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Saving Orphaned Baby Grizzlies


After much lobbying by citizens of Seward, a small town at the head of Alaska’s Resurrection Bay, an effort is underway to rescue two orphaned grizzly bear cubs that have become a city attraction and a city worry.

Since their mother was shot and killed raiding a chicken coop at the end of July, the Facebook page Seward, AK Bear & Wildlife Report has been buzzing with reports of the cubs’ movements and concerns about their welfare.

Out of fear the cubs might get run over by the tourist traffic on the summer busy Seward Highway that runs 120 miles north to Alaska’s largest city, one area resident on Sunday reportedly posted signs warning people to slow down and watch for the bears.

Dangerous Alaska White Water kills again


The growing Alaska sport of packrafting has tragically added to the number of drowning victims in America’s largest national park this year.

Officials in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve along the U.S.-Canada border in Eastcentral Alaska today reported 22-year-old Austrian Aidan Don died in the Nizina River late last week.

His death follows on the heels of that of two Missouri hikers swept away by the Sanford River and killed in the heart of the park in late June.

(Alaska has killed a couple of tourist this year...)

Quota raised for subsistence hunting of Chukchi polar bears


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The commission that manages the polar bear population shared by the United States and Russia has increased the quota of bears that can be harvested by subsistence hunters.

The U.S.-Russia Polar Bear Commission increased the harvest level for bears in the Chukchi Sea from 58 to 85 bears split between the two countries.

The decision came after the commission heard new estimates of the bear population. The commission met last week in Egvekinot (eeg-VEK-in-not) in Chukotka, Russia.

Marijuana taxes exceed expectations


Nearly a $1 million on average-- that's how much the state collected in marijuana taxes for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

June was the highest month ever, bringing in more than $1.2 million.

It was $11 million total for the 2018 fiscal year, which is higher than was forecast. In the previous fiscal, year the state collected about $1.7 million.

(Wooo Hooo!)

Fisheries Collapse in Alaska Kenai collapse


Alaska’s most famous salmon river is heading into August on the cusp of an unprecedented salmon collapse.

Not since 1979, when the 49th state was still battling back from a salmon crash caused by less than stellar fisheries management and a two-decade-long, cold-water regime in the North Pacific Ocean, has the Kenai River neared the end of July with so few sockeye salmon in-river.

The sockeye failure has forced a temporary closure in the commercial fishery that looks to become permanent even as anger level rises; an early end to the popular personal-use dipnet fishery that helps tens of thousands of Alaskans fill their freezers in the name of food security; a no-harvest rule in the fading fishery for the rivers once famous Chinook, and a reduction in the sport-fish bag limit for sockeye salmon which has come fuel a good chunk of the Kenai Peninsula tourism industry.

Hand-out news an Article by Craig Medred


The climbing season on North America’s tallest mountain is now well over, and if it feels like you missed it, well, there’s a reason.

And that involves a story not about mountaineering, but about how news gets delivered or doesn’t in these United States in the second decade of the new millennium.

In this case, a fair bit of the news never arrived, though it was out there. But it’s pretty much pointless to talk about this without first explaining how the news works today.

(a great article...alaskan journalism at it's finest)

so my doctor says my kidneys are doing very poorly

60 years old and starting to feel it.

so he says no tomato, avocado, potato, banana etc...diabetes and high blood pressure have damaged my kidneys...funny tho...I feel better than I have in years...lost lots of weight and have not been sick at all. I work two jobs seven days a week and have done this for years. so anyone have any tips on what I can eat that is low potassium and maybe regenerative to kidneys?
can't say I'm liking the idea of never eating avocados or tomatoes again...

Biologists kill 4 black bears at Muldoon campground


State biologists have killed four black bears at a campground near Muldoon Road, after reports of bears tearing open tents looking for food.

Ken Marsh, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said Wednesday afternoon that biologists killed a sow and three cubs at the Centennial Park Campground, off the Glenn Highway near Muldoon.

“Apparently the sow was tearing into a tent with somebody in it when we got the report,” Marsh said.

PP CS 5.5 exported mp4 audio

I made a slideshow with an audio soundtrack. I exported it to a usb thumbdrive. It plays back wonderfully on my computer...but when plugged into a dvd player it will only playback the video. It gives an error message that audio format is not supported. is there a setting I can use when creating and exporting a slideshow that will allow it to be played on a computer and a television from a thumbdrive?

How do you deal with you tube anthropology?

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