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Campground Opens After Bear Fears Subside

Campground Opens After Bear Fears Subside

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Blackhawk Campground in the Uinta national forest has reopened after being closed because of bear sightings.

The closure came after the mauling death of 11-year-old Samuel Ives from his tent June 17th at an American Fork Canyon camp.

Uinta officials closed the Blackhawk Campground because of a nuisance bear that tried to get into a garbage bin.

That activity by the bear has stopped, but the Forest Service is asking campers to take precautions so bears won't come near them.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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