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DHSS and Municipality of Anchorage Warn of New Mumps Cases in Anchorage

DHSS and Municipality of Anchorage Warn of New Mumps Cases in Anchorage

(Anchorage, AK) — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and the Municipality of Anchorage are warning Anchorage residents of a recent spread of mumps, and encouraging…

Previously Convicted Sex Offender Convicted in Child Porn Case

Previously Convicted Sex Offender Convicted in Child Porn Case

In a Monday morning announcement, Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder revealed that following a three-day trial in Juneau, previously convicted sex offender, 40-year-old Jim Wayne Thornhill, was convicted…

Governor Walker Issues Fourth Special Session Proclamation

Governor Walker Issues Fourth Special Session Proclamation

ANCHORAGE-Governor Bill Walker Friday issued a proclamation convening the 30th Alaska State Legislature on October 23 in Juneau for its fourth special session to address public safety and…

General News

Anchorage Man Sentenced to 64 Years for 2014 Sexual, Physical Assaults

Anchorage Man Sentenced to 64 Years for 2014 Sexual, Physical Assaults

The Anchorage District Attorney’s office revealed that Anchorage man, Travis Felder, of Anchorage, was sentenced…

Fairbanks Burglary Suspect Attempts to Evade Troopers

Fairbanks Burglary Suspect Attempts to Evade Troopers

A female suspected burglar sped away from troopers who were contacting her on Monday night,…

Troopers Re-Arrest Willow Man after DOC Alerts them of False Identity

Troopers Re-Arrest Willow Man after DOC Alerts them of False Identity

Alaska State Troopers report that they re-arrested a Willow man after finding that the name…

NOAA asks Public to Stay Clear of Deceased Humpback at Kincaid Park

NOAA asks Public to Stay Clear of  Deceased Humpback at Kincaid Park

NOAA Fisheries is asking the public to stay away from the carcass of a humpback…

APD Takes One into Custody after North Anchorage Car Chase/Shots-Fired

APD Takes One into Custody after North Anchorage Car Chase/Shots-Fired

Officers with the Anchorage Police Department arrested the driver of a stolen vehicle following a…

The Arctic and Alaska Science

Bering Sea Blues

Bering Sea Blues

This week NOAA Fisheries scientists hope to witness the changing colors of the Bering Sea as they investigate why it happens and what it means for the ecosystem…

Turning on the Aurora Switch with HAARP

Turning on the Aurora Switch with HAARP

People travel north from all over for a chance to see the aurora. Soon, Chris Fallen will make his own. Sometime around the darkness of the September 19…

Slicing a 20,000 Year-Old Mammoth Tusk

Slicing a 20,000 Year-Old Mammoth Tusk

In his job as a university machinist, Dale Pomraning has built and fixed earthquake detectors and aurora rockets. But recently he worked on his first object that was…

Federal Grants Fuel Collaborative Research on Endangered Cook Inlet Belugas

Federal Grants Fuel Collaborative Research on Endangered Cook Inlet Belugas

(Juneau) — Cook Inlet beluga whale reproduction, survival, foraging, and habitat use will be the focus of two new Alaska Department of Fish and Game-led research projects to…


Rural

YRITWC Joins Gwich’in Steering Committee to Advocate for Protection of Porcupine Caribou Herd

YRITWC  Joins Gwich’in Steering Committee to Advocate for Protection of Porcupine Caribou Herd

ANCHORAGE – Protection of the Porcupine Caribou Herd gained additional support from Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council (YRITWC) during its Biennial Summit by delegates of the 73…

North Pole Man Dies in Tree-Cutting Accident

North Pole Man Dies in Tree-Cutting Accident

A 48-year-old North Pole man died in a tree-cutting accident at a Cloverleaf Drive  address on Monday afternoonevening, troopers revealed on Wednesday morning. Fairbanks-based troopers say they…

At Sea

NOAA asks Public to Stay Clear of Deceased Humpback at Kincaid Park

NOAA asks Public to Stay Clear of  Deceased Humpback at Kincaid Park

NOAA Fisheries is asking the public to stay away from the carcass of a humpback whale that washed ashore at Kincaid Park. The whale is located on…

Bering Sea Blues

Bering Sea Blues

This week NOAA Fisheries scientists hope to witness the changing colors of the Bering Sea as they investigate why it happens and what it means for the…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Picture-Alutiiq Word of the Week-September 24th

Picture-Alutiiq Word of the Week-September 24th

PatRiitaq – Picture Caqiq una patRiitami? – What is this in the picture? Art is often a means of storing information, particularly among people without a written…

Dog Salmon-Alutiiq Word of the Week-September 17th

Dog Salmon-Alutiiq Word of the Week-September 17th

Alimaq – Dog Salmon Alimat kuigmen asgurtaartut. – Dog salmon always go up the stream. Chum salmon, also known as dog salmon (Oncorhynchus keta), are the most…

Fishermen's News Online

Washington Halts on Net Pen Permits until Investigation is Complete

Washington Halts on Net Pen Permits until Investigation is Complete

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has put a hold on any new permits for net pens until a thorough investigation is completed into the escape of Atlantic salmon…

Harvest of Salmon in Alaska Tops 201 Million Fish

Harvest of Salmon in Alaska Tops 201 Million Fish

Commercial harvesters in Alaska have now exceeded the 201 million fish mark in their catch so far this year. The latest preliminary harvest data released by the…

Events/Notices

Night Closures Scheduled for Denali Highway on 9/9, 9/11 and 9/13/17

Night Closures Scheduled for Denali Highway on 9/9, 9/11 and 9/13/17

CANTWELL, Alaska) – The Denali Highway will be closed at mile 131, approximately four miles east of Cantwell, for three non-consecutive nights between the evening of Saturday,…

Excavation Awareness Training

Excavation Awareness Training

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development will hold a free workshop on excavation safety. Cave-ins pose the greatest risk and are much more…

KANA Weekly Updates

KANA News and Updates.

KANA News and Updates.

“My provider suggested a service that is not available at KANA. Can I make an appointment with any local provider?” “I went to see a chiropractor in…

KANA News and Updates.

KANA News and Updates.

It’s been a busy summer with KANA’s programs and activities for kids, parents, and the whole community. Scroll down for some highlights! Summer Youth Activities With programs…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Measuring Whales from the Air – Hexacopter Photogrammetry of Cook Inlet Beluga Wwhales

Measuring Whales from the Air – Hexacopter Photogrammetry of Cook Inlet Beluga Wwhales

For the first time, we are using an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), a hexacopter, to collect photographs of the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale to estimate the…

NOAA-Trained Team Cut Humpback Loose from Anchor Line

NOAA-Trained Team Cut Humpback Loose from Anchor Line

NOAA Fisheries marine mammal entanglement experts are hopeful that a humpback whale is free, after a successful operation to cut the anchor line it was stuck in…

Op/Ed and the Editor

From the Editor: We are all Us

A short note to our readers. As citizens of our planet, citizens of the world’s societies, and most of all, American citizens, each of us deserve, and…

Op/Ed: With Liberty and Justice For All: Alaska is Not Charlottesville

Op/Ed: With Liberty and Justice For All: Alaska is Not Charlottesville

What people say matters. What leaders say matters. What the President of our country says matters. What Martin Luther King Jr., said, that people should not be…