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Jacqueline Ashwell (NPS photo)
Jacqueline Ashwell and Jr. Ranger Erik Morales (NPS Photo)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Pat Moore Memorial Gamefish Derby winner is a local, but an estimated half of fishers were out-of-towners. What's next for the Sealaska bill? (Schoenfeld). A former Skagway resident is named Superintendent of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park - Seattle Unit.

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Black bear (photo by grampymoose/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Candidate filing period opens for some municipal elections. Details on the Mozelle Nalan fund. Bear problems continue, but level off with new ordinance. A new advisory board opens a 'youth seat'. Haines has a new police officer. Derby fishers gather in Skagway this weekend.

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New library cards mean more access for Haines patrons

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
New research in the upper Lynn Canal aims to alert recreational seafood harvesters to Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning levels and investigate link between toxic organisms and the predators that eat them. More information at http://www.apiai.com/psp.asp. New library cards at the Haines Library mean more online access for patrons.

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Skagway's Corwin working in Kodiak (photo by Brianna Gibbs)
Sea Princess is cleared of Norovirus (photo by Bert van Dijk/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
A Haines man in custody since fall receives sentence. No more Norovirus, says CDC; Sealaska bill hearing Wednesday (Schoenfeld). A Skagway man leads improvements on one of Alaska's oldest buildings (Gibbs). Smokers' stories worth $500. A former Skagway official is appointed by the Governor.

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Atlin Lake, near this weekend's festival (photo by yukoners are cool!/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
A Yukon official dies in a car crash north of Skagway. Scientists and ships recognizing undersea noise (Banse). How did the rest of the region do after the Governor's vetos? (Schoenfeld). Mammogram van dates. Previewing Atlin Music Festival, this weekend in B.C.

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Jeff Brady, in the Yukon River Quest (photo by Katherine Emmets)
Team Skagnificent in River Quest (photo by Katherine Emmets)
Paddling the Yukon, Whitehorse to Dawson (photo by Katherine Emmets)
Nightime paddling in the Race to the Midnight Sun (photo by Katherine Emmets)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Skagway Borough Assembly meeting preview. A record-breaking fund drive keeps climbing. Skagway paddlers are back from the Yukon River Quest (Correction: Skagnificent was the fifth voyageur team out of 11; crossed Lake Laberge, not Lake Bennett. Winning time was 42 hours, 17 seconds.)

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Locals celebrate independence with fireworks
Kids races in Tlingit Park on Fourth of July
Hammer Museum's nail-pounding contest
Mud volleyball in Haines on Independence Day

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
A motor vehicle accident in Haines ends in tragedy. Biologists and police respond to a wolf issue in Skagway. The northern Lynn Canal celebrates Independence Day, twice.

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Invasive exotic white sweet clover (photo by gmayfield10/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Live news from Skagway covers a gathering of neighboring artists, invasive exotics and a citizen effort to change a gas tax. Plus, a look at the vote on the Coastal Management Program.

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Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Governor Parnell approves all projects for upper Lynn Canal http://omb.alaska.gov/html/budget-report/fy-2012-budget/enacted.html. Haines Borough begins discussions on the one percent sales tax for tourism. Wayne Price talks about 'Goin' Home'. News from Your Past feature finds a gem from 1985.

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Subsistence fishing begins (photo by Jude Doyland/flickr)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Skagway residents ban together to paddle more than 400 miles in the Yukon River Quest. Subsistence fishing in the northern Lynn Canal. News from Your Past brings back a story from recent Klukwan history.

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