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Coyotes May be More Territorial in January-February

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If it seems that coyotes are less tolerant of human presence during the months of January and February, there is a biological reason: this is their breeding season. As coyotes pair up to breed, they may be more territorial than usual and defend their space as they carve out a place to have their young. Citizens are well-advised to be aware of their presence and the potential for conflicts with humans in metro and rural areas.

Movie Review - Sing

Movie Review 1 1/2 Stars

By Bob Garver

"Sing" is an animated kids' movie for kids who are tired of "Moana." At least, I hope its audience is kids who are tired of "Moana." Otherwise, it's getting business that "Moana" should be getting. Parents, if your kids want to see "Sing" and they haven't seen "Moana" at least twice already, try to steer them to that.

Proof of Ownership Required to Register Boats, OHVS, Snowmobiles

Outdoors - Colorado Parks Wildlife Mountains Baca National Wildlife Refuge - USFWS

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds resident owners of boats, OHVs and snowmobiles that after January 1 they must provide proof of ownership before they can register their vehicles.

Providing proof of ownership is a new regulation enacted by the Colorado State Legislature. The purpose of the regulation is to assure that stolen vehicles are not being bought and sold.

The following can be used for proof of ownership:

A bill that includes the date of sale, the names of the seller and buyer - printed and signed

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Brush Office Closed Until Further Notice

Outdoors - Colorado Parks Wildlife Mountains Baca National Wildlife Refuge - USFWS

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Brush Office Closed Until Further Notice

Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Brush Office will be closed until further notice due to significant damage to the building.

December 25, a truck went through the front of the building. It appears the driver fell asleep at the wheel however, the official determination has not been released at this time. No one was in the office at the time of the accident and the driver of the truck is okay.

Spend New Year's Day Outdoors, Hiking in a State Park

Outdoors - Colorado Parks Wildlife Mountains Baca National Wildlife Refuge - USFWS

This Jan.1, Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites Coloradans to welcome 2017 by heading outside to a Colorado State Park. First Day Hikes are guided activities that offer a chance to start the new year right by getting people out for some exercise in nature. For the new year, 27 state parks are participating by hosting an organized hike on New Year's Day.

Avoid Disturbing Wildlife During Winter Months

Deer in snow

Snow, cold, wind, a lack of food - those are just some of the difficult conditions that Colorado's wildlife face during the winter. People may also cause problems for wild critters and Colorado Parks and Wildlife asks residents to avoid disturbing wildlife during the cold-weather months.

"Wildlife are uniquely adapted to survive the winter; and by understanding the animals' biology, people can help wildlife survive the winter," said Patt Dorsey, Southwest Region manager for CPW in Durango.