First bear of season is sighted north of Bayfield

An early spring may have arrived in Southwest Colorado, evident by the region’s first bear sighting this week a few miles north of Bayfield. Bear expert Lyle Willmarth spotted a large male bear...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield residents to receive bear-resistant trash cans in 2020

The Bayfield Town Board voted unanimously Oct. 15 to increase monthly trash rates to provide bear-resistant trash cans for residents. The rate increase would add $1.49 per month to the town’s...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield to harvest fruit for food justice and bear safety

Pine River Valley residents will get their fill of fruit Saturday during Bayfield’s first ever Fruit Community Harvest. The event features quintessential autumn activities, like tree gleaning,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears packing on the pounds before hibernation

Trying to pack on the pounds before hibernation, bears are picking up their activity in and around Durango. “There’s definitely been an uptick in reports of bear incidents in the last week,” said...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield might raise rates to provide bear-resistant trash cans

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield Board of Trustees might switch the entire town over to bear-resistant trash cans, but it will take a rate increase to do so. If approved, the rate increase would add $1.49...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The man who killed Colorado’s last grizzly bear

On Monday, 40 years ago, Ed Wiseman killed the last known grizzly bear in Colorado. “It still amazes me the attack fascinates people,” Wiseman told The Durango Herald in an interview over the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear bites hunter after being shot near Pagosa Springs

A Pagosa Springs man was injured by a black bear last week after a hunting trip went awry, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Matt Thorpe, wildlife manager for CPW, told The Durango Herald ...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can hunters help thin bear population in Colorado?

Colorado wildlife officials want to reduce the number of bears across most parts of the state, and they are calling on hunters for help. “We are trying to increase bear harvest to bring our bear...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears cause two crashes in two days involving same family

Bears caused two vehicle crashes in two days over Labor Day weekend in La Plata County – involving the same Texas family. “It blew my mind,” said Roxanne Kascak-Pendleton, a member of the family....

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear breaks into house, leaves by pushing through a wall

DENVER – A black bear broke into a Colorado house over the weekend and left by breaking through a wall “like the Kool-Aid Man.” Estes Park police say the break-in occurred Friday night and that the...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wildlife officials search for bear that chased hiker’s dog

COLORADO SPRINGS – Wildlife officials are looking for a bear that showed no fear toward a hiker and chased one of his dogs on a Colorado Springs trail. The Gazette reports the man was hiking...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bear killed by electric shock while climbing utility pole

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Wildlife officials say a bear was killed by electric shock when it climbed a utility pole in northwestern Colorado to escape traffic and touched power lines. The Steamboat Pilot...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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