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Desert bighorn management in Dolores River Canyon reviewed

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking public comment about a new management plan for desert bighorn sheep in the lower Dolores River Canyon. About 175 desert bighorns inhabit the Dolores River...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Forest seeks comments on Boggy Draw trail plan

The Dolores Ranger District is accepting public comments on a preliminary environmental assessment for the Boggy Draw Trails expansion project. The project would add about 25 miles of non-motorized...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Wildlife areas to close for the winter starting Friday

Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently announced that public access to Durango wildlife areas will close for the winter starting Friday. Seasonal closures are necessary to protect winter wildlife....

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest travel plan released for Rico-West Dolores

A new travel plan for the Rico-West Dolores area of the San Juan National Forest reduces single-track motorcycle access in order to benefit wildlife habitat, hunters and quiet recreation users. But...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents urged to take precautions during rutting season

Rutting season for deer in Colorado is at its peak, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents to be cautious and avoid conflict. Bucks are territorial and loaded with testosterone while...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deal bans cyanide traps in Colorado

An agreement approved Monday between U.S. officials and environmentalists would ban the use of predator-killing cyanide traps on Colorado public lands, but a government agency said federal workers...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Health department warns of rabid skunks in Durango

San Juan Basin Public Health is warning residents to stay away from stray and wild animals after two skunks tested positive for rabies in Durango. One of those skunks appeared on the steps of Z...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 states warn Trump against big changes in sage grouse plan

FORT COLLINS – Two Western governors on Tuesday warned the Trump administration against making big changes in a plan to protect a ground-dwelling bird across the West, saying it would send a...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

When wild burros flew and rafted whitewater

If you were in the Grand Canyon in 1980-81, you might have seen a strange sight: wild burros being lifted out by helicopter or floating by on rafts. Mark Applequist of Cortez was part of the...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Celebrity-named seal pups rehabilitated, set free on beach

SANDWICH, Mass. – Two celebrity-named harbor seal pups rescued in Maine earlier this year have been rehabilitated and set free on a Massachusetts beach. “Giseal Bündchen” and “Sealonardo DiCaprio’...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Dems slam Arctic drilling plan as ‘polar payout’ to Big Oil

WASHINGTON – Democrats and environmental groups on Tuesday denounced a Republican plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying it would defile a crown...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Camera shows wildlife using highway underpass east of Durango

A wildlife underpass completed late last year between Durango and Bayfield has proved to be a well-traveled thoroughfare for coyote, raccoons, mule deer and a few humans. A surveillance camera has...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News