Month: June 2011

Training, PFDs critical to small-boat fishing safety

The death of two Yakutat residents last week (6-20-11) brings to seven the number of commercial fishermen killed this year in Alaska – and the season is just getting started. The fact that all seven lost their lives in open boats – and all were wearing life jackets — has caught the attention of agencies involved in marine safety. There is consensus that it’s time for renewed focus on safety training for the small-boat fleet.

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Kake artillery shell recalls historic bombardment

An explosives team from Elmendorf Air Force Base traveled to the Southeast community of Kake this week (Thu 6-24-11) to examine an unexploded artillery shell. The bomb is not of recent origin. In fact, experts believe it is a Civil War-era device fired at the village from a US Navy warship in 1869.

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Forecaster's graphics make weather-watching a breeze

The National Weather Service’s forecast office in Juneau has introduced some new tools on its website that provide unprecedented detail on what’s happening with the weather around Southeast. But the new features are not just bells and whistles. Meteorologists themselves are relying more and more on graphic tools to generate the forecasts that we read in the paper or hear on the radio every day.

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Songs, regalia mark cultural center protest

The National Park Service and the Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center may have come to terms over a dispute that led the two organizations to part company after 42 years. During a rally this afternoon (6-23-11) at the park, representatives of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood voiced their objections to the cultural center’s planned ouster from the park’s visitor center. Park officials would not comment on a rumored reconciliation, except to say that the organizations were preparing a joint news release. KCAW’s Emily Bender spoke with demonstrators while they sang, held signs, and awaited official word on the cultural center’s reinstatement:

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