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  1. Sitka's Green Lake Dam back in serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    After 84 days out of commission, the Green Lake Dam is up and running again. The dam works in tandem with the Blue Lake Dam to provide hydropower to Sitka.

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  2. Southeast's top 2016 stories: Ferries, elections, forests, riversRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 28 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The new bipartisan House majority caucus holds a press conference after forming in November. Southeast members are Juneau's Sam Kito III, far left, Juneau's Justin Parish, third from left, Sitka's Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, center, and Ketchikan's Dan Ortiz, second from right.

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  3. Prince of Wales deer season extended, wolf season endedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 25 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A proposed delay in the start of "doe season" is meant to protect fawns - but may not make sense biologically. Subsistence hunters seeking deer on Southeast Alaska's Prince of Wales Island will have an extra month to hunt.

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  4. Governor to select new Court of Appeals judge soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 23 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Alaska Judicial Council has nominated four attorneys as the most-qualified applicants to fill a vacancy on the Alaska Court of Appeals, the three-judge appellate panel that usually hears criminal cases. They include Fairbanks Superior Court Judge Bethany Harbison, public defender Douglas Owen Moody from Anchorage, public defender Jude Pate from Sitka, and appellate public defender Tracey Wollenberg from Anchorage.

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  5. Kenai conference to recognize U.S. purchase of Alaska in 1867Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 21 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Organizers on the Kenai Peninsula are putting together a conference marking the 150th anniversary of America's purchase of Alaska from Russia. The Peninsula Clarion reports that with just over four months until the event, lead organizer Shana Loshbaugh says they are still gathering presenters and planning activities.

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  6. Walker proposes stable Fish and Game budgetRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A state Department of Fish and Game staffer works on sampling fish for a study on toxic metal concentrations in Tulsequah and Taku river fish. Gov. Bill Walker proposed cutting about 45 positions and $3.5 million from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's 2018 budget last week, significantly smaller than the $11.5 million in cuts over the last two years.

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  7. Bidder chosen for 855-acre Haines timber saleRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Astoria Forest Products of Oregon bid $274,000 for the 20 million board feet of Sitka spruce and western hemlock. The timber company now has 30 days to turn in a contract with its operational plan, including the timeline it follows for the sale.

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  8. Southeast's Dungeness harvests lower than expectedRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Commercial Dungeness crab fishing in Southeast Alaska this fall turned out to be below average in both harvest and participation and below what managers expected for the season. Kellii Wood is a Crab Biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

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  9. Budget leaves ferry schedule as is, for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Passengers enjoy the scenery during a late summer fast ferry sailing between Sitka and Juneau. Budget cuts have reduced such runs.

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  10. Woman sentenced for smuggling heroin, meth to SitkaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Sitka's Superior Court sentenced a woman to jail last week for possessing heroin and methamphetamine valued at more than $42,000. Shammar Ferguson, 33, smuggled more than 88 grams of the drugs during a flight from Seattle to Sitka this summer, according to court records.

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  11. Does salvaged sound better? Guitar maker opts for more sustainable spruceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A little piece of Alaska has helped create some of the music industry's biggest hits. Sitka spruce is a prized "tonewood" used to make guitars and violins.

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  12. New network of tribes expands toxic shellfish testingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Sitka Tribe of Alaska fisheries biologish Jen Hamblen empties blue mussel meat into a blender. A new lab in Sitka tests regularly for shellfish toxins and now is teaching more than a dozen tribes in the region to do the same.

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  13. UAS Chancellor disusses issues and opportunities in KetchikanRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Richard Caulfield was in Ketchikan this week, visiting with staff, faculty and students. Caulfield and UAS Ketchikan Campus Director Priscilla Schulte spoke about financial issues facing the university system, and opportunities for the Ketchikan campus.

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  14. Athletes to Adults: MEHS wrestlers learn about healthy relationshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    This fall, student wrestlers at Mt. Edgecumbe took part in a program called, 'Coaching Boys into Men.'

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  15. Sitka hydroelectric plant down for repairs; city on dieselRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The city of Sitka has been using diesel generators to fulfill resident's increasing power demands as a hydroelectric plant remains shut down for repairs. The Sitka Sentinel reports that electric utility director Bryan Bertacchi says it costs around $4,000 a day to run the diesel machines during morning and evening peak times.

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  16. Bear unfazed by rubber bullets near Indian River in SitkaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    One came at 10:45 pm from a caller on Andrew P Hope Street requesting an escort to a visitor's car. After helping the woman safely to her vehicle, the responding officer located the bear nearby and shot at it with rubber bullets.

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  17. Innovative Tlingit weaver was internationally renowned for baskets, textilesRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Sitka resident and Tlingit weaver Teri Rofkar takes staff from the National Museum of the American Indian up Blue Lake Road last year. The group was in town for field study, learning about the origins of many of the objects they keep track of in Washington, D.C. Rofkar passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

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  18. Snagging Savings: Energy audit designed to cut costs for fishermenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The seiner Infinite Grace pursing up during the third opening in the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Commercial fishermen are largely at the whim of the seafood market.

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  19. Workshop to discuss threats of ocean acidification on Alaska watersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The world's oceans are becoming more acidic and, like climate change, it's happening at a faster rate in the far north waters of Alaska. A workshop to be held Wednesday in Anchorage aims to bring together scientists and stakeholders to better understand the threat ocean acidification poses to the state.

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  20. Sitkans aim to raise funds, traditional foods for Standing Rock protestorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Sitka Stands for Standing Rock event will feature an hour of yoga, an art auction, and letter writing. An event in Sitka on Saturday aims to raise food and funds for the reservation's residents, who fear that the Dakota Access Pipeline could threaten their drinking water and destroy sacred lands.

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