Record number of wolf pups fostered into wild dens in the Southwest

FARMINGTON – A record number of endangered Mexican wolf pups has been fostered into wild wolf dens in western New Mexico and eastern Arizona, state agencies announced. Twenty wolf pups were...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

WATCH: In a rare sighting, moose visits Durango

A moose was spotted in north Durango last week, a rather rare sight for an animal more known to wander the high country. Kirby McLaurin, who lives in the River View Mobile Home Park near Oxbow Park...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group demands details about deaths of endangered wolves

FARMINGTON – A wildlife activist group has filed Freedom of Information Act requests in hopes of understanding why federal agencies killed four Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico. The Center for...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Nesting birds halt construction work on Hermosa Creek bridge

The discovery of nesting birds on the Hermosa Creek bridge north of Durango has postponed work on U.S. Highway 550. The American dipper nest is protected under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elk rescued from Colorado mine shaft

Sometimes luck is on your side, and the same is true for wildlife. That was the case for an young cow elk rescued April 18 from a mine shaft in the Rio Grande National Forest near Creede. In moment...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Quarantine TV: Crow Canyon presents Marmot Cam

The yellow-bellied marmot has long been an endearing mascot of Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez. A wild colony resides in rock terraces around campus, and their furry, cute presence is...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge to allow fishing, expanded hunting

Southern Colorado’s Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge plans to open sections of land along the Rio Grande River to fishing and expand the allowed acreage for hunting on its protected lands. It is...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Photo: Mooned by deer

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Colorado be next state to monitor wildfires with remote cameras?

A pilot program to detect, locate and monitor wildfires using a system of live, remote cameras moved one step closer to reality this week. The Remote Camera Wildfire Alert Pilot Program passed...

DATE: March 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Exotic – and illegal – fish found in the Animas River

Did you illegally dump an exotic catfish into the Animas River? If so, officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife would like to have a quick conversation with you. “That is such a huge, huge...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How to help elk herds? Limit out-of-state hunters, kill more predators, some say

Figuring out how to help Southwest Colorado’s declining elk herds recover is not going to be easy. That, at least, was the take-home message from Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff at a meeting to...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado wildlife officials seek solution as elk herds decline

Hunters in Southwest Colorado say fewer elk and too many hunters in the forest ruined their favorite outdoor experience, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking solutions. At the Dolores...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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