Federal judge ends Colorado’s plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that federal money cannot be used to pay for a Colorado Parks and Wildlife plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions in the Upper Arkansas River Valley as part...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite nice weather, wildlife closures remain in effect

Despite the spring-like weather, select public lands closed to protect critical winter wildlife habitat for big game remain off-limits until April 16. “People should still respect the closure,”...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County commissioners assert opposition to wolves

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners continues to oppose gray wolf reintroduction into the Western Slope, a plan narrowly approved by Colorado voters in November. Commissioners passed...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM plans habitat improvement for Gunnison sage grouse

A plan to improve habitat for the threatened Gunnison sage grouse in San Miguel County has been proposed by the Tres Rios Field office of the Bureau of Land Management. The agency is seeking public...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Red-tail hawk flies free again

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water guzzlers quench wild animals’ thirst

With the Southwest drying up, water guzzlers placed throughout the San Juan Mountains for wildlife are becoming ever more important. Through the 1970s and 1980s, the U.S. Forest Service, in...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

First bear of 2021 spotted northeast of Durango

The first bear of the year in La Plata County has been spotted, a sign the ursines may soon be waking from their winter hibernation. Lyle Wilmarth, a retired wildlife officer for Colorado Parks and...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

VIDEO: Mountain lion drags deer from Hermosa home

A Hermosa woman who woke up in the early morning hours to care for her 4-month-old baby was in for a bit of a surprise when she opened the blinds and saw a mountain lion, just a few feet away from...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chronic wasting disease found in deer in Southwest Colorado

For the first time, chronic wasting disease in deer has been found in the Four Corners after testing conducted during the 2020 hunting season, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado livestock meeting addresses grazing, wolves

The annual meeting of the Southwest Colorado Livestock Association took place at a larger venue this year because of pandemic restrictions, and relevant topics important to ranching and agriculture...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

For first time ever, Chronic Wasting Disease found in deer in Southwest Colorado

Although it was considered inevitable, a long-feared disease that affects elk, deer and moose was detected for the first time ever in Southwest Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced this...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Massive ranch northeast of Durango to be protected from development

A more than 700-acre property northeast of Durango has been placed in a conservation easement, seen as a huge win for protecting not only wildlife habitat, but also the city of Durango’s drinking...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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