Orphaned cubs in Kodiak will have new home, if they show

KODIAK — The four bear cubs orphaned when their dump nuisance mother was killed have a free ride to Sweden. All they have to do is show up for it.

KMXT reports (http://is.gd/rOowmI) the Alaska Department of Fish and Game personnel are trying to capture the cubs in Old Harbor, but they remain elusive.

The four cubs faced the same fate as their mother until people and corporations stepped in. Once captured, the bears will be flown to a temporary home in Anchorage until they can be sent to Sweden.

The cubs have to be corralled by hand. However, the bears were nowhere to be found Wednesday, possibly staying in the shade because of hot temperatures.

State wildlife officials will be on standby all weekend in case the cubs show up.


Buckwheat Classic registration opens

Registration is now open for the 31st annual Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross-country ski race will be held on March 25 on the Log Cabin Ski Trails north of Skagway and include 50K, 25K and 10K classic races as well as a 5K kids race.

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Unit 4 fur season to end

The season for marten, mink, weasel and river otter in Unit 4 (Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof Islands) ended Wednesday. Beaver season remains open through April 30.

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