08/30/11 - 11:03am
Effective Aug. 29, Kenai’s VIP subdivision is officially a “bear problem area.”
That means residents in the subdivision near Kalifornsky Beach Road need to take extra precautions to keep bear attractants where bears can’t get to them. The city can provide a list of approved bear-resistant containers; some are available at Home Depot, City Manager Rick Koch said. Bear-resistant Dumpsters are available through local solid waste carriers, too.
Koch said bear encounters have been on the rise in that neighborhood, leading to the problem designation.