San Juan Mountains

Researchers examining a mother black bear (credit: CBS)

Lengthy Study Finds Most Black Bears Won’t Rely On Human Food

A groundbreaking study could change many of the things that are known about black bears. Researchers in the San Juan Mountains have been in close contact with 40 bears, going right into their dens during hibernation.

04/13/2015

Wolf Creek Ski Area (credit: Wolf Creek Ski Area)

Wolf Creek Gets More Than 4 Feet Of Snow From Storm

Snowfall from the latest storm to hit Colorado’s mountains has already surpassed 4 feet around Wolf Creek Pass.

03/03/2015

Snow piling up in Durango Saturday night (credit: CBS)

Forecasters Issue Blizzard Warning In Southern Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Wolf Creek Pass as Pacific moisture brings heavy snow and strong winds to the Continental Divide through Monday.

03/01/2015

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Biologists Begin Long-Term Lynx Monitoring Program

Biologists have begun a long-term monitoring program to determine how lynx are faring in the southern Rockies.

01/20/2015

(credit: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad)

Cumbres & Toltec Provides ‘Antique Railroading’ Experience

Colorado residents hankering to see the state in the days before automobiles and the Internet might find satisfaction in the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

08/04/2014

Adam Cambell (credit: Twitter)

Ultrarunner Hit By Lightning Finishes In 3rd Place

Canadian ultrarunner Adam Campbell was over halfway through Colorado’s Hardrock 100 endurance race when he was struck by lightning.

07/15/2014

The San Luis Valley (credit: CBS)

Group Threatens To Sue Colorado Over River Flows

An environmental group is threatening to sue Colorado, saying its management of water in the San Luis Valley is putting New Mexico’s stretch of the Rio Grande at risk.

01/22/2014

The West Fork Complex Fire  (credit: CBS)

Winds Ease At West Fork Complex Fire, But Town Still A Concern

This is what counts as good news in Colorado’s wildfire season: a breezy day but at least not three straight hours of winds blowing at 25 mph or more.

06/25/2013

Snow surveyors measure the snowpack on Berthoud Pass in this undated file photo. (credit: CBS)

Southwestern Dust Found In Snow Across Colorado

Dust blown in from the Southwest settled on snow over many of Colorado’s mountains during this week’s storm and will eventually affect how fast the snowpack melts and possibly how much water the state can hold onto.

04/19/2013

Colorado County Sees Tourism In Historic Silver Mine

A contaminated 19th century silver mining camp could become a bigger tourism draw for a sparsely populated, high-alpine county in southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.

03/07/2013

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