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Friday, September 21, 2012

Bears Are Us would like to thank the many caring and generous people who have now pledged $1,500 to add to the Operation Game Thief reward of $500. We are hoping this will lead to information leading to the conviction of the cruel poacher who shot the little bear cub. Bears Are Us will have reward notices throughout Estes Park. This will send a powerful message that poaching of our beloved wildlife will not be tolerated. Cash as well as checks made out to "Bears Are Us" can be deposited into the Bears Are Us account at the Bank of Estes Park, Park Lane (by Bond Park). If you wish, checks made out to Bears Are Us can be mailed to Susan Wolf at P. O. Box 315, Allenspark, CO 80510, and she will deposit them. Operation Game Thief under Colorado Parks and Wildlife provides rewards upon prosecution of a case involving issuance of a citation, and Bear Are Us will follow this. "Funds collected for this reward shall be maintained separately and earmarked for this case and held until the case is successfully worked, the statute of limi-

Volunteers Needed To Help With Elk Rut

Volunteers are needed to help out the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District around the 9 Hole Golf Course and Lake Estes Trail during the elk rut. Help is needed at various times throughout the week to assist with crowd control and keeping people a safe distance away from the animals during the rut season. Call Jayne at 586-9427 by Saturday, September 22 to sign up if you are interested in helping out.

Reward For Killing Of Baby Bear Increased

tations (18 months) runs it's course, or until a predetermined and stated deadline is reached" as advised by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in their correspondence to Bears Are Us. If there is no prosecution, funds shall be returned to the donor. Please provide the amount you donated and your name and address so that you can have the donation returned to you in this case. If you would like to contribute to Operation Game Thief instead of earmarking the money for this cub, please see their website. If you have any information concerning who may have shot and killed this cub, please call Operation Game Thief toll-free within Colorado at 1-877- COLO-OGT, Verizon cell phone users can dial #OGT, or contact them via email at Callers do not have to reveal their names or testify in court. Operation Game Thief 's reward is $500 and Bears Are Us will be providing an additional $1,500 reward as of today. Bears Are Us can be reached via email at or 303- 747-2911. Editors Note, original story from 9/7/12 EP News: Rick Spowart, Wildlife Manager with Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking any information on a little 20 pound black bear cub who was shot as she ran


From the Estes Park Police Dept.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On September 8 at 5:16 p.m. police were called to Stanley Park on a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, police arrested at 52 year old male from Estes Park for disturbing the peace. He was later released to a sober adult. On September 8 at 7:33 p.m. police were called to 701 Riverside Drive on a report of an assault. On scene police arrested a 40 year old male from Fort Lupton, CO for third degree assault and domestic violence against a female victim. The male was transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On September 15 at 1:34 a.m. police stopped a motorcycle driver at 790 High Street for a traffic violation. The 54 year old male driver from Estes Park was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol with a BRAC of .097. He was charged with DUI, DUI per se and failure to stop at a stop sign and later re- Distraught Mama Bear calling for her cub Photo by Shirley Barrow with her mother in the vicinity of 1750 Fish Creek Road on August 11 and 12. The cub was reported as being injured and wildlife officials sent to help thought the baby had possibly been hit by a car. After the baby bear crossed Fish Creek Road the injured cub tumbled into the creek and Spowart quickly scooped her out of the water, saving her from drowning yet sadly, the cub later died. A necropsy was performed and it was discovered the baby bear had died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The mother of the cub stayed in the area calling to her missing baby for two weeks after the shooting. Information on this case is being sought and a reward will be given for any information which leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the death of this baby bear. Call Rick Spowart at the Estes Park Police Dept. at 970-586-4000 or Operation Game Thief, toll-free within Colorado at 1-877-COLO-OGT with any tips on this case. leased to a sober party. On September 15 at 2:59 a.m. police received a REDDI report of an intoxicated driver in the 500 block of Columbine Ave. The driver, a 40 year old woman from Estes Park was found to be intoxicated with a BRAC of .140. She was charged with DUI and later released to a sober adult. On September 15 at 4:17 a.m. police were called to 220 Big Horn Drive on a report of a burglary in progress. A 32 year old male from Estes Park was taken into custody and charged with first degree criminal trespass and criminal mischief and later transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On September 15 police were called to the 200 block of Fourth Street on a report of criminal mischief. The water dispenser in the area was vandalized and sections of fencing were torn down. If anyone has any information on this case, they are encouraged to call the Estes Park Police at 586-4000 with any information that would lead to the arrest of the person(s) who committed this crime. On September 4 at 8:20 p.m. police were called to 900 Moraine Ave. on a report of a fraud. Upon arrival, police arrested a 34 year old female from Longmont, CO and charged her with two counts of criminal impersonation, six counts of fraudulent check writing, six counts of forgery and one count of theft. She was later transported to Larimer County Detention Center.

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