06/21/11 - 9:00am
Kenai’s bears are making a name for themselves around the country.
But last week it wasn’t because of a human-bear conflict. Instead, humans dressed in bear suits helped the city win a second All-America title at the National Civic League’s annual competition, which was held in Kansas City, Mo.
Sharon Metz, a juror at the competition, said the bear protection issue was something unique for many of the attendees. She’s from Carrollton, Mo., a 2005 All-America winner, where that isn’t a common problem.