If this is the same bear that was seen in the area of Tennis Court it seems to travel up the hill from Tennis Court toward the cemetery and then it travels south through Elton Bennett Park, across Grand Avenue and up to the area of Washington Court and Orchard Drive.
GHoquiam Deputy Chief Jim Maloney said "This information is released so that the public will be aware that the black bear has been seen in the area for several weeks now." The Department of Fish and Wildlife advises that If you encounter a bear, stand still, wave your arms, clap your hands, yell, or even throw a stick at it if have to. An informational web site for citizens to go to is http://wdfw.wa.gov/wlm/living/mammals/htm
Several sightings recently in Central Park and Westport were also reported to the Department of Fish and Wildlife.