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Tag: Bandelier National Monument

June
18th

Campground closed after bear swipes at occupied tent at Bandelier National Monument

From the National Park Service:

Early last Wednesday morning, a black bear swatted at a tent occupied by a sleeping juvenile who was camping with his family in Ponderosa Campground. The tent was torn and the bear’s claws grazed the back of the juvenile’s neck, causing a minor abrasive injury. The family immediately left the campground. Rangers were informed of the incident later that morning. Bandelier natural resources staff and park rangers worked closely with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to determine the proper course of action to take. In accord with both National Park Service and

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June
1st

Investigation into theft at Bandelier National Monument leads to conviction of sexual offender who had child pornography on computer

From the National Park Service:

n July 2009, park protection rangers learned that a person had reportedly stolen natural and cultural resources from various NPS areas. An investigation was begun with the assistance of agents from the Investigative Services Branch. The investigation identified several affected NPS sites.  In September 2009, a search warrant was served at a man’s residence in Montpelier, Virginia. His son, a registered sexual offender, was living at the residence at the time. The warrant was served by law enforcement rangers from three parks – Bandelier, Richmond and Colonial – and by ISB and US Fish and

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