Two trappers from the Anchorage area were mauled by a brown bear in a remote area of the Kenai Peninsula over the weekend, with one man sustaining severe injuries, authorities said Tuesday.
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Two more oiled animals may have been found on St. Lawrence Island, bringing to seven the number of sea birds and seals discovered with signs of a mystery oil near remote Bering Sea villages.
A team of U.S. Coast Guard oil spill experts, villagers and other state and federal investigators searched the island over the weekend but were unable to find the source of the pollution, the Coast Guard said.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska commercial fishermen lost an estimated $16.8 million in direct revenue tied to fishing closures because of recent poor king salmon returns, according to new figures prepared by state officials.
Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development Commissioner Susan Bell enclosed the estimate of losses by commercial fishery permit holders in a letter to the Alaska congressional delegation. An estimate in September put the suspected loss at more than $10 million.
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And finally, from the Unalaska Police Blotter ... a wanton crime:
Assault – Caller reported she got punched in the head for no apparent reason. The complainant did not want to press charges. Investigation determined the complainant got punched because she wantonly hugged a friend of the assailant.