first_imgJilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Center opens in KlukwanEmily Files, KHNS – HainesIt was a historic year for the Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan. After more than a decade of work, the Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Center was opened in May. The center tells the still-evolving story of the Chilkat people. It also houses some of the world’s most admired works of Northwest Coast Art, the Whale House Collection.Satellite tags offer rare glimpse into harbor seal lifeShahla Farzan, KBBI – HomerFor wildlife biologists, understanding the basics about an animal species is key. How long does it live? How many babies does it have? When it comes to marine mammals, collecting this basic information can be a challenge.Officials ban trailers for carrying dogs in IditarodZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageCiting safety concerns, the Iditarod Board of Directors have ruled that Iditarod mushers will no longer be able to carry dogs in trailers behind their sleds.UAA men claim seventh place in Great Alaska ShootoutJosh Edge, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe University of Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team claimed seventh place in the Great Alaska Shootout, beating NCAA Div. I Drake University.Kenaitze Tribe promotes traditional values through Moose CampDaysha Eaton, KBBI – HomerThe Kenaitze Indian Tribe in Kenai is taking an innovative approach to drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention. In addition to more overt prevention efforts, like signs and education, the tribe is offering culturally-relevant healthy activities through their Yaghanen Youth Center located in Soldotna, including a moose camp in the fall for young men. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen NowState’s new top general back in Alaska for the third timeZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageLieutenant General Kenneth Wilsbach took over in August, but first came to Alaska in the 60s as a young boy on Adak.One Alaskan’s quest to transform how we clean up oil spillsElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageCleaning up after a major oil spill is a huge challenge. For example, after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the federal government estimates responders recovered only about a quarter of the nearly 5 billion barrels of oil released.Sockeye fire trial starts tomorrowEllen Lockyer, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe trial of an Anchorage couple charged with igniting the devastating Sockeye fire last year is scheduled to start Tuesday in District court in Palmer.last_img

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