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"Those guys did a tremendous job down there for being a small town and having everybody bracketed to make this thing happen. But we arrested, I think it was almost a over a dozen people in that, in that town. In one day we went down in Black Hawks. We had two Black Hawk helicopters meet us in Juneau, had to fly from Anchorage to Juneau. I met a couple of my Black Hawk buddy flyers and we took the Black Hawks down to down to Ketchikan and an hour and 50 minutes later we had, I think 14, 14 people in custody and on the way back to federal court in Juneau. And but that they were telling me for the months after that, every bad guy in Ketchikan that we didn't arrest, it wasn't a part of that. They thought they were going to be a part of it because being federal and they moved out of town, they said, you could not get a seat on an airplane or on the Alaska Marine highway, which is a big ferry that goes down to Washington from Alaska to take people back and forth. But they said that like for the next, like, I guess like next two months, like every birth was filled heading south for all these people to get out of there. Cause I figured they were in the next wave was coming in. Cause we came in black in black, Black Hawks and then to snatch them like two hours later, we're gone with them. But those kinds of cases are really rewarding because, Oh yeah. And you know, and I will tell you as well, you know, that we had one, I remember in particular on that case, there was this big fat piece of S pedo. It was one of the bad guys on that case where we came in and the helicopters, he was a tubby. I mean, he looked like a movie pedophile and he'd fly and he'd fly young girls with methamphetamine and all that. He was the one guy out of 14, they decided to try to run and fight back. He decided he wanted to run and fight. And yeah, so we all kind of know what happened from there with that. This guy wasn't used to that. And so we get him and he actually was, he was, he was crying on the helicopter. He was crying. And so those are the kinds of things that make every pushup you ever did in the military, every college credit hour, you know, that you had to languish through and everything you went through in law enforcement. When you, when you get to deal with somebody like that and you know they're going away for a long time and you see him cry, that is your payment. I could have gone without three or four or five paychecks and eat raw maneuverables for about a quarter or two just for that, moments like that. Yeah. There's a, another similar event when you go in and clean up a, not necessarily the biggest drug traffickers, but most, the most violent. I was on the Met team for two and a half years out of Atlanta and you go in these neighborhoods and these people have terrorized these people and you go in and build a case on them. And on the Roundup day, when you come driving out and you're cavalcade with, you know, 20 police cars and they, the neighbors can see in the back windows that these guys are going to jail and they come out in the street and applaud you as you're driving down the street. That's a good feeling. It really is. And you know, I, to backtrack a bit, uh, we talked about the reasons you go into law enforcement in the very beginning of the first episode and all that. I know that I said that a lot of it comes from popular culture and things you grew up with, kind of the worries and values from your family and all that. But I know I've always been a small kid. I was really, really short midget and most of my friends were smaller kids too. And we saw bullying like you wouldn't believe. I'm glad it happened. I mean, cause it builds character, but I'll tell you my entire life, one of the reasons that I went, one of the other reasons I went to law enforcement, why I wanted to stay an agent in the field and continue doing that is because I, you know, I mean, I just, I hate bullies. I hate people that, that, that, uh, they enjoy hurting people. It's like, it's like their shtick and whatever. But I mean, I have always just, I've always had it out for bullies. It's watching my friends get bullied. And then as I got older seeing other things happen and whatever, and then going into law enforcement when you're watching from afar, people victimizing each other. I mean, it's, uh, yeah, that's, that's, that's one of the primary reasons I stayed as a field, as a field operational agent because you just hate them, absolutely hate them. And every time you can tune one up and get them where they need to go, that's just a mix that it's almost like when you fall in love for the first time, you get that warm feeling in your heart. When you get one of those violators that is like that pedophile or some of the ones that have done their things, um, it just makes you feel warm inside. I was going to say, speaking of warm feelings, you don't get many warm feelings up in Alaska when your balls are stuck to a rock. Um, so, but we will, uh, I have to edit that again. Good gosh. There we go. Mom, mom, mom, that's an allegory. That was, I don't even know what allegory is right now, but mom that was an allegory. I didn't really mean that. I doubt your mom's going to listen to this. You think she will? I don't think I'm going to forward the link now. What's your email address? You know what? She's a, she's a, she's a gregarious, uh, old, old Italian gal school teachers. She'll like it. She'll