State
USDA Buys $30 Million of Surplus Canned Sockeye

USDA Buys $30 Million of Surplus Canned Sockeye

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Within days of Senator Lisa Murkowski urging Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to use existing federal funds to buy surplus Alaska canned sockeye salmon for…

Alaska Exempt from Clean Power Plan Requirements

Alaska Exempt from Clean Power Plan Requirements

When the EPA announced it final regulation on Monday, Alaska would be, it was determined, exempt from the  greenhouse gas emissions restrictions that other states across the country…

Murkowski: “Are We Getting Results” Must Be Core Goal of Federal Substance Abuse Fight

With alcohol and drug abuse being an enormous problem among Alaska Natives, Senator Lisa Murkowski Wednesday took the opportunity of a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) hearing…

Former Wrangell Doctor Convicted on Child Pornography Charges

Former Wrangell Doctor Convicted on Child Pornography Charges

The Department of Justice announced today, that after a 6-day trial, Wrangell physician, 54-year-old Greg Alan Salard, was convicted of distributing and receiving child pornography. U.S. Attorney Karen…

General News

Remains of Missing Shageluk Man Pulled from Innoko River

Remains of Missing Shageluk Man Pulled from Innoko River

Alaska State Troopers report that the remains of a Shageluk man, missing since Friday have been…

Anchorage Man Crashes, Flees, Makes False Report

Anchorage Man Crashes, Flees, Makes False Report

Late onFriday night at 11:22 pm, Alaska State Troopers attempted to stop a white Chevy…

Trooper Struck while Directing Traffic at Delta Junction Parade

Trooper Struck while Directing Traffic at Delta Junction Parade

Trooper dispatch reports that Trooper Mau with the Alaska State Troopers was struck by a…

Troopers Open Fetus Death Investigation in Emmonak Assault Case

Troopers Open Fetus Death Investigation in Emmonak Assault Case

Alaska State troopers are investigating a domestic violence assault involving a pregnant victim in the…

Troopers Arrest DUI Crash Suspect Yelling Outside Parks Highway Residence

Troopers Arrest DUI Crash Suspect Yelling Outside Parks Highway Residence

After receiving a report of an intoxicated male outside of the residence near Mile 75.5…

Akiachak Man Assaults Family, Tribal Police in Village Incident

Akiachak Man Assaults Family, Tribal Police in Village Incident

It was reported on Saturday, that an Akiackak man had assaulted to family members while…

Alaska's Arctic

Red-backed Voles Climb into Scientific Literature

Red-backed Voles Climb into Scientific Literature

A few years ago, Link Olson wanted students in his mammalogy class to see one of the neatest little creatures in Alaska, the northern flying squirrel. He baited…

Alaska’s Wildfires and the Changing Boreal Forest

Alaska’s Wildfires and the Changing Boreal Forest

In late July, more than 300 wildfires are burning in Alaska. With burned acreage totals one month ahead of the historic 2004 fire season, summer 2015 is again…

Ancient Northern Pike Found in Lake Mud

Ancient Northern Pike Found in Lake Mud

While slicing a cylinder of mud he pulled from an Interior Alaska lake, Matthew Wooller ran into a snag. The wire he was using to cut the mud…

Coast Guard Stands Up Forward Operating Locations for Arctic Shield

Coast Guard Stands Up Forward Operating Locations for Arctic Shield

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District stood up forward operating locations in Deadhorse and Barrow Wednesday to achieve the strategic goals of operation Arctic Shield 2015. “With…

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Alutiiq Word of the Week

Wild Rhubarb-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 2

Wild Rhubarb-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 2

Aatunaq – Wild Rhubarb; SourdockAatunat qiurtut. – The sourdock are ready. Sourdock (Latin: Rumex fenestratus) is a member of the buckwheat…

Fish Rack-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 26

Fish Rack-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 26

Initaq – Fish Rack Iqallut iniki initamen. – Hang the fish on the fish rack. Fish racks are an essential feature…

Rural

Remains of Missing Shageluk Man Pulled from Innoko River

Remains of Missing Shageluk Man Pulled from Innoko River

Alaska State Troopers report that the remains of a Shageluk man, missing since Friday have been found. It was on Friday that a Shageluk man, identified as 48-year-old…

Troopers Open Fetus Death Investigation in Emmonak Assault Case

Troopers Open Fetus Death Investigation in Emmonak Assault Case

Alaska State troopers are investigating a domestic violence assault involving a pregnant victim in the community of Emmonak on July 27. Troopers were notified of that assault on…

At Sea

Social Media Has Growing Importance For Investigations

Social Media Has Growing Importance For Investigations

Posting selfies is the biggest rage on social media. People want to show the world, or at least their followers, what great things are being done with…

House Coast Guard Subcommittee Addresses Foreign Oil Spills and Ice Breakers

House Coast Guard Subcommittee Addresses Foreign Oil Spills and Ice Breakers

Washington, D.C. – Two bills cosponsored by Alaska Congressman Don Young were considered in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard Subcommittee today – one to update…

Events/Notices

SHI to Sponsor Two Lectures in August

SHI to Sponsor Two Lectures in August

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor two free lectures during the first two weeks of August. On Friday, Aug. 7, Michael Taylor, a Ph.D. candidate in English and…

Sealaska Heritage Institute to Sponsor Annual Latseen Hoop Camp

Sealaska Heritage Institute to Sponsor Annual Latseen Hoop Camp

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor its annual Latseen Hoop Camp in Juneau in August and feature Bob Saviers, a current coach for Juneau’s Hoop Time Amateur Athletic…

Fishermen's News Online

Wild Salmon Harvest in Alaska Nears 10 Million Fish

Wild Salmon Harvest in Alaska Nears 10 Million Fish

Statewide Alaska commercial deliveries of wild salmon pushed to nearly 10 million fish by June 30. It’s early yet, and while the sockeyes showing up are smaller…

Silver Bay Seafoods Fined $75,000 for Permit Violations

Silver Bay Seafoods Fined $75,000 for Permit Violations

Silver Bay Seafoods has been fined $75,000 for alleged pollution violations resulting in the illegal discharge of 2.8 million pounds of seafood waste at the processor’s facilities…

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