Articles from the August 31, 2022 edition

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 By James Brooks    News    August 31, 2022

High fuel costs particularly painful in rural Alaska towns

Throughout rural Alaska, the summer’s fuel barges arrived with loads of diesel, heating fuel and a big bill for cities and boroughs. Away from Alaska’s road system and along western and northern coasts that freeze in winter, fuel arrives by...

 By Yereth Rosen    News    August 31, 2022

Most marine mammal deaths due to fishing gear, marine debris

Over a five-year period, 867 Alaska sea lions, seals, whales and small marine mammals like dolphins died or were gravely injured from interactions with humans, according to a report newly released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...


Police report

Monday, Aug. 22 Harassment. Theft. Intoxicated person. Hazardous play. Agency assist: Ambulance. Tuesday, Aug. 23 Traffic complaint. Contraband. Emotionally disturbed person. Wednesday, Aug. 24 Traffic stop: Citation issued for failure to provide...


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HELP WANTED Wrangell Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for the following positions: Aquatics and Recreation position supports the office during the evening part time Monday through Friday. Lifeguard and Swim Instructors positions with...

 By Deepa Bharath    News    August 31, 2022

Columbia River is key to history and future of Native tribes

ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER (AP) - James Kiona stands on a rocky ledge overlooking Lyle Falls where the water froths and rushes through steep canyon walls just before merging with the Columbia River....

 By Clarise Larson    News    August 31, 2022

Juneau bears have learned to get into parked cars in search of food

Bear activity has been increasing in Juneau in August, said wildlife officials, and some of the bruins are looking in parked cars to grab some food. Carl Koch, assistant area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said the...


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