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The environment desk at Aspen Public Radio covers issues in the Roaring Fork Valley and throughout the state of Colorado including water use and quality, impact of recreation, population growth and oil and gas development. APR’s Environment Reporter is Elizabeth Stewart-Severy.

Rio Grande Trail reopens; no activity from mountain lion kittens

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Three mountain lion kittens that had been hanging out on the Rio Grande Trail near Carbondale have moved on - in one way or another.

 

 

After five days of no kitten activity on state wildlife cameras, Perry Will with Colorado Parks and Wildlife says they plan to reopen the Rio Grande Trail today.

“The assumption is that the female came and moved them or nature took its course, one of the two," he said. "My gut feeling is that they were being cared for.”

Will said public cooperation with the three-week trail closure was essential to the health of the kittens.

 

Aspen native Elizabeth Stewart-Severy is excited to be making a return to both the Red Brick, where she attended kindergarten, and the field of journalism. She has spent her entire life playing in the mountains and rivers around Aspen, and is thrilled to be reporting about all things environmental in this special place. She attended the University of Colorado with a Boettcher Scholarship, and graduated as the top student from the School of Journalism in 2006. Her lifelong love of hockey lead to a stint working for the Colorado Avalanche, and she still plays in local leagues and coaches the Aspen Junior Hockey U-19 girls.
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