Colorado Wildfire: Front Range Blazes May Mean Bear Trouble

For all the destruction that Front Range wildfires have wreaked on people and their homes, officials are also warning that burned-out natural habitat will will cause problems for a local bear population already stressed by a long dry spell and poor foraging.

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