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Biologist finds no invasive species on visiting drill rig
KENAI (AP) — A Homer-based biologist has determined whatever shells and organic marine debris was attached to the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence in the past did not survive the trip from Singapore to Cook Inlet waters. In a report made available to the Clarion on Thursday, David Erikson, senior biologist with URS Corporation, determined that based on his inspection of the rig, the time the Endeavour spent in dry...
Sep 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pebble Mine science debated with dueling panels
JUNEAU (AP) — The heated battle over the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska is shifting to science, with panels weighing in on different reports that have only added more fuel to the fight. The Pebble Limited Partnership, the company proposing the massive gold and copper mine near the headwaters of the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world, plans to have an independent panel of experts review its scien...
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Legislators pick delegates to Arctic policy committee
Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Mike Chenault on Friday announced their picks for the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission, a new group charged with planning the state’s strategy on Arctic issues. Chenault and Stevens chose 19 members and three alternates; one member and one alternate remain to be picked by Gov. Sean Parnell. Representing the Senate on the commission are Sen. Bert Stedman (R-Sitka), Sen. Lyman Hoffman (D-Be...
Sep 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flooding continues on Kenai Peninsula
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A flood warning in Alaska's waterlogged Kenai Peninsula has been extended, with some homes already hit by moderate flooding Sunday, forcing residents to move to higher ground. The flood warning is now in effect until 10 p.m. Tuesday for the Kenai River from the mouth of the river to Kenai Lake, the National Weather Service said. Meteorologist Andy Dixon said another weather pattern expected this w...
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Suspect arrested in connection with Kiana shootings
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers said the suspect in a shooting of two brothers north of Kiana has been arrested and identified as a Kiana actor who went missing earlier this month after the death of his 74-year-old mother. Teddy Kyle Smith, 45, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon when he surrendered to authorities at the Squirrel River 16 miles upriver from Kiana. He is charged with attempted murder, ...
Sep 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flooding, landslides plague Southcentral
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Flooding continues to cause problems throughout Southcentral Alaska. Jeremy Zidek, spokesman for the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, says in a release that there have been reports of flooding, landslides and road closures throughout the area. But there has been no report of major injuries. Residents in East Talkeetna are being told to evacuate because of flooding. The...
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4 rescued after boat sinks near Cordova
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued four men whose 19-foot aluminum boat swamped in heavy seas as they were returning from a hunting trip northwest of Cordova. The men sent a distress call Thursday before abandoning their boat and taking their dinghy to shore. A Coast Guard helicopter located the men on a shoreline off Orca Inlet and hoisted them off the beach. They were taken to the Cordova Community Hos...
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Shell gets OK to prepare 2nd drill site off North Slope
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Federal officials have given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval for limited site work in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north coast. The decision Thursday was widely expected. A Shell drill ship, the Kulluk, is positioned in the Beaufort waiting for the whaling season to end. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement already gave Shell approval for similar work in the Chukchi Sea. The company ...
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Seward asks for help after flood
SEWARD (AP) — Widespread flooding has prompted city officials in Seward to declare a state of emergency. City Clerk Johanna Kinney tells KTUU flooding in town prompted the declaration Wednesday from City Manager James Hunt. Flooding has been reported in the Phoenix/Chiswell, Dieckgraeff Road, Lowell Creek Waterfall and Port Avenue areas of town. One road has been closed because of a landslide. The National Park Se...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anchorage storm diverts planes to Fairbanks
For the second time in the past two weeks, a gusty day in Anchorage is translating into a busy one at Fairbanks International Airport. Flights bound for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport were being diverted to Fairbanks Wednesday to avoid a severe windstorm in southcentral Alaska. About 20 planes were filling the runway by mid-afternoon, including jets from Alaska Airlines, Asiana, Korean Airlines, UPS, ...
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