Elk rescued from a mine shaft

Colorado Parks and Wildlife photo An elk rescued from a mine shaft near Creede.
CREEDE – The wind blew hard and cold on Saturday in the upper Rio Grande Valley and it was not the kind of day that Chere Waters would normally pick to hike up a blustery hillside. “I don’t know what it was, but something was drawing me to go up there,” Waters said. Whatever the mysterious calling, her intuition led her to an old mine shaft which, in turn, led to an unusual rescue of a 250…

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