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Alaskans can help answer 'Where have all the rusty blackbirds gone?'

...Rusty Blackbirds and report their findings. This vital research - conducted with the participation of thousands of volunteer observers - will help answer important basic questions of migratory behavior and will focus future research and conservation efforts...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/alaskans-can-help-answer-where-have-
Outdoors

...added that Iran badly needs modern air defense systems because of a tense situation in the region, specifically in Yemen.Observers said the go-ahead on the S-300 deliveries could reflect Moscow's maneuvering to secure a niche at the lucrative Iranian...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-14-1
Not For Web
Natural gas may be considered for new UAF power plant

...gas to Fairbanks. The university is not an active participant in those efforts, Gamble said, but is a "very interested observer."Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, said demand by UAF could help natural gas prospects in Fairbanks with economies of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/natural-gas-may-be-considered-new-uaf-p
State
Natural gas may be considered for new UAF power plant

...gas to Fairbanks. The university is not an active participant in those efforts, Gamble said, but is a "very interested observer."Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, said demand by UAF could help natural gas prospects in Fairbanks with economies of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-20/natural-gas-may-be-considered-new-uaf-p
State
Alaska Science Forum: Citizen science, social media meets the aurora

...Maryland. Her dream, after a 2011 solar storm that produced red auroras visible from Alabama, was to enlist people as aurora observers using social media."I had heard of Twitter, so I got online that night and could see a lot of people recording their observations...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-03/alaska-science-forum-citizen-science
Outdoors
Seattle knocks SF out of contention with 17-7 win

SEATTLE - Doug Baldwin was caught. Not in the sense of getting tackled, but caught being an observer.Baldwin couldn't help himself. When Seattle's wide receiver saw that Green Bay had lost, he gave a little fist pump knowing...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-15/seattle-knocks-sf-out-contention-17-7-
Sports
Council revamps observer program

...will shift control of observer deployment from boat...year, the additional observers will be deployed in...to have 100 percent observer coverage and they operate...about $400 or more per observer (some large catcher-processors must carry multiple observers). Under the new program...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110810/sta_732965167.shtml
News
Volunteer weather observer recognized after 30 years

A longtime weather observer was recognized this month for more...surface temperatures for the Cooperative Observer Program's Auke Bay site from 1979...effort." Although Wing became primary observer of the local site in 1979, he also...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013110/nei_557065687.shtml
Neighbors
NOAA observer fined for sexual harassment

...environment for another observer. Benjamin Michlig also can't work as a NOAA observer for 10 years. The Kodiak...sexually harassing the observer while the two shared a...bunkhouse in September 2008. Observers collect catch and bycatch...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122209/reg_538278559.shtml
Kodiak fisherman sentenced for threatening an observer

...by threatening a fisheries observer, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler...interactions with fisheries observers. He will also serve 100 hours...Scott saw the fisheries observer assigned to his vessel attempting...stated that if he saw the observer in town, not acting in her...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012811/reg_777340648.shtml
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