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These are a few examples of stories from a few recent editions of the Coffee News. If you enjoy these then be sure to pick up this week's copy at your favorite coffee shop!

Pumpkin Munching Moose!

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Halloween has come and gone, and Alaska's moose are doing their best to clean up the pumpkins. Area wildlife biologists say the practice doesn't necessarily harm the moose, but could lead to unexpected human-and-moose encounters outside Anchorage doorways, which CAN be dangerous. Their advice: Keep the pumpkins away from the entrance to your home. Learn More...

Man In Bear Costume Harasses Mother Bear And Cubs

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Authorities want to talk to a man who donned a fairly realistic bear costume — head and all — and wore it when harassing a mother bear and two cubs trying to feed on pink salmon in an Alaska river. The incident happened Monday on the Chilkoot River near Haines, said Alaska Fish and Game Assistant Area Management Biologist Mark Sogge. It wasn’t immediately known what the man was trying to accomplish. A crowd had gathered at a weir, used to count fish, because the sow and two cubs have frequently showed up there to feed during the salmon run. The crowd, which is kept at a safe distance from the weir, became startled when a man decked out in a bear outfit ran through the area Monday evening. The man began to jump up and down, and then got close to the cubs, within five to 10 feet, Sogge said. Learn More...

National Poetry Month

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In celebration of National Poetry Month, Camille Conte, or “CC” as she is known by her friends and fans, is putting on “The Classic Slam” at the TapRoot this Thursday evening. The enthusiasm building around the event from participants, judges and collaborators points to an exciting evening. Learn More...

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