Wildlife troopers cite Nome woman in musk ox death

NOME - A Nome woman has been cited by Alaska State Wildlife Troopers in connection with the killing of a musk ox. Diana Adams was cited last week for taking a musk ox out of season in the Icy View subdivision, KNOM reported.
Denali planning for temporary ban on pet goats

FAIRBANKS - The superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve plans to temporarily ban certain pets after a local resident was cited for hiking on park trails with his pet goat this summer.
Eagle causes power outages in Ketchikan

ANCHORAGE - Ketchikan utility officials say power was temporarily knocked out in some areas of town out after a bald eagle struck a power line.Ketchikan Public Utilities Electric division manager Andy Donato says the eagle carcass was recovered after the incident.The Ketchikan Daily News ( reports the bird strike occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday, knocking out power to Bear Valley, Point Higgins and Mountain Point sections of town.
Loan approved for Prince of Wales hydro project

KETCHIKAN - A $20 million loan has been approved for a new hydropower project on Prince of Wales Island.KRBD ( reports that the Alaska Energy Authority approved the loan to Haida Energy Inc. for construction of the Reynolds Creek project, about 10 miles east of Hydaburg. The loan was approved in June.The project could supply power to all of the island's residents, who currently depend on diesel-generated power during some parts of the year.
Longtime Kenai fire responder, marshal retires

KETCHIKAN - Kenai Fire Marshal Eric Wilcox has retired.Wilcox departs after 25 years with the Kenai Fire Department, the last seven years as fire marshal.The Peninsula Clarion ( reports colleagues of Wilcox celebrated his career last week at a retirement party.
Eagle freed after rescue from fire

ANCHORAGE - Volunteers from the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage have released a young bald eagle that was injured in a fire.KTUU ( says the bird called Sparkie went to the bird center earlier this year with burnt feathers after the feathers were singed when the bird tried to catch rodents running from the fire.The eagle was released Saturday after being returned to Soldotna.
Bethel Council interviews 7 for city manager's job

BETHEL - Members of the Bethel City Council this week are interviewing candidates for the position of city manager.KYUK reports ( there are seven people in the running for the job, which became open when the council fired former manager Lee Foley in May because of improperly awarded contracts, special agreements and violations of nepotism rules.Interviews will be held Monday and Tuesday.
Coast Guard rescues three kids adrift near Ketchikan

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three children adrift in Saxman Harbor near Ketchikan on Monday. A 25-foot response boat crew from Station Ketchikan located the youth and safely returned them to their parents.
The evolution of 'Godzilla': Japanese fans weigh in

...Edwards, has become one of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters this year and finally opens in Japan on Friday.The Associated Press spoke with some Japanese about their views on how their favorite mutated reptile has changed, including whether...
US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

...Intelligence and could not be independently verified by The Associated Press, show blast marks where rockets were launched and...separatists had the technology to down a plane.? Associated Press writer Philip Elliott contributed to this report...
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