Forests wrought by spruce beetles just east of the Gunnison Basin are finally receive attention. Monarch Mountain is working in collaboration with U.S. Forest Service leaders of the Pike and
Multiple mountain lion sightings have been reported northeast of Gunnison in recent days, and a group of cats reportedly attacked a family dog late Monday in the vicinity of County Road 48, or Mystery Lane.
Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office reported that following the attack on the pet — a black lab puppy which later succumbed to its injuries — deputies managed to scare the female lion and her offspring to the end of Sage Road. The animals were last seen moving east toward Bureau of Land Management property.
Assaults on law enforcement officers have made national headlines in recent years — the most recent of which occurred in Colorado’s Douglas County Sunday when a Sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed and several other officers were injured.
But these stories are not limited to big cities and national news. Even in the rural setting of the Gunnison Valley, assaults appear to be on the rise.