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Bear hit and killed by car in Littleton had history of relocation

LITTLETON, Colo. (KDVR) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Friday a black bear hit and killed by a car in Littleton is one they’ve previously had to relocate and, to their knowledge, was living “happily-ever-after in Clear Creek” until the unfortunate incident happened. Wildlife officers said in August 2015, they...
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Wichita Eagle

DNA work on cave bears led to breakthrough that identified Emil Kapaun, other soldiers

Odile Loreille is something of a legend among DNA searchers looking for lost soldiers. She started as a bright scientist wanting a challenge. But in the ten years she spent trying to put names to the unknown soldiers buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific – the Punchbowl, on the island of Oahu, it became personal: “I came to care about all of those guys, as though they are family. Once you know their stories, you never get them out of your head.”
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Minnesota Wilderness win big at home

The Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) hosted the Kenai River Bears on Saturday night. After the Brown Bears jumped to a early 2-1 lead, the Wilderness came back hard in the second. Tying the game up 2-2 off a short handed goal from the high slot, by Gunnar Thoreson.

SUV Hits, Kills Bear On South Kipling

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — A driver was taken to a hospital and a bear killed following a pre-dawn collision at the beginning of Friday morning’s rush hour. Copter4 found an SUV in the middle lanes of southbound South Kipling Parkway near the intersection with South Jellison Street in unincorporated Jefferson County. Troopers from the Colorado State Patrol blocked the left two lanes at the scene, limiting passing traffic to a single lane on the right.

Bear siblings practice ‘synchronized napping’ in adorable video

Two brown bear siblings at a wildlife refuge in Alaska were filmed practicing their “synchronized napping,” perhaps preparing for their upcoming months-long hibernation. The adorable video, posted by the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, shows the brother and sister, named Joe Boxer [“JB”] and Patron, respectively, slowly approach each other before they both topple over right at the same time, ready for snoozing in a comfy green field.
The Verge

It’s Friday, here are fat baby bears

I don’t know about you, but pumpkin spice lattes just aren’t cutting it for me as motivation to get excited about the fall. One thing I can rally around: fat baby bears. There’s an adorable twist this year to Katmai National Park’s annual Fat Bear Week. Today is the final day to cast your vote for its “junior” competition. Four cubs faced off yesterday for a chance to compete against the grown-ups when Fat Bear Week officially starts on September 29th. Now, only two cubs remain in the final round of junior voting; the cub who garners the most votes today will move on to the Fat Bear Week bracket.
USA Today

Watch: Brown bears master synchronized napping in adorable footage

Brown bear siblings at a wildlife sanctuary in Alaska apparently have mastered the adorable art of "synchronized napping." That's how the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center described the accompanying footage, showing both bears expressing strikingly similar movements before settling for a snooze in a lush meadow. The brother-and-sister bruins, Joe Boxer...

At Age 15, Nora Brown Bears the Torch of Ancient Music Traditions with Poise on New LP ‘Sidetrack My Engine’

“There’s not much music in my family,” 15-year-old Nora Brown tells American Songwriter about her second full-length album, Sidetrack My Engine. Released September 24 via Jalopy Records, the seven-track A/B side collection follows Brown’s debut LP, Cinnamon Tree which Brown released at age 13. The Alice Gerrard-produced album sold out of its vinyl pressing after it debuted in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart. Sidetrack My Engine sees the Brooklyn-born and bred virtuoso purveying old-time music traditions through the dynamic lens of a modern generation.
Duluth News Tribune

Junior hockey: Pionk, Wilderness skate past Brown Bears

Defenseman Aaron Pionk of Hermantown was one of five players to score goals in the Minnesota Wilderness’ 5-2 victory over the Kenai River Brown Bears Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in a North American Hockey League game before 900 at Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet. Pionk got the scoring started...
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Three men charged after approaching grizzlies in Katmai National Park

Three men are facing federal charges for approaching feeding grizzly bears in a closed area of Katmai National Park, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. David Engelman, 56, of Sandia Park, New Mexico, Ronald J. Engelman II, 54, and Steven Thomas, 30, both of King Salmon, have been charged with creating hazardous conditions in a closed area and approaching within 50 yards of brown bears, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.
Kenai Peninsula Clarion

Brown Bears drop 2 in Minnesota

The Kenai River Brown Bears dropped to 1-7-0-0 with Friday and Saturday losses to the host Minnesota Wilderness in North American Hockey League action. The Wilderness moved to 3-2-1-0 after picking up the 5-2 Friday win and 8-4 Saturday win. Friday’s loss was not as bad as the score indicated,...

Men charged with getting too close to bears in Alaska park

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have charged three men with a leaving special viewing platform and getting too close to bears in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve. The U.S. attorney’s office filed charges this week in the August 2018 incident. Spokesperson Lisa Houghton said the office doesn’t discuss...