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With the first reported bear sighting of 2010 this week, it won’t be long before sows and their cubs begin to emerge from hibernation across Steamboat Springs and Routt County.

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Mild weather brings out bears in Steamboat

1st black bear sighting of the year is reported this week

Mild weather and rapidly melting snow have roused some of Steamboat’ furriest residents; the first reported bear sighting of the year was called in Tuesday. Colorado DOW area wildlife manager Jim Haskins said it’s no surprise that bears will start appearing across town as they wake from hibernation.

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