think it's funny. Yeah. I'm good. I'm still in the well. So, so how many years did you, so, um, when was your final year? Uh, when did you move to Alaska? And when was your final year with DEA? Yeah. So arrived in Alaska in 2004 and then retired in 2021. Cause I was thinking there was a couple of cases up there. One of them was a guy named actually, um, believe it was Robert Hanson or Richard Hanson. It was one of the serial killers, but he died. Now Robert Hanson, same one as the FBI trader. And then there was that Israel or Israel keys. I think his name was, did you ever have, uh, he was operating in and around Anchorage. Did you ever hear about any of those cases while you were up there? I did. Alaska is a very small place. And, uh, so by, I think it's probably my first couple of weeks up here, one of the task force agents with our, with our group there in Anchorage, um, asked me if I'd go down to spring Creek, which was a, was, well, we're the real bad people in Anchorage are set for state prison, spring Creek. It's down in sewer in Alaska. It's a pretty good drive about a three and a half, four hour drive in winter to get down there four hour drive. So, uh, we see they do an interview. So we went down to interview somebody and we're in kind of like, I remember we're looking through this window down onto like a, uh, the cafeteria area while we're waiting to go interview this person. And I see this one broken down looking turd sitting down there at a table. He's in a wheelchair, he's all by himself. And he just looks like a, just like a, just like a little broken down little man. And he's all by himself. There's no one else around. And I asked one of the, one of the jailers or one of the prison guards, what's the deal with that guy down there? And he's a, well, he goes, that's butcher Baker. And I'm still new to the state. I hadn't read any read the book or none about the guy, but it was your Hanson guy. It was that butcher Baker guy. He was the, he was the fellow that, um, back and I think it was what, like the late seventies, eighties, he was taking them up in their nineties. Yeah. And, um, John Cusack played him in a movie. I mean, did a really good job. I think the Alaska trooper who kind of led that investigation, I was, we were trying to track him down at one point to see if we could interview him, but that was an interesting movie. And it was just, it just showed you how the difference being in Alaska changed, how you could do, I mean, planes are a huge part of life up there, right? You know, you fly, you got to fly places. There's no, it's not like, Hey, let's get in the car and drive. It's like, no, um, that would be a three day trip. We're just going to hop in our plane. And, you know, which kind of leads me to the question, you know, a lot of people have what percentage of people in law enforcement do you think were pilots? Well, troopers, I mean, probably, I would say probably 40% of the troopers are pilots up here. Um, but to give you an idea of you're talking about private aircraft and how, how planes play an integral role in Alaskan's lives. There's a Lake out there by the internet, by international Anchorage international called Lake hood. There are more float planes and more personally on planes on that one Lake by the airport out there than the entire lower 48 combined. If that gives you an idea of how heavy the state is for personally owned aircraft, more at one Lake by the airport than the rest of the lower 48 combined. But yeah, so that Hanson guy, yeah, he's one, he's one that for people that don't know out there, he would, he's a little unassuming little Baker. Uh, he had a little baking shop. He looked like a kind of a little wimpy kind of guy, but he would kidnap prostitutes and then brutalize them, getting it, get them into his super Cub. You had a little thing of tie them down. So they couldn't move in the Cub and then he'd take them out in the middle of nowhere, land the plane and, and, and kill them out there. I mean, I know a lot of people said they hunted him. I don't know how far that would be if he'd like chasing through the woods, but I know he'd take him out there and that's where he'd kill them and leave the bodies. And ultimately he ended up getting caught. They were still identifying victims with DNA after 37 years. I think they tied a couple more to him. So. Well, I can tell you, so we go onto Israel keys. Uh, this is, this is when I first came up here. This would have been about probably two by a couple of years after I arrived in Alaska, my task force that I was on was an interdiction group out of our main office. So we had a sub office right at the airport. And so during lunchtime, that's where I'd go do my run. There was a coastal trail that goes along the water really pretty. And so at lunchtime I'd take my, I just run from the office and hit that coastal trail and go, well, this would have been about probably 2006, maybe, uh, 2000 and yeah, 2006, 2007. And I, like I said, I run every other day. I ran that trail and I'm out running and I go past this guy's walking towards me and you know, I would tell people, always follow your instincts, always follow your intuitions. If you have a bad feeling about something, it's not just Han Solo and Luke Skywalker on the Millennium Falcon getting in Obi Wan, getting near the Death Star when you're like, I have a bad feeling about this. I'm running down the trail. I have this guy walking towards me. It's a