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1 year 2 months ago

Local bear population thriving on trash

COLORADO SPRINGS - The bear population in Southern Colorado is quite healthy; perhaps a little too healthy. Wildlife officers in Colorado Springs field between 800 and 1,000 bear calls each year. Cory Chick, the Area Wildlife Manager for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office in Colorado Springs, says the...

2 years 7 months ago

Bears acquire Pro Bowl WR Marshall from Miami

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bears have acquired Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall from the Miami Dolphins. There was widespread speculation that the Bears would go after a high-profile free-agent receiver such as Vincent Jackson, but they filled their biggest hole with a blockbuster trade, instead, sending two undisclosed draft...

2 years 10 months ago

Broncos beat Bears 13-10 in overtime

DENVER (AP) - Tim Tebow led the Denver Broncos to another comeback victory, with Matt Prater's 51-yard field goal with 8:34 left in overtime giving the Denver Broncos a 13-10 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Prater's 59-yarder with 2 seconds left in regulation tied the score. It was...

3 years 2 months ago

All bears down

The final cub is down from the tree after it was tranquilized. They now go to a rural area around 100 miles away.The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife will have the bears in custody as they relocate them.

3 years 2 months ago

Higher number of bear encounters this season

Colorado wildlife officials say they have received a higher than normal number of calls about bears this summer. People have reported bears entering homes, garages, sheds, tents and chicken coops. Wildlife officials killed a bear that injured a teenage camper in his tent July 15 near Leadville. The...

3 years 2 months ago

Close encounters of the bear kind on the rise

The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife is cautioning residents and campers that dryer than average conditions are attributing to higher than normal human and bear interaction. Michael Seraphin, Spokesperson with DOW released a statement outlining that within the last few weeks, wildlife officers have responded to a higher than...

3 years 5 months ago

Bear hunting bill moves ahead

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado House has given initial approval to a proposal to potentially expand the bear hunting season to manage the animals' population. Lawmakers advanced the measure Wednesday but it passed by only one vote. The bill seeks to repeal a voter-approved initiative that prohibits hunting bears from...

3 years 6 months ago

Lawmakers consider flexible Colo. bear hunt

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers worried about the growing bear population in the state are talking about giving wildlife officials more say over when the animals can be hunted. A proposal set for its first hearing Monday would repeal a 1992 voter-approved initiative that prohibits hunting bears from March...

4 years 1 month ago

Questions on how bears are being handled

Just within the last week, two mother bears and their cubs got inside local homes. Both incidents ended the same way -- all six bears were euthanized. That's sparked a lot of conversation among those who care about wildlife. Donna Ralph has been rehabilitating smaller animals for 10...

4 years 1 month ago

Death sentence for momma bear and cubs

The Division of Wildlife tranquilized three bears and hauled them out of the Broadmoor neighborhood Thursday afternoon. The bears will be euthanized. The momma bear and her two cubs got into a home on Sanford Rd., sending a maid scrambling for safety. She locked herself in a bathroom, from...

4 years 2 months ago

BC police: Bears surrounded pot fields

Police who uncovered two marijuana fields near the U.S.-Canada border had to tread carefully: 13 black bears were wandering around the crops. The fields of about 2,300 plants were found near Christina Lake, just a few miles from the border. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says...

4 years 2 months ago

Aspen area may shut more doors to bears

Bear-friendly doorknobs could be out in the Aspen area. The county commissioners have given preliminary approval to a ban on lever-style door handles on new or remodeled homes. Bears looking for food can hit the levers and open the door but have a much harder time with round doorknobs....

4 years 5 months ago

Hungry bears coming out of hibernation

Bears are coming out of hibernation in Colorado and, boy, are they hungry! That's the warning of the state Division of Wildlife which is hoping you'll steer clear of the foraging bruins. Their chosen diet is berries, insects, acorns buds, plants and carrion. But if those things aren't plentiful,...

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