Posted inEnvironment, News, Outdoors

Ranchers in some states can shoot wolves that attack their livestock. But not in Colorado.

Don Gittleson woke up Wednesday morning to a sight that’s starting to feel common on his North Park ranch: a cow torn up by wolves, the third attack on his livestock since a few days before Christmas. If this were Montana, Wyoming or Idaho, Gittleson could pull out a gun and shoot the predator dead.  […]

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Cano’s Castle, a southern Colorado folk art landmark, is heavily damaged in fire

A fire early Thursday consumed much of Cano’s Castle, a folk art landmark in Antonito near the New Mexico border, officials said. Dominic “Cano” Espinoza, the castle’s builder, is safe, and no other injuries were reported, Antonito police officer Olga Cortez said. The cause of the fire remained under investigation Thursday morning. Espinoza could not […]

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Colorado wildlife officials just legalized hazing wolves. It came too late for a cowboy whose dog was killed.

A new rule adopted by Colorado wildlife officials allowing ranchers to haze wolves that get too close to livestock operations came too late for a North Park cowboy whose dog was killed last weekend by a wolf.  Buster, an 8-year-old border collie, was killed by a wolf on a ranch in Jackson County in north […]

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Colorado’s graduation rates fell last year. The drop was worse among students of color.

Colorado’s high school graduation rate fell for the first time in more than a decade in 2021, according to the Colorado Department of Education.  A total of 81.7% of the class of 2021 graduated last spring, down from 81.9% of the class of 2020.  The data shows wide graduation rate discrepancies between races and economic […]

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Federal agencies join investigation into the Marshall fire’s cause as two people remain missing

Boulder County authorities zeroed in on a neighborhood they believe to be the origin of the Marshall fire but have yet to determine a cause, Sheriff Joe Pelle said Sunday. Authorities said the fire likely started near Marshall Road and Colorado 93, and they are working with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, […]

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Marshall fire officially becomes Colorado’s most destructive, with 991 homes and businesses burned, officials confirm

The wind-driven Marshall fire devoured 991 homes and businesses and damaged 127 more, authorities confirmed Saturday, making it Colorado’s most destructive fire in history when it comes to the number of homes burned.  Three people were missing and presumed dead – two in Superior and one in Marshall.  Boulder County authorities had previously announced that […]