Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces closure of some wildlife areas

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Tuesday that some State Wildlife Areas in Southwest Colorado have closed to all public access. Several water-based wildlife areas and two state parks remain...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez hosts Colorado Wildlife commission, wildlife managers

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission on Thursday wrestled with a mysterious local decline in elk calf populations, announced a campaign to find new funding sources, and voted to keep hunting...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

State wildlife commission to hold meeting in Cortez

The public is invited to attend the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting from 11:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Cortez Conference Center. A full agenda includes presentations from...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three bears euthanized for breaking into homes

A bear and her two yearlings were trapped and euthanized Tuesday after breaking into multiple homes during the past three weeks in Durango. The bears had either broken into or attempted to break...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fishing spots available for Colorado’s free fishing weekend

Fishing is free this weekend, and in Southwest Colorado, there are dozens of places to go. “Your fishin’ is our mission,” said John Alves, senior aquatic biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse Park Fire near Disappointment Valley grows to 1,500 acres

The Horse Park Fire northeast of Dove Creek has grown to 1,500 acres and is burning near the Spring Creek Basin wild horse herd in an area that includes occupied Gunnison sage-grouse habitat. The...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mama bear and two yearlings break into home

The prognosis does not look good for a mama bear and her two yearlings that have been breaking into homes around Durango. “This is a dangerous situation,” said Joe Lewandowski, spokesman for...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Long-term drought could harm wildlife in Southwest Colorado

Drought conditions are affecting many aspects of human life in Southwest Colorado, but they’re also impacting wildlife across the region. Some animals, such as birds, do not need to drink much...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wild horses, burros can be adopted on the internet

The Bureau of Land Management has launched an “Online Corral” to begin the adoption process for wild horses and burros. The website connects people who would like to adopt the animals with an...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

DNA test confirms slain bear attacked young girl

Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Wednesday confirmed that it killed the bear that attacked a young girl at her home in East Orchard Mesa on Mother’s Day. The bear was a 2-year-old male,...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man wanted in Colorado for reportedly harassing a moose

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public for help identifying a man who was seen chasing and harassing a moose in Frisco, Colorado. A witness said he and a passenger observed the man chase...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conservation groups agree to stay sage grouse lawsuit

A coalition of conservation groups that sued to list the Gunnison sage grouse as an endangered instead of threatened species has reached an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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