La Plata County Animal Protection’s authority to enforce bear-trash laws goes into effect

La Plata County Animal Protection’s newly assigned authority to enforce the county’s trash laws aimed at reducing human-bear conflicts went into effect Friday. La Plata County commissioners...

DATE: June 15, 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

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

Bear attacks 5-year-old in Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION – A 5-year-old Colorado girl is hospitalized with serious injuries after she was attacked by a bear outside her home. The attack happened early Sunday near Grand Junction. The girl’s...

DATE: May 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

La Plata County Animal Control given power to enforce bears-trash laws

Since La Plata County adopted trash laws in 2008 aimed at reducing human-bear conflicts, not a single ticket has been written despite a marked increase in bears breaking into garbage. That is...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal Protection may be tapped to help curb human-bear conflicts

Residents and businesses in La Plata County may see stricter enforcement this summer of the county’s ordinance intended to reduce human-bear conflicts. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday took...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council changes penalty for bear-strewn trash

Bears are waking up early this year, and if they forage in garbage cans, residents will face new consequences. Those caught with wildlife-strewn trash will now be required to buy...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents spotting bears in area

Black bears around Durango are starting to wake up. Bryan Peterson, director of Bear Smart Durango , said Sunday he’s already receiving reports of bears spotted around town. Most of the reports are...

DATE: March 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango rolls out bear-resistant trash cans

The city of Durango is distributing 600 new bear-resistant garbage cans this spring to help keep the hungry omnivores out of town. City crews started distribution this week in an area of town...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Bears of Durango’ screens Friday during film festival

Catch the long-awaited “Bears of Durango” documentary at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Durango Stadium 9, 900 Translux Drive, as part of the Durango Independent Film Festival. This feature-length film...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear-prone Durango neighborhoods will get new garbage cans

Fewer bears may wander Durango’s streets this summer to forage for food after hundreds of new wildlife-resistant garbage cans are distributed to homes. The city expects to distribute the new cans...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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