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Woman Attacked By Elk in Estes Park Caught on Camera

October 1st, 2019

Two people were injured after an elk charged a woman in Estes Park earlier this week. Jason Clay, a spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said, “She miraculously came out unharmed. She had some scrapes. She was not transported and did not require medical attention.” An employee got in between the woman and the elk with his vehicle, causing the elk to attack the vehicle and giving the woman time to escape. A man was also injured after jumping out of the way of the elk, though he did not make contact with the animal. He slipped on a rock while jumping away and has been hospitalized. The... Read More

Calls of the Wild at Heil Valley Ranch

October 2nd, 2014

< If you have gotten out to some of the foothills and montane parks around the county lately and sat for a quiet moment amid your mountain bike race down the mountain or perhaps your run up the hill, then you may have heard a strange whistling kind of noise. It is not the sound of elves frolicking, it is actually a love song. The bull elk is calling out, just like a love struck teenager, for some companionship from a cow elk.  The call is a bugle and can be heard now during elk rut.  The only herd of elk that lives out their entire lives inside the borders of Boulder County calls Heil Valley... Read More

Justice Has Been Served for Boulder’s Beloved Mapleton Elk

June 3rd, 2014

On January 1st, 2013, one of Boulder’s most beloved animals was shot and killed by police officer Sam Carter. The Mapleton Elk, a common visitor of Boulder’s Mapleton Hill area, was once considered a “guardian” by some residents of the neighborhood. After a few hours of discussing the matter, the Boulder County jury came to the conclusion that Carter plotted the kill and tried to use his position as a police officer to cover up the story. Sam Carter was found guilty on nine accounts, four of which were felonies, including an account of forgery and two accounts of tampering... Read More