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3 years 11 months ago

Bear population grows, rules questioned

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers worried about the growing bear population are considering giving wildlife officials more say over when bears can be hunted. A proposal set for its first hearing Monday would repeal a 1992 voter-approved initiative that prohibits hunting bears from March 1 to Sept. 1. The...

3 years 11 months ago

Lawmakers consider flexible Colo. bear hunt

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers worried about the growing bear population in the state are talking about giving wildlife officials more say over when the animals can be hunted. A proposal set for its first hearing Monday would repeal a 1992 voter-approved initiative that prohibits hunting bears from March...

4 years 6 months ago

El Paso County population on the rise

New census estimates show around 400,000 people are now living in Colorado Springs, with an additional 604,000 in the surrounding El Paso County. "It's about a 10% increase from 2000 for Colorado Springs, and about a 16-17% increase for El Paso County." explains Deborah Muehleisen of the Census Bureau. Some...

4 years 7 months ago

Looking for partners to handle a big year

Fort Carson's population is growing and deployment cycles look to be continuing. That's what Fort Carson's Commanding General, Major General David Perkins, told a packed room at the Antlers Hilton in downtown Colorado Springs Thursday evening. Col. Robert McLaughlin, garrison commander for Fort Carson, says 2010 will see the...

4 years 7 months ago

Deer population drops in Roaring Fork Valley

State wildlife officials say development and recreation have contributed to the declining number of deer in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking at lowering the population goal and changing the number of hunting licenses issued for the area that stretches from Aspen to Glenwood...

4 years 9 months ago

Police call attention to elder abuse

June is International Elder Abuse Awareness month, with June 15th commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. To raise awareness of elder abuse, the local Coalition Against Abuse in Later Life (CALL) is planning a community celebration at 5:30 p.m. on June 15 at El Pomar Foundation, Penrose House, 1661 Mesa...

4 years 9 months ago

West Slope growth rate slows

State officials say population growth fueled by the western Colorado energy boom is slowing down in Grand Junction and surrounding Mesa County. But the state Demographer's Office says the area's population isn't expected to shrink. Elizabeth Garner, the state demographer, says Mesa County's growth rate may not pick up...

4 years 11 months ago

Skunks, badgers enlisted to control pelicans

Idaho is enlisting badgers and skunks in its fight against pelicans that are eating too many sport fish and hurting sensitive populations of Yellowstone cutthroat trout. Idaho Department of Fish and Game managers released three badgers and two skunks last week on Gull Island in southeastern Idaho's Blackfoot Reservoir. Last...

5 years 3 weeks ago

U.S. census count kicks into high gear

Coming soon to a mailbox near you: the 2010 census form. The U.S. Census Bureau's once-a-decade population count kicks into high gear this month as the government agency sends out forms to more than 130 million addresses across the country. The forms are due to arrive in mailboxes...

5 years 1 month ago

Audit finds US census preparations wasted millions

A new audit finds that the Census Bureau wasted millions of dollars in preparation for its 2010 U.S. population count, including thousands of temporary employees who picked up $300 checks without performing work and others who overbilled for travel costs. Federal investigators caution the excessive charges could multiply once the...

5 years 5 months ago

Global Muslim population hits 1.57 billion

A new report is putting a precise number on world's Muslim population. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life says it's 1.57 billion, meaning nearly a quarter of the world's population practices Islam. The research also show more than 60 percent of Muslims live in Asia. The project includes...

5 years 6 months ago

Use condoms to help climate, experts urge

Giving contraceptives to people in developing countries could help fight climate change by slowing population growth, the prestigious British medical journal Lancet said in an editorial Friday. More than 200 million women worldwide want contraceptives, but don't have access to them, according to Lancet. That results in 76 million...

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