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

Santa Fe County 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: New Mexico

Bear burned in East Canyon Fire to be released in coming weeks

A young bear rescued after suffering burns in the East Canyon Fire last month has shown strong signs of recovery and is expected to be released in the coming weeks, according to Colorado Parks and...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bald eagle recovering this Fourth of July after crash landing in Durango

This Fourth of July, a bald eagle, America’s national bird, is recovering at an animal rehabilitation center after apparently flying into power lines in south Durango. He is doing well and should...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three-legged Mexican gray wolf killed

FARMINGTON – A three-legged Mexican gray wolf – considered an endangered species since 1976 – was killed in Arizona last week, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service memo. The male wolf,...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Colorado’s fight over wolves has a new battleground: parasitic poop

As the wolf reintroduction fight howls in Colorado, wildlife officials are fielding more reports from people who suspect they’ve spotted a wolf in the wild. A release from Colorado Parks and...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low-stress roundup technique begins for Mesa Verde horses

Mesa Verde National Park has begun bait-trapping for wild horses as part of a long-term effort to habituate them for eventual capture, removal and adoption. As many as 80 “free-roaming” mustangs...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bear injured in East Canyon Fire is rescued

A young bear burned in the East Canyon Fire was rescued by wildlife officials Tuesday after its paws were severely injured in the blaze west of Durango. Matt Thorpe, wildlife manager for Colorado...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low-stress roundup technique begins for Mesa Verde horses

Mesa Verde National Park has begun bait-trapping for wild horses as part of a long-term effort to habituate them for eventual capture, removal and adoption. As many as 80 “free-roaming” mustangs...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Entering a state wildlife area, like Perins Peak? You’ll need a hunting or fishing license

Starting July 1, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will require anyone who enters a state wildlife area – like at Perins Peak, Bodo and Haviland Lake – to have a hunting or fishing license, a move...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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