ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — In a story May 1 about dog waste problems, The Associated Press, relying on a report by The Aspen Times, reported erroneously the amount of dog waste collected by volunteers. It was 100 pounds, not 600 pounds.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Aspen's Smuggler Mountain struggles with dog poop
Despite cleanup, awareness campaign, Aspen's Smuggler Mountain still overrun with dog poop
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Park rangers are at a loss as Colorado's Smuggler Mountain continues to be covered in piles of poop left behind by furry friends.
The Aspen Times reports (http://bit.ly/1JFE59O) just a month after volunteers cleaned up roughly 100 pounds of dog poop and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails launched an awareness campaign, rangers have flagged another 50 or so piles in the same section of the trail.
Senior ranger John Armstrong called it "deja poo."
Armstrong said they may need to reinstitute the leash law on the first part of the trail, where most of the offenders relieve themselves.
In a more extreme case, Aspen could look to California where some communities take DNA samples from dogs when they're registered in order to link smelly indiscretions to the correct pooch.