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Farmer to run against Powell for Assembly

...Assembly member Jim Powell in this fall's municipal election. A military journalist who headed the city's Urban Bear Committee, Farmer said he'd like to examine growth and development issues and keep a focus on Juneau's bear problem...
Bear-proof cans on their way

...garbage problem. Assembly member Marc Wheeler suggested it might be time to bring back the now-disbanded ad hoc Urban Bear Committee. Mayor Sally Smith said that bears got on top of and smashed the garbage container she uses, despite clips and...
Wanamaker makes bid for Assembly

...of term limits. Incumbent Assembly member Jim Powell and Mark Farmer, chairman of the city's now disbanded Urban Bear Committee, have said they plan to run. District 1 Assembly member Cathy Muoz has not indicated whether she will run for...
Munoz opts against running for 3rd term

...limits. Incumbent areawide Assembly member Jim Powell and Mark Farmer, chairman of the city's now disbanded Urban Bear Committee, have said they plan to run. Two seats are open on the Juneau School Board. Incumbents Stan Ridgeway and Mary...
Close encounters with bears

The city's Ad Hoc Urban Bear Committee can go back to work under an order from Juneau Mayor...again." Mark Farmer, the chairman of the city's Urban Bear Committee who has been tracking bears as part of an "Urban...
Fish and Game captures bear, prepares to move it

...recommendations for building a bear-resistant structure, city environmental zoning officer Dan Garcia said. The city's Urban Bear Committee officially was reinstated Tuesday. The panel meets for a work session at 5 p.m. Thursday at the city hall conference...
City panel: Time to cull bears

The city's urban bear committee suggested Thursday that some of Juneau's bears be killed or relocated, but emphasized that more public education, enforcement...
Black bear trapped, killed in Valley

...and throwing rocks at the animals. "It's not sensible for people to be chasing bears around," she said. Urban Bear Committee Chairman Mark Farmer said he chased a bear off his roof in Douglas this weekend. "It's too bad that they have...
The evolution of Juneau's bear problem

...begin informal patrol to document urban bear activity. November 2000: Mayor Sally Smith organizes the ad hoc Urban Bear Committee. The group meets and offers first recommendations. May 2001: Juneau Assembly passes garbage ordinance. June...
A night on bear patrol

...mess. "We've hit a new low," said Mark Farmer, a member of the bear patrol and the chairman of Juneau's Urban Bear Committee. "This is a public safety hazard. Can you imagine some kid playing with his cat after that?" Farmer and bear...


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