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4th bear mauling in Anchorage area in two months - RogerTheShrubber
This time the maulee got his revenge. [link=(http://www.adn.com/article/20140724/eagle-river-man-shoots-kills-brown-bear-mauled-him)]LINK[/link] [quote]An Eagle River man shot and killed a brown bear sow Thursday after the animal mauled him near his home, according to the Alaska Department of ...


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Luckiest sea lion in the world - RogerTheShrubber
At least for a while. He hid under the boat for much of the way back to JNU according to the girl who took the video. [link=(https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10100979026525366)]LINK[/link]...


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Narrow miss, airplane and.....whale - RogerTheShrubber
In Angoon, AK. Native Village about 55 miles S.E. of JNU [link=(http://www.adn.com/video/watch-float-planes-near-miss-whale-southeast-alaska)]LINK[/link] [quote]A float plane's near-miss with a whale in the Southeast Alaska community of Angoon was caught on video last week. Thomas Hamm o...


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When a world record fish doesn't break the record - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://www.wric.com/story/26007377/california-man-catches-482-pound-halibut-in-alaska)]LINK[/link] [quote]SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A California man hooked the catch of a lifetime while on vacation in Alaska. The Orange County Register reports Friday 76-year-old Jack McGuire of Santa An...


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Brooks Falls bear cams - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://explore.org/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls)]LINK[/link] Several cameras offering different views...


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Katmai bear cam is on again this year. - RogerTheShrubber
At Brooks Falls. [link=(http://explore.org/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls)]LINK[/link] ...


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UNCF upsets public sector union. - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/10/union-cuts-ties-with-black-college-group-over-koch-donation/)]LINK[/link] [quote]A large public sector union says it is cutting ties with the United Negro College Fund over a donation it accepted from the Koch brothers, an act the union calls “a profound b...


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Happy 4th, Festivities stat tonight for us. - RogerTheShrubber
Went to the cabin, found an Eagle I thought was injured, but she was just looking for near shore fish. [img]http://oi59.tinypic.com/1215yr6.jpg[/img] [img]http://oi62.tinypic.com/2ytxve9.jpg[/img] [img]http://oi57.tinypic.com/w7brzk.jpg[/img] Took this one last Sat at the boat launch ...


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Guy I know lives an interesting life. - RogerTheShrubber
Jealous, in a way. He's fairly young, mid 30's though he looks younger. He's got a contractors license and is also a diesel mechanic, and his wife is a pilot. They have a couple kids they homeschool, but he takes off the summers and sails the arctic. Works for about 6 months, travels the rest ...


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Police kill bear inside home. - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/police-shoot-and-kill-bear-inside-alaska-home/2014/06/21/eea1065a-f9b7-11e3-9a6b-d701527e9d5d_story.html)]LINK[/link] [quote] JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska authorities say they have shot and killed a black bear that lumbered through the front door of a home ...


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Our annual glacial flood is about to happen. - RogerTheShrubber
Icelandic term is jökulhlaup, and it has happened the past 4 summers. Boaters, kayakers, hikers, campers and rafters along the river are at risk, as well as homes along the river. Very weird phenomenon, pretty sure Juneau is unique in N. America in this regard. Suicide Basin on the icefield is ...


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Police chiefs say legalization will require additional training, major funding - RogerTheShrubber
Anything to whore for a buck. [link=(http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20140618/alaska-police-chiefs-say-legalizing-marijuana-will-increase-funding-training-needs)]LINK[/link] [quote] Police administrators across Alaska worry that marijuana legalization could mean increased costs for their ...


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This would be a shock to come home to. (Intruder) - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203618184316104)]LINK[/link] Thugs....


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National Get Outdoors Day - RogerTheShrubber
With hundreds of commemorative days, many pretty worthless, I find this one to be worthwhile. Many public land areas are waiving user fees. Time to introduce kids ito traditional camping, canoeing, hiking and other recreational outdoor activities. Sadly, this one gets little press, [link=(...


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Kayaker prepares last words to son before being rescued. - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://hosted2.ap.org/AKKEN/00873362e3ae4101a4238b054d709f4d/Article_2014-06-11-AK--Overturned%20Kayak-Rescue/id-02831fc978e643e4b63cbc3c62589646)]LINK[/link] He was picked up just before blacking out from hypothermia. It's a popular kayaking/canoeing lake but it is very cold, as it's g...


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Really eerie watching search and rescue for a missing hiker. - RogerTheShrubber
She could literally be within eyesight of the downtown area and cruise ship docks, most likely deceased. Been missing since Friday. [link=(http://www.adn.com/2014/05/28/3489906/authorities-search-for-missing.html)]LINK[/link] [img]http://oi60.tinypic.com/2h4hzyv.jpg[/img] [img]http://oi59....


