FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Denali National Park officials are planning to reopen an area of the park that had been closed because of a problem grizzly bear, which will be killed by park rangers once it is located.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/2a9A5z0) that park spokeswoman Katheen Kelly says the Mountain Vista and Savage Loop trails will reopen to the public Thursday. They will be available for use from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Savage River area had been closed or restricted to limited use since July 1, when a bear bit and scratched a hiker along a trail. In June, the bear charged vehicles and obtained food from a daypack that a visitor threw to distract it.

Kelly says park rangers are on the hunt for the bear.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com