Photos courtesy Skip Gray, Margo Waring, and Nick Jans (copyright protected).
Nearly one hundred people attended a memorial this weekend for Romeo, the black wolf who spent about seven years in the Mendenhall Valley area, mostly in the mountains and forest around the lake and glacier. It’s believed he was killed in September 2009.
Romeo remained a wild animal but was friend to many people and their dogs who frequent the area. People from all over the world have heard or seen stories of the beloved wolf. Many of those stories were told Saturday (11-20-10)as people gathered on the shore of Mendenhall Lake to pay tribute to the wolf.
- Juneau’s Gunakadeit Park getting ready to be torn down. The park will serve as the staging area for the larger demolition of the Gastineau Apartments.
- Turkey said the plane violated its airspace and that it had issued 10 warnings before firing. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the downing was a "stab in the back by the terrorists' accomplices."
- One doesn’t usually associate “state gasline corporation” and “drama” — but this weekend, the state-owned Alaska Gasline Development Corporation was the source of all kinds of drama.
- This season's pink salmon were slightly bigger, but southern Panhandle runs fizzled.