Wildlife

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Miller Middle School mountain lion and cub caught, relocated

Wildlife officials have captured a mountain lion suspected of killing deer at Miller Middle School in Durango. The mountain lion was caught Saturday and her cub was captured Friday night, said Joe...

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

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Violations of bear-safe trash-can ordinance drop in 2016

The city of Boulder last year issued 885 citations for violations to its bear-safe trash law, resulting in more than $250,000 in fines. So, how does Durango compare? In 2016, the city of Durango...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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