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By Roger Dey

Ovando sees empathy, kindness and curiosity following fatal bear attack


Last updated 7/26/2021 at 1:06pm

Kathy Schoendoerfer

New signs remind visitors to Ovando that they are in bear country.

In the wake of a tragic grizzly attack that claimed the life of visiting cyclist Leah Lokan on July 6, Ovando has seen an outpouring of support as it makes plans to ensure nothing like that ever happens again.

A retired registered nurse and an avid mountain biker, Lokan, 64, was eight days into a trip along a portion of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route with her sister Kim Lokan and a frien...

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