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7/29/14 KNBA News - Anchorage waterways contaminated with e.coli bacteria

People fish, play, and swim in the scores of rivers, creeks, and streams that flow through Anchorage, but officials warn people the waterways harbor high levels of e.coli bacteria, most from dog waste.

The Native Village of Elim is collecting data to accompany an application for an in-stream flow reservation, which would reserve its drinking water watershed, or enough water to support fish habitat. The village is concerned about Triex Minerals, of Canada, began exploratory drilling for uranium hear Elim's largest watershed.

Evon Pteer, a Gwich'in and Koyukon Athabascan, has been selected to serve as the University of Alaska's vice chancellor for rural, community, and Native education.