bright day, middle of daytime, walking towards me. And I always carry my 45 and two magazines and this little combat knife. So I always have it with me. So I'm armed. I'm running along the trail. I see this guy walking towards me and he is looking at me like a predatory animal, even though he's not like growl or like the look in his eyes and just the look on his face. He's looking like through me, like looking right as I'm coming. And that, that look does not change. And as I go, I said hi. So I'm always friendly to everybody, you know, and just see what, almost like a ping, like a real like a like one ping facility in Red October to get a feel for them and see how they're, you know, see what their reaction is going to be. But I run by the guy and I'm like, I'm like, Hey, how you doing? And he just looks at me and nods his head with that same predatory look. And I, I can tell you that in the, in the 20 years I've been up here, um, I've done it I think twice where I turn around and run backwards until I don't see him anymore. I turned around and ran backwards for like 50 yards backwards until that guy was around the corner. And just because I had that feeling, I, something was really, really wrong with this guy came around the corner. And there's this college age girl that's just walking. And so I stopped and I had my badge on a lanyard. So I pulled it out well before I got to her and I said, Hey, listen, I don't want to, I don't want to scare you or anything, but, uh, there's a guy that's went past me and I, there's something wrong or something really off with that guy. You might want to walk it the way you came from. Maybe go that way because there's something wrong. And she was very nice. And she was like, well, I really appreciate it. She goes, I think I'm just going to go to my car. And we were parked in the same lot. So I went ahead and walked back with her to her car. She left, I left. And then it was like six years later or whatever, when it all started coming to light about him and they had his picture up and he had admitted to, uh, going to that trail and trying to find a place that he could kill a couple of people with a suppress rifle. And ultimately he did, he went back there and, uh, he, uh, he thought he was going to kill a couple in their car on the trail head for that. And he had a suppress, he had a suppressor, a homemade suppressor for a rifle. He sat up on him getting ready to do it. Well, one of the airport police officers that cover that area pulled in a patrol car to check them out. He admitted to FBI and an APD that he is going to, in fact, was going to kill all three of them. And then a second police car pulled in and he pulled back and didn't do it. So he was stocking that trail as a, like a surveillance to figure out where he could set up, how he could kill somebody along that trail. And that was him of, I mean, I know it seems, it seems, uh, uh, like fantastical, but actually ran into that guy. And, and you're, so all these years later, I mean, or like when you saw him and then you saw that picture later, I mean, there's no doubt in your mind, it was this same guy. No, no doubt at all. And right about that same time, he wasn't long in there before he killed himself in jail. He doubled his wrist and hung himself. Yeah. And hung himself. Yeah. So he double redundant kind of like his little joke. I think it was his little joke that he gets to take his secrets to the grave with them. Cause they suspect he had killed some other people in other States. He had, he had murder kits that had cash all over the United States. Yeah. Man, you know, it's one of those things, right? It's that instinct that, you know, the sixth sense, you know, like that movie, you know, where it's just, isn't it amazing how people like that put off vibes? I mean, it's, was it, was it his look? I mean, it, the way you were describing it, it almost felt like you could sense the evil just as you're going by this guy, not only is it the look, but it's like, you get that feeling. It's like, man, the hair's on the back of my neck. Not that you have much hair, but what hair you had was, you know, on the back of your neck, you know, it's going up, but it's like, but yeah, it just, I've never been, you know, next to a serial killer like that, but you do get next to people who are just fricking evil. And it, was it, was it just that feeling of evil just besides the look or what really locked you in on this guy to say, there's something wrong? Well, you know, their thing too is I knew that he was sizing me up. I mean, I, it wasn't just that, that, that feeling like this, there's something really, really wrong with this guy. You could tell that there was just something off with this guy that was really, really bad, but it was the way that he looked at me. He looked at me like maybe I'm looking at somebody that I'm getting ready to interview, you know, for a, in a, in a criminal investigation. It was like, it just, he was sizing me up. He was trying to figure out what I was about. There was no doubt about it, man. So when you saw that picture, you know, six years later, was it instantaneous? Did you recognize the picture right away? It was. Yeah. I looked at that and I'm like, there's no way. I mean, I had to think about it for a couple of, I thought about it for a couple of days and then went back to it and looked at it and I'm like, yep, that was him. Yeah. Well, good thing you were armed, man. When you were running