Bear activity closes Ashley National Forest road

Bear activity closes Ashley National Forest road

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VERNAL, Utah (AP) -- Officials have closed roads to the Ute Fire Lookout in the Ashley National Forest's Flaming Gorge Ranger District because of black bear activity at campsites and at Ute Tower.

Acting District Ranger Dan Abeyta says efforts are under way with the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources to capture the bear.

The closure affects travel along FS Road 005 from its junction with FS Road 221 to the Ute Fire Lookout Tower.

The tower is 2 1/2 miles west of Sheep Creek Geologic Loop.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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