Lacie Penven has spent almost her entire Alaskan life working with wild animals particular to the state: snowy owls, brown bears, bald eagles.
This time last year, Nathan Block was in jail. A veteran who served two years in Iraq and three months in Afghanistan, when he returned he suffered from post traumatic stress disorder and had a hard time adjusting. He moved to Juneau to attempt to get away from it all, but ended up using drugs and robbing a downtown jewelry store. And then he ended up in jail.
The ground squished and crunched as people gathered in the cold dark around the Savikko Park Pavilion, with glimpses of light darting across the field.
Ever since miners began exploring and occupying Alaska, there have been fraternal organizations like the Pioneers of Alaska. In fact, the Juneau chapter of the Pioneers of Alaska has now been organized for 100 years.
Editor's note: this is the fifth in the Morris Communications series "The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon."
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