Wildlife

Warm temps prompt emergency ordinance for bear-strewn trash

Heftier fines for bear-strewn trash are making a come back, as warmer temperatures persist. The Durango City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance Monday eliminating warnings for...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest travel plan released for Rico-West Dolores

A new travel plan for the Rico-West Dolores area of the San Juan National Forest reduces single-track motorcycle access in order to benefit wildlife habitat, hunters and quiet recreation users. But...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CPW cautions residents of deer mating season

Mating season for deer in Colorado is at its peak, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents to be cautious and avoid conflict. Bucks are territorial and loaded with testosterone while...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deal bans predator-killing cyanide traps in Colorado

An agreement approved Monday between U.S. officials and environmentalists would ban the use of predator-killing cyanide traps on Colorado public lands, but a government agency said federal workers...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s the season to change your clocks, avoid wildlife collisions

Daylight saving time ends on Nov. 5, when residents will set clocks back an hour. Colorado Parks and Wildlife also reminds motorists to be avoid wildlife-related crashes as daylight hours get...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wild burros raft Grand Canyon rapids

If you were in the Grand Canyon in 1980-81, you might have seen a strange sight: wild burros being lifted out by helicopter or floating by on rafts. Mark Applequist, of Cortez, was part of the...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife make use of $6.5 million highway tunnel

A wildlife underpass completed late last year between Durango and Bayfield has proved to be a well-traveled thoroughfare for coyote, raccoons, mule deer and a few humans. A surveillance camera has...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enviros and San Miguel County sue to protect sage grouse

Three environmental groups, along with San Miguel County, have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management alleging improper approval of oil and gas lease sales near the threatened...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Venison sandwiches coming to Arby’s in Cortez Limited-edition elk sandwich test-marketed in Colorado

Arby’s, the fast-food chain made for meat lovers, plans to release venison sandwiches nationwide, and elk sandwiches in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. The venison sandwich will be available...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Moose on the loose

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Front-row seats to the bear show

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents face higher fines if a bear raids trash

Expect stiff fines if a bear scatters your trash in the coming weeks. The Durango City Council approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday to eliminate warnings if a resident is found to have...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News