Several recent sightings of black bears near where visitors travel have caused the closure of two campgrounds at Dinosaur National Monument until further notice. The bears present a danger to visitors, and safety precautions are being taken.
RBC I Nearly all wildlife in Rio Blanco County is doing quite well following a wet spring, and some species are doing so well that they may be contributing to the decrease in number of area mule deer.
RBC I The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Shell Exploration and Production are jointly funding a project to study and better understand the behaviors and movement of elk that occupy habitat near areas of oil and gas exploration and development.
Special to the Herald Times RBC I Black bears have emerged from their dens and it’s time for Colorado residents to take precautions to help keep bears wild. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are cautioning residents that bear activity in towns and residential areas may be high again this year.
Two does, one to the right and one to the left of the sign marking the designated parking spot for Colorado Northwestern Community College President Russell George, keep a sharp eye out to make sure no one other than George uses his parking spot.