backwards, did you catch him turn around looking at you? He glanced back one time, glanced one back one time and then just kept on walking, never looked back again. No, I was going to say you went running armed, not, I mean, a lot of people they're armed all the time up there, not just because of bad people. Right. But because of the wildlife, you know, you know, like you say, you never know if you're going to run into a bear or something else. Right. So going around armed. And if I remember, I saw, I think the commissioner when I met him one time, or may have been on one of those episodes, but I understand that one of the traffic laws up there is if you're stopped by the police, it's okay to carry a gun. You just have to let them know you're armed at that time or that you're carrying a weapon. Is that still correct? That is correct. You can carry without a permit up here, you can carry concealed, but you do have to, if a police officer pulls you over, you have to tell them where the weapon is and all that. Yes. Okay. Man. So you, you, you finished out. What, what led you to punch out? Was it just that time you have enough years in, or did you have something else you wanted to do? Well, it was a combination. Basically it really, most of the things I do in my life is like a, like a BB in a gallon. So I got to make a decision and go with it and make it simple. But there was actually a lot of reasons for retiring. One of the primaries was they were making us get vaccinated and feel how you, feel how you will about that whole vaccination thing. And especially looking back now, looking at where we are today, but I didn't want to get that vaccination. And when they put that moratorium down or you're going to, you're going to get vaccinated. I, I didn't want to get vaccinated. And I'm, if that's what the, that's, if that, if that was the road they were going to take to make us do that, then I think it's about pretty close to time for me being able to get out of there. I didn't have any jobs on the horizon. I write, and I'm an editor for a magazine that firearms news magazine is the oldest magazine gun magazine in the country. But I'm a, so my last couple of years of DEA, it's hard to get, it's hard for DEA to allow you to have outside employment. You have to go through a lot of hoops to be able to do anything. I think they were day drinking that day when I sent the request to write, I was approached by a couple of people that work with a magazine to write for them. And I told them I didn't have any high hopes it was going to happen. But I went ahead and did my thing with DEA and they actually let me do it. So for the last two years of my career, I was doing the writing and doing editing for that magazine and all that. But it's, it's more of a hobby than a, than a full-time job. And so really I had nothing on the horizon, but there was a, but yeah, so I retired partly it was because of the vaccination. And then also, I think it's when, when you're with a bunch of younger, you know, younger agents and you start using references, even if you're using like a major reference from our time period and they just look at you like, brrr, you know, you don't get it. I noticed, I noticed over the last four or five years and like, I'd say things and there was no reaction, no laughter. They'd look at me like that poor old, like a pariah, like that poor old man. No way, grandma, no way, grandpa. But there was a couple of different things that I knew that it was time to bang out. I knew that when I went through an entire high risk, high risk, middle of three o'clock in the morning, weren't with my granny glasses because we've been sitting in the car for about an hour or two and I was like reading something and then all of a sudden we had to hit the place. When you go through the entire through an entire three story house with your weapons and kicking indoors and whatever, and we finally get done and the dust is settling and I realized I had my reading glasses down over my, like, like, like grandma Santa Claus or whatever. I had them down over my nose and I'd done, I'd done the whole work with my glasses down over my nose. I realized maybe it might be time to think about, you know, passing on the rain. Yeah. I know when I, when I'm doing speeches, I was in Montreal and Cleveland over the last two days. I was on four, four planes in two days. But you can tell what the age of the audience is when you make Monty Python jokes, you make certain references and then, you know, the people laugh, but you're talking about my one imitation I do. And I think I do. It's a pretty good one. You were talking about, you know, give me one ping. So give me one ping Vasily, one ping only please. See, not a bad shot at work. Careful Ryan, some things don't react well to bullets. You know, hunt for Red October. Now, well that was good Bork. One thing I'd say too is, I mean, I my entire time here in Alaska with my coworkers and almost every boss I've had has been phenomenal. So it wasn't that at the very end, as far as where the stress goes, but it got increasingly difficult to work with the U S attorney's offices and some of the prosecutors and other parts of the countryside up here and whatever. And you realize that the stress that the job is creating, it's not going through a door at two o'clock in the morning or interviewing a bad guy or any of those things associated with that part of the job is having to fight a fight to be able to do your