We want your bear photos

The DurangoHerald’s weekly Bear Tracker will now include reader-submitted photos. If you snapped a pic – in a safe manner and from a distance, of course – of a roaming ursine, send it to us to...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Season’s 1st casualty: Black bear put down

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer put down a 2-year-old male black bear Monday because it has been hanging out with the wrong crowd – humans.“I don’t like to put down a bear any time,” said...

DATE: May 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear nips man in town

A man who is homeless was nipped by a black bear Wednesday morning while sleeping on public lands east of the Manna Soup Kitchen in Durango.The man, who would identify himself only as Gary, said he...

DATE: June 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunting is just one tool to help manage bears

Instead of a typical busy fall bear season, activity has slowed and bears are busy feeding in preparation for hibernation, a physiological response to dwindling natural food supplies. Bears begin...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2010 | COLUMN: Bear Smart

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