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Polar bear breaks into home in Alaska village

...Kaleak carries a shotgun loaded with beanbag and firecracker rounds, but she and a co-worker shooed the bear away.Biologists say that as ice on the sea recedes, polar bears appear in the village to eat whale parts left by hunters.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/polar-bear-breaks-home-alaska-village
State
Polar bear breaks into home in village

...part-time job on polar bear patrol in the village of Kaktovik, Alaska, usually...week.She was on duty Friday in the village of 300 people when a call came...The hungry bears are drawn to the village by whale bones left by hunters...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-15/polar-bear-breaks-home-village
State
Polar bear breaks into home in Alaska village

...part-time job on polar bear patrol in the village of Kaktovik, Alaska, usually...week.She was on duty Friday in the village of 300 people when a call came...The hungry bears are drawn to the village by whale bones left by hunters...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/polar-bear-breaks-home-alaska-village-0
State
Man accused of killing parents with ax

...State Troopers were unable to reach the village, located about 350 miles west...was reportedly running loose in the village."Residents requested troopers...sent to Anchorage for autopsies.The village also lacks a medical care presence...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-12/man-accused-killing-parents-ax
State
Translators scramble to meet election deadline

...Elections also is to provide translations to the plaintiffs in the case to get their input.Savage said her uncle in the village of Fort Yukon is blind and it will be good for him to hear his language in the election process."I think he'll...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-08/translators-scramble-meet-election-dead
State
Dig near Quinhagak yields ancient hair

...Archaeologist Rick Knecht with the University of Aberdeen in Scotland is in charge of the dig, which is funded by the village Native corporation, Qanirtuuq Inc., and a $1.8 million grant from the UK-based Arts and Humanities Research...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-05/dig-near-quinhagak-yields-ancient-hair
State
Alaska Science Forum: The mammoth mystery of St. Paul Island

...island until seafaring Russians transported Aleut people there in the late 1700s. Descendants of those Aleuts live in the village today."Here you have an odd outlier like Wrangel Island," Wooller said, referring to the island north of Siberia...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-03/alaska-science-forum-mammoth-mystery
Outdoors
Troopers investigating deaths in Shageluk

...in coming.Troopers arrived at the village of 83 people about 350 miles west...there were two injured people it the village. Two troopers arranged to ride...troopers arrived.Calls to both the village office and the tribal office weren't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-09/troopers-investigating-deaths-shageluk
State
Quinhagak residents hope ancient hair tells story

...Archaeologist Rick Knecht with the University of Aberdeen in Scotland is in charge of the dig, which is funded by the village Native corporation and a $1.8 million grant from the UK-based Arts and Humanities Research Project.Knecht says...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-03/quinhagak-residents-hope-ancient-hair-t
State
Community invited to Gajaa Hit pole raising

...poles is The Wasgo Totem Pole, or Old Witch Totem, in the State Office Building atrium, which originally stood in the village of Sukkwan and was made by Haida carver Dwight Wallace in 1880.To see a list of local totem poles, visit http...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-29/community-invited-gajaa-hit-pole-raisin
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