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Sunday, 20 August 2017 15:18

Bear Confrontation

Thought that you might let the community know that a large black bear broke into my house early saturday morning. He did a full circle around my house and outbuildings, tearing off screens and leaving paw prints on every window before pushing one in and knocking over a pantry of dry goods.
He left food on the floor uneaten and believe that our car pulling in ran him off.

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He confronted me this morning while I was walking my dog, and stood up sizing me up before I moved within a hundred yards of him and he slowly turned and retreated.
He investigated all of my outbuildings, most which have never had food products in.
My place is just west of the Buckhorn Cell towers.
Jeff Rulli
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Sunday, 30 July 2017 21:07

Missing herd of steers

My name is Amy Williams. My husband, Todd, and I ranch in the Pingree Park area and we graze cattle in the upper Buckhorn/Monument Gulch area part of the summer. I spoke with Dick Vannorsdel this morning and he suggested that I contact you to see if you could please help us spread the word through your community alert.

We are missing our herd of steers that were grazing on the Dickerson homestead along USFS road 135 and 44-H. Sometime on Tuesday, July 18th it appears that the herd was chased through four-strand barbed wire fence by something. The herd might have been split up at the time so we don’t know if they are all together now or in two groups. With the heavy rains on Wednesday we have little to go on in the tracking department though we believe that some headed towards Greer Road and that is where the tracking ends due to heavy rains washing out sign.

We are in need of eyes to be on the lookout for them and appreciate any leads. All are branded and most are ear tagged with yellow, blue or white tags. Two blacks have horns. There are 23 steers missing. 19 blacks, 4 reds. Unsure what direction they may be heading. Any sightings or sign of tracks/manure please contact us at 970-881-2147 or email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kindest regards,

TAW Cattle Co.
Todd & Amy Williams
181 Lazy D Ranch Road
Bellvue, CO 80512
Saturday, 29 July 2017 14:31

Get the word out!

Get the word out!
Follow the links below to this year’s festival poster and Festival Facebook page.

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Spread the word to your families, friends and coworkers by passing those links on..
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Saturday, 22 July 2017 13:47

Found Australian Cattle Dog?

A stray dog showed up at my house 2 days ago. I believe it to be an Australian cattle dog.
It appears to be quite young with an intense amount of energy approximately 25-35 pounds
It has a teal colored collar with no tag.
Please contact Andy Magruder with inquiries 970-484-2187
Saturday, 15 July 2017 19:09

Missing Puppy

Missing 5 month old male Heeler puppy., body mainly black with red points and white legs. Went missing between 11 and 2 on Saturday from Stratton Park Road. Please call 699-0901 or 482-2463 with any information.

: Shannon Shockley
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Thursday, 06 July 2017 11:42

Wayward Donkeys

We corralled 3 wayward donkeys into the field across from 13850 Rist Canyon Road. I have the key to the gate. Call me at 970-224-4532. I will probably be gone for awhile this afternoon but will be home in the evening if you miss me this morning.

Friday, 30 June 2017 15:37

Found two puppies

A black and a tan puppy were found on Rist Canyon Road between Davis Ranch and Whale Rock, near address 9000 Rist canyon. Nobody was home at any of the nearby houses, so we took the puppies home with us. If you have any information about these puppies, please call both numbers. 307-703-1003 cell phone, 970-482-8743 house phone.
Vicky Jordan
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The County has said that their contractor will the taking next week off because of the holiday & the high traffic volume expected in the canyon. They will start paving on July 10th & expect that to take 20+ working days which puts the completion in mid to late August.

Thanks & Adios, CJD
Carol Dollard, Chief
Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department
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Friday, 30 June 2017 10:32

Solving your bear problem

We're hearing about a lot of bear problems this year.
Once they have found food on your property, they will be back.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has a whole section on their website about dealing with bears.
Check it out at :
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:54

Lots of Bear Problems this Year

We returned home last night to find a bear had broken out a ground-floor window and proceeded to ransack the kitchen while we were gone. We had no food, trash, or hummingbird feeders outside, and no windows open. Of additional concern is that he tried to come in our front door first, so it appears he views houses in general as food sources, since he attempted entry there before coming to back of the house where the kitchen is located. He also seemed to know exactly how to get in, and where to go and what to do once inside.

He may have cut a paw on the broken glass, since we found dried blood in and outside the house. Be on the lookout for a wounded bear who has no qualms of breaking and entering, and likes beef, sugar, chocolate, Crisco, honey, and Doritos.

Seriously, though, it sounds like this bear (and possibly more) are making the rounds and have no fear.

Mike and Sharon Guli
Paradise Park
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