Bear put down after breaking into Estes homes

There are 5 comments on the Estes Park Trail-Gazette story from Aug 13, 2013, titled Bear put down after breaking into Estes homes. In it, Estes Park Trail-Gazette reports that:

A community-led Bear Education Task Force now offers a variety of programs and materials for Estes Valley businesses, residents and guests, children and adults.

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Broomfield, CO

#1 Aug 14, 2013
we put down the homeowners also?

United States

#2 Aug 14, 2013
The article did not state whether or not the homeowners in question in fact had attractants at their homes. In addition, the article should have given other tips such as putting ammonia around those areas that might attract bears. Combining a bear proof trash can with ammonia is a very good combination for making bears not want to visit a home site. We have found this to be a successful strategy.

The bear kept coming back for a reason and the article should have done a better job at investigating this issue.
Estes Ed

Estes Park, CO

#3 Aug 14, 2013
The problem is that there is no one in Town who enforces the rules against leaving out open garbage etc. The bears are now conditioned to find open food at many houses and businesses since many people refuse to put their trash and bird feeders away when a bear comes through. Why is enforcement so lax here?
Tom H

Denver, CO

#4 Aug 15, 2013
We believe it is true that following protocol for bear proofing property works. We've seen bears move on...
What exactly happened above the lodge to have the killing of a bear should be questioned. In broad opinion, it should of not come to euthanasia, as the bear was just exercising it's nature. And was not at fault.
We as humans are given the characteristic of interpretation. And should foresee, not fear.

Darrel H

Estes Park, CO

#5 Aug 19, 2013
Hi My Name Is Darrel Hannah And I Use Big Words To Convey Small Intellect. Whither The Masses Shall Deign To Redistribute The Imprinted Ursine Behavioral Foodstuff Acquisition By Projectile and Counter-Attractant Dissuasion? I Residuate in Denver and Ponitificate on Estes Park Foresooth.

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