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Coalition seeks relisting of gray wolves in US West as states pass laws to drastically cut their numbers

The groups cite unregulated hunting, poaching and genetic problems for why the gray wolf should be listed under the Endangered Species Act

Outdoors

Wolf reintroduction happened so fast in Montana and Idaho, the states are expanding hunting. Here’s what Colorado can learn.

In Montana and Idaho, state officials are pushing to decrease the wolf population through expanded hunting seasons, night hunting and snare traps.

Environment

Colorado’s first gray wolf pack since 1940s now has 6 pups

Gray wolves were hunted, trapped and poisoned into extermination in Colorado in the 1940s.

News

Discovery of gray wolf pups won’t change Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s reintroduction work

Wildlife officials say the confirmation of the first wolf family in Colorado since the 1940s will help biologists establish more gray wolves in the state.

Outdoors

Western Colorado is wary of gray wolf reintroduction. Will they have to pay for it, too?

The current funding plan for gray wolf reintroduction would rely on license fees paid by hunters and anglers, many of whom live in the western Colorado communities that opposed Proposition 114.

Politics and Government

Citizen group asks Rangely, Rio Blanco County to invoke “Constitutional Sanctuary”status

County attorney is reviewing the resolution for "unintended consequences." Meanwhile, the board governing the northwest Colorado county declared sanctuary status to protect itself from wolf reintroduction.

Politics and Government

As Colorado readies wolf-reintroduction plan, other states may step up kills

Wildlife managers in the West say wolves are being used to stoke political outrage in the same way Second Amendment gun rights were used in recent elections to raise fears Democrats would restrict firearms.

Environment

Colorado should go nice and slow on gray wolf reintroduction, panel says

It will take time to ensure that scientists and ranchers, wildlife activists and the rural Western Slope counties where wolves will be reintroduced all have a say on the divisive issue

Outdoors

Colorado wildlife officials will track, study travel patterns of gray wolves coming into the state

Contractors for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife chased a 4-year-old wolf into Wyoming, where they were able to subdue it and affix a tracking collar

Environment

Groups ask federal court to restore protections for gray wolves

The groups that filed Thursday's lawsuits said continued protections are needed so wolf populations can continue to expand in Colorado, California and other states

Environment

It’s official: Voters decide to reintroduce wolves in Colorado

Proposition 114 passed as a flurry of Front Range-votes widened the initiative’s margin of victory, paving the way for the animals’ return to the Western Slope.

Election 2020

“We knew it would be tight”: Colorado wolf reintroduction riding on razor-thin vote margin

Proposition 114’s lead on Wednesday was hovering just above the automatic trigger for a recount. Opponents of the measure call the tight race “a moral victory.”

Election 2020

Coloradans are barely howling for the reintroduction of gray wolves

Proposition 114 measure would be the first time voters -- not federal wildlife biologists -- directed wildlife officials to reintroduce a species. But biologists think wolves are already in northwest Colorado.

Election 2020

Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of U.S.

Colorado voters will decide next week whether to reintroduce gray wolves in the state

Environment

Colorado 2020 election: A quick guide to the ballot questions on abortion, wolves, taxes, sick leave and more

The 11 statewide policy questions on the 2020 election ballot carry far-reaching implications for social and fiscal future of Colorado

Election 2020

Opinion: If we’re going to reintroduce wolves, we better figure out how

Opinion Columns

Proposition 114 explained: What’s at stake with the effort to reintroduce gray wolves in Colorado

The question on Colorado’s November ballot marks the first time that voters, not the federal government, would direct state wildlife managers to script a recovery plan for wolves.

Election 2020

The clock is ticking for citizen ballot measures, but the campaigns are paused due to the coronavirus

The advocates behind more than a dozen of ballot measures are wondering whether Gov. Jared Polis will grant a reprieve from the rules

Politics and Government

DNA testing confirms first wolf pack in Colorado in 70 years

DNA testing of scat samples taken near an elk carcass in Moffat County in January confirmed the samples came from wolves

Environment

The 2020 battle to control Colorado’s state Senate is shaping up to be a big money election

Four super PACs tied to Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature and 2020 ballot committees reported millions in donations in the latest reports

Politics and Government
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