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Alaska Federation of Natives Honors Judge Roy Madsen

Roy Madsen. (Photo courtesy of Roy Madsen,Joint Archives of the Alaska Court System and the Alaska Bar Association) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alaska Federation of Natives recognized Judge Roy Madsen at its convention in Anchorage last week. On Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledged three different elders as conservation heroes: Trimble Gilbert, James Charles, and Judge Roy Madsen. Regional …

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Madsen Bear Statue Replacement Arrives

Artist Stan Watts works on the clay model during one stage of making the bear sculpture. Photo by Vic Barnes Kayla Desroches/KMXT It’s usually bad news when brown bears wander into town, but the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center plans to set one up on its corner. The bear is 12-foot tall, just a little bigger than the average …

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Refuge Moves Madsen Bear Indoors

Madsen bear loaded onto crane. Photo courtesy of Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s Madsen bear is on the move again. Unlike real bears of the fur and flesh variety, the fiberglass animal doesn’t bare up well against the wind, rain, and – just recently – the snow. Last week, city staff and Brechan Enterprises moved the 60-year-old statue …

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