ANCHORAGE - University of Alaska President Pat Gamble has been offered a $320,000 bonus if he stays on the job until 2016.
NOME - The western Alaska village of Elim has teamed with a conservation organization to collect data from the Tubutulik River as a safeguard against possible uranium mining.
An Army ordnance disposal team has found no live explosives after a pair of detonator wires was discovered in Sitka.
ANCHORAGE - Ketchikan utility officials say power was temporarily knocked out in some areas of town out after a bald eagle struck a power line.Ketchikan Public Utilities Electric division manager Andy Donato says the eagle carcass was recovered after the incident.The Ketchikan Daily News (http://is.gd/hGXG2p) reports the bird strike occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday, knocking out power to Bear Valley, Point Higgins and Mountain Point sections of town.
KETCHIKAN - A $20 million loan has been approved for a new hydropower project on Prince of Wales Island.KRBD (http://is.gd/mHK24k) reports that the Alaska Energy Authority approved the loan to Haida Energy Inc. for construction of the Reynolds Creek project, about 10 miles east of Hydaburg. The loan was approved in June.The project could supply power to all of the island's residents, who currently depend on diesel-generated power during some parts of the year.
KETCHIKAN - Kenai Fire Marshal Eric Wilcox has retired.Wilcox departs after 25 years with the Kenai Fire Department, the last seven years as fire marshal.The Peninsula Clarion (http://is.gd/lkL5z6) reports colleagues of Wilcox celebrated his career last week at a retirement party.
ANCHORAGE - Volunteers from the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage have released a young bald eagle that was injured in a fire.KTUU (http://is.gd/WnbZt6) says the bird called Sparkie went to the bird center earlier this year with burnt feathers after the feathers were singed when the bird tried to catch rodents running from the fire.The eagle was released Saturday after being returned to Soldotna.
BETHEL - Members of the Bethel City Council this week are interviewing candidates for the position of city manager.KYUK reports (http://is.gd/KvbPG3) there are seven people in the running for the job, which became open when the council fired former manager Lee Foley in May because of improperly awarded contracts, special agreements and violations of nepotism rules.Interviews will be held Monday and Tuesday.
University of Alaska President Pat Gamble has been offered a $320,000 bonus if he stays on the job until 2016.
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is out with a new ad touting the level of cooperation between him and Alaska's senior senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski.
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