Favorable conditions help firefighters’ battle

Fall fires burning across Southwest Colorado failed to make significant runs Friday, giving firefighters a chance to gain ground by building containment lines.The Vallecito Fire was 201 acres in...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Filmmaker tells wolves’ story

The acronym of her Web of Life Foundation, which promotes the connection of humans to wildlife and wild places, denotes the animal on which Elke Duerr is concentrating her current efforts – the...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ursine 101

Bear No. B25 fed on acorns and berries last summer in the wilderness outside Durango.But about mid-August this year, the female black bear lumbered into downtown Durango, where she remains today,...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hungry bear raids chicken coop

Black bears need to eat 20,000 calories a day before going into hibernation this winter, and a couple of bears scored big in their search for food last week with a local man’s chickens.Rob Watson...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local cyclist says he T-boned a bear

A Durango man said he was riding his bicycle Friday night when he collided with a bear.The accident occurred about 10:30 p.m. on El Paso Street, a steep road leading down to Roosa Avenue near the...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears binge before hibernating

As black bears begin their search for the 20,000 calories a day they need to see them through the winter, they may be seen more frequently than usual in urban areas.A few preventive measures will...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moose get loose

DATE: Aug. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers needed to check pikas

The Mountain Studies Institute is offering to train people to monitor the pika, a tiny relative of the rabbit that is being pushed out of its alpine home by warming temperatures.Emily Olson,...

DATE: July 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agency: Residents should remember to keep food from bears

The shooting of an aggressive bear in the Forest Lakes subdivision calls attention to the responsibility of residents to eliminate fodder for foraging bears, a Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water cleared for native trout

Biologists on Monday will start second-phase treatment in the Hermosa Creek watershed to create a home for native Colorado River cutthroat trout.Colorado Parks and Wildlife and U.S. Forest Service...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Air Park battle intensifies in 2nd day

Firefighting reinforcements arrived Monday to help battle a 451-acre wildfire that broke out Sunday southwest of Durango.Two single-engine air tankers, one heavy air tanker and three helicopters...

DATE: July 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘There was nothing I could do’

DATE: June 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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