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Bear problem or government problem?

Posted: September 8, 2011 - 3:06pm

In a recent Clarion article, the (Kenai) city manager was quoted as saying, “one of the biggest problems in the area are overflowing dumpsters at multi-family dwellings.”

As an owner of a multi-family dwelling in VIP, my dumpster doesn’t overflow and it has regular trash pick-up. My tenants, who have small children, have never seen a bear in the area.

I don’t doubt that there has been some bear problems in the area, but don’t punish all of us for the sins of a few. Rather, educate the public, write citations for the offenders, but don’t use big government to solve an isolated problem.

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northernlights 09/10/11 - 08:02 am
Bear killed

Dont take an article like this to heart, its not meant for those who keep their resident clean, its meant for those who could care less. Laws are for the lawless. Your one of several who care. This brown bear that was just killed, my guess is, the reason for his scouring around the neighborhood was because he found food. For years, living in kasilof, I never had a bear in my yard until last year. Just because you dont see them, doesnt mean they arent there. That article was to inform people, it was not directed at you. There will always be those who dont care and rules do not apply to them. Sorta like driving the seward hwy, laws dont apply to those who speed and pass on corners. Final words, everyone needs to keep their trash contained, dont leave caribou heads out.

msjinxie 09/23/11 - 06:09 am

Sorry, I live on the Borough side, across from the VIP Subdivision and we DO have bears here. Both myself and other friends (on your side too off Pirate) have had scat in their yards more than once a week. We do have a bear issue. Just because they dont pop out and say HI doesnt mean they are not there. They have to tell ppl to pick up their garbage or some wont do it. See it as a safety measure.....we are armed over her. Kids are escorted via parents when its dark in the am for school in some unlighted areas. Dont ignore it, they will be here until snowfall people so heads up! Be safe.

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