Campsites Closed Because of Bears Open Again

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DUTCH JOHN, Utah (AP) -- Some campsites in northeastern Utah that were closed because of bear sightings are open again.

The U.S. Forest Service has lifted the closures at the Ashley National Forest near Little Hole and Red Creek Rapid. The sites have been closed since September 6, when black bears were spotted in the area in the northeast corner of Utah.

The Forest Service says campers should still keep their eyes out for bears and keep a clean campsite to avoid "unwanted visitors."

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

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