to millions of prairie dogs – by flinging the treats from four-wheelers and dropping them from drones – could be the next big thing to help a spunky...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Conflicts between bears and humans likely to increase

Bear-resistant garbage cans changed where bears scavenged for food in Durango over four years. Colorado Parks and Wildlife gave out 1,100 bear-resistant cans in 2013 to households in two areas of...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ambassador wolves to visit Purgatory

Several ambassador wolves from Wolfwood Refuge will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the plaza at Purgatory Resort. An educational talk will be offered at 12:30 p.m. The event is...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Decision on future of sheep grazing pushed back

The U.S. Forest Service has delayed its expected winter announcement on the future of domestic sheep grazing in the Weminuche Wilderness, and now expects a decision “in the next few months.” In...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Silverton man encounters lynx on Molas Pass

Silverton resident Dave Fiddler has been driving between Silverton and Durango for 26 years, but unlike other commuters, he never sees anything interesting – a car crash, scenic wildlife or an...

DATE: March 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News