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  • Mother saves child from bear attack outside Grand Junction
  • Capitol Conversation discusses end of legislative session last week
  • Lawmakers call recent legislative session most successful in years
  • Most Colorado high school seniors not prepared to pay for college

  •  Bears are waking up, posing seasonal threat
  • Lake City finishes construction on town Armory
  • Preventable traffic deaths climb in Colorado
  • Ted Cruz wins Colorado Republican caucus

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U.S. Forest Service

State wildlife officials have concluded that a bear didn’t attack and maul a hunter over the weekend on the Grand Mesa. 

On Saturday, a man in his late 60s reported he was attacked by a bear. He told Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials he was parked on his ATV near Powderhorn Ski Resort when a bear attacked him causing him to drive over a small cliff into rocks below. CPW says the episode left him  with extensive but non-life threatening injuries.  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Sep 23, 2015

  • State wildlife officials conclude hunter wasn't attacked by bear
  • Federal report questions credentials of pilots in Silverton area crash
  • Colorado governor weighs in on sage grouse decision and fracking
  • Western Slope arts & culture organizations receive state grants

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Sep 2, 2015

  • Remains of missing Rico man found in Nevada desert
  • Community Options breaks ground on new regional center
  • Ouray, Mountain Village seeing increased bear activity
  • Health survey shows Colorado's gains under the Affordable Care Act

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2015

Aug 19, 2015

 

  • City of Montrose to create dispatch center
  • CPW seeing increased bear activity
  • Educators address school readiness at state capitol
  • A look at the Telluride Mushroom Festival

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U.S. Forest Service

Three laws sponsored by Western Slope legislators go into effect this week. 


Newscast

  • Colorado DMV fee changes go into effect
  • Meeting educates public on plan to tackle beetle kill
  • Ride Festival doubles attendance over last year
  • Forest Service makes hard bear proof containers mandatory for campers
  • Lawmakers consider moving state fair from Pueblo

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Apr 14, 2015

  Newscast

  • Truancy program nears the end of its funding
  • Mediation over Montrose Memorial Hospital to begin soon
  • Bears start to wake up
  • Capitol Conversation about issues left facing the legislature

Bill Calls For Study Of Colorado's Bears

Apr 2, 2015
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U.S. Forest Service

A bill that calls for the state to study black bears advanced at the capitol Wednesday.  

H.B. 1304 instructs Colorado Parks and Wildlife to study the management of black bears in the state. They are they only known species of bear still found in Colorado. 

Republican Representative Yeulin Willett of Grand Junction is co-sponsoring the measure.

In Peru, a beleaguered bear is looking for a new home.

And the former circus animal is getting high-profile help from Michael Bond, the British author of the well-loved children's books about Paddington bear.

The tale of Cholita, an Andean spectacled bear like the fictional Paddington, is less the stuff of children's books and more of horror films.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, near Montrose, CO, is an excellent place to observe night skies free from light pollution. When it comes to constellations, one of the most famous is Ursa Major, meaning “The Big Bear,” which includes “The Big Dipper.”

The fight against nuisance critters is increasingly being fought at the dinner table. We've reported on so-called invasivores eating everything from Asian carp (battered and fried!) to wild pigs (Russian boar carpaccio, anyone?) as a means of reducing pesky populations.

Bear Cubs Trapped In Crawford

Jul 28, 2014

A mother bear and her two cubs were causing trouble around Crawford, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

J. Wenum, the game manager for the North Fork Valley and Gunnison Basin, said the bears were reported last week.