<![CDATA[Sunday's winds a surprise locally]]> By NICK BOWMAN
Daily News Staff Writer

A storm out of the southeast blowing winds of more than 52 mph caught Ketchikan by surprise on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[KVRS finds missing hunter near Moser Bay]]> By MATT ARMSTRONG
Daily News Staff Writer

The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad, late Monday afternoon, found an overdue hunter who had been in the woods since Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Salmon purse seine season over]]> KETCHIKAN (KDN) — With the close of the fall chum fishery in District 2 on Monday, the Southeast Alaska purse seine season for common property season is over.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the closure on Monday, which doesn’t apply to hatchery terminal harvest areas.

Monday marked the end of a disappointing year for purse seiners, after what could be the worst pink salmon return in 20 years for Southeast.

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<![CDATA[Mackey out of 2017 Iditarod race]]> By RACHEL D’ORO
Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — Four-time Iditarod champion and cancer survivor Lance Mackey has dropped out of next year’s nearly 1,000-mile race for health reasons, organizers said Monday.

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<![CDATA[Bethel schools get $1.5M language proficiency grant]]> BETHEL (AP) — A Bethel school district has received federal funds to improve the language proficiency of Alaska Native students in both English and their native languages.

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $15 million in grants to ten school districts across the country for language proficiency programs. Bethel’s Lower Kuskokwim School District has received $1.5 million in funding, KYUK-AM reported

“We were just notified that we did receive $1.5 million for the next five years. It is a five year grant, so approximately $300,000 per year, and the focus of that grant is to supplement our dual language program in which we have Yup’ik and Cup’ik languages taught as part of our elementary,” said Assistant Superintendent Carlton Kuhns.

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<![CDATA[Suspect in trooper dog shooting charged]]> ANCHORAGE (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting an Alaska State Trooper dog was charged Monday with four felonies, including two counts of assault.

The dog was shot Sunday after an attempted traffic stop, a pursuit of several miles and a dash into a wooded area by the driver.

A Palmer police officer tried to stop a small sedan with four people inside, and when the driver left the city on Glenn Highway, called in troopers.

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<![CDATA[Region V Cross Country Meet results]]> 2016 Region V meet
Sitka, Alaska

Sept. 24, 2016

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