Bear Warnings Frequent in Sitka

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka

If you read the Sitka police logs often enough, one word describes the call that’s listed again and again: “BEAR.” Sometimes it’s a sighting of an actual bear, but many times, the call comes in because someone sees trash strewn about a yard, or along a road. The city has been looking for ways to keep trash away from bears.  One of those proposals involved setting up bear-resistant trash cans along part of Cascade Creek Road, as a trial program to see if it would work. But the Assembly voted against conducting the trial program at its regular meeting last week.

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