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HUNTER SUSTAINS INJURIES AFTER BEAR ATTACK NEAR SOUTH FORKSOUTH PARK, Colo. – A man sustained minor injuries after being attacked by a black bear near Red Hill in South Park. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) officials said the attack occurred at approximately 5 p.m. Friday evening.The man, who was scouting for a hunting trip, was walking near a stream when he encountered a bear. The bear attacked and knocked him to the ground. The man fought off the attack and the bear ran away. The victim sustained minor injuries to his hands, legs and abdomen. Paramedics treated the man for his injuries, but he was not hospitalized. Responding wildlife officers interviewed the man and collected samples of his clothing for DNA evidence.“Thankfully, the injuries were not severe,” said Northeast Regional Manager Mark Leslie. “This looks like a chance encounter where the bear was likely startled.” CPW officers have set traps and have asked for assistance from the USDA Wildlife Services to track the bear. Once captured, the bear will be euthanized and a necropsy will be performed to determine if the aggressive bear has rabies or other abnormalities.CPW warns hunters and tent campers in the area to take precautions to avoid potentially dangerous encounters. Food should be stored in bear-proof containers and away from tents and campsites. For more information on camping and hiking in bear country visit:http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/LivingwithWildlifeCampingBearCountry.aspxThe hunter’s name is not being released. ... See MoreSee Less
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR OCT. 22, 2016MASON LETTER ON CLIMATE CHANGE RELIES ON DISTORTED INFODear Editor:Even though both empirical and scientific modeling are unequivocal in their support of the dangers of climate change, there still remain a few doubters. Such doubt as expressed in a recent letter to this paper relies on distorted information. Cherry-picking data to support a hypothesis that global warming isn’t going on at an increasing rate is misleading. Global-wide measurements over an extended period show unmistakably serious warming trends worldwide, as well as sea level rise, acidification and other related dangers. As far as ice temperature measurement goes, increased temperature over an icefield doesn’t show up until all is melted. This is related to the principle of thermodynamics.All-in-all, when we look at the big picture, climate change represents the greatest threat to both our economy and our national security. To ignore man’s effect on climate change is not only ignorant, but dangerous.For those who want more information by climate scientists correcting common distortions I suggest www.skepticalscience.com.Wayne Quade, Montrose ... See MoreSee Less
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR OCT. 22, 2016Support for Commissioners’ proposed arena completely misses the pointDear Editor:No one is questioning whether the arena would bring some economic benefit to the City and County of Montrose, but there are also costs to be considered. We cannot tell whether the benefits are greater than the costs unless and until the Commissioners share a Net Present Value calculation (present value of benefits minus the present value of costs) with the citizens. Only then would we be able to determine whether the County would be better or worse off economically by proceeding with the arena. Therefore, I fully support Beatrice Lucero’s repeated request that the Commissioners share these numbers with the public.Regardless of whether or not the benefits outweigh the costs, TABOR imposes strict limitations on our governments’ ability to indebt us without a vote. Although Katie Yergensen claimed in a Daily Press article (“County’s indoor arena proposal,” May 1, 2016) that §§30-11-104.1 and 30-11-101(b) and (c) C.R.S., as amended, authorize the County to enter into lease-purchase agreements (specifically, certificates of participation), she is not correct. These statutes do not apply to the arena. They authorize the Commissioners to “provide county buildings and equipment for governmental purposes” and list allowable buildings. Arena is not on the list. The goods and services to be provided at the arena are not for “governmental purposes”. Since the only other way to construct the arena would be to incur a multi-year debt obligation, then TABOR requires a vote.If they proceed without a vote, our Commissioners will expose us to yet another lawsuit. We must demand that they not do so because we really cannot afford their ongoing and outrageous legal bills. This risk can be completely eliminated by simply allowing us to vote on the arena and its associated debt.Dennis Olmstead, Montrose ... See MoreSee Less
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