Pitkin County

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‘Same Old Problem’ Says Wildlife Manager About Bears Closing Campgrounds

A popular Colorado high county camping and hiking area will be closed until further notice due to problems with bears.

08/06/2015

Black bear (credit: Jeff Ulvedal)

Too Many Bears: Overnight Camping Banned At Crater Lake

Overnight camping is no longer allowed at Crater Lake because of bears.

08/05/2015

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Father And Son Were Killed By Carbon Monoxide In Tent, Not Lightning

Carbon monoxide from a camp stove burning in their tent killed a father and son camping near Aspen.

07/28/2015

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Cause Of Death Determined For Maroon Bells Campers

The Pitkin County Coroner’s office identified two suspected lightning strike victims as 41-year-old Jeffery Beard and 14-year-old Cameron Beard.

07/28/2015

Mount Sopris (credit: CBS)

Man On Mount Sopris Is 1 Of 6 Pitkin County Rescues

A 74-year-old man had to be rescued from Mount Sopris on Saturday.

07/26/2015

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What Killed 2 Campers In A Tent Near The Maroon Bells Investigated

Officials confirm a father and his teenage son died at their campsite near the Maroon Bells Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning while they were sleeping in a tent– but what killed them is being investigated.

07/16/2015

A search of the Roaring Fork River near Aspen (credit: CBS)

Body Recovered From Roaring Fork River Near Aspen

Search and rescue crews conducted a search of the Roaring Fork River near Aspen on Thursday afternoon after reports of a body in the water.

07/16/2015

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Huge Marijuana Farm In Basalt Faces Closure Because Of Odor

A marijuana farm in Pitkin County is trying to keep the odor of marijuana from bothering residents.

06/10/2015

wildfire

Concern Heightens Over Dry Weather That Creates Fuel For Fire

Some places in Colorado are already preparing for wildfire season. Aspen is one such town, where local organizations are hoping to stop any disaster before it starts.

03/23/2015

Smoke from the controlled burn (credit: John Mason)

BLM Conducts Controlled Burn Near Avalanche Creek

The Bureau of Land Management conducted a controlled burn in Pitkin County Tuesday afternoon.

03/17/2015

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