It's Official 14/14 Cured, Only 20 Pending Cases in Ketchikan and Other News - P.O.W. Report

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

It's Official 14/14 Cured, Only 20 Pending Cases in Ketchikan and Other News

Because news is changing so quickly, it's easier to put all the happenings in one big post than a bunch of small posts--for your convenience. 


Out of 160 cases, 14 out 14 are recovered and there are only 20 pending cases left in Ketchikan. 



NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF GAME


Notice is given that the Alaska Board of Game (Board) is calling a special meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 1:30 pm. The purpose of the special meeting is to develop board generated proposals on the following topics to be scheduled for board action at a subsequent, special meeting.  
1.) Open a spring 2021, resident and nonresident brown bear hunting season in Game Management Unit (GMU) 9 under 5 AAC 85.020;
2.) Modify 5 AAC 92.050(6) to allow the transfer of 2020 spring season drawing permits to a future year for hunting black bear in GMUs 1-3, and brown and grizzly bear in GMUs 4, 8, 10, 14C, 22, and 26B.
Action by a majority of the board members at the April 14, 2020 meeting is required to develop and schedule the proposals for a future special meeting. Alaska Statute requires 30-days’ notice for public comment prior to board action on any regulatory proposals the board may develop.
The Board will accept written public comment for the April 14 meeting, due no later than 12:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2020. Written comments may be emailed to dfg.bog.comments@alaska.gov, or faxed to (907)465-6094.
The board will not be taking public testimony during the teleconference. A live audio stream of the meeting will be available at www.boardofgame.adfg.alaska.gov for the public to listen.
The meeting agenda, notice, and other meeting materials will be available online at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.meetinginfo&date=04-14-2020&meeting=tele. For more information about the meeting, contact the Department of Fish and Game, Boards Support Section at (907) 465-4046.
If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate, please contact the Boards Support Section at (907) 465-6098 no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 10, ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

Klawock Staff Missing Students




Scam Alert From First Bank:


We've had reports of fraudulent calls or emails from people posing as Small Business Administration (SBA) "Paycheck Protection Plan" (PPP) administrators.

Any business applying for PPP assistance through First Bank will deal directly with First Bank personnel and will never be contacted via an unsolicited, unknown caller or email. Please be on the alert for unsolicited callers or emails asking for personal or financial information.

If you have any doubt about the legitimacy of a caller or email, please contact your First Bank representative directly.

Klawock Mayor Shares Herring Freezing Secrets:


Good afternoon from KLAWOCK,Alaska!
Mom and daughter hunkering down day, we are finishing up on our Herring egg season. The young women in the picture is our daughter Shรฒo tรฉen, she always manages to have that smile, especially when it comes to harvesting our foods. Thank you to my husband for being that perfect provider for our family.๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒž Our thoughts and prayers are with all. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

For the secret to freezing the mayor writes:

Basically putting the herring eggs into the containers, adding cold water and put a lid on it, then of to the freezer. ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŸ Really nothing special, turns out every time, freezes very well, do not have to worry about freezer burn. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

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Forestry to Suspend All Burn Permits


The Alaska Division of Forestry (DOF) will suspend all burn permits – both small- and large-scale – effective at midnight on April 30, in anticipation of the impacts of COVID-19 on Alaska’s wildland firefighting resources this summer.

The use of burn barrels, the burning of debris piles, and any other outdoor burning activity authorized under previously issued permits will be prohibited on all state, private and municipal lands throughout Alaska as of May 1. Any person or business found to be violating this burn permit suspension order may be issued a citation to pay a fine or appear in court.

This statewide burn permit suspension will not include cooking, warming or signaling fires that are less than three feet in diameter with flame lengths no more than two feet high. It also will not include commercially manufactured outdoor cooking and heating devices with built-in open flame safety devices.

In response to concerns about how COVID-19 could impact Alaska’s wildland firefighting resources this summer, the Alaska Division of Forestry will suspend all burn permits starting on May 1 in an attempt to reduce human-caused fires and limit exposure to firefighters.
Given the potential effects of COVID-19 on the upcoming fire season, Alaska’s wildland fire suppression agencies need the public’s help more than ever to keep firefighters and communities safe.

Alaskans must do everything possible to prevent wildland fires, limit the spread of COVID-19, and protect firefighters and the public. The suspension of burn permits will help firefighting agencies mitigate some of the significant challenges they’re likely to face this summer, including:


  • An anticipated lack of firefighting resources available from the Lower 48 as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions and quarantine requirements
  • The risk of exposing firefighters to higher risks of contracting and spreading COVID-19 when responding to human-caused nuisance fires
  • Limited firefighting resources available to respond to higher-priority wildland fires which may place lives, property and infrastructure in imminent danger
  • Until the May 1 suspension takes effect, small- and large-scale burning on state, municipal or private lands continues to require permits from the state, or from local governments whose burn permitting programs meet or exceed state standards. The Division of Forestry will re-evaluate the burn suspension on a regular basis to determine if and when it is safe to rescind it.


Those burning before May 1 should carefully read and closely follow the requirements of their permits. They should also continually monitor and constrain any burn piles, and when finished burning, ensure fires are completely extinguished and cold to the touch so they will not holdover, rekindle and escape as conditions grow warmer and drier.

“Nice Catch!”


~ Circa-1950s color portrait of Herb Rose & Mike Kouni posing on the dock with their catch, after a good day of salmon fishing aboard Ellis Air Lines’ crash boat~ The Zoomie, in Ketchikan, Alaska. Kouni was EAL’s aircraft engine maintenance foreman, and Rose was a Westinghouse electrician and Idaho schoolmate of Kouni’s, visiting on vacation. (Credit: Mike Kouni Collection/via Don Dawson)





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