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Jury: Negligent homicide conviction in diving death

...guilty of criminally negligent homicide in the death of a Kansas diver who died while harvesting sea cucumbers.The jury on Friday...was an accident and partly caused by Adams' inexperience as a diver.Wodyga was found guilty after the jury deliberated for about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-18/jury-negligent-homicide-conviction-divi
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Trial begins for Ketchikan fisherman charged in diver death

...Wodyga is used by most commercial divers, Osterman said, and the divers had safety gear to protect them...all that Levi or any other diver had to do in this gear was turn...physician, testified that both divers had high concentrations of carbon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-16/trial-begins-ketchikan-fisherman-charge
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Lost crab pots still catching king crab in Kodiak Island bay

...Council. Twelve were dead and 20 released alive by the divers.The divers found 162 pots during the study and cut or wedged them...crabs to escape are required.Of the pots found by divers, 62 percent did not have biodegradable release mechanisms...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/lost-crab-pots-still-catching-king-crab
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European competition humbles Alaska cliff diver

FAIRBANKS - An Alaska diver with hopes of joining the Red...Fairbanks finished last among 12 divers in the July 24 event at Ponte...to adapt to cliff diving." Divers had the option of diving from...experience. The Swiss and fellow divers "treated me like family...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080310/sta_690171830.shtml
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Fireside Lecture Feb. 6 remembers the sunken Princess Sophia

...Vanderbilt Reef near northern Shelter Island. Marine life abounds on the wreck."The Princess Sophia wreck is a tragedy," said diver Annette Smith in a release. "I will share some of the communications from the ship's final hours" which make the event...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-06/fireside-lecture-feb-6-remembers-sun
Outdoors
Fireside Lecture to focus on the Princess Sophia sinking

...Vanderbilt Reef near northern Shelter Island. Marine life abounds on the wreck."The Princess Sophia wreck is a tragedy," said diver Annette Smith in a release. "I will share some of the communications from the ship's final hours" which make the event...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-04/fireside-lecture-focus-princess-sophia-si
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Search resumes for missing diver

SAND POINT - Authorities in Sand Point have resumed the search for a diver who disappeared Tuesday night while doing contract work for a local cannery. Co-workers said John Shannon was performing tests...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101708/reg_345354354.shtml
Two vehicles sink on ice stretch used as a shortcut in Fairbanks

...woman standing on the roof of the vehicle and helped her to shore. A dog trapped in the vehicle died.Mitch Osborne, an ice diver who helped recover that vehicle, said he is typically called to help recover two or three vehicles each winter in that area...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-22/two-vehicles-sink-ice-stretch-used-shor
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2015 Fireside lectures begin today

...going to be kind of a fun, informative conversation," he said. For the Feb. 6 lecture, Annette G.E. Smith, a scuba diver and photographer, will speak on the Princess Sophia, which foundered and sank near Juneau in 1918. On Feb. 13, Joshua Howe...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-09/2015-fireside-lectures-begin-today
Outdoors
Fireside Lectures begin Friday

...mailings, contact Laurie at lcraig@fs.fed.us.The schedule for the rest of the series is as follows:Feb. 6: Juneau diver and photographer Annette Smith will take the audience beneath Lynn Canal to visit the wreckage of the elegant Canadian steamer...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-08/fireside-lectures-begin-friday
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