Lake Tahoe town again puts off bear trash rules

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Updated: 6/27/2014 9:14 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The new general manager at Incline Village is defending putting off until fall any vote on a controversial proposal to mandate wildlife-resistant trash containers to help stem bear problems at Lake Tahoe.

Steven Pinkerton, general manager of the Incline Village General Improvement District, says the garbage issue has divided the upscale community on Tahoe's north shore and needs more study.

The outgoing chairman of the Nevada Wildlife Commission is among those criticizing yet another delay in the mandatory trash bins that wildlife biologists say are the best way to keep the bears at bay.

Jack Robb told the Reno Gazette Journal it's frustrating because it's the people and their trash — not the animals themselves — who are responsible for the bear conflicts at Tahoe.

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