JULIE BIELENBERG [email protected] July 23, 2023 Different colors of a black bear family. Julie Bielenberg/The Aspen Times The prolonged snow meant a late start to the bear season in the Roaring Fork Valley, but bear calls are up from last year at this time. “At the Aspen Police Department, for the year to date (as […]
Opinion by Daniela Kohl. Roaring Fork Valley Bear Coalition | June 15, 2023 A bear peers from a tree during one of the nearly 5,000 bear reports that Colorado Parks and Wildlife personnel responded to in 2020. Jason Clay/Colorado Parks & Wildlife Bears are out of hibernation and starting to wander. You might wonder, “How […]
Julie Bielenberg | [email protected] Bear Vault in action Courtesy photo Tourists have arrived in Aspen for the summer. Second homeowners are back wiping down the patio chairs and firing up the grills. You know who else is back? The bears, big time. The Roaring Fork Valley has two bear coalitions working toward creating a safer […]
Daniella Kohl | INTERNATIONAL BEAR NEWS | SPRING 2023 4-Strap-Design: Important Preventive Step Click image to download FULL Newsletter Click image to download this article. Band-aids have been around for a long time, they are inexpensive, they work, and they start a healing process. That’s the metaphor I used when I started the Roaring Fork […]
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:
While community members, Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff, municipal and county agencies as well as bear coalitions gathered at Pitkin County Library to discuss human-bear conflict solutions on Tuesday evening, two black bears were reportedly bluff charging pedestrians in an Aspen neighborhood.