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Sometimes you just have to scratch what itches. (Hugh Bevan photo)
Sitka resident and outdoorsman Hugh Bevan captured this image of a large brownie enjoying one of the delights of spring — a hearty back-scratching — with a remote trailcam. This bear was photographed in an area about 10 miles north of Sitka on April 22. It is one of four large bears the trailcam snapped over a 5-week period, suggesting an unusual density of males. Bevan says he keeps a couple of trailcams in the field at any given time. He pulled this one out on May 28 “because I was getting jumpy about going in there to check it.” For scale, Bevan (at around 6-feet) says his head would come up to the bottom of this bear’s neck.
Check out another of Hugh Bevan’s trailcam images.
Sitka’s industrial park has attracted the interest of a couple of potential buyers -- who may be interested in offering to purchase outright all remaining property at the site. The Gary Paxton Industrial Park board of directors was hoping to see a pair of proposals Thursday afternoon (8-28-14) at its regular monthly meeting, but park director Garry White said the busy fishing season had caused a delay. more
A Sitka man is recovering after the bus he was driving rolled into a ditch on Halibut Point Road Thursday afternoon (8-28-14). Tom Conley was driving the Southeast Senior Services’ Care-A-Van outbound along the 3300 block of HPR when he swerved to avoid construction personnel and put the van in the ditch just past Sollar’s Trailer Court at about 12:30 PM. There were no passengers in the van at the time. more