Wildlife

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Another SUV trashed by bear, this time in Junction Creek

A Durango woman who lives in the Junction Creek area northwest of downtown Durango awoke last week to the sounds of a bear trapped inside her SUV, wreaking havoc. Around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday,...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Escalante Middle School students raise money for peregrine falcons

The use of DDT pesticides during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s nearly wiped the American peregrine falcon off the map. The birds of prey were critically endangered by 1975, with an estimated 324 nesting...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Bear kills 6 chickens, raising questions about electric-fence ban

Conversations have reignited over whether the city of Durango should allow electric fencing within town limits after a bear broke into a high-end chicken coop, killing six chickens. “It’s been the...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wolfwood Refuge to visit Three Springs

Wolfwood Refuge, a state- and federally-licensed rescue facility for wolves and wolf-dog hybrids, will visit Durango 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Three Springs Plaza, 175 Mercado St. Two...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wildlife Museum open for summer season

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has opened its Wildlife Museum for summer operations. The museum is co-located with Durango Fish Hatchery at 151 E. 16th St. Visiting hours for the museum and fish...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: UNKNOWN

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Bear claws its way through vehicle in Forest Lakes subdivision

A black bear mauled the inside of a small SUV early Wednesday in the Forest Lakes subdivision, likely a temper tantrum after it got locked inside the vehicle. Kourtney Anderson, 17, said she was...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dove Creek farmer awarded $26,500 in damages from elk

A Dove Creek farmer was reimbursed more than $26,500 on Friday after a herd of elk last summer destroyed his cornfield, resulting in a complete loss of crops. The money comes from a Colorado Parks...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado bill to increase price of hunting, fishing licenses dies in committee

DENVER – The herd of outdoors people who testified in favor of letting the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife take more of their money will have to regroup and try again next year. House Bill...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife could seek new funding avenues

DENVER – Hikers, bikers, rafters and everyone else who enjoys Colorado’s wild areas and the animals that inhabit them may be asked in the future to put their money where their recreation is. House...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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