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Their aren't many left like the man who killed a wolf with his bare hands - RogerTheShrubber
I only met Iditarod Joe once, and that was at a mushers committee meeting at Iditarod HQ a little over 10 years ago. Even at his advanced age he had a strong, firm handshake and would look you right in the eye and flash an ear to ear grin. Fewer young people want the lifestyle anymore, and the ol...


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Bear mauling on JBER near Anchorage - RogerTheShrubber
It pays to learn preventative measures. Sounds like she did the right thing. [link=(http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20140519/woman-walks-over-mile-help-after-bear-attack-jber)]LINK[/link] [quote]A woman mauled by a sow brown bear with two cubs while running late Sunday morning on an u...


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Sitka newcomers watch as bear devours their dog - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://www.adn.com/2014/05/14/3470214/sitka-homeowner-watches-helplessly.html?sp=%2F99%2F100%2F&ihp=1)]LINK[/link] The couple recently moved to Sitka from Oklahoma. The ABC islands between here and the outer coast (Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof) have the highest concentration of bro...


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Some cool aurora shots from this weekend - RogerTheShrubber
This one was taken at Eagle Beach, just north of town. Looks like an angel. [img]http://oi61.tinypic.com/14mbf4i.jpg[/img] Heart [img]http://oi58.tinypic.com/14b54s3.jpg[/img] Multi colored over downtown [img]http://oi57.tinypic.com/otqkyd.jpg[/img] Not my images. ...


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Two troopers killed in Tanana, Ak. Both had been featured on Nat Geo - RogerTheShrubber
show about Alaska State Troopers. Tanana is also where the show "Yukon Men" was filmed. [link=(https://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20140501/two-alaska-state-troopers-killed-tanana-shooting)]LINK[/link] There is no permanent police force in many native villages. They have a VPSO (Village ...


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Cabin/camp in Tee Harbor, finally came through. - RogerTheShrubber
Just got confirmation today that a cabin I've been looking at in Tee Harbor came through. It will be a camp until September, when I'll move in full time. It's two cabins put together, needs a little work but I am getting it for a great price. [img]http://oi61.tinypic.com/2d760s3.jpg[/img] ...


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US citizens more hawkish on the Ukraine situation the least likely to locate it - RogerTheShrubber
on a map. [link=(http://personalliberty.com/study-americans-ignorant-ukraine-located-also-willing-send-u-s-troops/)]LINK[/link] [quote] A recent poll concerning the ongoing trouble in Ukraine found that only roughly one in six Americans know where the country is geographically located— many bel...


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"The Meaning of Wild" film shot in this area. - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://vimeo.com/ondemand/meaningofwild)]Trailer[/link] Some places are worth preserving. 17 million acres, the Tongass is the nations largest national forest and one of the most intact ecosystems on earth, and this is where I live. They're trying to build a road from Juneau to the outsi...


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Not your average campaign ad. Run, Forrest, run... - RogerTheShrubber
[link=([link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQtDpq7MGJg)]LINK[/link])]LINK[/link] [link=(http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20140402/ak-beat-mlp-names-new-general-manager)]LINK[/link] [quote]Campaign ad? No thanks, how about a music video: Forrest Dunbar, a 29-year-old candidate for Don...


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Badass eagle pics someone in my photo group took today. - RogerTheShrubber
[img]http://oi59.tinypic.com/28876gj.jpg[/img] [img]http://oi62.tinypic.com/15rcnm8.jpg[/img] [img]http://oi60.tinypic.com/sl1nkj.jpg[/img] [img]http://oi59.tinypic.com/2hx505x.jpg[/img] ...


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Unions opposing minimum wage legislation. - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/union-opposes-legislature-taking-minimum-wage#.UzhBlPldWSp)]LINK[/link] [quote]Armed with a ballot initiative set for August, the president of the state’s largest labor union told lawmakers Saturday that they would oppose the Legislature trying ...


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25 years ago, today, Exxon Valdez oil spill - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://www.adn.com/2014/03/21/3386355/25-years-later-oil-spilled-from.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]The herring of Prince William Sound still have not recovered. Neither have killer whales, and legal issues remain unresolved a quarter of a century later. Monday is the 25th anniversary of the di...


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Bigger Than Life: Exploring the ice caves by drone. - RogerTheShrubber
Pretty cool idea. Would like to see the finished product. These guys were loaned a $4,000 drone and took it through the ice caves of Juneau which is one of the most spectacular places I've been. [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om19Nywq3SQ)]Behind the scenes[/link] [link=(https://www.y...


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Wolf kills and eats dog after battle with owner - RogerTheShrubber
[link=(http://www.adn.com/2014/03/17/3379165/wolf-kills-eats-dog-after-battle.html)]LINK[/link] Happened near Haines, which will be my next destination. [quote]HAINES -- A Haines woman beat back a wolf with a ski pole but was unable to keep it from killing and devouring one of four dogs she wa...


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