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Two Alaska Fishermen Indicted for Copper River Sea Lion Deaths

Two Alaska Fishermen Indicted for Copper River Sea Lion Deaths

  U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder with the Department of Justice announced Thursday that two Alaskan Fishermen have been charged in relation to the killing of 15 Steller Sea…

State Officials Respond to an Outbreak of E. Coli at a Correctional Facility in Nome

State Officials Respond to an Outbreak of E. Coli at a Correctional Facility in Nome

April 19, 2018 ANCHORAGE, AK – State officials are responding to an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis caused by Escherichia coli (E.coli) O157:H7 bacteria in the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome.…

Governor Walker Lowers Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of First Lady Barbara Bush

Governor Walker Lowers Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of First Lady Barbara Bush

JUNEAU – Governor Bill Walker today ordered all Alaska state flags to be flown at half-staff beginning Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in honor of former first lady Barbara…

General News

One Arrested, One Still at Large in March 17th Fairweather Drive Shooting Case

One Arrested, One Still at Large in March 17th Fairweather Drive Shooting Case

Anchorage police report that one man has been arrested and charged with two counts of…

APD Seeks Tuesday’s Shell Station Armed Robbers

APD Seeks Tuesday’s Shell Station Armed Robbers

Just before 6 pm on Tuesday evening, APD responded to the Shell gas station located…

17-Year-Old Wasilla Teen Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

17-Year-Old Wasilla Teen Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

A 17-year-old, whose name was withheld by investigators, was arrested today following an interview in…

Two Hikers Lifted from Skilak River Delta

Two Hikers Lifted from Skilak River Delta

According to the trooper dispatch, AST was notified of two stranded hikers at the Skilak…

Anchorage Woman Sentenced to 8 3/4 Years for Three May Bank Robberies

Anchorage Woman Sentenced to 8 3/4 Years for Three May Bank Robberies

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that Jennifer Marie Trengove, 41, of Anchorage,…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

Alaska Hot Springs, Far and Wide

Alaska Hot Springs, Far and Wide

KANUTI HOT SPRINGS — After a few hours of skiing through deep snow, Forest Wagner and I smelled a tuna sandwich. We knew we were closing in on…

Alaska Creatures without Us

Alaska Creatures without Us

In Alan Weisman’s book, The World Without Us, the author ponders “a world from which we all suddenly vanished. Tomorrow.” People who study Alaska’s wildlife donated some thought…

Bowhead Whales, the ‘Jazz Musicians’ of the Arctic, Sing Many Different Songs

Bowhead Whales, the ‘Jazz Musicians’ of the Arctic, Sing Many Different Songs

Spring is the time of year when birds are singing throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Far to the north, beneath the ice, another lesser-known concert season in the natural…

Overflow Ice as Northern Oasis

Overflow Ice as Northern Oasis

Overflow ice, also known as aufeis, is like a field of arctic daisies that comes back year after year. Aufeis that clogs northern valleys is born when frigid…



Rural

Two Hikers Lifted from Skilak River Delta

Two Hikers Lifted from Skilak River Delta

According to the trooper dispatch, AST was notified of two stranded hikers at the Skilak River Delta on the Kenai Peninsula at 1:24 pm on Monday afternoon.…

At Sea

Two Alaska Fishermen Indicted for Copper River Sea Lion Deaths

Two Alaska Fishermen Indicted for Copper River Sea Lion Deaths

  U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder with the Department of Justice announced Thursday that two Alaskan Fishermen have been charged in relation to the killing of 15 Steller…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Teen-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 15

Teen-Alutiiq Word of the Week-April 15

Sun’aa’aq–Young Person, Teen Sun’aa’rausqak Nuniami et’aarllriik.–These two, young people were in Old Harbor. All human societies recognize the teenage years as a time of transition, a period…

Fishermen's News Online

Federal Fisheries Managers Rule on Angler-Caught Halibut

Federal Fisheries Managers Rule on Angler-Caught Halibut

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has ruled that when halibut harvested using sport guide services possessed with halibut not using sport guide services in Southeast and…

Events/Notices

Studded Tire Removal Deadline South of 60° North Latitude on April 15

Studded Tire Removal Deadline South of 60° North Latitude on April 15

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Alaskans living south of 60° North Latitude must have their studded tires removed before April 15. Beginning Sunday, Alaska State Troopers and local law…

Acid Society

Coast Guard, ADEC Establish Unified Command in Response to Oil Spill in Shuyak Strait

Coast Guard, ADEC Establish Unified Command in Response to Oil Spill  in Shuyak Strait

KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation have established a Unified Command in response to an oil spill 49 miles north of Kodiak…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Alaska Halibut Fishermen Gear up for March 24 Season Opener

Alaska Halibut Fishermen Gear up for March 24 Season Opener

From Southeast Alaska to the Bering Sea, Alaska halibut fishermen are gearing up to head out to sea as the 2018 halibut season opens at noon March…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Letter to the Editor

In life, death at some point is inevitable. While most accept that, many wonder, “Will it be comfortable?” When I was young I would say, “I hope…