Fishing and hunting are traditional forms of outdoor recreation for many Alaskans and avenues to healthy, organic, wild foods. That’s why we’re inviting you to take part in the application period now open for Alaska’s 2019-2020 big game drawing hunts.
The draw permit hunt application period occurs only once per year. The application period is open now and this is your opportunity to apply online for hunts you hope to win for the coming season. The six-week period extends from November 1 to December 17, at 5 p.m. Alaska time. Applications must be submitted online.
Draw hunt options are featured in the 2019-2020 Alaska Drawing Permit Hunt Supplement, available now at Alaska Department of Fish and Game offices, most license vendors, or online on the Drawing Hunt Supplements page.
Once you’ve reviewed the drawing permit hunt supplement, have your credit card available and apply for the draw at the ADF&G online store.
Be sure to apply early! Waiting until the last few days may lead to delays due to increased website traffic. Drawing results will be posted on the department website on Friday, February 15, 2019. Individual results will also be emailed directly to all applicants.
For more information about this year’s drawing hunts and application process, visit the Drawing Hunt Permits Information page.
We wish you the best of luck in the draw and in all your Alaska fishing and hunting ventures.
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Watching the aurora next to Devils Thumb on a mountain ridge south of Black Rapids.
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Ellen Bass, age 79 of Delta Junction, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed peacefully with her loving husband by her side on November 9, 2018.
Ellen was born on September 11, 1939 Kunzelzau, Germany and has lived in Alaska for 35 years. Ellen was married to Thomas Bass in 1972 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. They lived in several places around the World before making Alaska their home, including; Stuttgart, Germany, Leavenworth, Kansas, and Prentiss, Mississippi.
Her family said, “Ellen loved spending time with her family and she was an avid outdoors woman who loved to camp and fish. She loved to collect nature’s bounty and brought these into the family recipes proclaiming you could eat most every mushroom once. Fishing especially catching the big fish was her passion and she had no issue letting you know who had caught the biggest fish of the day, especially if she had. Another pastime of Ellen’s was watching WWE, which she cheered and jeered with gusto. She will be missed terribly and were blessed to have her in our lives.”
Ellen is survived by her Husband, Thomas Bass of Delta Junction, Sons; Joachim Clauss – Stuttgart, Germany, Robert J. Bass (Alma J. Bass) of Elma, WA, Eugene A. Bass of Delta Junction, William D. Bass (Joni Bass) of Montgomery, MN, John M. Bass (Jennifer Bass) of North Pole, Grand Children; Alex Bass, Meghan Bass, Kamron Bass, Starla Bass, Jaydon Bass, Starlet Bass, Donavin Bass, Zachary L. Bass, Kayley M. Bass, and Marisa N. Bass and Great Grand Child, Jackson L. Bass. She was preceded in death by her Father, Alfred Clauss, Mother, Maria Clauss, and Brothers Udo Clauss and Alfred Clauss.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Blanchard Family Funeral Home, 611 Noble Street in Fairbanks with a visitation starting at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Delta Junction at Rest Haven Cemetery on Jack Warren Road.
By Glenn Mollette
This Thanksgiving I am thankful to not have cancer. I hope.
Six months ago my family doctor sent me for a CT scan because I went in to be checked out for something that felt weird which ended up being nothing. However the CT scan did reveal some nodules in my thyroid. A local Endocrinologist did a fine needle biopsy and said one of the nodules was thirty percent suspicious of malignancy. I went to another doctor out of town who did the same test that came back inconclusive and then another test which revealed the same nodule was about forty percent suspicious of malignancy. I asked the question “What should I do,” and his response was we need to remove the entire thyroid within two months.
I didn’t really want to do the surgery and have read many reports about people living their entire lives with thyroid nodules. I have read many die with thyroid malignancy that never caused them any trouble. Of course, cancer anywhere in your body is never working to your advantage.
I agreed to have the surgery and pathology revealed that I not only had a suspicious nodule but four malignant nodules. According to the extensive report I had three malignant ones on the right lobe of my thyroid and one malignant one on the left side of my thyroid. The pathology report, surgeon and supervising Endocrinologist all have assured me that the malignancies were small and contained within the thyroid and no further treatments are necessary at this time. Of course for the rest of my life I will be visiting my doc for surveillance to see if anything nasty pops back up.
This of course is the short version of the story. The main point is I’m better off with cancer out of my body than in my body. This time last year I was clueless that anything so detrimental to my health was lurking beneath the surface. This year I will celebrate Thanksgiving for a miraculous early detection and a surgery that ended up being the only real choice to make.
My voice is not strong yet after the surgery and I have a little pill to take every day but who cares I am alive, feel good and writing this column. I have to praise God almighty for his grace toward me. I also have to be thankful for medical insurance that provided me a way to go to a place where I chose to go. Two other doctors told me that I only needed half of my thyroid removed and if cancer was found then I could have the other half removed. Who wants to have two surgeries? I did not. The doctor I sought out could not prove I had malignancy on my left lobe but simply said, “I don’t like how it looks and I think the whole thing needs to come out.” I am grateful that I got to choose my doctor and my place of surgery. Every American should have the option of choosing their doctor and place of medical care.
Some people are not as fortunate. I have several friends who could not beat cancer and passed on this year. Often times the symptoms was already an indication that things were already too late for them to treat their condition.
As a word of caution I want to strongly say that simply waiting to see what your condition does often ends up being an emergency down the road. If you have an early warning then trying to move forward to aggressively eliminate the problem or treat it is the only way to have a chance of winning. Of course, we are talking about our human bodies and there will always be something to repair or deal with concerning our health. We go from one thing to another if we are blessed to live long enough.
Thus, this Thanksgiving I am thankful – very thankful.
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While there is no cure for COPD, there are treatment options that can drastically improve quality of life for thousands. During the month of November for COPD Awareness Month, the American Lung Association is highlighting the value of supplemental oxygen, or oxygen therapy, a treatment option that may be prescribed by a doctor.
Living with a chronic lung disease and the stress of struggling to breathe can be taxing for both the individual and their loved ones. Lack of sufficient oxygen can result in fatigue and make simple tasks a struggle. Oxygen therapy can help circulate more oxygen into the bloodstream, helping people breathe easier and stay more active
Several devices can deliver oxygen at home, and oxygen equipment can also attach to other medical equipment such as CPAP machines and ventilators. If you or someone you know is living with COPD, keep these tips in mind for oxygen therapy.
• Safety. While oxygen therapy is safe it does contribute to flammability as materials in oxygen-enriched environments burn more readily. Proper storage, along with avoiding aerosols, heat and flames will help keep you safe.
• Travel. With supplemental oxygen you are able to travel whether it be by car, train, plane or boat. Make sure to connect with your mode of transportation prior to departure to learn their policies and procedures for carrying oxygen. You’ll also want to make sure you’re able to access additional oxygen once you reach your destination.
• Support. If you have additional questions you can contact registered nurses, respiratory therapists and counselors on the Lung Association’s Lung HelpLine available at 1-800-LUNGUSA or through chat at Lung.org/helpline.
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