Wildlife

Survey shows wide support for reintroducing wolves in Colorado

A study released this week by Colorado State University researchers suggests a majority of Coloradans intend to vote for wolf reintroduction on November’s ballot. The online survey of 734 state...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mountain lion, too close for comfort, captured and sent to rehab

A 6-month-old mountain lion getting a little too close for comfort to homes and people around Vallecito was captured last weekend and sent to a rehabilitation center after wildlife officers...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand Teton park to begin killing invasive mountain goats

JACKSON, Wyo. – An operation to kill the mountain goats that have invaded Grand Teton National Park and threaten the existence of the park’s struggling bighorn sheep herd will begin Sunday,...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

What role does Colorado play in bringing back the wolf?

FARMINGTON – Three wolf pups scamper outside the den, clumsily running after their parent. The first wild-born pups from wild-born Mexican gray wolves were seen playing and, to all appearances,...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Montezuma County opposes plan to bring wolves to Colorado

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners has passed a resolution opposing any plan to reintroduce wolves into Colorado. The resolution claims wolves would threaten livestock, big game...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gunnison sage grouse struggle in Southwest Colorado

Gunnison sage grouse are hanging on in Southwest Colorado, but their numbers are dropping, and the population in Dove Creek might have disappeared. The plucky, ground-dwelling bird famous for its...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Man who killed moose fined; can still hunt in Colorado

A Farmington man who shot and killed a moose that he mistook for an elk near Silverton last year has been fined $1,000 as a result of the incident, but state wildlife officials decided not to ban...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dems in Congress demand update on Interior wild horse plans

RENO, Nev. – Congressional Democrats are demanding the Interior Department produce an overdue report on plans to manage wild horses roaming federal lands in the West after the head of its public...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bears packing on the pounds before hibernation

Trying to pack on the pounds before hibernation, bears are picking up their activity in and around Durango. “There’s definitely been an uptick in reports of bear incidents in the last week,” said...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wetlands north of Durango approved for expansion

Wetlands north of Durango in the Animas Valley have been approved for expansion. For years, the Zink family has been working to restore a good part of their 150-acre ranch , which has been in the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River suffered 80% die-off after 416 Fire ash flows

Colorado wildlife officials have confirmed the fish population in the Animas River has been severely depleted by flooding and debris flows from the 416 Fire burn scar. The 416 Fire in 2018 scorched...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rare American marten sighted in La Sal Mountains

A rare American marten has been documented in the La Sal Mountains near Moab, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources reports. “One of our biologists has made an incredible finding,” the agency...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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