Daily Archives: July 13, 2015

Shell’s Fennica Vessel Limps to Oregon For Repairs

A Royal Dutch Shell PLC ship carrying required blowout response equipment for Arctic offshore drilling will be sent to a West Coast shipyard for repairs.

Records: Employees used leave time for charity golf tourney

Public records show nearly all of the employees of the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. who played in a charity golf tournament last month took personal leave time that day.

Coast Guard searches for a missing cruise ship passenger near Seattle

The Coast Guard is searching an area in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca near Seattle for a passenger reported missing from a Holland America cruise ship.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 13, 2015

State Says Sockeye Fire Sprung From A Burn Pile, 2 Face Charges; Marriage Ruling Doesn't Protect LBGT Alaskans Against Workplace Discrimination; Calista Shareholders Vote to Enroll 'Afterborns'; Lessons for Alaska: Oregon Shellfish Hatchery Tackles Ocean Acidification; On the Nushagak, Sportfishers Struggle to Reel In the Kings; New RX Drug Drop Gives Community a Chance to Safely Purge Meds; Haines Sees A Spike in Avian Rescues Download Audio

Sockeye Fire Charges Filed

Charges have been filed agaianst two Anchorage residents for starting the Sockeye wildfire. Download Audio

Haines Sees A Spike in Birds Needing Rescue

The American Bald Eagle Foundation in Haines has seen such a dramatic increase in bird rescues that they’re asking for the public’s help. The foundation plans to form a volunteer Avian Rescue Team to help respond to the unusually high number of injured birds. Download Audio:

Calista Shareholders Vote to Enroll ‘Afterborns’

The prospect of enrolling the younger generation of Y-K Delta Alaska Natives has been discussed for years. Now after the historic vote, Calista communications manager Thom Leonard says it too will take time to bring on the tens of thousands of new shareholders, That’s expected to start in the first half of 2017. Download Audio:

Lessons for Alaska: Oregon Shellfish Hatchery Tackles Ocean Acidification

A recent NOAA study pegged 2040 as the date for the potential end of Alaskan shellfish hatcheries. That is, unless serious mitigation efforts are put in place to combat ocean acidification. Last week we reported on the research, done at the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery in Seward. Now, we’ll take a look at what a hatchery on the Oregon coast is doing to deal with these harmful changes in ocean chemistry. Download Audio:

On the Nushagak, Sportfishers Struggle to Reel In The Kings

The Nushagak River is becoming one of Alaska’s premier destinations for king salmon sport fishermen. The king return to the Nushagak is proving stronger this year than last, and Fish and Game says they’re on track to meet the escapement goal. Sport fishing guides say the angling has only been average. Download Audio:

New RX Drug Drop gives community a chance to safely purge meds

Starting Monday, Juneau residents will be able to walk into the police department and hand over prescription drugs without consequence. It’s been several months since the community could safely dispose of their medications. Download Audio:

Yukon River chinook salmon run weaker than expected

State wildlife officials say the chinook salmon run on the Yukon River will be even weaker than expected.

State Says Sockeye Fire Sprung from A Burn Pile; 2 Face Charges

On Monday, the State of Alaska filed charges against two Anchorage residents for starting the debris burn that turned into the 7,200-acre Sockeye Fire.

Despite marriage equality ruling, LGBTQ Alaskans can still be discriminated against

The State of Alaska has a commission whose sole purpose is to eliminate and prevent discrimination, but it can’t do anything when it comes to gender identity or sexual orientation. Alaska is one of 28 states that allows workplace discrimination against these classes. Download Audio:

Algo Nuevo: July 12, 2015

Here’s the Sunday, July 12, 2015 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments...

Traveling Music 7-26-15

Traveling Music Shonti Elder 7-26-15   Format: Song Title Artist / Composer CD Title Label Duration   Nobody Sylvia / Kye Fleming, Dennis Morgan Where in the World Red Pony Records 3:39   Sweet Wyoming Home Bill Staines / Bill Staines Old...

Traveling Music 7-19-15

Traveling Music Shonti Elder 7-19-15   Format: Song Title Artist / Composer CD Title Label Duration   Ragdoll Riches Taimane / Taimane Ukulele Dance www.mountainapplecompany.com 3:53   Cumberland Rose Sylvia / Sylvia Cumberland Rose Red Pony Records 5:29   Run Pony Run The Mando Mafia / Kelly...

As cleanup ends, Chichagof Island mine goes wild in Southeast

Although Alaska’s Gold Rush never really paid off in the Sitka area, that didn’t stop people from trying. On Chichagof Island in Southeast, thousands of prospectors are thought to have combed the valleys and mountain sides looking for gold in the late 1800s. The last working stake on West Chichagof shut down in the 1980s, and reverted to ownership by the City of Sitka. Now, Sitka is getting out as well.

In historic vote, Calista shareholders choose to enroll afterborns

Thousands of so-called afterborns will be eligible for shares of Calista Corporation after shareholders voted Saturday. The preliminary results from the annual meeting in Kasigluk dramatically reshapes the ownership of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s regional Alaska Native Corporation.