job and to do and to go after people and protect the public when you're fighting the people that should be supporting you as hard as you're fighting to get a case initiated and go. And what I would say is, you know, I, one of the things like the last three years of my job, I was out running one night and I'm looking way up on this mountain side where there's a little red light up there. Somebody's like running a trail with a red light thing. And I noticed on my right eye that it looked weird. Like the left eye, I could see the light. My right eye, it looked shaded. Like there was almost like a like tent. I get back to the house, I'm looking at lights in the house and there was a perfectly round circle in my field of vision on my, on my dominant eye, on my shooting eye. And I'm like, Oh boy, I'm, yeah, I have all kinds of things in my head. Like what it could be. So I go to a retinologist and they do their full court press on it. And he says, he goes, Ricky goes, and he says, you're in luck. It's not, it's not like cancer. It's not this. And he names like one of those Latin, like it's like four or five different part Latin terms for what the problem is. And but what it was, he goes, it's a bubble on your retina. And he goes, what causes it? It's almost like high blood pressure. He said, it's being, he's really being stressed. He said, we see this commonly in combat, in combat veterans, police officers. I think it was also surgeons and school teachers. But he said that we see this and what it is, it's a stress and it causes that bubble to pop on your eye. And that's what you're seeing in your field of vision. And he goes, it's, it can be, it heals itself. It can heal itself. He goes, there's three things we can do. We can do surgery, which I don't suggest. We can do medicine. I don't suggest that either. He goes, and he knew what I did for a living. Or he goes, third, you can quit being pissed off all the time. And I didn't realize, I didn't realize how, how, how effing mad I was when we'd try to do something and we got shut down or that, you know, they try to push us off on a, on a case. I mean, this involved, like it was involved people, you know, good people getting hurt and we're getting pushed back, pushed back by the powers that be. And that was where the pressure, that's where the anger was coming from. It wasn't from my coworkers or a bad boss. They were, they were, they were angels that walked the earth. Even the bad guys, it was, it was that, but so where I'm getting at with this whole, the little organ recitals you get older, you talk about all the things you have wrong with your body, organ recital. The reason I'm doing my little mini organ recital on the eye problem is that, so yeah, so I retire and a month and a half later it was gone. It's never come back since that, that spot, that in my field of vision. So that, that right there was definitely an indicator of how angry, you know, that you are and what that, the effects it has physiologically on your body and whatever the minute you retire a month and a half later, that goes away to never return again. And if it's not the eye, then it's like a, you know, some kind of a ulcer or it's kind of a, you know, you've got some, there's other stress manifests ways, you know, in many, many different ways. So, all right, man, well look, this is like, so we haven't done this before. So this is our first, you know, two part, two part. It's almost like two pack. So two part, this is our two part, four part. I don't know what to call this part. We're going to have to come up with a name for the new kind of thing. You know, four part, two parter. We'll call this a Rick Brambo setting the standard for guests on Game of Crimes. How about that? What do you mean they have to pull down their, their shorts and crap on a rock and get their nuts stuck to it? How about something simple, something simple and elegant, like frozen no-no parts, the DEA Alaska story. I don't know. Yeah, no, I've already started writing down a couple of things. I mean, we're talking about just in your short time, you survived two shootings, a grizzly bear, an assassination attempt and a serial killer. I think the headline writes itself. And a moose. And a moose. Oh yeah. Hey, okay, before we go, give us one more moose call. Come on, call, call, call the boys in the yard. Come on. Oh boy. All right. This is like a Vegas act. It's like a really bad Vegas. I got two, I got to go two shows a day. All right, here we go. This was, this is what it's come to in my life. Doing cow calls on a podcast. I used to be a man among men, you know fast roping out of helicopters and in the dark at night on speed boats in the Caribbean. And now I'm doing cow calls on a podcast. Now it's frozen nuts and cow calls. Yeah, that's it. There you go. I think you got it. When Javier and I go out and do a speaking event, we tell people we used to carry guns. Now we carry Sharpies. Why you look, man, this has been fun. And dude, I'm glad you're, I mean, you seem a little lonely up there, but I assume, you know, you're not batching it again for, I mean, it's going to be this year, your long, you know, long national nightmare is going to be over here pretty soon. You're going to have company and you won't need to do cow calls, you know, to get somebody to come by and visit you. Right. That's right. All right. This has been a lot of fun, Rick. Thank you very much for coming on the show brother. It's been my