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Commemoration of Alaska’s Purchase Begins in Washington, D.C. Next Week

Commemoration of Alaska’s Purchase Begins in Washington, D.C. Next Week

JUNEAU – Celebration of Alaska’s purchase from Russia, known as the Treaty of Cession, will be held in Washington D.C. next week and feature a number of Alaska…

Governor Walker Lowers Flags in Honor of 1964 Earthquake Victims

Governor Walker Lowers Flags in Honor of 1964 Earthquake Victims

March 24, 2017 Juneau – Governor Bill Walker this week proclaimed March 27, 2017 as Earthquake Remembrance Day, and ordered all state flags to be lowered in honor…

Palmer Man Faces Possible Federal Death Sentence if Convicted of Gross/Denardi Murders

Palmer Man Faces Possible Federal Death Sentence if Convicted of Gross/Denardi Murders

A Palmer man, indicted on Thursday by a Federal Grand Jury faces life in prison or the Federal death penalty if convicted for the murders of Wasilla residents…

General News

Akiak Man Arrested on Assault Charges after Stabbing Victim in Forehead with Arrow

Akiak Man Arrested on Assault Charges after Stabbing Victim in Forehead with Arrow

Although very little information has been released by troopers, they did reveal that an arrest…

Anchorage Man Arrested on Kidnapping/Animal Cruelty Charges after Early Morning Stand-Off

Anchorage Man Arrested on Kidnapping/Animal Cruelty Charges after Early Morning Stand-Off

After a stand-off with SWAT that persisted for over four hours on Thursday morning, a…

Two Interior Snow Machiners Rescued after a Night on Foot

Two Interior Snow Machiners Rescued after a Night on Foot

Two Interior Alaska men were rescued in a successful Search and Rescue on Wednesday after…

Suspect Arrested in Connection with January West 23rd Arson/Homicide Case

Suspect Arrested in Connection with January West 23rd Arson/Homicide Case

The Anchorage Police Depart report that they now have a man in custody in connection…

Drivers Apprehend Drunk Driver as He Flees Accident Scene on Dowling/Lake Otis

Drivers Apprehend Drunk Driver as He Flees Accident Scene on Dowling/Lake Otis

On Monday afternoon, two drivers, on of which had been rear-ended in the preceding accident just moments…


The Arctic and Alaska Science

Arctic Sea Ice Maximum at Record Low for Third Straight Year

Arctic Sea Ice Maximum at Record Low for Third Straight Year

BOULDER, Colo., March 22, 2017—Arctic sea ice was at a record low maximum extent for the third straight year, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice…

Are Ravens Responsible for Wolf Packs?

Are Ravens Responsible for Wolf Packs?

People who study animal behavior think they may have found out why wolves hunt in packs — because ravens are such good scavengers. Scientists who watched wolves on…

NSF Awards $5.6 Million to Establish New Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research Site

NSF Awards $5.6 Million to Establish New Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research Site

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a $5.6 million, five-year grant to establish a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site along the northern Alaskan coast that will focus…

How to Conserve Polar Bears — and Maintain Subsistence Harvest — under Climate Change

How to Conserve Polar Bears — and Maintain Subsistence Harvest — under Climate Change

Polar bears are listed as a threatened species as the ice-covered ocean they depend on for hunting and transportation becomes scarce. Changes in the Arctic Ocean are also…

Rural

Akiak Man Arrested on Assault Charges after Stabbing Victim in Forehead with Arrow

Akiak Man Arrested on Assault Charges after Stabbing Victim in Forehead with Arrow

Although very little information has been released by troopers, they did reveal that an arrest has been made in an Akiak assault incident that took place late…

Fairbanks Man Arrested in Connection with Fairbanks Burglaries

Fairbanks Man Arrested in Connection with Fairbanks Burglaries

AST reports that additional charges are pending for a Fairbanks man after he was arrested in connection with burglaries in the Fairbanks area. Fairbanks patrol troopers, rural…

At Sea

Some Alaska Fishermen to Test New, Voluntary Electronic Monitoring Program

Some Alaska Fishermen to Test New, Voluntary Electronic Monitoring Program

NOAA Fisheries is proposing to integrate electronic monitoring (EM) into the North Pacific Observer Program. An EM system uses cameras and associated sensors to passively record and…

Fast Response Cutter John McCormick arrives in Ketchikan, Alaska

Fast Response Cutter John McCormick arrives in Ketchikan, Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick (WPC-1121) and its crew arrived to their homeport at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan, Friday afternoon after completing a 6,200-mile trip from Key…

Alutiiq Word of the Week

Television-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 19th

Television-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 19th

Ulutegwik – Television Ulutegwik ikirsgu. – Turn the television on. Television began reaching rural Alaska communities in the1970s, as communication systems evolved following World War II. Alutiiq…

Blue Mussel-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 12th

Blue Mussel-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 12th

Qapilaq – Blue Mussel. Qapilat piturnirtaartut. – Blue mussels are always tasty. Blue mussels (Mylitus edulis) are one of the most common intertidal invertebrates in the Kodiak…

Fishermen's News Online

Sea Lion Boards Fishing Boat, Bites Crewman

Sea Lion Boards Fishing Boat, Bites Crewman

A crewman aboard a fishing vessel tied up at the Peter Pan Seafoods dock at Sand Point was severely injured when a sea lion jumped on board,…

Bristol Bay Fishing Jobs Outnumber Pebble Mine Work

Bristol Bay Fishing Jobs Outnumber Pebble Mine Work

Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay says the total economic contribution and number of fisheries jobs in the bay continue to outnumber offerings at the Pebble mine project…

Events/Notices

Spring King Salmon Derby Cancelled Due to Sport Fisheries Closure

Spring King Salmon Derby Cancelled Due to Sport Fisheries Closure

Juneau, AK – Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s (Central Council) Annual Spring King Salmon Derby has been cancelled following a king salmon sport fishing…

KANA Weekly Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

KANA Weekly News and Updates

Arctic Care 2017 Registration Events Begin This Week The United States Department of Defense Arctic Care Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program in partnership, with the Kodiak Area…

Opinion

Ballot Measure 1 Makes Good Business Sense for Alaska

Ballot Measure 1 Makes Good Business Sense for Alaska

At CIRI, when we sit down to consider changes to the way we do business, besides keeping our shareholder’s best interests in mind, we usually look for…

Op/Ed

How President Obama has Protected our Sacred land for Future Generations

How President Obama has Protected our Sacred land for Future Generations

  I am very proud to be both Navajo and American. As the President of the Navajo Nation, I’ve dedicated my life to ensuring that, as a…