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Karen Petersen who is one of the organizers of the Prince of Wales Tourism Summit speaks about the event being held September 6th and 7th in Craig. This year’s theme is Heritage Tourism. Also being explored is Tourism Outside the Box. POWSummit
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Sitka Mountain Rescue assists two hikers stranded in the fog on Lucky Chance Ridge. Sitka Schools superintendent Steve Bradshaw resigns effective June ’14. Petersburg wins family-friendly award from SF advocacy group. Warm weather creates “marine band” blanketing parts of Southeast.
There are a lot of rules if you want to gather signatures to get something on the ballot. You have to be at least 18. You can’t share your petition booklet with other people. And you have to be a resident of the state of Alaska. Now, a man from Wisconsin wants that last part of the law struck down, and he’s taking his case to court.
Friday morning the Alaska Air National Guard used some special tactics and equipment to successfully pull off a rescue in the Brooks Range north of Anaktuvuk Pass, where a hunting guide was mauled by a brown bear.
James Tuttle was mauled on Wednesday and his guiding company flew in with a paramedic to treat him but feared they couldn’t get him out without endangering his life so they called for help.
The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center worked out of Eielson Air Force Base with a C-130 dropping flares to guide a helicopter through the pass and to the site. They also re-fueled the helicopter in the air.
Returning, they went back to Eielson because of limited visibility at the Fairbanks hospital, and Tuttle was transported from the base to the hospital, where he’s reported to be recovering.
A new state evaluation system ranks Petersburg’s School District among the top 10 in Alaska. It placed seventh, overall.
What’s called the School Performance Index gives the district nearly 90 out of a hundred points. Results released Friday show Petersburg is the seventh best in the state.
Mitkof Middle and Stedman Elementary Schools were ranked above the 90-point mark. Both earned four out of five stars for their achievements.
Petersburg High was at 84 points and earned three stars, meaning it must implement an improvement plan.
The new rating system was set up after Alaska was granted a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act. It evaluates reading, writing and math skills; graduation rates; and student improvement levels.
Ed Schoenfeld spoke with Petersburg Schools Superintendent Rob Thomason about the results.
While Petersburg ranked seventh in the state, six other Southeast school districts were in the top 10.
Yakutat was first, Skagway was third, Sitka’s Mount Edgecumbe was fourth and Wrangell was sixth. Southeast Islands, including part of Prince of Wales Island, was eighth. Haines was ninth.
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