Recent black bear activity in the Auke Bay bypass area near Auke Rec has prompted Fish and Game to warn people to beware of the bear family frequenting that location. Area Management Biologist Ryan Scott says it’s causing problems.
“We’ve got a pretty regular family of bears – a female with three cubs – that are foraging along the side of the road and what we’re seeing is we’re really running into some traffic problems. So what I’m hoping to do is encourage people not to stop.”
If people do decide to stop, Scott advises the public to not approach the bears.
“If something does happen to somebody, which will hopefully not happen, it’s likely the bears are going to pay the price for that so people really need to be thinking about their actions and that they potentially are putting themselves in a bad spot and they are definitely putting those bears in a bad spot.”
Scott says Fish and Game plans to be in the area to ensure people and bears do not interact.
- October 9, 2015- The Haines Highway is blocked because of mudslides this afternoon after a couple days of heavy rainfall. According to highway residents, there are four slides between 18 and 21 mile that have made the road impassable.
- October 9, 2015- With just two weeks to go before the special session, state lawmakers have yet to see the natural gas legislation they’ll be discussing – Gov. Bill Walker hasn’t released it.
- October 9, 2015- “I mean I’m not deaf, so I realize it’s pretty funny to listen to," said Mary Maley. "I'm kind of famous as a tour guide for being sort of loud, yelling over engines and having the ability to do that on tour."
- - Anna Lance, 17, says most of the poems she submitted for the competition are about loving Alaska yet wanting to leave.