West Fork Fire Complex

Randy Hampton/Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Recently on the Almanac, Peter Cullen noticed he hasn't seen many bears in the mountains of New Mexico this year.

Bears are foragers, and Cullen says the lack of piñon, oak and juniper trees caused them to head down to mountain towns looking for thrown-away leftovers.

That got us thinking about our bear populations here in western Colorado.

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  • Body discovered at Colorado National Monument
  • BLM Announces Public Hearing for Potential Coal Lease from Bowie Resources
  • West Fork Fire Complex grows to 98,000 Acres; Firefighters Continue to Protect Structures
  • Colorado Highway System Ranked 41st
  • 67th Annual Paonia Cherry Days Festival Kicks Off with Downtown Day