Durango woman killed in bear attack is identified

A 39-year-old Durango woman who was killed Friday night in a bear attack was identified Tuesday as Laney Malavolta. “While Laney’s physical presence was suddenly taken from this earth, all that...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife officials find human remains in bears’ stomachs

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife pathologist found human remains inside the stomachs of a sow and her yearling that wildlife officers suspect of killing and eating a 39-year-old woman Friday night...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife releases film ‘Lynx: Shadows of the Forest’

“Lynx: Shadows of the Forest,” a new film released Wednesday by Colorado Parks and Wildlife showcases Canada lynx in Colorado’s high-elevation wilderness. The film was published on CPW ’s YouTube ,...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will opponents to gray wolf reintroduction largely end up paying for program?

When Colorado voters in November narrowly passed a ballot initiative to reintroduce gray wolves in western Colorado, detractors said it was a prime example of the state’s deepening rural-urban...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sen. Bennet aims to create jobs through wildfire prevention legislation

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and three other congressional lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation this week that would invest billions of dollars in wildfire prevention and wildlife restoration....

DATE: April 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar project proposed northwest of Cortez

A large solar project is proposed northwest of Cortez in cooperation with Empire Electric Association. The 5 megawatt solar energy system would be built on 52 acres off County Road 24 on private...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal judge ends Colorado’s plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that federal money cannot be used to pay for a Colorado Parks and Wildlife plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions in the Upper Arkansas River Valley as part...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite nice weather, wildlife closures remain in effect

Despite the spring-like weather, select public lands closed to protect critical winter wildlife habitat for big game remain off-limits until April 16. “People should still respect the closure,”...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County commissioners assert opposition to wolves

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners continues to oppose gray wolf reintroduction into the Western Slope, a plan narrowly approved by Colorado voters in November. Commissioners passed...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM plans habitat improvement for Gunnison sage grouse

A plan to improve habitat for the threatened Gunnison sage grouse in San Miguel County has been proposed by the Tres Rios Field office of the Bureau of Land Management. The agency is seeking public...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Red-tail hawk flies free again

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water guzzlers quench wild animals’ thirst

With the Southwest drying up, water guzzlers placed throughout the San Juan Mountains for wildlife are becoming ever more important. Through the 1970s and 1980s, the U.S. Forest Service, in...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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