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Popular SE bear observatory gets public safety makeover

The Anan Wildlife Observatory near Wrangell is one of SE Alaska’s most prized bear viewing spots. The US Forest Service recently finished some upgrades at the site that are designed to improve safety for the thousands of visitors who come from around the world for an up close encounter with both black and brown bears. KFSK’s Nora Saks ventured out to Anan to see the changes first hand.

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Electronic monitoring available for smaller fishing boats

The National Marine Fisheries has published a final rule allowing use of electronic monitoring instead of an on-board human observer for smaller longline and pot gear fishing vessels. The final rule published Tuesday, August 8 allows vessels under 60 feet fishing for halibut and groundfish to volunteer for video camera monitoring for next year’s season.

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Total Eclipse of the Sun August 21

Total Eclipse of the Sun August 21

Even here in SE Alaska we will get to see a partial eclipse of the Sun at 9:19am, Monday, August 21st - 60% of the Sun will be obscured by the Moon. Here are some stories we found to be informative and interesting:

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