Month: November 2008

Living with bears in Pt. Armstrong

Recently a rogue bear was wreaking havoc in Port Alexander, and it’s not uncommon for bears to hang around in the fall and cause all kinds of mayhem. But just around the corner from PA, at the Port Armstrong hatchery, bears can often outnumber the residents almost three to one during the months of August and September.

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Bowhead eyeball dissections shed light on whale's age

One way to determine the approximate age of a bowhead whale is by looking at intrinsic changes to the eye lens nucleus. Sitka high school students recently had a chance to play scientist and do their own eyeball dissections as part of the Sitka Whalefest science in the schools program.

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Federal funding, transportation critical to tribal health care

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium hopes the coming change in the nation’s administration will improve the funding picture for tribal health care.
SEARHC CEO Roald Helgesen outlined the consortium’s mission, successes, and challenges in a presentation to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday (11-19-08).

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Interview: Diabetes can stress caregivers

Grace Katasse Larsen supported her husband for many years as he struggled with insulin-dependent diabetes (Type I). Larsen and Maybelle Filler, grant coordinator for the SEARHC diabetes program, discussed the challenges of diabetes management on KCAW's morning interview.

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Port Armstrong hatchery looks forward after low pink return

On rough years when salmon don’t return in large numbers, things can get pretty tight for non-regional non-profit hatcheries. KCAW’s Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock traveled to Port Armstrong recently, to the Armstrong-Keta hatchery, to see how that operation keeps its staff employed—in times like this—when the pinks just didn’t show up.

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