pleasure. Really has. All right. Well, this has been fun. Don't you guys go anywhere? Everybody else stay tuned for the final debrief. I wasn't joking. Did you see the pairs of the pairs? Did you see the claws on that? It gives a whole new meaning. Next time I go order a bear claw from Dunkin Donuts, I'm going to say, you want to see a bear claw? Let me show you a bear. You know, as many times as I've seen the picture, I've just pulled up our website now to look at it again. It's just, it's fascinating. I mean, the, the calls on that thing, we ask him, I don't think we ever got an answer, but they've got to be several inches long. I thought he said it was about eight inches. Yeah. I may have dozed off during that part, but what, I mean, what, uh, what a storied career Rick has had, you know, he's proven himself to be a patriot of the United States. He's, he almost had to sacrifice his life and came close to sacrificing his wife's life to do his job over in St. Croix. Uh, brother, you are a true patriot, a true hero. I can't tell you how honored we were to have or are to have had you on here and that you gave us all the extra time. Uh, I've got a feeling that if we asked you for another six hours, you'd have done it. Well, he's invited us up to Alaska and I put pictures of his boat up there. He said, come up to Alaska. We'll go out on my boat. That boat is sweet. I mean, that is sweet. Well, I'll tell you the other thing too is, is how weird is it? And this is the cop thing, right? The hairs on the back of your neck. He walks by what is later found out to be the serial killer, uh, Israel Keys. Yeah. And just, he knows it. It's just that sixth sense he walked by and it's like, and he said he did, he walked with his back towards the guy. And fortunately, when he was out jogging, he's, he was armed. But there was, as they found out later, this guy was scanning and trolling jogging trails and places looking for women to kidnap. And you know, one of the thing about Rick here, he's, uh, he's, he writes articles for firearms news. So if you're into that kind of thing, you know, keep an eye out for his articles. Cause now you've heard from the man, you know, his background. And when you see this picture of the grizzly, you'll know he's a good shot and one with the set of how, how big of a set of balls do you have to have? I'd still be cleaning my pants out. No Murph. The bear would be picking his teeth with what was left of your pants, picking those out. Give me a toothpick. I think I still got a little Murph in here. Brother Rick. Thank you, man. Thank you so much. Hey, thank you guys. And thank you guys. Hey, we appreciate it. So if you like what you heard, if you liked this episode, head on over to page or head on over to Apple Spotify, give us those five stars. Leave your comments. We take all comments with stride. We try to progress and do better based upon the comments and the suggestions you give us. So go do that. It's very important. We get some feedback. We find out from you guys, well, how you think we're doing. So head on over to gamercrimespodcast.com. See the pictures we're telling you about and tell me that you wouldn't crap your pants if that thing just even got within a mile of you, you know, and follow us on that thing. They call social media at Game of Crimes on Twitter, Game of Crimes, podcasts on Facebook and the Instagram. 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"alaska marine highway" Discussed on KOMO
"For information on the theft of over $45,000 worth of firefighting equipment. Here's what we have. Officials say that wild land firefighting equipment was stolen from a guard station your concrete sometime late December. Multiple suspects broke into the station, which is the home base for what is known as the Baker River Hotshot crew and sold all the equipment vital firefighting equipment. We're told anyone with information is asked to contact the U. S Forest service at the Mount Baker Ranger district or or local Law enforcement Ah woman dubbed as a miracle mom after giving birth to twins while in a coma, then waking up from that coma has now died. We're hearing a battle with covert 19. For the reason someone may remember the story of her daughter's birth, which made headlines more than 20 years ago. Maria Hernandez Lopez celebrating her 47th birthday just in November. Too much. Later, just after ringing In the new year, she was diagnosed with covert 19. Her family says her health decline quickly. Her absence is definitely being felt so I have my moments, but I know she's in a better place. And I know we'll see her again. Speaking here is Maria's sister Sylvia. Now Maria leaves behind five daughters, four grandsons as well. A siblings and friends, her family's message, protect herself and others and don't under estimate. This virus come on, Whose time it's 7 37 crews have raised the first ferry of the Alaska Marine Highway system after the retired vessel sank there and women's channel and an accord is the schedule. Valley Herald reports that the chill cat was lifted by a crane and placed on the barge here Wednesday. It show cat sank on January, 12th after broke free from its mooring. There and crashed into the greenest island ferry terminal. Officials say it had to be removed because it was near the terminal imposed a hazard. The ship was launched in 1957 and decommissioned in 1988. It was then repurposed for other jobs before recently being taken. Out of service as a corona