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Mon. Jan 27, 2014

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Years of detailed research have shaped Baranof island’s goat hunting guidelines. We now have clues to what the island looked like before there were hunters: mystery ice-age goats.

The Sitka School Board selected three finalists for a new superintendent. Board president Lon Garrison said that prior experience in Alaska was “pretty important” in making the final cut.

Keet Gooshi Heen fourth-grader Hunter Lambdin is headed to auditions for NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

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