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UI grad fights to save Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Katherine Carscallen in fishing gear. (University of Idaho courtesy photo)
Katherine Carscallen in fishing gear. (University of Idaho courtesy photo)

When she first enrolled at the University of Idaho as a general studies major in 2004, Katherine Carscallen didn’t have much of a plan. She had grown up fishing in a small Alaskan town on Bristol Bay, so her interests naturally drifted toward environmental issues. After two years, an advisor recommended she check out UI’s International Studies Program, part of the Martin Institute in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. The program — combined with a new development that she believes poses a series threat to the livelihood of her hometown — gave Carscallen a mission/Savannah Tranchell, University (of Idaho) Communications & Marketing. More here.

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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