‘Romeo’ a story of transformation, tragedy
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Romeo was fully wild, but social. He often mingled with Juneau dogs. (David Wilson photo)
His name was Romeo, and his story is almost as tragic as his Shakespearian namesake’s.
Author Nick Jans has just published A Wolf Called Romeo about the black wolf which captivated Juneau residents for seven winters, before being illegally taken by a hunter in 2009.
Jans is the author of several books, and a contributing editor of Alaska Magazine. He’s been working in the state since 1979, when he traveled here with the intention of becoming a large-mammal biologist.
Jans spoke with KCAW’s Robert Woolsey about what he calls the “most transformative experience” of his life.
Nick Jans will be in Sitka this Sunday (7-20-14) signing his new book at Old Harbor books beginning at 11 AM. He’ll read selections beginning at 2 PM.
Kealoha Harmon, the Community Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters, was joined by Suzan Hess, the Board President of the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce, to review plans for this year's 4th of July parade. The deadline for marchers to register is Thursday, July 2. Downloadable audio. more
Southeast Alaska salmon trollers will open their season on schedule this Wednesday -- but under protest. The state says this year’s quota for Alaska fishermen under the Pacific Salmon treaty is too low. more