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Posted on: July 9, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Coffee With Council Digs Into Bear Issues

Coffee with Council July Bears NewsFlash

The city is barely into the summer season and the community has generated more than 150 calls to the Steamboat Springs Police and Colorado Parks & Wildlife related to bears.

This month’s Coffee with Council provides the bear essentials concerning our summer cohabiters and what citizens can do to reduce the chance of encountering and/or attracting a bear.  As we’re well aware, bears are sharing space with a growing city population. Curious, intelligent, and very resourceful, black bears will explore all possible food sources – like trash, vehicles or an open home – to find an easy meal.

Join Councilman Scott Ford and other available council members on Friday, July 12 from 7:30am to 9:00am, as they discuss the increase in bear incidents, along with understanding the city’s ordinances, enforcement practices and fines.

If time allows, councilors may also look at how community housing success can be measured and what possible city policies could be adopted.

Coffee with Council sessions are typically held the second Friday of each month in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall (124 10th Street).  The goal is to provide an opportunity for community members to meet with city council members in a relaxed atmosphere and discuss any issues of interest to them.  Other cities and towns in Colorado have also adopted this approach in order to increase interaction between council and community members, and to promote greater transparency in city business.

No RSVP is necessary, community members are welcome to drop by to discuss any issues of interest to them.  Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.


Gary Suiter, City Manager, 970.871.8240 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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