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.
- Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg heard oral arguments in a lawsuit on the issue. He said he’ll try to reach a decision as quickly as he can.
- Walker said he has spoken several times with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, whose vote could help determine the bill’s fate.
- State transportation crews are removing political campaign signs along state rights-of-way. Alaska law largely forbids signs anywhere visible from the roadway.
- The University of Alaska is offering up 400 acres of its Haines-area land for timber harvest. The timing of the university’s decision was motivated by a conversation happening at the local level. The Haines Planning Commission is considering whether to restrict resource extraction in the Mud Bay area.