Let the coyotes be
“Nature can provide you with some wonderful neighbors. Most, such as deer and eagles, are positive additions to the environment. However, even ‘harmless’ animals like deer can cross the road unexpectedly and cause traffic accidents. Rural development encroaches on the traditional habitat of coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, prairie dogs, bears, mosquitoes and other animals that can be dangerous and you need to know how to deal with them. In general, it is best to enjoy wildlife from a distance and know that if you do not handle your pets and trash properly, it could cause problems for you and the wildlife.”
This statement came from the Larimer County Code of the West. I would suggest everyone read it.
I would also suggest that Pitkin County not spend any money investigating coyotes on Smuggler Mountain. Instead, spend the money educating the public about “The Code of the West.” Don’t ruin wild Colorado.
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Basalt mayoral candidates Bill Kane and Rob Leavitt said at a Feb. 10 forum they endorsed the town government’s $1.34 million expenditure to expand a riverfront park. Candidate and councilman Bill Infante said not so fast and provided an alternative view.