ANCHORAGE - The Fur Rendezvous winter festival will hold the fur auction this year.
The auction had to be canceled last year, so organizers said there will be an especially large number of items this year. Most of the bear hides are from animals taken in defense of life or property.
To accommodate the large amount, the auction on March 1 is being moved to a larger venue on Ship Creek Avenue across from the Ulu Factory. The public can preview the auction items from 9 a.m until noon. The auction will be held in the afternoon.