Story by Megan Tackett | Aspen Daily News Editor | October 2, 2022
While the black bears of Aspen are hunting for berries, garbage and even piles of corn in local neighborhoods, the brown bears of Katmai National Park in King Salmon, Alaska, are stuffing themselves with salmon, as if preparing for the annual Fat Bear Week Contest.
After attending the most recent public meeting about bears in our community, we hope that there are three resolves that community members and visitors to our community will be willing to make:
Editor: When newspapers write about bears getting into another house or residence, we don’t always know the whole story. Sadly, many homeowners and visitors are fascinated with seeing bears so close and they mistakenly think the bears are domesticated in some way.
A New Castle woman taking out her dog in her backyard was attacked by a black bear early Wednesday morning, a town administrator confirmed.
As the late-summer and early fall “bear season” draws near, experts are stepping in to offer support and tips to the community before visitations become a regular occurrence.