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Governor Walker Signs Legislation to Insure Dependents of Fallen Peace Officers and Firefighters

Governor Walker Signs Legislation to Insure Dependents of Fallen Peace Officers and Firefighters

FAIRBANKS— Governor Bill Walker today signed legislation to ease the financial burden of families and dependents of peace officers and firefighters who make the ultimate sacrifice. House Bill…

Senator Murkowski Questions Secretary Zinke Over Interior Budget

Senator Murkowski Questions Secretary Zinke Over Interior Budget

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) chaired the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY 2018 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior. Her…

Corps Identifies Employee Involved in North Pole Rollover Fatality

Corps Identifies Employee Involved in North Pole Rollover Fatality

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Melvin C. McLaurin of Chicago was identified as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee killed in a construction accident June 19 at…

General News

One Taken into Custody after Gunfire Incident South of Delaney Park

One Taken into Custody after Gunfire Incident South of Delaney Park

Anchorage police report that they responded to shots fired on the 1300 block of P…

British Columbia Man Dies after Vehicle Plummets over Salmon River Embankment

British Columbia Man Dies after Vehicle Plummets over Salmon River Embankment

The Alaska State Troopers, a Saxman-based VPSO, and members of the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad…

Husband Arrested on Murder Charges for 2015 Castler/Butler Homicide Case

Husband Arrested on Murder Charges for 2015 Castler/Butler Homicide Case

The Alaska Bureau of Investigation announced that the ABI has made an arrest in the…

Fairbank Crash Sends Driver to Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries

Fairbank Crash Sends Driver to Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries

A Fairbanks man suffered life threatening injuries after a crash on Van Horn Road on…

UPDATE: Body Recovered from Finger Lake after Capsizing

UPDATE: Body Recovered from Finger Lake after Capsizing

UPDATE: The remains of Edgar Curtis was recovered from Finger Lake by divers at just…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Native Americans Call For Rethink of Bering Strait Theory

Native Americans Call For Rethink of Bering Strait Theory

It’s one of the most contentious debates in anthropology today: Where did America’s first peoples come from — and when? The general scientific consensus is that a single…

A Wilderness Feel Along an Industrial Path

A Wilderness Feel Along an Industrial Path

GOLD RUN CREEK — This clear waterway running through boreal swampland marks the farthest Cora and I will be from a highway during our summer hike along the…

Roadhouse Provides a Rest along the Trail

Roadhouse Provides a Rest along the Trail

RIKA’S ROADHOUSE — Sitting in the shade of a poplar, I watch the Tanana River flow by. It’s flat and tan, dimpled by eddies and darted over by…

Sharing the Trail with Born Alaskans

Sharing the Trail with Born Alaskans

Who is this girl, hair in braids, emerging from the tent with a full backpack? She is 10 years old, a recent fourth grade graduate, out here with…

Rural

Kwethluk Man Arrested on Sexual Assault Warrant

Kwethluk Man Arrested on Sexual Assault Warrant

AST traveled to the community of Kwethluk on Friday and made a warrant arrest of a man indicted on sexuall assault charges, Alaska State Troopers revealed on…

Kiana Man Assaults Arresting VPO, Escapes after DV-Assault

Kiana Man Assaults Arresting VPO, Escapes after DV-Assault

A man in Kiana added to his charges after a domestic disturbance on Thursday, it was revealed by troopers on trooper dispatch. According to the trooper report,…

At Sea

Man with Leg Injury Medevaced 160-Miles Southwest of Kodiak

Man with Leg Injury Medevaced 160-Miles Southwest of Kodiak

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 22-year-old man with a leg injury from the motor vessel Coastal Progress…

Coast Guard Medevacs Man with Ankle Injury near Shelikof Strait

Coast Guard Medevacs Man with Ankle Injury near Shelikof Strait

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 58-year-old man with an ankle injury from the fishing vessel New Dawn,…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Walrus-Alutiiq Word of the Week-June 18th

Walrus-Alutiiq Word of the Week-June 18th

Winarpak – Walrus Wiinarpat guut’gpagtuut. – Walrus have big teeth. Winarpk, the Alutiiq word for the Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) translates as ‘big sea lion.’ This…

Chignik-Alutiiq Word of the Week-June 3rd

Chignik-Alutiiq Word of the Week-June 3rd

Cirniq – Chignik Cirnimen aglita. – Let’s go to Chignik. The salmon-rich Chignik region of the southern Alaska Peninsula is home to three Alutiiq communities, each named…

Fishermen's News Online

USDA Purchases Pollock for Domestic Food Aid

USDA Purchases Pollock for Domestic Food Aid

The US Department of Agriculture has announced the purchase of nearly 4.5 million pounds of Pollock products, including some 1.5 million pounds of fish sticks, for use…

Copper River Salmon Fishery Delivers Record Opener Prices

Copper River Salmon Fishery Delivers Record Opener Prices

Harvesters in the Copper River fishery, braving opening day rain and temperatures in the low 40s, made 481 deliveries for the season opener on May 18, including…

Events/Notices

Coast Guard to Conduct Dockside Fishing Vessel Exams for Bristol Bay

Coast Guard to Conduct Dockside Fishing Vessel Exams for Bristol Bay

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard will offer courtesy dockside examinations of commercial fishing vessels in Bristol Bay in anticipation of the 2017 Bristol Bay salmon fishery…

KANA Weekly Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

Kodiak Wilderness First Aid Course Summer is the season when most island dwellers venture into the outdoors. Whether we’re hiking, fishing, or camping, there’s always a risk…

Opinion

An Open Letter to All Alaskans

An Open Letter to All Alaskans

    June 6, 2017   Dear Alaskans, For years, Republicans in the legislature have stonewalled all efforts to create a stable, durable fiscal plan.  This must…

Op/Ed

Government Shutdown? Why It Shouldn’t Happen

Government Shutdown? Why It Shouldn’t Happen

I do not believe there will be a government shutdown.  Making that prediction true requires that 60 legislators act as statesmen and stateswomen, and that they base…