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Southeast crabbers hauling in big Dungeness catch

Southeast crabbers hauling in big Dungeness catchIt’s been a big summer season for commercial Dungeness crabbing in Southeast Alaska with a big harvest, a high price and a bump in crab boat numbers in the Panhandle.

Report finds Beaufort Sea oil spill response inadequate

Report finds Beaufort Sea oil spill response inadequateA report released today by the World Wildlife Fund in Canada finds the capacity for oil spill response in the Beaufort Sea is woefully inadequate, even as Canadian regulators consider relaxing safety standards for offshore exploration.

How squeaky wheels are driving changes in Juneau’s tree cutting policy

How squeaky wheels are driving changes in Juneau’s tree cutting policyThis isn’t a story about a scandal, but about how a few vocal and connected residents became the proverbial squeaky wheel.

Gardentalk – Garlic

Gardentalk – GarlicTips on how to harvest, cure, and store garlic

Watch the sockeye come up Steep Creek

Watch the sockeye come up Steep CreekU.S. Forest Service fish cam near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is back online

Bring your brooms and scrub brushes; downtown cleanup is Friday

Bring your brooms and scrub brushes; downtown cleanup is FridayThe downtown cleanup begins Friday at 8 a.m. at Pocket Park

Women crush record in soggy Sitka ’14 Alpine Adventure Run

Women crush record in soggy Sitka ’14 Alpine Adventure RunOn a day that seemed almost guaranteed to produce no record times, two Sitka women on Saturday crushed the course record in the 21st Alpine Adventure Run.

POW bat tests positive for rabies, prompts warning

POW bat tests positive for rabies, prompts warningA bat infected with rabies was found earlier this month on Prince of Wales Island.

Seiner engine room floods, USCG responds

Seiner engine room floods, USCG respondsA six-person seiner taking on water near Ketchikan Friday morning was helped out by U.S. Coast Guard personnel, and escorted back to port.

Remembering Peter McKay

Remembering Peter McKayRetired planner was devoted to rural development, arrived in Alaska after three month rowboat journey