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Sitka: Police shoot at bear that killed dog

Sitka police took two shots at a bear early last Sunday morning after it killed a dog in a wooded Sawmill Creek Road neighborhood. The bear ran into the woods and hasn't yet been located, police said.
Weather clears for rescue of stranded climber

A helicopter was able to reach a climber stranded on a mountain near Petersburg on Monday, but recovering the body of his partner appears unlikely. A trooper with the Division of Fish and Wildlife Protection said loose boulders near the body of climber Marc Springer pose too great a risk to attempt a recovery.
Bagging a trophy, not a ticket

All hunters go afield with high hopes of taking a fine trophy and bringing home
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Moen, 49, died June 25 when his Piper Cub crashed during a fishery patrol, about 65 miles southwest of Lake Iliamna. He was a 17-year veteran of the Alaska State Troopers' Division of Fish and Wildlife Protection. Moen had served in Petersburg and Soldotna before transferring to McGrath.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

PALMER - State wildlife officials trying to enforce a ban on wolf hybrids are finding their path blocked by the lack of a reliable way to distinguish the hybrids from legal pets.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

KODIAK a­ The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, head of the Unification Church, and his wife have been charged with catching too many fish while on a visit to Alaska.
Sealaska bill antithesis of free market principles

The Sealaska lands bill, S.730, has drawn considerable controversy in Southeast Alaska. Concerns have also been voiced statewide because certain aspects of the bill could easily unbalance the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) leading to new claims across the state; complicating development, conservation management, and public access to resources. No proponent of the bill has been totally up front about the true nature of the claim that drives S.730. A close and clear examination of the issue would likely bring all work on S.730 screeching to a halt.
Prop 1 is environmentally sound

As a lifelong conservation activist I've fought hard to safeguard Alaska's wildlands and conserve critical fish and wildlife habitat. I'm proud that those efforts have directly resulted in the protection of tens of thousands of acres of quality lands, securing many valuable places for the public's use and enjoyment. When it comes to environmental issues, I know I've paid my dues, and then some.
Company charged with dumping tons of fish

A Southeast processor faces charges of wasting salmon in Icy Strait.


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