Nose to snout at Sitka’s Fortress of the Bear

A decade ago, when a Sitka couple proposed creating a bear rescue center from the remains of Sitka's decommissioned pulp mill, the plan raised some local hackles. Ten years later, the Fortress of the Bear is home to five brown bears and two new black bear cubs -- and it's about to embark on a major expansion, building a black bear enclosure this winter. Read More