Bayfield hunter encounters mountain lion: ‘Be good, kitty’

A Bayfield hunter’s video of a mountain lion, sitting silently 20 yards from him, has gained national media attention. “Hold on there kitty. I see you,” said Steve Shively, a resident near...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf murals take form on north Main Avenue in Durango

One of the reasons Durango artist Parker Ledford finds power in art is because, in art, words are not needed to convey thoughts, feelings or ideas. The power of wordless communication can be seen,...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drivers urged to use caution as big game start migrations

Drivers are urged to use extra caution this fall as deer and elk begin to migrate from the high country. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe Lewandowski said deer have already started their...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

VIDEO: Mountain lion swims across McPhee Reservoir

A mountain lion was seen on video swimming across McPhee Reservoir last weekend in Southwest Colorado, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. CPW posted a video of the lion swimming across the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown raptor center may relocate to D&SNG Museum

A small education center about birds of prey opened in downtown this summer by Raptors Wild will close at the end of September, but the nonprofit is looking to reopen next year perhaps at the...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington thrift store supports relocation of wolf-dog rescue to larger parcel

Carol Sanchez has big plans for her 4 Corners Wolf Dog Rescue Sanctuary. She recently purchased 80 acres of land near Cuba, New Mexico, where she plans to move 16 wolf-dog hybrids she is tending on...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Birds are dying in dramatic numbers in Southwest Colorado

Migrating birds are dying in staggering and disturbing numbers throughout Southwest Colorado, and researchers are at odds about the reasons why. Reports of widespread bird mortality began in the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Orphaned mountain lion cub rehabbed, sent back into the wild

Two orphaned mountain lion cubs rescued by Colorado Parks and Wildlife last winter were recently released into the wild outside Durango. CPW spokesman Joe Lewandowski said a cub was spotted back in...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife officials seek information about illegal poaching in Southwest Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about a bull elk that was killed illegally last week 15 miles northwest of Cortez in Southwest Colorado. Wildlife officers said the elk was shot...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Young bear visits Pagosa Springs restaurant

A thin, juvenile black bear paid two visits Saturday to Kip’s Grill and Cantina in downtown Pagosa Springs. The bear delayed the 11 a.m. opening at Kip’s when the crew discovered it on the...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain may help curb human-bear conflicts

Bear activity in La Plata County has been quiet so far this year, but weather conditions over the next couple weeks will play a major role in whether enough food is available during the animals’...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico man diagnosed with bubonic plague

FARMINGTON – New Mexico has its first positive human plague case in 2020. A Santa Fe County man in his 60s was diagnosed with bubonic plague and is recovering in a local hospital, the New Mexico...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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