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September 11 is one of three Americorps National Days of Service. Garrett Bauer, Alyssa Wooden, and Melissa Berger discuss the firehall’s plans to climb stairs in the Cathedral Arms in honor of their colleagues who lost their lives on 9-11-01. The event will be held Sat Sep 14, 10AM – 1PM. A “New Beginnings” drive will be held at the same time at the firehall to collect materials for kits to give people who’ve lost their homes to fire or other disaster.
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Americorps, firehall celebrate National Day of Service
There’s a new bird in town, and she’s a little shy. After a long career in education, she doesn’t have a lot of patience for the classroom. But for the right student, she still has plenty to teach. These days, she’s settling into a comfortable retirement, just off Sawmill Creek Road-- at the Alaska Raptor Center. more
Linda Behnken, the Executive Director of the Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association was joined by Tori O'Connell, the Research Director of the Sitka Sound Science Center, to provide an update on SEASWAP (The Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project). As O'Connell explains, the project just secured $311,000 in funding to continue research on a sperm whale avoidance network this fall. The avoidance network will tag whales in the Chatham Strait black cod fishery and give fisherman devices to communicate where the whales are located. Downloadable audio. more