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By Dena Martin
the Times 

Bears in the Burg


Kimberly Kitselman

Kimberly Kitselman captured this photo of this black bear in her backyard pasture off Willard Street by the City Cemetery.

WAITSBURG-Facebook was filled with posts of multiple sightings of a mama bear and cub on the southeast end of Waitsburg on the evening of June 13.

Residents lined the streets to get a look at the pair. Facebook posts, several with photos, caught the duo between Seventh and Ninth streets. At one point, the cub reclined near the porch inside a fenced yard on Seventh Street. Mama bear was also seen standing watch near the field house at the football field.

Multiple residents reported the sightings to Walla Walla Dispatch, including Columbia County Dispatcher Tiffany Baxter, who lives in the...

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