907 Updates July 14, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Napakiak man accused of sexually abusing teenager arrested, troopers say; Anchorage Assembly kills Bronson’s $15M request for homeless shelter proposal; Some find relief in Bronson administration’s proposed shelter over former Alaska Club plan and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Combining Shakespeare and hip-hop, students at Anchorage youth center learn to tell their own stories; Fairbanks therapeutic courts focus on addiction treatment, not criminal punishment; Dynamic glaciers identified as cause of Southeast Alaska’s summer ice quakes and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Meet The Bethel Youth Litter Patrol and more ->
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History July 14th, 1804 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11 More homes burn in community east of Fairbanks plagued by arsons The Two Rivers-Pleasant Community has seen at least 5 arsons over the last few months and so far, the troopers have no leads.; Fish and Wildlife Service seeks community volunteers to assist in invasive plant removal; Gardening Report: Alaska peonies are in bloom, and you could grow your own and more ->
By Doug Capra, The Seward Journal: The last homesteaders: John and Ginger Davidson at Driftwood Bay Part 4
KFSK: Forest Service receives comments, suggestions for 2023 projects; Petersburg’s Paddle Battle on tap for Saturday and more ->
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sitka Nature Show #240 – Matt Muir
By Airman 1st Class Jordan Smith 673d ABW,Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, JBER: Mothers in maintenance
Craig Medred: Second guessings
A state fisheries biologist who fell victim to an unusual bear attack near Hidden Creek on the east end of Skilak Lake in mid-June says he doesn’t want to talk about what happened because of fears of “Monday-morning quarterbacking.”

During a brief, Monday conversation, Kyle Shedd said that he would only discuss the attack with “Stephen Herrero.” A professor emeritus of ecology at the University of Calgary (Canada), Herrero is North America’s best-known authority on bear attacks.

He authored the popular book “Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance” in 1985. The book has been revised and updated since and is now in its third edition.


FYI: Portable electric fencing for bear deterrence and conservation
By Tim Bradner, Anchorage Press: Alaska Native communities score big in latest federal tribal energy project grants
UAF Aurora Magazine Summer 2021: Mapping for Mars rovers: Former UAF grad student has an out-of-this-world job and more ->
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Wednesday Newsletter, from Soldotna
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