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More than 8,000 Alaskans Urge Legislators to Approve Stand for Salmon Bill

More than 8,000 Alaskans Urge Legislators to Approve Stand for Salmon Bill

JUNEAU – Letters of support from more than 8,000 Alaskans were delivered to the State Legislature today as House Fisheries Committee Chair Rep. Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak) reintroduced House…

ADOT&PF Outlines Emergency Response Activities

ADOT&PF Outlines Emergency Response Activities

(JUNEAU, Alaska) –  After last night’s 7.9 earthquake, tsunami alerts, and subsequent evacuations in coastal Alaska, the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) is taking the opportunity…

8.2 Magnitude Quake Strikes Gulf of Alaska, Tsunami Warnings are in Effect

8.2 Magnitude Quake Strikes Gulf of Alaska, Tsunami Warnings are in Effect

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake downgraded from 8.2 magnitude was generated in the Gulf of Alaska at 12:31 am early Tuesday morning and Tsunami Warnings were issued from Attu…

General News

AST Investigate Cause of 23-Vehicle Pile-Up on Fairbanks Expressway in Sub-Zero Temperatures

AST Investigate Cause of 23-Vehicle Pile-Up on Fairbanks Expressway in Sub-Zero Temperatures

The University of Alaska Police and Fire Department, Fairbanks police, and Alaska State Troopers responded to…

Former Skagway Tribal Administrator Sentenced for Embezzling

Former Skagway Tribal Administrator Sentenced for Embezzling

The sentencing of an Oregon woman who was formerly the Skagway Traditional COuncil’s Tribal Administer…

APD Apprehends Escapee During Separate Call Saturday

APD Apprehends Escapee During Separate Call Saturday

Anchorage police report that they captured an escaped woman from the Midtown Center while investigating another…

Two Snow Machiners Dead in Aniak after Moose Collision

Two Snow Machiners Dead in Aniak after Moose Collision

Two people in the community of Aniak are deceased following a collision with a moose…

Chugiak Man Sentenced for Threatening Emails to Smithsonian Employee

Chugiak Man Sentenced for Threatening Emails to Smithsonian Employee

A Chugiak man has been ordered to undergo a mental health assessment with the Federal Bureau…

Good Samaritans Use Cellphone Flashlights to Assist USCG in Juneau Rescue

Good Samaritans Use Cellphone Flashlights to Assist USCG in Juneau Rescue

Petty Officer 2nd Class Nancy Emery, of the USCG-Juneau, credited people at the Taku Fisheries pier…

The Arctic and Alaska Science

Supreme Court Rejects Oil Industry Challenge to Endangered Species Protection for Bearded Seals

Supreme Court Rejects Oil Industry Challenge to Endangered Species Protection for Bearded Seals

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Supreme Court today declined a challenge to federal protection of bearded seals in Alaska under the Endangered Species Act. The National Marine Fisheries Service listed…

Image of Porcupine Herd Travels cross country

Image of Porcupine Herd Travels cross country

  Image 1-John Wright stands next to his 1979 panoramic photo of the Porcupine  caribou herd in the University of Alaska Museum of the North.  Photo by Ned…

Dippers Swim Alaska Rivers Throughout Winter

Dippers Swim Alaska Rivers Throughout Winter

On the upper Chena River in the heart of a cold winter, a songbird appeared on a gravel bar next to gurgling water that somehow remained unfrozen in…

Research Reveals Evidence of New Population of Ancient Native Americans

Research Reveals Evidence of New Population of Ancient Native Americans

Genetic analysis of ancient DNA from a 6-week-old infant found at an Interior Alaska archaeological site has revealed a previously unknown population of ancient people in North America.…



Rural

Alaska Delegation Hails Landmark Agreement for Life-Saving Road

Alaska Delegation Hails Landmark Agreement for Life-Saving Road

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today released the following statements after the Department of the Interior and…

At Sea

Good Samaritans Use Cellphone Flashlights to Assist USCG in Juneau Rescue

Good Samaritans Use Cellphone Flashlights to Assist USCG in Juneau Rescue

Petty Officer 2nd Class Nancy Emery, of the USCG-Juneau, credited people at the Taku Fisheries pier with assisting the Coast Guard with the rescue of a woman in…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Lake Person/Mermaid-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 21

Lake Person/Mermaid-Alutiiq Word of the Week-January 21

Nanwam suugii–Lake Person / Mermaid Suuget ilait niu’uqurtaarait Nanwam suugi ell’uni.–Some people always talk about there being a ‘lake person.’ Stories of unusual creatures associated with water…

Fishermen's News Online

Land Exchange Deal Reached on King Cove Road Project

Land Exchange Deal Reached on King Cove Road Project

The battle over road access for medical emergencies from the Aleutians fishing village of King Cove to the all-weather airport at Cold Bay appears to again be…

Events/Notices

Yes for Salmon to Deliver an Estimated 40,000 Signatures to Division of Elections

Yes for Salmon to Deliver an Estimated 40,000 Signatures to Division of Elections

What: Yes for Salmon, ballot sponsors, volunteers, community leaders, and supporters and will gather at the Division of Elections to deliver Yes for Salmon Ballot Initiative petition…

Acid Society

In Situ Burning

In Situ Burning

The term, “in situ burning,”is the oil industry’s terminology, used to describe the disposing of the oil on the surface that is thick enough to ignite. This…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

U.S. Leads in Global Fisheries Management

U.S. Leads in Global Fisheries Management

The United States has some of the best managed marine fisheries in the world. With that leadership comes the opportunity and responsibility to advance sustainable conservation and…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Senate Quits Special Session After Flawed Crime Bill Passes

Senate Quits Special Session After Flawed Crime Bill Passes

Dear friends and neighbors, On Friday, the Alaska Senate gaveled out of the special session after concurring with the changes the House made to SB 54, the…