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Warmer Temperatures May Disrupt the Kodiak Bear’s Diet

Bright red elderberries ripe for bears to harvest. Caroline Cheung / USFWS Kayla Desroches/KMXT Climate change may be throwing off the Kodiak bear’s eating equilibrium. Research says that, on years with warmer spring temperatures, elderberries ripen several weeks earlier than normal. William Deacy, a postdoctoral researcher at Oregon State University, just published findings from a multi-year study of bears on ... Read More »

A New Bronze Bear Statue is Unveiled

Community Bear – Mitch Borden/KMXT Mitch Borden/KMXT It’s no secret that Kodiak is known for its bears. But on a recent Saturday afternoon, residents gathered welcomed a very special one to town. KMXT’s Mitch Borden was there and has the story. Paul Schervenak is excited to unveil a statue that’s been in the works for three years. “The first thing ... Read More »

Borough Postpones Rezoning Land in Larsen Bay

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly postponed a rezone of two parcels of land in Larsen Bay at its regular meeting Thursday night. These requests deal with two different hunting lodges operating on land designated for residential housing. Both lodges are applying to be rezoned to comply with borough code. Their public hearings opened for comments last night. Bill ... Read More »

Program Guides Kodiak Student From Middle School to College

Kris Hill-McLaughlin. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A science, technology, engineering, and math program geared towards Alaska Native students has guided one Kodiak local through both middle school and high school. And now, he’s off to college. The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, or ANSEP, encourages its students to enter STEM careers. Kris Hill-McLaughlin says his own ambitions ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report: Aug 17 – 19 2017

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Coming up this week, the Dungeness crab season closed three weeks early in Southeast this summer. We find out why. And, a lot of Alaska salmon goes to China for processing, yet farmed salmon is more common in Chinese markets. One University of Alaska professor looks at whether or not consumers would be willing to purchase wild Alaska salmon instead. ... Read More »

Borough may Donate Artifacts to Alutiiq Museum

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will decide if it’ll donate a selection of artifacts to the Alutiiq museum at its regular meeting Thursday evening. The artifacts come from an excavation that the museum conducted on borough land in Womens Bay. They currently are on loan to the museum. This excavation was the fourth at the Kashevaroff site, says ... Read More »

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