Wildlife

Annual count finds fewer birds, but reasons why still up in the air

Fewer birds were spotted during this winter’s annual bird count, a possible side effect of drought and the 416 Fire, but researchers say it’s too soon to draw conclusions. “The number of birds were...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

WATCH: Baby bear burned in 416 Fire reintroduced to wilderness

Colorado Parks and Wildlife posted a video to its Facebook page Monday that shows crews’ efforts to release a bear cub back into the wilderness. The baby bear suffered significant burns to its...

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

Baby bear burned in 416 Fire released into the wild

It has been a long, difficult journey for the bear cub injured last summer during the 416 Fire. But on Friday, she was released back into the wild, in good health and with another chance at life....

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal shutdown not affecting Spring Creek Basin wild horses

CORTEZ – The wild horses of the federally managed Spring Creek Basin herd in Disappointment Valley are blissfully unaware of the government shutdown and have not been impacted, according to a...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Have an opinion on hunting or wildlife? Now’s your chance

If you’ve got an opinion on how hunting seasons are scheduled in Colorado, or just about wildlife management in general, now is the time to speak up. Every five years, Colorado Parks and Wildlife ...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Study: Most Durangoans do not lock their bear-resistant trash cans

People in Durango are not locking their bear-resistant trash cans, rekindling calls for the city of Durango to up its enforcement. At least that’s the takeaway message from a new study conducted by...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County takes up issue of eagles nesting on private land

The Montezuma County Planning Department is considering how to address golden and bald eagles nesting on private land. Although the bald eagle was removed from the Endangered Species Act list in...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez Christmas Bird Count set for Dec. 29

The 2018 Cortez Christmas Bird Count will take place at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 29 beginning at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Participants will be divided into groups to survey areas of...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Record number of Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2018

ALBUQUERQUE – Wildlife managers have confirmed a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year, fueling concerns about the decades-long effort to return the endangered...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Parks and Wildlife offers reward in elk poaching case

Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues to seek information about two bull elk killed illegally northeast of Norwood in the Uncompahgre National Forest in early November. Now, a reward of $1,250 is...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

During breeding season, deer are known to attack

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding residents that bucks are in the height of their mating season and can be aggressive, especially Durango’s resident deer herd. “They are looking for mates,...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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