virus pandemic takes a mental toll on young people. More states considering expanding opportunities for students to take mental health days to try to lessen stigma and reduce youth suicide fact lawmakers and Utah and Arizona have proposed bills that would add mental or behavioral health to the list of reasons that students could be absence. From class similar laws. We found out I've already been passed in Oregon, Maine, Colorado and Virginia and the fact of the past two years, the pandemic has increased pressure on kids who've been isolated from their friends and classmates for almost a year during the remote, learning the portion of Children's emergency room visits by the way related to mental health. Ballooned in 2027 39 now hear it co Moh news city officials and last to say multiple crew members on our seafood factory trawler in the illusion islands now testing positive for covert 19 Angry Joe Daily News reported that the city of Unalaska, saying Friday that the factory trawler Arapaho, owned by seafood company, O'Hara Corporation, reported 20 Was 40 crew members with tested positive city manager Aaron Reindeers, saying a couple of crew members reported symptoms after the vessel arrived in Alaska from Seattle Wednesday. India is saying the city is developing a plan to coordinate care for infected crew members and then determine what to do with the others. Come on. Whose time 7 40. Okay, let's.
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"An avid fisherman, and he probably went onto the lake. To do some fishing. Meanwhile, the U. S. Forest Service looking for information, get this on the theft of over $45,000 worth of firefighting equipment. Officials say the wild land firefighting equipment was stolen from a guard station your concrete sometime. They figured between December 20 make that December 18th through the 21st. Multiple suspects apparently broke into the station, which is the home base for the Baker River hotshot crew. They stole an estimated 45 grand of the vital firefighting equipment they use each and every year. Anyone with information is asked to contact the U. S Forest service at the Mount Baker Ranger district or call your local law enforcement. Woman who was dubbed a Miracle mom after giving birth to twins while in a coma, then waking up from that coma has now died. We hear a battle with covert 19 the reason some may remember the story of her daughter's birth, which made headlines more than 20 years ago. Maria Hernandez Lopez celebrating her 47th birthday in November too much later, just after ringing in the new year, she was diagnosed with covert 19. Her family says her health declined quickly. Her absence is definitely being built. So I have my moments, but I know she's in a better place. And I know we'll see her again. Speaking. Here is Maria's sister, Sylvia Maria leaves behind five daughters, four grandsons as well as siblings and friends, her family's message, protect yourself and others and don't underestimate the virus. 6 37. Our current temperature crews have raised the first ferry off the Alaska Marine Highway system after the retired vessel sank and Buenas Channel there and Anna quarters. Schedule Valley Herald reporting that she'll cat was lifted by a crane and placed on a barge this past week Wednesday to be exact the ferry sink on January 12th after broke free from its mooring there and crashed into the agreements. Island ferry Terminal officials say had to be removed because it was near the terminal opposing a hazard. The ship was launched in 1957 Andy Commissions in 1988. It was in Repurposed for other jobs before recently being taken out of service as the Corona virus pandemic takes a mental toll on young people right now, more states are considering expanding opportunity for students to take mental health days to try to lessen stigma and reduce youth suicide. Lawmakers, in fact, in Utah and Arizona have proposed bills that would add mental or behavioral health. Through the list of reasons students could be absent from class. Similar laws were finding out already passed in Oregon, Maine, Colorado and Virginia. In fact, in the past two years, the pandemic by the way, has increased pressure on kids who've been isolated from their friends and classmates for almost a year. All because the remote learning going on the portion of Children's emergency room visits related to mental health have ballooned as of 2026 38, now here at come on news city officials in Alaska, saying multiple crew members on a seafood factory trawler in the illusion islands now testing positive for the virus. Anchorage Daily News reported that the city of Unalaska, saying Friday that factory trawler Rural opened our own buy seafood company, O'Hara Corporation reported 20 of its 40 crew members testing positive city manager Aaron writers, saying a couple of crew members reported symptoms after the vessel arrived in Alaska from Seattle Wednesday. The reindeers, saying the city is developing a plan to coordinate care for infected crew members and determine what to do. With the others, covert activity and King County still very high, even after a three week decline, a new cases, hospitalizations and deaths and that has a county health officer worried about how quickly the UK variant could spread now that it has been detected now, here in King County for the first time, Dr Jeff Duchin says he believes the very it will spread widely. But doesn't believe moving into phase two re opening is necessarily a mistake. We're skating forward on a late not knowing how thick the Isis so we really need to be able to very nimbly pivot back if we see things heading in the wrong direction again do, Jin says. You also need to be especially careful to make sure you don't contribute to the virus spread. 