Wildlife

Court upholds protection for rare bird in Colorado, Utah

DENVER – A rare bird found only in Colorado and Utah will stay on the endangered species list, at least for now, a U.S. district judge said Friday. The judge upheld a 2014 decision by the U.S. Fish...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Santa Fe forest ordered to consider impacts on salamander

SANTA FE – A federal judge is ordering the Santa Fe National Forest to consider how the management of roads and trails across the northern New Mexico forest will affect an endangered salamander....

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Santa Fe seeks to rid city of renegade gophers

SANTA FE – Officials in New Mexico’s capital have declared war on gophers. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the city of Santa Fe is considering hiring a contractor with a mission to eradicate the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wyoming guide dead after bear attack; Florida hunter hurt

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wyoming authorities say a hunting guide has been found dead after he and a client were attacked by a bear. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the body of 37-year-old Mark Uptain...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Chihuahua survives mountain lion attack northeast of Durango

An 11-pound Chihuahua named Spits is on the mend after being attacked last week by a mountain lion, narrowly surviving. Laurie Cullum was out for a walk the evening of Aug. 28 with her two dogs on...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trout species thought to be extinct found alive in Southwest Colorado

A native species of trout thought to be extinct was found alive and well recently in Southwest Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced the discovery of a “unique genetic lineage” of the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Citizen scientists enlisted to research monarch butterfly mystery

There’s a mystery surrounding the embattled monarch butterfly’s ways in Southwest Colorado, and researchers across the country are asking residents here to help solve it. Each fall, millions of...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man caught feeding bears is identified

A Durango man who was fined $1,000 for feeding bears, his third offense in eight years, has been identified as Roy Newman, 61. Colorado Parks and Wildlife previously declined to release the man’s...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bait trapping proposed to control Spring Creek wild horses

The Bureau of Land Management is considering bait trapping to manage the Spring Creek Basin wild horse herd between Dove Creek and Norwood. BLM’s Tres Rios Field Office is seeking public comment on...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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