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UPDATED: Search for Chena Hot Springs Hiker End Successfully

UPDATED: Search for Chena Hot Springs Hiker End Successfully

Update: The search for Balko, the missing hiker came to a successful conclusion at 6:28 pm, Monday, when aerial searchers spotted a makeshift flag. After re-fueling, the AST…

ADOT&PF, Tanana to Celebrate Opening of the Road to Tanana

ADOT&PF, Tanana to Celebrate Opening of the Road to Tanana

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF), in coordination with the community of Tanana, will hold a celebration Monday, Aug. 29, to mark the…

Preparing for the Worst through Practice: Exercise Arctic Chinook 2016

Preparing for the Worst through Practice: Exercise Arctic Chinook 2016

(Hover over slide to pause slideshow) KOTZEBUE, Alaska — More than 1,000 personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Alaskan Command, Alaska National Guard, state and local agencies, tribal…

General News

Troopers Arrest Tok Man in Connection with Recent Rash of Burglaries

Troopers Arrest Tok Man in Connection with Recent Rash of Burglaries

Following the recent uptick in burglaries in the Tok area, Alaska State Troopers began an…

Homer East End Road Rollover Causes Power Outage

Homer East End Road Rollover Causes Power Outage

Alaska State Troopers state that they responded to a roll-over accident at mile 13 of…

Anchorage Police Seek Pepper-Spraying Suspect

Anchorage Police Seek Pepper-Spraying Suspect

Anchorage Police are looking for more victims of a man pepper-spraying people in the downtown…

UPDATE: Two Bodies Discovered in Valley of the Moon Park Sunday Identified

UPDATE: Two Bodies Discovered in Valley of the Moon Park Sunday Identified

Update: Anchorage police have identified the two victims found at the Valley of the Moon…

Spenard Stand-Off Ends with No Injuries

Spenard Stand-Off Ends with No Injuries

A six-hour Spenard stand-off involving a suspect, Anchorage police units and Anchorage SWAT ended with…

The Arctic and Alaska Science

USCG to Participate with AK Command in Arctic Chinook Exercises

USCG to Participate with AK Command in Arctic Chinook Exercises

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The U.S. Coast Guard will participate with Alaskan Command in a major exercise focused on multinational search and rescue readiness to respond to a mass rescue…

NASA Monitors the ‘New Normal’ of Sea Ice

NASA Monitors the ‘New Normal’ of Sea Ice

This year’s melt season in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas started with a bang, with a record low maximum extent in March and relatively rapid ice loss…

Open House at HAARP

Open House at HAARP

Date: August 26, 2016 -August 27, 2016Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Location: HAARP, mile 11.3 Tok Cutoff; Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center, mile 106.8 Richardson Highway The…

Cutter Healy in Seward Preparing for 2nd Leg of Arctic Scientific Mission

Cutter Healy in Seward Preparing for 2nd Leg of Arctic Scientific Mission

The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Healy is moored in the port of Seward this week after completing the first in what is to be a three-part science mission…

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Alutiiq Word of the Week

Alitak-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 28th

Alitak-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 28th

 All’itaq; Alitaq – Alitak All’itami et’ukut. – We are at Alitak. In the early nineteenth century, Russian traders established a community…

Angelica-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 21

Angelica-Alutiiq Word of the Week-August 21

Uriisaq – Angelica Uriisat tak’ut. – The angelica are tall. Angelica (Agelica lucida) is a large, leafy herb with a stout…

Rural

Troopers Arrest Tok Man in Connection with Recent Rash of Burglaries

Troopers Arrest Tok Man in Connection with Recent Rash of Burglaries

Following the recent uptick in burglaries in the Tok area, Alaska State Troopers began an investigation into the crimes and soon determined, because of similarities, that the…

Fentanyl Linked to Quinhagak Deaths by Crime Lab

Fentanyl Linked to Quinhagak Deaths by Crime Lab

Megan Peters reported in the trooper dispatch on Friday that the State Crime Lab revealed that the heroin that was seized in the small southwest Alaska community…

At Sea

Governor Pauses AO 279 Implementation to Avoid Fisheries Disruption

Governor Pauses AO 279 Implementation to Avoid Fisheries Disruption

Juneau – With the current state fiscal crisis, the Walker-Mallott administration continues to look for cost savings wherever possible, including sharing administrative resources and streamlining services. In February,…

In the Ocean, Clever Camouflage Beats Super Sight

In the Ocean, Clever Camouflage Beats Super Sight

DURHAM, N.C. — In a matchup of animal superpowers, a clever form of camouflage might beat super sight — at least in the ocean. There’s nowhere to…

Events/Notices

AMHS Releases Winter 2016-17 Schedule

AMHS Releases Winter 2016-17 Schedule

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) Wednesday announced the release of its 2016-17 winter schedule. Reservations are now available for booking at FerryAlaska.com, by…

Fishermen's News Online

Saildrone Technology Tracks Pursuit of Pollock by Fur Seals

Saildrone Technology Tracks Pursuit of Pollock by Fur Seals

Fisheries researchers using Saildrones surveyed more than 1,700 miles within the fur seal foraging area of the Bering Sea this summer, measuring and locating walleye pollock that…

Wild Alaska Salmon Harvest Tops 74 Million Fish

Wild Alaska Salmon Harvest Tops 74 Million Fish

Commercial salmon harvests in Alaska rose by nearly 11 million fish over the past week, as deliveries to processors reached a total of 49 million sockeyes, 15…

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