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Backyard craftsman connects to Sitka’s historic boat-building tradition. Sitka Assembly approves deals with two unions representing city employees. Supreme Court ruling on Defense of Marriage Act welcomed by same-sex Juneau couple. Sentencing delayed for Petersburg man accused of assaulting police officers. Leonard Nimoy visit aboard cruise ship excites Ketchikan Trekkies.
Thu Jun 27, 2013
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