FYI – News briefs & announcements – Mar. 7

Too many moose on the loose
Monday morning, separate moose encounters left two adults injured in both Willow and Talkeetna, both stomped while walking children to school bus stops. Alaska Wildlife Troopers and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, say more and more moose calls are coming in every day, reporting concerns about aggressive moose behavior.  
Biologist Lem Butler said complaints are coming from the Anchorage area, Matsu Valley, and Kenai Peninsula. He warned that people should use extra caution this winter whenever they are in a place that moose may be loitering. 
“This winter moose seem to be more likely to charge to protect their turf,” said AWT Sergeant Doug Massie. “The deep snow has them hungry and mad. People need to be vigilant while outdoors.”
Taking added precautions like warning neighbors of moose in the area, carrying pepper spray and driving instead of walking may be crucial in protecting yourself.
For tips on what to do during a moose encounter go to:

CoastWalk to watch for tsunami debris
As debris from the tsunami in Japan makes its way to our shores, it is important to learn as much as possible about the issues connected with it and to stay up to date on the facts as they become known. The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is proud to be a statewide leader in marine debris prevention education and community cleanups through our CoastWalk program, which began in 1984.
We will be doing our part to provide information to the public and take part in monitoring efforts on our local beaches so that we can help our statewide and national partners to track debris in order to know what arrives and where it is found.
For more information about the CoastWalk monitoring program, marine debris, or to report debris items on local beaches, please contact the CACS at 235-6667 or
Job fair wants to hear from employers  
The Homer College, Career and Job Fair will be held Friday, April 6 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Fair organizers are currently in the planning stages and are seeking employers interested in setting up booths to meet potential job applicants for the upcoming season. 
If you are an employer and want more information about this event, contact Lisa Croft at 226-3041. 
How to help your fish chill out
A training workshop aimed to help fishermen understand, troubleshoot and maintain their onboard refrigeration systems will take place in Homer at 8:30 a.m. on March 27, at Kachemak Gear Shed/Redden Marine on East End Road.
The one-day workshop will discuss refrigeration theory, system winterization, controller programming and system sizing, as well as offering hands-on training. The workshop is $200, which includes a refrigeration manual. Preregistration is required by March 22, and space is limited. To register online, please visit For questions, please contact Torie Baker at the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program in Cordova at, or by calling toll-free at 888-788-6333.

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