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Black Bear Causes 4 Schools to Go on Lockout

September 6th, 2019

A young black bear wandered into a backyard of a home in Fort Collins, causing 4 schools in a 2 mile vicinity to go on lockout, including Rocky Mountain High School, Webber Middle School, Johnson Elementary School and Olander Elementary School. A report from the homeowner, courtesy of the Coloradoan, said, “I opened up my blinds to go out and water, and I thought, ‘How did a big black lab get over my fence and into my backyard?”’ said the homeowner, who wished not to be identified. “I had never seen a bear in this area of town. Then I noticed it was a bear. It was... Read More

71-Year-Old Punches Bear Burgling Home

August 28th, 2019

An elderly couple living in Jefferson County was met with a shock as they investigated a noise downstairs Monday night. The couple found a bear in their kitchen which had broken through the screen door with her cub and was eating a loaf of bread. The bear panicked and attacked the man to protect her cub, at which point the main punched the bear and his wife beat it with a baseball bat. Both mama bear and cub fled back through the screen door, leaving the man with a few scratches and bruises, but nothing major. His wife was unharmed. Colorado Parks and Wildlife was notified of the incident and went... Read More

Bear Attempts to Move in to CU Boulder Dorms

August 22nd, 2019

Just a few days ago, wildlife officers euthanized a bear they found and cornered on campus at CU Boulder. It seems this was not the only bear in the area though, as another one meandered onto campus again yesterday during freshman move-in day. Cortez Patterson was working on campus, taking a lunch break, when he saw a bear a mere feet away from him. “Didn’t know where I was going to run, but my first instincts was just not to sit there, you know,” Patterson said. “You hear about all the bear encounters and some of the bad situations that can go down like that, so my first instinct was to... Read More

Bear Breaks into House, Kool-Aid Man Crashes Through Wall

August 13th, 2019

A bear made its way into a home in Estes Park on Friday, then was spooked while in the house. Police said that the bear “forcibly breached a hole in the wall like the ‘Kool-Aid Man’ and made [its] escape.” This is not the first bear break-in in Estes this year, with 35 bears breaking into vehicles. Wildlife officials say that there was not food in the vehicles, but the bears are used to there being food in cars, so they check just in case. It is likely that the bear burglar in question broke into the house in the search of food as well. The police said in a statement on... Read More

Bear Caught Stealing Dispensary’s Dumpster

July 28th, 2019

A bear, now nicknamed “Cheeseburger,” was caught on camera outside of a Lyons dispensary attempting to break into the Dumpster. When he was unable to break into the Dumpster, he decided to just walk away with the entire Dumpster. Nikko Garza, the dispensary’s manager jokingly said that the bear is “showing initiative” and looking for a job. He said the Dumpster only contains boxes, and it’s unlikely the bear is looking to get high.  Read More

Bear Breaks into Car, Butt-Shifts Vehicle and Drives Downhill in Boulder County

July 6th, 2019

By: Óscar Contreras BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – A “delinquent bear” had a bit of fun in Boulder County this 4th of July, and it didn’t involve fireworks. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said a bear pulled open an unlocked driver’s doors and climbed in. Unfortunately for the bear – not to mention the owner of the car – the door closed behind the animal. The bear then worked on digging through all four doors, “but apparently butt-shifted the car into neutral.” The car then rolled back and off the driveway about 100 feet down the hill, and the bear ended... Read More

Bear Runs Through Marathon in Leadville

June 28th, 2019

  Runners at Leadville Trail Marathon in Colorado were met with a stunning surprise as a bear crossed their paths about midway through the race. The bear ran straight through the middle of the path that the runners were on, causing everyone to stop what they were doing to watch it meander through. Stephen Peterson of Colorado Springs told Runners World, “We let the bear do what it was going to do, and it found a gap in the runners to cross and then took off into the brush. Everyone just looked at each other like, ‘Did that really just happen?’ It was so casual. That was what was funny... Read More

Walnut Brewery Needs to Be on Every Beer Lover’s Bucket List

May 9th, 2017

Walnut Brewery’s Old Elk Brown Ale tastes like victory. Perhaps it’s because the English-style brown ale wins medals as often as the US Olympic gymnastics team; the beer is a two-time Silver and Gold medalist at the Great American Beer Festival awards. The brew is rich and malty, with notes of caramel and chocolate and subtle hops. The beer is as delicious as it is interesting and needs to be on ever beer snob’s bucket list. Of course, the brewery offers lots of delectable brews worth tasting. Some of my favorites? 1123 IPA  I love a good, strong IPA. This hoppy brew is tropical... Read More

Four Great Boulder Trails you Didn’t Know Existed Until this Particular Blog Post

May 9th, 2014

After a long and cold winter, the warm weather has returned once again, turning Boulder into a lush summer environment. You owe it to yourself to gaze upon the beautiful landscape around Boulder, and the best way to do that is to start exploring some trails. Marshall Mesa Loop Marshall Mesa Loop is a great hiking trail to start with. It’s an easy hike, only 3.3 miles, and it gives you a brilliant view of the Flatirons. This is the kind of trail that you would see on a postcard and say, “Wow, this looks like a pretty cool place, I would probably enjoy walking around there.” This is also a... Read More