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Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Brown Bear Days

Jennifer Canfield/KMXT The whales and the crabs have their own celebration and now so do the brown bears. The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge along with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is hosting the first ever Kodiak Brown Bear Days. Also, this week KNWR is hosting the Far North Film Festival. Hans Klausner from KNWR and Larry Van Daele ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Brown Bear Days

Jennifer Canfield/KMXT The whales and the crabs have their own celebration and now so do the brown bears. The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge along with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is hosting the first ever Kodiak Brown Bear Days. Also, this week KNWR is hosting the Far North Film Festival. Hans Klausner from KNWR and Larry Van Daele ... Read More »

State Seeks Input on Winter Ferry Schedule

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Maggie Wall/KMXT Kodiak’s primary ferry, the Tustumena, will be out of service from November through mid-April 2013 to complete a major federal improvement project. Kodiak’s other ferry, the much larger Kennicott, is slated to be in the yards for an overhaul immediately prior to that: from mid-September through to the first week of November. The State Department of Transportation and ... Read More »

Coastal Management Supporters Working on Two Approaches to Reinstate Program

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Illustration courtesy of the State of Alaska Alexandra Gutierrez/KUCB Even though Alaska has thousands of miles of shoreline, it’s the only state without a coastal management program. It expired last year after the state legislature and the Parnell administration failed to reach a compromise on how much input communities should have over nearby projects on federal lands. But as KUCB’s ... Read More »

Crewmen Data Could Benefit Local Govenment

Jennifer Canfield/KMXT < ![endif]--> < ![endif]--> The issue of gathering data on crewmen has no resolution in sight. Supporters say the data would help local governments and the state better understand the economic contributions of crewmen. Boat owners don’t want to be burdened with gathering the data and the Department of Fish and Game doesn’t want to compile the data ... Read More »

Kayak Restoration Makes Headlines

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Susan Malutin (far left) and Alfred Naumoff (far right) are examining an Alutiiq kayak in the collections of the Peabody Museum at Harvard University. With Sven Haakanson, they are helping a team of conservators restore the boat. Photo and caption courtesy of Sven Haakanson/Alutiiq Museum The effort to restore a 19th century Alutiiq warrior kayak by Kodiak residents is gaining ... Read More »

Pirate Ship Still Unclaimed

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Bangun Perkasa photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Stephanie Joyce/KUCB Five months after its seizure, the stateless fishing vessel Bangun Perkasa is still tied up at the dock in Unalaska – but not for much longer. Earlier this month, a U.S. District Court judge formally declared the vessel unclaimed. Now the government will seek forfeiture so the Bangun Perkasacan be ... Read More »

City Council Addresses Crab Fest Parade Route and New Library

Jennifer Canfield/KMXT Crab Fest and the new city library were the main items on the agenda at last night’s Kodiak City Council regular meeting. Earlier this year the Kodiak chapter of the Pioneers of Alaska circulated a petition that asked the city council to bring the Crab Festival parade back to downtown. The parade was moved to Mill Bay Road ... Read More »

Man Rescued Northwest of Cold Bay

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Maggie Wall/KMXT The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman from the Seattle-based vessel Arctic Storm 63 miles west of Cold Bay Wednesday night. An Air Station Kodiak helicopter rescued the man who was reportedly suffering from cardiac distress. The aircraft is assigned to the Cutter Healy which was on patrol in the Bering Sea. Coast Guard District 17 watchstanders requested that ... Read More »

Spray More Effective Than a Firearm in Deterring Bears

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Joaqlin Estus/KNBA Kodiak brown bear photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Former Katmai National Park bear biologist Dr. Tom Smith, now of Brigham Young University in Utah, and the co-authors of a recent study analyzed 269 incidents in Alaska involving guns, people and bears – most of them grizzly, or brown bears. He says in 15 percent of ... Read More »

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