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Letter: Gladziszewski dedicated, pragmatic and the right choice for Assembly

...at the executive level. She is currently assistant director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, and has worked as special projects manager in the CBJ Manager's Office. It was in that role that...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-22/letter-gladziszewski-dedicated-pragma
Letters
Tern colonies failed this year near Mendenhall, South Sawyer glaciers

Arctic terns may fly thousands of miles north to the same Southeast Alaskan nesting area year after year, but their colonies are not always successful.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/tern-colonies-failed-year-near-mende
Outdoors
UAF to receive $1M gift

...in Alaska, already working on issues for Alaska salmon," Werthemier said of McConnell, who is working for Alaska Department of Fish and Game while pursuing his master's degree."Ladd Macaulay was an enthusiastic partner with the university...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-17/uaf-recieve-1m-gift
Local
Group seeks to restore crippled creek

FAIRBANKS - Cripple Creek used to wind and snake its way down Chena Ridge near Fairbanks, until a mining company cut a ditch in the 1930s to create a straighter channel it needed to support its operations.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/group-seeks-restore-crippled-creek
State
Strong salmon runs recorded in Yukon River

FAIRBANKS - The Yukon River is having strong runs of silver and chum salmon this fall, giving a boost to fishermen after another tepid summer for king salmon. Sonar counts on the Lower Yukon at Pilot Station had tallied 233,000 silver salmon by Sept.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/strong-salmon-runs-recorded-yukon-river
State
Officials urge drivers to be cautious in high moose areas

...in areas that have high collision rates, Netschert said.Jeff Selinger, Soldotna-area biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said moose hug the roadsides for survival purposes during the winter.Roadways provide flatter...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/officials-urge-drivers-be-cautious-high
State
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

The last mid-sized timber mill in Southeast Alaska is at risk of closing if the Big Thorne sale stalls or is cancelled through litigation, industry representatives and the U.S. Forest service say. Viking Lumber Co.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-08/industry-could-suffer-if-big-thorne-sta
Local
Welcome to the bear show

Last summer, my boyfriend Bjorn and I went for a three-day sun-drenched kayak trip at Admiralty Island's Windfall Harbor. We squinted into the merciless horizon to see an orca with a hooked fin swimming slowly past us.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-05/southeast-adventure
Outdoors
Temporary brown-bear hunting closure opposed

KENAI - A proposed temporary closure of the brown-bear hunting season inside the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is drawing opposition. Federal officials have proposed halting the hunting of brown bears when the season opens Sept.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/temporary-brown-bear-hunting-closure-op
State
Wildlife Spy: A gathering of cranes

...need to stop and refuel along their migration routes. A 2005 study by Michael Pertula and Thomas Rothe, of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, used sattelite tags to follow crane migration from Bristol Bay and Cook Inlet. They found four major...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-12/wildlife-spy-gathering-cranes
Outdoors

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