Wildlife

Living with Wildlife Advisory Board wants to stick to facts in wolf discussion

As the discussion of whether wolves should be reintroduced into Colorado heats up, La Plata County’s Living with Wildlife Advisory Board wants to stay true to the facts in its executive summary to...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeowner shoots, kills bear in Vallecito

A homeowner in Vallecito on Sunday shot a bear displaying aggressive behavior and little fear of people, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. CPW spokesman Joe Lewandowski said the bear killed...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain lion strikes a pose in Hermosa resident’s backyard

A young mountain lion found itself at the center of attention earlier this month when it took a break in a Hermosa resident’s backyard. Deedee Courter said a mountain lion had been seen wandering...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite cold spring, bears should have good natural food supply

A wet winter and spring should help keep bears fed and out of neighborhoods across Southwest Colorado. “Most of the bears are able to make an honest living,” said Matt Thorpe, area wildlife manager...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Camera captures bear burned in 416 Fire waking from hibernation

A female bear cub rescued from the 416 Fire survived the winter in an artificial den and emerged in April with another orphaned bear. The bears’ first moments outside their den were captured on a...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks public comment on big game seasons

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting public comment until midnight June 26 about structuring big-game hunting seasons from 2020 to 2024. The season structure, which is reviewed every five years...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival to feature tours, lectures

Bird-watching tours in Montezuma County and lectures about birds will take place May 8-12 in Cortez during the 15th annual Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival. The festival designs activities...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Neighbors rescue deer struggling in flowing Dolores canal

A Dolores woman jumped into a flowing irrigation ditch off County Road 22 on Sunday to rescue three deer that were struggling to escape. Lenore Sparks was walking near her home when she saw the...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife closures end later than planned around Durango

It is time to break out those hiking boots and mountain bikes – natural trails around Durango are opening after an above-average winter for snowfall kept them closed longer than expected. Signs...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park denies public access to horse roundup

Planning has begun on a roundup of “trespass” horses at Mesa Verde National Park, and a public adoption process will follow. But the park has denied a request by The Journal to report on and...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agencies work to minimize blasting impact on golden eagles

BOULDER –Colorado agencies overseeing a road construction project west of Boulder that includes blasting are taking care to not disturb golden eagles that nest in the area. The Daily Camera reports...

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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