This editorial first appered in the Ketchikan Daily News:
The bears are remarkable this year.
Unlike last year, when we reported 29 total sightings in the area up behind downtown, our tally is up to 50. That covers only a small section of town. Bears are being seen from one end of the island to the other.
It also used to be just a single bear peering at us from around corners as we delivered newspapers, but more cubs are showing up in the company of their mothers this year. Twenty such sightings are reported to date.