Whale researcher and conservation biologist Joe Roman loves whale poop. He loves it so much he travels around the world’s oceans, scooping it up in plankton nets and studying it. Why? Because Roman believes that what whales leave behind, can tell us a lot about how oceans are connected, and may even help us tackle climate change.
ADF&G collars Starrigavan brown bear. Sealaska shareholds will consider changes to board election process. Ketchikan council declines to put city-wide smoking ban on October ballot.
Sitka jury acquits former school administrator on 9 counts of sexual assault, indecent exposure. ACA trial program to offer some Alaska Natives health insurance at no cost. Cornival returns to Sitka after 31-year absence.
Defense rests; Robidou trial now in hands of jury. Blue Lake Hydro expansion project three-quarters complete. Alaskan Brewing Company to be featured on reality TV.
Defense cross-examines state's lead witnesses in Robidou sexual assault trial. Sealaska Inc. posts $35-million loss in fiscal year. Tongass Forest seeks public input in identifying "recreation niches" to concentrate limited funding.
The defense opened its case Wednesday(5-15-14) in the trial of former Blatchley Middle School principal accused of sexual assault of three female teachers in his building. The police department updated the Sitka Assembly on the problem of illegal drugs in Sitka. Ketchikan City Council considers a citywide smoking ban. Risk of fires in Tongass National Forest has dropped. State wildlife officials have closed moose hunting north of the Brooks Range because of decline in the population.
Trial of former Sitka school administrator to begin next week. Dauenhauers teach rangers how to teach visitors about Sitka's history. Wrangel Salmon Derby opens Saturday, the first of many derbies this summer.
Sen. Burt Stedman discusses how he passed legislation important for the completion of the Blue Lake Dam in the final hour of the legislative session. The Togiak Sac Roe herring fishery will likely surpass the size of Sitka's harvest. A burst water pipe likely caused the Skagway ferry dock to sink last month.
Questions remain in death of former Sitka resident on Juneau trail. Sitka school district bids farewell to 24 staff members; superintendent to take new job in Montana. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins: Freshman legislator returns from Juneau with track record, ideas. Postcard: Seasonal store unpacks for opening of cruise season.
Former Sitkan Sandra Gelber, 61, dies on Juneau trail. Trollers post record week at close of winter king fishery. Sitka man charged for unlawful possession of game following Granite Creek bear shooting. UAS graduates large, diverse class. Ketchikan's Sourdough Bar goes smoke-free.