Wildlife

Bear cub injured in 416 Fire is bandage-free

An orphaned bear cub whose paws were burned in the 416 Fire has almost fully recovered. “The burns have healed nicely, and at this point, I’d say her paws are about 95 percent healed,” said Michael...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite drought, bears are finding plenty of natural food

The San Juan Mountains’ bear population has been visiting town significantly less this summer with natural food more abundant. Last year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife received hundreds of calls...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CPW: Thousands of fish may be dying from 416 Fire ash in Animas

Thousands of fish are suffocating from the ash and dirt washing into the Animas River from the 416 Fire burn area. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has not done an official count, but the agency...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado offers $5,000 reward for information on slain mountain goats

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for the public’s help for information related to two mountain goats that were shot and found dead on July 3, about 2.8 miles up the Quandary Peak Trail. On...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paragliders can return to Smelter Mountain after ban ends

Paragliders floating around the skies above Durango will once again become a familiar sight. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a citizen petition asking for...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 young mountain goats shot on Colorado mountain trail

BRECKENRIDGE – Officials say two young mountain goats were shot and killed near a mountain summit in central Colorado. The state is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest....

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Anglers asked to pick right time of day to avoid stressing fish

Fish in streams and rivers across Southwest Colorado are likely stressed as water levels dwindle. Low flows and high temperatures lead to lower dissolved oxygen levels in the water, which can be...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burned bear cub gains international attention, seen as symbol of hope

The story of a burned bear cub found near the southwest end of the 416 Fire has garnered international attention and resonated with readers, who suggested a range of fire-inspired names for the...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baby bear undergoes rehab for burned paws

A baby bear injured in a wildfire north of Durango is likely to survive. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe Lewandowski said firefighters combating the 416 Fire, which has burned more than...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife officials ask public to leave baby animals alone

It’s that time of year, and the message is the same: Do not pick up, interact with or touch wildlife, especially baby animals. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe Lewandowski said the third...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Great Outdoors Colorado grant secures funding for Oxbow bird study

Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded a $20,000 grant to study birds at Oxbow Park and Preserve. Nine projects from across the state were awarded $140,000 in funding, said GOCO spokeswoman Laura...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

When wildfires rage, where do animals go?

Two uncontrolled wildfires are ripping across the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado, forcing the evacuation of homes, shutting down the critical summer economy and putting firefighters...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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