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USCG Encourages Vessel Owners to Prepare for Winter

USCG Encourages Vessel Owners to Prepare for Winter

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District encourages Alaskan mariners to winterize their vessels and to prevent excess snow from accumulating on moored vessels this winter. Coast Guard…

Darkness, Lack of Snow Increase Moose-Automobile Collision Risks

Darkness, Lack of Snow Increase Moose-Automobile Collision Risks

(Anchorage) — Short winter days and a widespread lack of snow for contrast are making moose especially difficult to spot along Alaska roadways, increasing the danger of moose-vehicle…

General News

DEA Medicine Take Back Program Results

DEA Medicine Take Back Program Results

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — During late September, the Alaska State Troopers partnered with federal and local…

Pilot, Passenger Rescued from Kustatan Bench Crash

Pilot, Passenger Rescued from Kustatan Bench Crash

A 911 call went in to the Soldotna Public Safety Communications Center reporting an airplane…

Kodiak Troopers Break Up Female Brawl, Arrest Two

Kodiak Troopers Break Up Female Brawl, Arrest Two

The Alaska State Troopers reported on Thanksgiving that early Thanksgiving day morning, they were called…

Sterling Highway Collision Takes the Life of Homer Woman

Sterling Highway Collision Takes the Life of Homer Woman

A two-vehicle collision involving a fatality was reported to Alaska State Troopers in Anchor Point…

Alaska's Arctic

Snow-Starved Alaska not the Normal State

Snow-Starved Alaska not the Normal State

During the first 21 days of November 2014, no recordable snow fell in Anchorage, Juneau or Fairbanks. Over an unusual swath of the state, the ground was frozen,…

Villager’s remains lead to 1918 flu breakthrough

Villager’s remains lead to 1918 flu breakthrough

The revival of the virus responsible for the 1918 Spanish flu, the killer of millions of people, was the end of a long journey for Johan Hultin. Hultin,…

Worldwide Retreat of Glaciers Confirmed in Unprecedented Detail

Worldwide Retreat of Glaciers Confirmed in Unprecedented Detail

A new book from the GLIMS (Global Land Ice Measurements from Space) initiative, an international collaboration including the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of…

Northern Lab Cranked out the Quirky and Creative

Northern Lab Cranked out the Quirky and Creative

“Rectal Temperature of the Working Sled Dog.” “Cleaning and Sterilization of Bunny Boots.” “Comparative Sweat Rates of Eskimos and Caucasians Under Controlled Conditions.” These are some of the…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Trickster/Cheater-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 16. 2014

Trickster/Cheater-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 16. 2014

Iqlluwista – Cheater / Trickster Iqlluwingnaqaaten. – He is trying to cheat you. Things are not always as they seem! This…

Weatherman-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 9, 2014

Weatherman-Alutiiq Word of the Week-November 9, 2014

Llaatesurta - Weatherman Llaatsurtaallriit. - They used to be weathermen. Long before marine radios, the nightly, television weather report, weather apps…

Rural

Operation Santa Claus 2014 takes Flight

Operation Santa Claus 2014 takes Flight

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The holidays are quickly approaching and Operation Santa Claus is gearing up to take flight in celebration. Hundreds of children living in…

Troopers Investigate Burglary, Vandalism in Rural Community of Aniak

Troopers Investigate Burglary, Vandalism in Rural Community of Aniak

Alaska State Troopers were informed of a case of Burglary in the community of Aniak on Friday. Troopers investigated a reported Burglary at the Aniak Library on…

At Sea

Some Russian media outlets have reported that a squadron of Russian Warships are in the English Channel conducting military exercises, but NATO officials say that this report is…

Coast Guard Medevacs Mariner Near Cold Bay

Coast Guard Medevacs Mariner Near Cold Bay

KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a mariner approximately 75 miles southeast of Cold Bay, Alaska, Sunday. The helicopter crew…

Fishermen's News Online

Exxon Valdez Damages Lawsuit Drags Into 2015

Exxon Valdez Damages Lawsuit Drags Into 2015

More than 25 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster, federal litigation revolving around part of the original 1991 billion-dollar settlement with Exxon continues to drag…

NPFMC Approves Observer Deployment Plan

NPFMC Approves Observer Deployment Plan

Federal fisheries managers have approved the 2015 annual deployment plan for the marine observer program, with several recommendations, including one for conditional releases for some vessels in…

Stop and Smell the Lichen

New stuff going on….

New stuff going on….

I think every writer goes through this period of enormous self doubt….and I’m struggling with it right now I think.  I have about ten posts that I…

Motherhood…..

Motherhood…..

Late May our first child was born in the wee hours of a warm muggy morning.  We happened to be adopting but I was lucky enough to…

Events/Notices

Baichtal to Talk about Discovery of Ancient Sites with Evidence of Microblade Technology

Baichtal to Talk about Discovery of Ancient Sites with Evidence of Microblade Technology

Sealaska Heritage Institute will offer its last noon lecture of the year on Tuesday. Forest Geologist Jim Baichtal will talk about the search for early habitation sites…

Anchorage Museum Hosts Traditional Holiday Events, Exhibition

Anchorage Museum Hosts Traditional Holiday Events, Exhibition

Crafts Weekend 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28-29 Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 Crafts Weekend returns Thanksgiving weekend with a variety…

Op/Ed

Saudi Arabia versus the Keystone Pipeline

Saudi Arabia versus the Keystone Pipeline

Wow, I had barely recommended repealing the laws that restrict U.S. oil exports as part of an overall ramping up of competition in global oil markets when…

OP/Ed: Guardedly optimistic & extremely grateful

OP/Ed: Guardedly optimistic & extremely grateful

Dear Alaska Native News As we wait for the final ballots to be counted, Byron and I have been overwhelmed by the widespread support and endorsements we have…

Opinion

Dealing with barbarism: V-J Day and beyond

On September 2, 1945, V-J Day, the funeral-like solemnity of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri was shattered by the thunder of 400 B-29 bombers flying…

Mallot Decries Stifling of Public Voice in Resource Management

Recently Alaskans watched horrific images from a tailings dam failure in British Columbia that released a flood of millions of gallons toxic water and sludge into an…

Letters to the Editor

Questions Remain over Governor’s Delay of Official Investigation of Sexual Assaults

Questions remain as to why Gov. Parnell waited almost four years to open an official investigation into 2010 Alaska National Guard (ANG) chaplains’ reports to him of…

Cobb: My Continued Attempts to Bring my Innovations to ‘Big Oil,’ Governments, and Other Agencies

Cobb: My Continued Attempts to Bring my Innovations to ‘Big Oil,’ Governments, and Other Agencies

Since I spoke with the Alaska Native News last, I pondered why corporations, such as “big oil,” who jump at every chance to cut costs, would not…