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...month. Earlier this year, Stewart donated 50 acres in Potter Valley to the Alaska Botanical Garden. She said she hoped...the garden. Stewart and her husband homesteaded in Potter Valley in the 1950s. The property still features the poppies...
Collisions kill 6 bears in Anchorage, pushing up brown bear mortality

...Besides the four brown bear collisions, one brown bear sow was killed after charging a hiker on private land in Potter Valley. The bear had at least one cub, which would have died later without its mother, the Anchorage Daily News reported...
Sitka black-tailed deer spotted in Anchorage

...Physician John Erkmann and his wife, Jane, spotted the deer at about 8:45 a.m. Sunday as it bolted across Potter Valley Road into dense brush. "It was a spectacular sighting," said Erkmann, an experienced big-game hunter. "It...
Anchorage police officer fires shots at man suspected of assaulting officers; suspect at large

...rear end of his vehicle with the patrol car.Police said the suspect tried to run over the officer, who fired shots. The suspect escaped and the second vehicle was found abandoned in Potter Valley.Police are searching for the suspect.
Officials report surge in North Coast fall chinook salmon run

POTTER VALLEY, Calif. - State wildlife officials say a threatened species of salmon has completed its fall run to a Mendocino County dam in...
Hitchhiker's texting leads to DUI charge

...them to authorities. Troopers say they took action and located the driver in a parking area at the Seward Highway and Potter Valley Road. The hitchhiker had already gotten out. Trooper Sgt. Bryan Barlow says 53-year-old Timothy Michael Borup...
Regional News
Anchorage builder launches housing project for 250 acres

...the Potter Creek valley area at the southern edge of town. The sites are near existing housing developments along Potter Valley Road, architect and land planner Tim Wilkes said at a Rabbit Creek Community Council meeting last week. Wilkes crafted...
Black bear captured in downtown Anchorage As it turned out, the Turnagain bear was a sow with three tiny cubs that have been seen recently in various Potter Valley neighborhoods. Surprised by a hiker, the sow made the normal black bear noises to warn people to stay away from her...


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