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Aspen elects to increase fines in wildlife harassment bill

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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -

Aspen City Council agreed to more than double the proposed fines in a new city wildlife harassment ordinance brought forward by the Aspen Police Department.
  
The Aspen Times reports the police department recommended fines of $100, $250 and $500 in the ordinance. But council members instead elected Monday to make it $250 for the first offense, $500 for the second and $999 for the third, along with an appearance in municipal court.
  
A second review will be put in front of council in the near future, when the public can weigh in.
  
Councilman Bert Myrin suggested the price increase in fines, saying a $100 "selfie" with a bear is a drop in the bucket for a tourist who is paying $500 a night for a hotel room.

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