Alaska News May 08, 2019

By Elizabeth Roman: APD investigating Midtown fatal hit-and-run
By Associated Press: Coast Guard rescue five commercial fishermen from a life raft in southeast Alaska
By Laura Holman: Juneau Airport issues warning for ‘wiley’ coyotes on popular hiking trail
You can contact Juneau Airport Wildlife Services at 957-2543 or the Airfield Maintenance office at 789-4001.
By Cassie Schirm: Anchorage Assembly passes amended trapping ordinance
“I would not advise sending the ordinance as written, just from my experience with the Board of Game, it definitely is a sleeves rolled up, kind of show us the data, examine all sides, into the weeds kind of process,” said Sarah Taylor. “And it truly values stakeholder engagement. I think if anyone is concerned about the ordinance being submitted to that level of review, I’d say that’s reason enough to reject it and get to work.”

Some of them disagreed with the 50-yard rule, saying they will lose a lot of land on which to trap.

Trapper Tom Lessard said it’s not about the distance. He’s upset about the process and thinks things can be done better — in collaboration with the Board of Game and trapping groups.

For Keri Gardner, who spoke in support of the ordinance, she’s worried about the safety of her search dogs while on rescue missions in the Municipality of Anchorage.

“At least two members of Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs have had dogs caught in traps or snares,” said Gardner. “I have also had a dog caught in a trap and being a woman with relatively weak hands, I am unable to open a trap by myself.”
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Alaska Native News: Governor Dunleavy Proclaims May as Aviation Appreciation Month; Anchorage Man Indicted in 2018 Death of Six-Year-Old Boy; Big Lake Man Indicted on Murder/Kidnapping Charges in Death of Dolly Hampton and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks Memorial Hospital organizes campaign as part of Stroke Awareness Month; NPHS music program receives $5,500 award and more ->
Interesting comments.
By Suzanne Downing: Should public broadcasting be spared?
New scholarships for ROTC students Jada Glaves says she is excited to jump into an opportunity offered by the Alaska Army National Guard.
By Joe Vigil: Rare duck seen for first time on mainland Alaska, ADF&G says
By Shannon Ballard: Anchorage Assembly to hear new rules for cannabis cafes
By Derek Minemyer: Anchorage Assembly handles a bit of everything at Tuesday’s regular meeting