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Colorado bill allows car break-ins to rescue animals, people

DENVER – A bill that would allow immunity from civil and criminal charges for individuals who forcibly enter a vehicle to provide emergency aid to animals and humans passed unanimously Thursday in...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Animal shelter makes case for continued county support

The Cortez Animal Shelter depends on annual funding from Montezuma County to operate, the commissioners learned last week. While tightening the 2017 budget in the face of shrinking oil and gas tax...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dead lynx identified as 11½-year-old male born in Telluride

A lynx found dead at Purgatory Resort on Jan. 8 died of natural causes, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Wednesday. The lynx was seen by dozens of people at the ski area, and a video of the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Home-school students learn with equine program

Fourteen students at Silver Spruce Academy are better equestrians after completing a seven-week riding and horse-care course with Horse EmPower. Silver Spruce provides enrichment activities for...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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Reported sightings, but no solid leads on missing llamas

The search for two missing llamas – aka Chai and Dawson – has included sporadic sightings and insightful intuitions of their wanderings, but nothing that has proved fruitful in the 1½-month pursuit...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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La Plata County looks to draft rules to limit barking dogs

Through lively and sometimes emotional discussion, rural La Plata County residents suggested regulatory solutions to one of the county’s favorite subjects: barking dogs. At a Tuesday open house on...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Forest Service installing cave gates to save bats

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – White River National Forest is in the process of installing a gate on Spring Cave near Meeker, and Hubbard Cave near Glenwood Springs is likely to be next in line. The gates...

DATE: July 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Woman cited with trespassing for freeing pup from car

A Durango woman has been cited with criminal trespass for breaking into a car to “rescue” a puppy that didn’t need to be rescued. Shelby Perovich, 25, reached into the back window of a blue 1996...

DATE: June 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Silverton’s resident mascot and wolf-dog dies

Sad news struck Silverton on Sunday when the town’s longtime protector, official mascot and resident wolf-dog, Wolfie, died. For 11 years, the cross-breed – a hulking shock of fuzzy black fur with...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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La Plata County creates draft of dog-barking rules

When rural dogs are barking, La Plata County law is silent. But that’s about to change. County staff has produced a preliminary draft of the county’s first ordinance on nuisance barking, a topic...

DATE: April 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Rabies vaccine requirement for pets gains momentum in state Legislature

DENVER – Lawmakers are working to take the bite out of rabies by requiring cats and dogs statewide to receive vaccinations. The measure sailed through a legislative committee on Tuesday by a vote...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Rural, barking dogs may get shorter leash

When La Plata County residents outside municipal boundaries call in a dog-barking complaint, they get the same response: There’s nothing we can do. About 25 Humane Society officials, residents and...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: State nation world