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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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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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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 | 5 5 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. ...
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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...
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As turbines rise on Pillar Mountain, cranes take center stage
When you have a 13,000-pound baby, you need a big cradle. As construction continues on the three new wind turbines atop Pillar Mountain, towers are beginning to rise and a new skyline is growing. Stop by the construction site, and you’ll see dozens of men working, connecting fasteners, setting grout and stringing cable. Chances are, however, your eyes will be drawn to one thing in particular — the crane. Since Fri...
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Trident Seafoods president dies on fly fishing trip
The head of one of Alaska's largest seafood companies has died. Jerry Dowd, president of Trident Seafoods, suffered a fatal heart attack Monday while on a fly fishing trip in Igiugig. He was 60 years old. In a press release, Trident chairman and founder Chuck Bundrant wrote, "Nothing prepares us for such a loss, and I want you to know that I understand your own feelings of shock and grief, just as I understand the...
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As drought clobbers the Lower 48, Alaska stays cool
DAILY MIRROR STAFF On Wednesday, the National Climactic Data Center reported July was the hottest month ever recorded in the Lower 48. Closer to home, things are quite a bit different. According to the Alaska Climate Research Center, which released its final figures late Tuesday, temperatures statewide were 2.1 degrees below normal in July. In the Lower 48, temperatures were 3.3 degrees above normal. According to ...
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Coast Guard commandant says oil disasters have helped CG prepare for Arctic
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico have helped the Coast Guard prepare for possible oil spills in the Arctic Ocean, the commandant of the agency said Wednesday. Shell Oil hopes to drill exploratory wells this summer in the Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea and its two drill ships will be accompanied by 22 vessels dedicated to spill response. Adm. Robert Papp to...
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