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Alaska Editorial: Relocating bears doesn't change people's behavior

...which the electric fencing had been turned off.In a press release announcing the bears' relocation, Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten said that moving the bears was "a short-term solution to what the department views as a long-term...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-03/alaska-editorial-relocating-bears-doesn
Local | Opinion
Hope restricts tents after bears ravage campground

...garbage and drawing groups on onlookers in Anchorage's Government Hill neighborhood.But Walker called Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten to ask if the bears could be spared.In the end, the animals were outfitted with the tracking collars...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-15/hope-restricts-tents-after-bears-ravage
State
Bering Sea halibut bycatch cut leaves both trawlers and halibut fishermen unhappy

...the cut from 33 percent to 25 percent. The 33 percent figure, brought forward by Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner Sam Cotten, was itself a reduction from a suggestion of 45 percent brought forward by the council's advisory panel...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-08/bering-sea-halibut-bycatch-cut-leaves-b
State
Alaskans may be booted from crucial halibut vote

...tonnage is pollock, which forms one of the two main objections to the recusals from Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten, who also sits on the council, Kinneen, and Long.Kinneen, Long and Cotten sent letters on May 22...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-02/alaskans-may-be-booted-crucial-halibut-
State
Board director resigns over appointment

...Mumford wasn't even an applicant for the Board of Fisheries listing until prompted by Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner Sam Cotten. Mumford applied for the position April 22, three days after Ruffner was rejected and Mumford's replacement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-21/board-director-resigns-over-appointment
State | AK legislature
Wolf hunting season near Denali ends 2 weeks early

...Denali National Park and Preserve after reports of a recent wolf shooting at a bear baiting station.Alaska Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten closed the season at midnight Thursday in an area to the north and east of the park, reported the Fairbanks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-17/wolf-hunting-season-near-denali-ends-2-
State
Intervention by governor spares bears' lives

...governor on Saturday asked the state's fish and game commissioner whether they could be moved rather than shot.Garbage...their own making."State Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten said the governor didn't tell his staff...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/intervention-governor-spares-bears-live
State | AK legislature
Governments seek more time in Exxon Valdez case

...state's decision has been slowed in part by the recent change in administration. The new attorney general and Fish and Game commissioner are members of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.Lawsuits brought against Exxon Mobil Corp. after the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-17/governments-seek-more-time-exxon-valdez
State
Senate panel discusses personal use fishing priority

...bill would be held.Sens. Charlie Huggins and Lesil McGuire said they also supported the bill.State Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten said the department did not have a position on the bill because it's considered allocative.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-10/senate-panel-discusses-personal-use-fis
State
My Turn: Checks and balances of the Board of Education

...Juneau.In his first term as a state senator, the young Jay Hammond sought a way to protect Education and Fish and Game commissioners from political cleansing by the then new Republican administration. Sen. Hammond devised and passed a clever way...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-16/my-turn-checks-and-balances-board-edu
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