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For Nome, herd of musk oxen turns into furry roadblock
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Increasingly, Tony Gorn is getting the call: Musk oxen are here, the caller says. And off he goes to shoo away the wild shaggy beasts from places in the western Alaska town of Nome where they’re not supposed to be. “You get a couple people and you start walking towards them and you clap your hands and get their attention and you get them turned and get them walking,” Gorn, a state wildlife biologi...
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salazar: Delays in Arctic oil drilling are Shell's fault
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Shell Oil’s delay in drilling Arctic Ocean exploratory wells off Alaska’s northern shores is not due to heavy ice or federal regulators, according to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The setback to drilling this year during the short open water season, he said, is due to Shell’s inability to complete construction on a spill response barge that remains in Washington state. “If they had got it done, ...
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Coast Guard cutter turns over driftnet pirate to Chinese officials
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A vessel suspected of illegal driftnet fishing on the high seas was transferred to China by the U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday. A Honolulu-based Coast Guard cutter assigned to Alaska encountered the 177-foot fishing ship in late July about 850 miles east of Tokyo. Coast Guard personnel boarded the ship and found 30 metric tons — more than 66,000 pounds — of albacore tuna. They also found 6 metric ton...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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United Way promotes social service phone help system
Representatives from United Way of Alaska visited Kodiak on Monday to promote the state’s 2-1-1 system, which allows Alaskans to dial that number on their phones to connect with social services for free. The program, which is entering its fifth year, has been a wild success since its introduction in August 2007, said United Way vice president Sue Brogan. “Our projection is for over 100,000 calls by Feb. 1 of 2013 ...
Aug 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Village visit by Gov. Sean Parnell delayed by gunfire
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Officials say Gov. Sean Parnell’s visit to Ambler was temporarily canceled after reports that a man fired a gun around the village airfield. KTUU reports Parnell had scheduled a visit Monday morning to the northwest Alaska village. Troopers say a trooper was interviewing a woman at an Ambler home in response to a report of a domestic-violence shooting when the gunman drove by, then headed to the a...
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Former Gov. Tony Knowles signs up to back coastal management ballot measure
JUNEAU (AP) — Former Gov. Tony Knowles is supporting a ballot initiative that would re-establish a coastal management program in Alaska. Knowles, a Democrat, is among the headliners of a fundraiser for Ballot Measure 2, planned for Tuesday; others listed on the fundraiser announcement include former state lawmakers Arliss Sturgulewski, Vic Fischer and Suzanne Little. Knowles also participated in a news conference ...
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Federal plan would shield half of oil reserve from development
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar unveiled a proposed management plan Monday for a vast petroleum reserve on Alaska’s North Slope and the state’s senior senator immediately pronounced it too restrictive. Republican Lisa Murkowski said the Obama administration picked the most restrictive management plan possible for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, an area created by President Warren Harding in ...
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Rep. Don Young visits Kodiak today
Alaska’s sole U.S. Congressman, Don Young, is scheduled to visit Kodiak today as he travels across Alaska during Congress’ August recess. Young is expected to meet with delegations from the city and borough during his daylong visit and will hold an electoral fundraiser from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Best Western Kodiak Inn. Young is running for a 21st term in the House of Representatives and is not expected to fa...
Aug 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Klawock man killed in timber yard
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 36-year-old Klawock man died when a log fell on top of him in a timber sorting yard on Prince of Wales Island. Troopers say Billy Worley died at the scene of the accident at a logging camp near Nutkwa Lagoon. Troopers were notified Saturday morning. According to troopers, Worley was working in the sorting yard when a 70-foot log fell off a logging cradle on top of him. ...
Aug 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manley Hot Springs trapper accused of attempted murder with shotgun
Two troopers serving an arrest warrant in the Manley Hot Springs area Wednesday afternoon say they were threatened with a shotgun by the man they were supposed to arrest and had to fight the gun barrel away. The man, Trapper Killsmany, 56, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and is in jail at Fairbanks Correctional Center. His girlfriend, who witnessed the confrontation, says the only thing he is g...
Aug 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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