Wildebeest numbers are declining in southwestern Colorado, plummeting around the world – The Durango Herald

Locally threatened species include the Gunnison sage-grouse, Townsend’s big-eared bat and the humpbacked vulture. One of three lynx seen in March 2015 north of Molasses Pass. (Jerry McBride / Durango Herald file) Wild animal populations worldwide have declined by an average of 69% since 1970. That was the startling conclusion of the Living Planet Report … Read more

Matt Green skates ‘one more turnaround’ at Ralph Engelstad Arena – Grand Forks Herald

GRAND FORKS – Before Matt Greene took to the ice Saturday night, a highlight video was shown at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. It included just a sampling of the punitive hits he routinely threw around college hockey rinks from 2002-05 and for 12 years in the NHL after that. Some of the songs even got … Read more

Dokken: New Book Narrates Lifetime Waterfowl Hunting Experiences – Grand Forks Herald

Brad Duquesne “The wind was blowing 40 mph from the northwest. Snowing hard. Horizontal flakes. Late October. A freeze might have been coming to the prairies of North Dakota. That’s the kind of weather I loved hunting while sitting in my handmade duck boat.” Over a set of snares I made with my own hands. … Read more

apple market peeling | Columbia Basin Herald

QUINCY Washington apple growers, after surviving a wild and crazy 2022, are heading into a new year with a market that looks good domestically, but faces some export challenges. Riley Bocho, director of Congressional Relations and Export Programs for the Northwest Horticultural Council, cited sales of Washington apples to India as an example of export … Read more

BLM needs to prioritize wildlife habitats and migration corridors – The Durango Herald

In southwestern Colorado, we are fortunate to be near many Bureau of Land Management lands, where residents and visitors recreate camp, view wildlife, game, and fish. Thanks to the region’s remote nature and the San Juan Mountains, we’re fortunate to have some of the best habitats for wildlife, like mountain lions, bears, deer, elk, moose–even … Read more

River Cinemas Shows Strong Employee Retention and Satisfaction Amid Tight Job Market – Grand Forex Herald

EAST GRAND FORKS – While many companies have struggled to hire and retain them in the wake of the COVID pandemic, River Cinema in East Grand Forks has seen the opposite – an abundance of motivated young employees. For Roxy Honkola, who first worked at River Cinema from 2011-2014, returning in 2018 after a four-year … Read more