Wildlife

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States argue for more say over endangered species

DENVER – The federal government asked an appeals court Wednesday to overturn an order that bars the release of endangered wolves in New Mexico without the state’s permission, a skirmish in a...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Wildlife autopsy reveals cause of death for Purgatory lynx

A lynx found dead this month at Purgatory Resort died of natural causes, wildlife officials confirmed Wednesday. A necropsy of the animal found a tumor in his throat that prevented him from...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wildlife panel considers pet sloths, kangaroos for Coloradans

The future of two-toed sloth and eastern gray kangaroo pet ownership hangs in the balance for Colorado residents, as the state Parks and Wildlife Commission decided this week to make a final ruling...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dead lynx identified as 11½-year-old male born in Telluride

A lynx found dead Sunday at Purgatory Resort has been identified as an 11½-year-old male born in Telluride, wildlife officials said Wednesday. Representatives with Colorado Parks and Wildlife ...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Purgatory Resort lynx found dead Sunday

A lynx that had been spotted with some regularity at Purgatory Resort the past few weeks was found dead Sunday, according to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman. Purgatory ski patrol members...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photo: It’s breeding season for Coyotes

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lynx ambles among skiers, boarders at Purgatory Resort

A lynx ambled through a crowd of enthralled onlookers at Purgatory Resort on Wednesday, which was the second time in two weeks that the elusive animal crossed paths with humans in the area. ...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Motorist has rare lynx encounter on Molas Pass

Dontje Hildebrand, a resident of both Durango and Ouray, was driving south on U.S. Highway 550 over Molas Pass when right there in the middle of the road was a rare sight – not one, but two lynx....

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State to try killing bears, lions to increase deer numbers

FORT COLLINS – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved an experiment to see if killing mountain lions and bears will boost the state’s declining mule deer population. The plan...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Rare jaguar photographed in Arizona

A rare jaguar has been photographed in the Huachuca Mountains in southeastern Arizona, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports. The photo of the big cat was taken Dec. 1 by a remote trail camera...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Winter construction planned at Whitewater Park

Improvements to the Durango Whitewater Park near Santa Rita Park will likely happen this winter. “Ponderosa is too constrained, and the wave is too powerful. So we want to widen it,” Cathy Metz...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Video spots a probable 2nd U.S. jaguar

PHOENIX – A second wild jaguar may have been spotted in the Southwest. A photo taken Dec. 1 in a southern Arizona mountain range appears to show a new wild jaguar – an animal rarely seen in the...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News