6 40 Here it come on news, okay? Get it up there right now In sports, and Joel Stern kind enough to beat up early here on Sundays and college hoops among headlines for sports and shuffles in the NFL quarterbacks coming to mind eyes gonna explain what's going on Joel Stern right now from the Beacon Plumbing sports desk. Huskies host the Cougars this afternoon and Alaska Airlines Arena. Thus, keys have won their last two while the Cougars have lost six trade, a road win for top Rankin's Aga as the wall of pepper dine 97 75 True to me with 1916 for Cory Kiss Spurt of Big NFL trade. The RAM son, quarterback Jared Goff to Detroit for veteran Matthew Stafford Alliance also get to future first round picks and a third rounder. Stafford was the 2009 top overall pick. He's thrown for 45,000 yards in his career got the 2006. Steam number one pick Love the Rams of the Super Bowl in 2019. Both players are equal salary cap. It's next season. 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Tribal Leaders push for forward funding. What happened to all the ferries? Elizabeth Peratrovich: Alaska Native and civil rights icon to be featured on $1 coin.
"This is National Native News Antonio Gonzales around this time last year the federal government had just come out of a long shutdown which impacted tribes across the country tribal leaders are pushing lawmakers for forward funding von Golden reports the idea would ensure agencies with trust obligations like the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian health. Service would be appropriated a year in advance of other spending bills. Aaron Payment Chairperson of the sous. Sainte Marie tribe in Michigan says such a fixed would prevent the same problems. He's seen in previous shutdowns. We lost a doctor and nurse Practitioner and for other medical staff we are probably the most impacted because we are reliant on the federal trust dollars. Tom Udall introduced advanced appropriation legislation in two thousand nineteen but it never got traction in Washington von Golden National Native News. The breakdown of the Alaska. Marine highway system has left many towns struggling to bring in food and other goods for some businesses. The challenge of getting out without fairies is just as urgent as Ari Snyder reports. Even under normal circumstances shipping logs. Out of Tennessee springs is not exactly a walk in the we crane a lumber off her barge and stack at near the interest of the ferry. Gordon chew owner of Teneke Springs. Logging company usually relies on the ferry to get his product to market. But these are not normal. Circumstances Teneke hasn't seen a ferry months and with the town's docks slated to be rebuilt. Starting in July it may not see another sailing into late December for Gaspard. We trying to figure out other ways do free and it's taken US eight years without any obvious fallback options and uncertain of when they might see another. Ferry Chu is getting creative. We're looking possibly buying motorized landing craft. The boat itself is down in Washington state. So just getting it here. We'll set them back. A lot in fuel costs panicky. Logging Company isn't the only family business in southeast looking for alternative ways of moving freight. We're doing well over one hundred thousand pounds of product out of college in four months. Seth Stewart owns Jacoby Fisheries in Pelican. Those four months. He's talking about during the summer. The product frozen fish. A lot of it like Teneke logging company you. Koby has worked out. A ferry based supply chain residents were shocked to find out their towns entirely left off the ferry system summer schedule when the draft was released in late January. It's going to cost us more money this summer than what I think is profitable in the long run but if we can just make it through the see them then it gives us time to plan out something that is viable for long term. The state plans to release a final ferry schedule later this month. I Mari Snyder the US meant has released a one dollar coin. Commemorating the work of Alaska native leader. Elizabeth Patrick Rich Alaskan celebrated a holiday in her honor on Sunday as addle in Baxter reports. The coin is currently only available online. Perovic a clinking woman from Southeast Alaska worked on the passage of the Nineteen forty-five anti-discrimination law by Alaska's territorial government. The golden coin features an image of paratroop with a form. Line Raven that we would like is to have it go through the out of reserve and has five million coins relief. It general circulation. That's Paula Moreno Grand President of the Alaska Native Sisterhood. A resolution requesting the. Us meant make the coin. More widely available passed both houses of the Alaska legislature recently communities all over Alaska. They want it to be able to reach in their pocket. They're backpacker they're in a whole decline. It symbolized their right if they're equal citizenship. The Alaska Native Sisterhood and Alaska Native Brotherhood are encouraging Alaskans to contact their congressional delegation to ask them to support a wider release of the coin. I'm Madeline Baxter. In Juneau and demand Tonia