Tag Archives: Kodiak bears

Kodiak Bears take second win of season

Basketball hoop. (Photo by Tom Woodward / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak varsity boys’ basketball team, the Bears, is mid-season and working toward qualifying for the state tournament. They played Kenai on Friday and Saturday. KMXT followed up with the team’s coach after the weekend’s games. The gym was packed – which Coach David Anderson says isn’t unusual for a ... Read More »

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 »

Troopers Shoot Bear Roaming Town

Bear spotted wandering around town. Photo by Trooper Mike Munson Kayla Desroches/KMXT Alaska State Troopers Wednesday shot a bear that had been wandering around town for a couple of weeks. Sergeant Shane Nicholson with the troopers says authorities deemed it necessary after receiving numerous reports of the bear getting into dumpsters and roll carts and passing through people’s properties. He ... Read More »

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