In August, Aspen police responded to 209 bear calls, a significant increase over 2013.
Wildlife officials are hoping hunters will help them thin out the bear population as bears keep getting into campsites near Aspen.
It’s becoming a dangerous trend toward the end of summer as hungry bears try to find food– bears seen wandering through neighborhoods and towns.
The closure of 11 campsites near Aspen this weekend due to bears follows a string of bear-related encounters that have worried officials.
The U.S. Forest Service has closed 11 backcountry campsites near Aspen because of bears.
Increased bear activity in the Roxborough neighborhood south of Chatfield State Park has wildlife officials worried.
A mother bear and her two cubs took refuge in a tree in a Boulder neighborhood for several hours while people stopped to take pictures and enjoy a little taste of the wild.
Wildlife officials are reminding Coloradoans that black bears have awakened from their winter naps and are in search of food.
Boulder is looking for new ways to bear proof the city after adopting rules to keep bears out of certain neighborhoods.
It’s spring time in the Rockies and with a long winter behind them, the bears are back and they’re hungry.