Turnagain Times Tidbits
By Marc Donadieu
Glacier City Gazette
Now that Turnagain Times has passed into the annals of history, it’s appropriate to look back at its 20-year past after its final issue was published on Nov. 3, 2017.
The following excerpt is from Turnagain Times Volume 1, Number 4, published July 16, 1998 on page 2, and no author is credited.
Bear Shot in Girdwood
A black bear sow that has been wandering around Girdwood with her cub the past couple of weeks was shot and killed last Monday morning. A state fish and wildlife trooper shot the bear when it was reported that it became aggressive in a resident’s backyard near Timberline and Vail.
“It was charging toward some dogs, slapping some trees and the hair on the back of her neck was sticking up,” said Alaska State Trooper Sergeant Lee Oly. “She appeared to be very agitated.”
Oly had been following the bear for several hours before another trooper shot it. He said that the bear’s aggression, the fact that her cub was nearly a mile away, and the number of people in the area between her and her cub were all factors in the decision to shoot the animal.
“We don’t shoot a bear for eating garbage,” he said.