Alaska News Nightly Friday July 3 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioWade Hampton Census Area Gets A New NameBen Matheson, KYUK – BethelThe western Alaska census district named for a confederate slave owner andCivil War general has a new name.Coast Guard Cutter Sherman Returns To Port To Address Engine TroubleEmily Schwing, KUCB – UnalaskaThe cutter and its crew were forced to turn back from a regular patrol in the Bering Sea when one of the ship’s diesel engines malfunctioned.Computers Aid Firefighting EffortsTim Bodony, KIYU – GalenaThe wildfires around Nulato and Ruby on the Yukon River have been burning slowly but steadily this week.  A special crew of fire managers is overseeing the response to these fires from a base at the Galena Airport.State Fish And Game Officials Warn Of ‘Rabbit Fever’ OutbreakAlaska Department of Fish and Game officials sent out a warning after a North Pole man was sickened by tularemia, a bacterial infection known as “rabbit fever.”Associated PressHaines Assembly Approves Lower Cruise Ship Moorage FeesHaines has some of the lowest cruise ship moorage rates in Southeast Alaska. The borough assembly approved further lowering those fees for three summers.Emily Files, KHNS – HainesUAF Addresses Water Quality ConcernsThe University of Alaska Fairbanks has taken action to address campus water quality, after testing this spring revealed an issue.Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksAK: Seward’s Mount Marathon Race Hits The Century MarkSeward’s Mt. Marathon race, which takes place July 4th turns one hundred years old this year.Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchoragelast_img