The Boulder Bear Coalition and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are hosting a community meeting next week to discuss a bear that recently recently killed in north Boulder after it attacked goats.

The meeting will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Alfalfa's community room, 1651 Broadway, according to the Boulder Bear Coalition.

"Please join us for a community discussion with CPW about the recent bear death in Boulder," the group's Facebook post reads. "We will have a respectful and thoughtful discussion about what led to CPW euthanizing the bear and what we can do to prevent another unfortunate event."

Wildlife officers killed a bear  Friday at a property near Broadway and Iris Avenue. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said the bear was trying to attack goats at the property and repeatedly came back despite the owners' efforts to chase it off.

Wildlife officers decided to kill the bear because it was attacking livestock and it seemed used to humans.


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It was the first bear killed in Boulder in almost two years and only the second bear killed in Boulder County this year. Yet it's been a deadly year for bears elsewhere in Colorado, with 93 bears killed by wildlife officers statewide so far in 2017.

Mitchell Byars: 303-473-1329, byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars.