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Yukon River Gold Will Not Process,  Fishermen and Processors Without Summer Employment

Yukon River Gold Will Not Process, Fishermen and Processors Without Summer Employment

Yukon River Gold LLC, the sole salmon processor in the village of Kaltag announced that it will not operate this summer, leaving fishermen in this region with no…

Crews Start Repair Work on the Dalton Highway

Crews Start Repair Work on the Dalton Highway

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) — Sunday evening, during the daily briefing, Mike Coffey, Maintenance and Operations Director for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, could barely contain his enthusiasm as…

East Anchorage High School Student Wins Congressional Art Competition for Alaska

East Anchorage High School Student Wins Congressional Art Competition for Alaska

Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today announced the 2015 Congressional Art Competition winner for Alaska, East Anchorage High School student Laura Horton recognized for her piece…

General News

One Year Later, Remains of Missing Four-Year-Old Found in Kotlik

One Year Later, Remains of Missing Four-Year-Old Found in Kotlik

Just over a year to the day that the young four-year-old boy, Terrell Hunt, was reported missing…

SEACAD Makes Multiple Large Seizures in Southeast Alaska

SEACAD Makes Multiple Large Seizures in Southeast Alaska

The Alaska State Troopers Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs, (SEACAD) Unit in Ketchikan and troopers…

Anchorage Suspects Caught Red-Handed Dismantling Stolen Vehicle on Seward Highway

Anchorage Suspects Caught Red-Handed Dismantling Stolen Vehicle on Seward Highway

On Saturday, at approximately 12:30 pm, Park Rangers with the state of Alaska observed two…

Anchorage Man Gets 10 Years for Drug Trafficking

Anchorage Man Gets 10 Years for Drug Trafficking

An Anchorage man who was convicted of drug trafficking in the Anchorage area received a…

Bellingham Man Sentenced for Fairbanks Heroin Distribution

Bellingham Man Sentenced for Fairbanks Heroin Distribution

It was announced on Wednesday by the Justice Department that on Friday, May 15th, a…

Alaska's Arctic

Anatomy of the Worst Fire Year

Anatomy of the Worst Fire Year

In a gorgeous warm May this year, we have not yet sniffed the bitter scent of flaming spruce. When we do, many of us will think back to…

Murkowski, Cantwell Bill Authorizes Construction of Six Heavy Icebreakers

Murkowski, Cantwell Bill Authorizes Construction of Six Heavy Icebreakers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski Tuesday introduced the bipartisan Icebreaker Recapitalization Act with Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) that would authorize the U.S. Navy to construct up to…

Seventeen Trillion Wingbeats over Alaska

Seventeen Trillion Wingbeats over Alaska

Sluggish mosquitoes, sprung from the leaves where they overwintered. Moths and butterflies flitting the fields and south-facing slopes. Beetles skittering along in pinstripe-grooved exoskeletons. How many insects are…

Governor Walker Signs Arctic Policy Bill into Law

Governor Walker Signs Arctic Policy Bill into Law

ANCHORAGE – Governor Bill Walker signed an Arctic policy bill into law Monday, taking a major step forward in defining Alaska’s involvement in Arctic development. Sponsored by Representative…

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Alutiiq Word of the Week

Warrior-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 24

Warrior-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 24

Anguyartaasqaq – Warrior Qangiq, anguyartaasqat agellriit Swaacit nuniinun. – Long ago, warriors went to the Tlingits’ lands. In the Gulf of…

Sod-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 17

Sod-Alutiiq Word of the Week-May 17

Nikiiq – Sod Engluq nikiimek patumauq. – The house is covered with sod. The lush grasses of Alaska’s coastal meadows produce…

Rural

Boyfriend Arrested in Stabbing Murder of Bethel’s Eunice Whitman

Boyfriend Arrested in Stabbing Murder of Bethel’s Eunice Whitman

The woman found along the Pinky’s Park boardwalk on early Sunday was identified by Bethel Police on Monday. Police say that 23-year-old Eunice Whitman died from what…

One Year Later, Remains of Missing Four-Year-Old Found in Kotlik

One Year Later, Remains of Missing Four-Year-Old Found in Kotlik

Just over a year to the day that the young four-year-old boy, Terrell Hunt, was reported missing in the community of Kotlik, his remains have been retrieved from a…

At Sea

US Military Planes Search for Boat People in SE Asia

US Military Planes Search for Boat People in SE Asia

BANGKOK—The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok says the U.S. military has begun conducting maritime surveillance flights off the west coast of Malaysia, supporting efforts to search for thousands…

For Pollock Surveys in Alaska, Things Are Looking Up

For Pollock Surveys in Alaska, Things Are Looking Up

Shelikof Strait, in the Gulf of Alaska, is an important spawning area for walleye pollock, the target of the largest—and one of the most valuable—fisheries in the…

Events/Notices

Ceremony of Final Disposition for Douglas A. Lohse Sr on Monday

Ceremony of Final Disposition for Douglas A. Lohse Sr on Monday

The Family of Douglas Alston Lohse request the honor of your presence at a ceremony of final disposition. A portion of Douglas’s ashes will be spread following…

Summer Food Service Program 2015 Schedule

Food Bank of Alaska is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Meals will be made available free to all children 18 years of age…

Fishermen's News Online

Togiak Herring Harvest Wraps Up

Togiak Herring Harvest Wraps Up

Purse seine herring harvesters in Togiak in Southwest Alaska netted more than 18,017 tons of fish through May 10, in a fishery including six gillnetters and 16…

Pebble Proponents Selling Off Surplus Equipment, Still Seeking Investor

Pebble Proponents Selling Off Surplus Equipment, Still Seeking Investor

Canadian investors in a massive mining project near the headwaters of the Bristol Bay watershed have begun selling off surplus equipment at the exploration site, while continuing…

Opinion

Saturday Constituent Meeting: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish in the Legislature?

Saturday Constituent Meeting: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish in the Legislature?

Dear Neighbors: On Saturday Senator Ellis and I will be in Anchorage to hear from you and discuss the legislative session. We’ll have pizza and time to…

Op/Ed

Op-Ed: Shiny New Legislative Building No Place To Get People’s Work Done

Op-Ed: Shiny New Legislative Building No Place To Get People’s Work Done

Last week this legislative session should have been over. Instead it continued past its 90-day deadline, and the Governor rightly called a 30-day extension. Then the Republican-led…

Letters from the Editor

We Would like to Thank our Contributors to the ‘Rural Project’

  The Alaska Native News, this Christmas season, elected to initiate our “Rural Project,” a project begun to bring information, technology, awareness, and news information to the…

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…

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