Ursine alert: Bear sighting sparks law enforcement response in Erie

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ERIE, Colo. — A bear spotting in Old Town Erie had local law enforcement on ursine alert Saturday.

The bear was sighted about 1 a.m. at a Conoco gas station near County Line and Jasper roads, the Erie Police Department said.

Law enforcement and wildlife officials were patrolling the area. Residents were asked to avoid the bear if they see it, and to call police at 303-441-4444.