Low-stress roundup technique begins for Mesa Verde horses

Mesa Verde National Park has begun bait-trapping for wild horses as part of a long-term effort to habituate them for eventual capture, removal and adoption. As many as 80 “free-roaming” mustangs...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bear injured in East Canyon Fire is rescued

A young bear burned in the East Canyon Fire was rescued by wildlife officials Tuesday after its paws were severely injured in the blaze west of Durango. Matt Thorpe, wildlife manager for Colorado...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low-stress roundup technique begins for Mesa Verde horses

Mesa Verde National Park has begun bait-trapping for wild horses as part of a long-term effort to habituate them for eventual capture, removal and adoption. As many as 80 “free-roaming” mustangs...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Entering a state wildlife area, like Perins Peak? You’ll need a hunting or fishing license

Starting July 1, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will require anyone who enters a state wildlife area – like at Perins Peak, Bodo and Haviland Lake – to have a hunting or fishing license, a move...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Record number of wolf pups fostered into wild dens in the Southwest

FARMINGTON – A record number of endangered Mexican wolf pups has been fostered into wild wolf dens in western New Mexico and eastern Arizona, state agencies announced. Twenty wolf pups were...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

WATCH: In a rare sighting, moose visits Durango

A moose was spotted in north Durango last week, a rather rare sight for an animal more known to wander the high country. Kirby McLaurin, who lives in the River View Mobile Home Park near Oxbow Park...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group demands details about deaths of endangered wolves

FARMINGTON – A wildlife activist group has filed Freedom of Information Act requests in hopes of understanding why federal agencies killed four Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico. The Center for...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Nesting birds halt construction work on Hermosa Creek bridge

The discovery of nesting birds on the Hermosa Creek bridge north of Durango has postponed work on U.S. Highway 550. The American dipper nest is protected under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elk rescued from Colorado mine shaft

Sometimes luck is on your side, and the same is true for wildlife. That was the case for an young cow elk rescued April 18 from a mine shaft in the Rio Grande National Forest near Creede. In moment...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Quarantine TV: Crow Canyon presents Marmot Cam

The yellow-bellied marmot has long been an endearing mascot of Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez. A wild colony resides in rock terraces around campus, and their furry, cute presence is...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge to allow fishing, expanded hunting

Southern Colorado’s Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge plans to open sections of land along the Rio Grande River to fishing and expand the allowed acreage for hunting on its protected lands. It is...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Photo: Mooned by deer

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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