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CAUTION: Current Bear and Mountain Lion Activity in Boulder – Top Tips to Not Get Eaten

October 15th, 2020

With the recent sightings of mountain lions going up in Boulder due to less human activity, it’s important to understand what to do if you run into a mountain lion or a bear in the wild or even within city limits! It’s important to stay calm if you encounter a bear and to provide less opportunities for bears to want to wander into human territory.   NEVER RUN. Running can make a bear chase you. Keep your distance. Back slowly away facing the bear. Avoid direct eye contact. Slowly and calmly leave the area. Talk aloud so the bear will become aware of you. Be extra careful around... Read More

5 Things Not to Do if You Encounter a Bear

April 12th, 2020

With bear season hitting in Colorado, it’s important to know what to do if you run into one of the creatures, whether it be on a hike or even in your own backyard. Here are seven things not to do if you do run into one: 1. Panic Remain calm and take a look at your surroundings. You’ll want to know if there’s any babies around that a mama bear might be protecting, and you’ll want to gather people around you if at all possible as bears avoid groups of humans. 2. Run Don’t run! Bears will only see this as an opportunity to chase you. Instead, remain calm and plant your... Read More

Increased Bear Activity in Boulder Causing Potential Problems

April 10th, 2020

Increased bear activity is ramping up in Boulder as bears started coming out of hibernation last month. Officials have already begun the lockdown of trash cans and other potential food receptacles to prevent bears from coming into human populated areas. Bears that come into town and find food are more likely to return, putting them at risk of being killed by vehicles or consuming harmful chemicals or materials. Staying in town also poses the risk of bears losing their natural fear of people, which could force wildlife officers to euthanize the animals to protect public safety. There has been an... Read More

Bears Spotted in 8 Colorado Counties, Waking Early From Hibernation

April 2nd, 2020

Bears have already been spotted in 8 Colorado counties this year, including Boulder and Morrison, where bears have been getting into trash, Snowmass Village, where a bear broke into a vehicle, Delta, where bears have been attacking livestock, and Colorado Springs, where a bear went head to head with a dog. Wildlife officials don’t know why the bears are leaving hibernation early this year, but are urging residents in Colorado to keep their trash locked up to discourage bears from coming into areas highly populated by humans. Tips to prevent human/bear conflicts include: Keep garbage in... Read More

Top 10 Stories of 2019

January 3rd, 2020

With 2019 closing and 2020 beginning, we thought it would be nice to reflect on all the most-loved content of the year. This roundup includes the top 10 most viewed articles of 2019! The Best 11 Activities to Do During Boulder Winters Can CBD help to keep your tolerance down? 6 Weird and Unique Boulder Laws 4 Great Fishing Spots in Boulder County 6 Famous Boulderites You Should Know Boulder Housing Prices are Finally Dropping Does Whatever A Sequel Can The ULTIMATE Guide to Sledding in Boulder Bear Breaks into Car, Butt-Shifts Vehicle and Drives Downhill in Boulder... Read More

Bear Warning Issued in Boulder–6 Tips For Staying Safe

June 1st, 2019

Boulder county residents beware–bears have come out of hibernation. The City of Boulder has issued a warning to residents warning them to be aware of potential danger, especially as the bear population has become more prevalent in Boulder, especially east of Broadway. The city has issued a few tips for Boulder residents to stay safe as summer approaches: If you see a bear, stay calm. Don’t run – the bear may chase you. Make yourself look large and back away. Give the bear room to leave. Never throw food to distract a bear. This teaches the bear to approach people for food. Bear-proof... Read More

Prepare for Dumpster-Diving Bear Season

October 1st, 2014

Recently, a lot of people have noticed black bears investigating the dumpsters behind their homes. Black bears are on the search for more food before they go into hibernation, and they have been making a wealth of recent appearances in Boulder. They’ll eat up to 20,000 calories a day, which is almost twice the amount that olympic swimmer Michael Phelps consumes on a daily basis. These bears are on the prowl, and they are ready to wreak some minor havoc. On Saturday, for example, two cubs crashed a wedding. They weren’t aggressive, but much like unwanted in-laws, they got a little... Read More

Close Encounters of the Wildlife Kind: How to Escape a Bear Attack

May 16th, 2014

Tourism always becomes more popular in Boulder during the summer. Humans, however, aren’t the only tourists you may spot in the area. Hypothetically, imagine yourself walking in the mountains, enjoying a nice afternoon hike. You decide to stop at a picnic area. Then, as you sit down, you look directly ahead. There’s a really hairy man sitting on the table across from you. This man must have gone years without a haircut. In fact, you realize that that’s no man at all. You notice that it’s actually a black bear. What do you do in such a situation? Step 1: Keep your... Read More