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4-H’er Katie Sweeney, and Courtney Bobsin, with the Sitka Conservation Society, discuss the Alaska Way of Life 4-H program. The group will be holding a fundraiser bake sale, 10 AM – 3 PM, Sun Mar 10 at the ANB Founders Hall, in support of Let’s Grow Sitka.
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4-H connects kids to forest, community (and baked goods!)
A deer found with a wire around its neck near Sitka has was safely released by wildlife authorities late last week. But another deer may be suffering from the same -- possibly malicious -- predicament. Phil Mooney, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, successfully darted and tranquilized the adult doe near the Indian River Road on Friday (9-12-14). more
When Alaskans fish for salmon, most are hoping to bring home those gorgeous -- not to mention delicious -- red fillets for the barbecue, freezer, or canning jar. When the fish are cleaned, the long skeins of pink or red eggs often go overboard with everything else. Not so in the commercial fishing industry, where salmon eggs -- or roe -- have become big business. Russia’s embargo of American seafood has been a setback to Alaska’s caviar industry, but demand for the product is growing elsewhere. more