Wildlife

Camera captures bear burned in 416 Fire waking from hibernation

A female bear cub rescued from the 416 Fire survived the winter in an artificial den and emerged in April with another orphaned bear. The bears’ first moments outside their den were captured on a...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks public comment on big game seasons

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting public comment until midnight June 26 about structuring big-game hunting seasons from 2020 to 2024. The season structure, which is reviewed every five years...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival to feature tours, lectures

Bird-watching tours in Montezuma County and lectures about birds will take place May 8-12 in Cortez during the 15th annual Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival. The festival designs activities...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Neighbors rescue deer struggling in flowing Dolores canal

A Dolores woman jumped into a flowing irrigation ditch off County Road 22 on Sunday to rescue three deer that were struggling to escape. Lenore Sparks was walking near her home when she saw the...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife closures end later than planned around Durango

It is time to break out those hiking boots and mountain bikes – natural trails around Durango are opening after an above-average winter for snowfall kept them closed longer than expected. Signs...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park denies public access to horse roundup

Planning has begun on a roundup of “trespass” horses at Mesa Verde National Park, and a public adoption process will follow. But the park has denied a request by The Journal to report on and...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agencies work to minimize blasting impact on golden eagles

BOULDER –Colorado agencies overseeing a road construction project west of Boulder that includes blasting are taking care to not disturb golden eagles that nest in the area. The Daily Camera reports...

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Plan to double Parks and Wildlife fines gains momentum in Colorado

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers have given initial approval to an effort to double or triple fines for hunting and fishing violations in Colorado’s state parks, part of an ongoing effort to update the...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter slumber comes to an end for hibernating bears

Bears are waking up around Durango, and it’s time to start taking precautionary measures to reduce human-bear conflicts, wildlife officials say. “It’s that time of year,” said Colorado Parks and...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Golden eagle hit by a car released back into the wild

A golden eagle hit by a car last summer was released back into the wild east of Durango after being rehabbed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff for almost a year. CPW spokesman Joe Lewandowski...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde to begin horse removal

Herds of wild horses will be removed from Mesa Verde National Park beginning this spring, according to a final decision released in March. The park has 65 to 80 horses, but having them is in...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longer ski season at Breckenridge raises wildlife concerns

BRECKENRIDGE (AP) – If Breckenridge’s open space has a crown jewel, it’s Cucumber Gulch, the most ecologically diverse property in town. The 117-acre, town-owned wildlife preserve houses over 70...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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